Past test-development projects


Examples of customised English language tests

Please note that the LTRC does not administer any of these tests to the general public.

  • (OET) Occupational English Language tests for Health Professionals
    The OET assess and certifies the English language proficiency of overseas-trained health professionals wishing to gain accreditation to practise in Australia. The LTRC has been responsible for materials development, rater training, accreditation and monitoring, as well as ongoing research since 1990
  • The Trinity Selection test
    A test to assess the English language ability of applicants for a university foundation course. The test offers recommendations for the amount of intensive English applicants are likely to require before commencing the foundation program
  • Graduating Students' Language Proficiency Assessment (GSLPA) English
    The GSLPA was developed at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to assess the English Language proficiency of new graduates entering the workforce in Hong Kong. LTRC staff, working in Melbourne as well as at the Asian Centre for Language Assessment Research in Hong Kong were responsible for all aspects of test design, administration, rating and maintenance
  • The English Proficiency Test for Indonesia
    A test for teachers of English, developed in collaboration with the SEAMEO - Regional Language Centre, Singapore, formed part of an initiative to improve the quality of English language teaching in Indonesian Schools
  • English Language Test for MBA ParticipantsLTRC developed this four-skills specific-purpose test for Monash Mt Eliza Business School, aiming to assess the English language skills of NESB applicants to Australian MBA courses
  • Special Test of English Proficiency (STEP)
    The STEP was used by the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs to assess the functional English proficiency of certain classes of refugees wishing to obtain permanent residence in Australia. The LTRC had responsibility for task development, rating and analysis for the writing component of the STEP
  • Australian Assessment of English Communication Skills (access:)
    access: was used to assess functional English for use in a range of everyday and professional settings, and was used to assess the English proficiency of intending immigrants to Australia The LTRC was responsible for task design and development, rater training, rating, analysis and reporting of results for the speaking component of the access. Note that the Centre is not responsible for administering this test to the general public.
  • Classroom-based procedure for assessment of English language proficiency of non-English speaking background Maths/Science teachers
    This procedure was developed to monitor the English proficiency of graduates from non-English-medium universities training as maths and science teachers in Australia

Examples of customised other language tests

Please note that the LTRC does not administer any of these tests to the general public.

  • Bilingual Health Language Proficiency Test
    This telephone-based test, available in Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese, assesses how well bilingual health professionals are able to interact with patients with limited English skills
  • Teacher Proficiency Tests: Japanese, Italian and Indonesian
    These Languages Other Than English (LOTE) teacher proficiency tests were developed to identify appropriate standards of language proficiency for the teaching of Indonesian, Italian and Japanese in schools
  • Computer-adaptive test in Japanese
    This computer-adaptive placement test (CAT) in Japanese, developed for undergraduate students at the University of Melbourne, contains 225 multiple choice grammar items tested extensively in Australia, China and Japan
  • The Japanese Language Test for Tour Guides
    This test provides a practical assessment of Japanese-speaking guides' linguistic ability when interacting with tourists in a variety of situations
  • Occupational Foreign Language Tests: Japanese and Korean for Tourism and Hospitality Industry
    These audiotape-based tests, available at beginners and intermediate levels, assess how well candidates are able to interact verbally in service situations within the tourism and hospitality industry