SICLE currently offers the test both online and face to face. To register for the test please click on the registration link below. If you are a K-6 NSW Department of Education teacher you may not have to pay the test fees, please fill out the form on the registration page to find out if you are eligible.

To register please click on the date below.

ONLINE

French 17 April 2024 4.45pm – 7.05pm AEST

Italian 8 May 2024 4.45pm – 7.05pm AEST

German 7 August 2024 4.45pm – 7.05pm AEDT

Japanese 24 August 2024 9.45am – 12.05pm AEDT

Below are the upcoming online tests in Semester 2 2024 (check back in Semester 2 to register or join our waiting list below)

Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish

FACE-TO-FACE

All face-to-face sessions take place at The University of Sydney

The next face to face test at The University of Sydney will be on 23rd November 2024. Check back closer to these dates to register or join our waiting list below.

Why sit the test?

Under new NESA guidelines, native speakers of a language are eligible to be accredited Language teachers if they have evidence from an Australian university of their level of proficiency.

What is the test?

The tests assess language proficiency across all skill areas to the equivalent level of 2-3 years undergraduate study. The test provides evidence of your language proficiency.

If the language you wish to complete the test in is not available above, please click the ‘register your interest’ button below. For any enquiries, please email sicle.curriculum@sydney.edu.au

Language Proficiency Test

SICLE conducts the Language Proficiency Test (LPT) in 12 languages for students who are applying for Masters of Teaching Programs and for current teachers (K-12) who wish to add Languages as a teaching method.

Over 150 applicants have been tested since 2019 and all successfully attained the standard required.

Cost: Administration fee of $400 per test

Language Proficiency Test (for K-6 NSW DoE teachers)

SICLE conducts the Language Proficency Test on behalf of the NSW Department of Education (NSW DoE).

If you are a registered K-6 NSW Department of Education teacher you may not have to pay the test fees, please make contact at additional.approval@det.nsw.edu.au to confirm eligibility.

Together these tests represent a significant step in increasing languages teacher supply and accrediting the existing skills of languages teachers.

For further information or any enquiries, email sicle.curriculum@Sydney.edu.au

For further information or any enquiries, email sicle.curriculum@Sydney.edu.au