Australian Pharmacy Council
The independent accreditation agency for Australian Pharmacy, it accredits pharmacy schools and programmes, conducts written examinations on behalf of the Pharmacy Board of Australia that must be passed prior to sitting the final oral competency assessment and assesses the qualifications and skills of overseas trained pharmacists and international students graduating from an Australian pharmacy program to determine their eligibility to apply to commence the registration process. The members include Australian pharmacy professional bodies, academic bodies, the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand, and other members of the Australian pharmacy profession.
Cambridge English Language Assessment (part of University of Cambridge), UK
The portfolio of assessments in English language includes Young learners English, General English and for schools, Academic and professional English, Business English and English language teaching qualifications for over 100 years that are accepted by over 20,000 organisations worldwide and is the winner of the Queen’s Award for 2015. The Cambridge English programmes are available through 2,800 centres in 130 countries and supported by over 52,000 preparation centres worldwide.
Cambridge Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA)
A collaboration between University of Michigan, USA and University of Cambridge, UK, CaMLA is the leader in American English language assessment. Its mission is to offer a comprehensive and flexible set of the highest-quality American English products and services to help educational, governmental, and private sector institutions meet their language-assessment needs. It offers a range of assessments suitable for young learners, university/colleges students, professionals and teachers.
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK
150 years old global university that provides education and training opportunities to over 16,000 students from more than 140 countries worldwide, through its specialised schools of; Art & Design, Education, Health Science, Management & Sports with a sharp focus on employability. Cardiff Metropolitan University has a strong and growing reputation for research and enterprise. Cardiff Met has been ranked top in the UK for international student support for 5 years in a row and its research activity was rated very high in the UK.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The world’s proven English language test for over 25 years. It is accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 1,000 test centres and locations in over 140 countries. Last year more than 2.2 million tests were taken globally.
Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), USA
An integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. LSAT provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. The LSAT test is owned by the not for profit Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) and has over 222 law schools as its member and is taken by over 100,000 candidates each year. LSAC also processes over 60,000 academic credentials for law school applicants annually.
Occupational English Test (OET), Australia
An international English language test that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. It provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in medical and health professional settings across 12 professions; Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science. The OET is administered up to 10 times a year and in over 40 locations around the world and is jointly owned by Cambridge English Language Assessment and Boxhill Institute, Australia.
Qualifications and Assessments International, UK
A modern, private and international awarding body that offers 21st century professionally oriented qualifications, assessments and solutions. With a range of certificate, diploma and advanced diploma in academic and vocational streams, some of which lead into University degrees, QAI also offers teaching qualifications and continuous professional development programmes. It is a leader in assessment based certification i.e. MOOCs certification, academic badges for micro credentialing of learning and school improvement programmes. GETS (Global English Testing Services) that is a sui-genres English language test for enhanced learning for school students is owned by QAI, UK. The GETS Higher English test is designed for students and working professionals which is recognised by Cardiff Metropolitan University as a measure of English language proficiency for its international students.