IML offers optional assessment for all students enrolled in Year, Accelerated, Semester 2 Only, Semester 2 Continued and Summer intensive courses in order to attain acknowledgement of their language skills and abilities. There is no assessment for Short, Conversation, Semester 1, Refresher or Survival courses.

IML optional assessment

  • Assessment is based on criteria and standards as set out in the IML Criteria and Standards sheet.
  • Listening and Speaking skills are assessed throughout the course, while Reading and Writing skills are assessed in a one-hour paper during an examination session.
  • Examinations are held in a separate session after the last class, on the same weekday and time as usual classes.
  • Examinations will only be administered at the dates and times set for the courses.
  • Students unable to attend the scheduled examination session are allowed to participate in the exam of another group of the same language and level in the same examination cycle only.
  • A Statement of Proficiency is issued following successful completion of the assessment.
  • For students who have completed a language course and cannot, or do not wish to, participate in formal assessment, a Statement of Attendance is available upon request to students who have attended at least 75% of the classes.

For information regarding exam dates, please see the IML Calendar.

Language proficiency testing

IML does not offer official accreditation of second language skills. If you are interested in having your second language skills accredited, there are a variety of organisations in Australia that offer Language Proficiency Tests. Please contact them directly for more information.