Business Language Testing Service

In the competitive global workplace, being able to communicate in international business situations is a key skill for any graduate seeking to enter the world of work.

There are a variety of official tests which are accepted as proof of English language competency. For academic and immigration purposes IELTS, OET, Pearson and Cambridge results are commonly accepted results. However, for employers, the Cambridge Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) provides a more meaningful assessment of a candidate’s workplace language skills.

BULATS is an international test available in English, French, German and Spanish that assesses business language application and competencies.

Business specific language testing

Employers around the world use BULATS results to help them assess the language ability of job applicants quickly and accurately and identify candidates with the right language skills for advertised positions.

Employer friendly results

BULATS results are accompanied by a ‘Summary of Typical Candidate Abilities’, which highlights the business language competencies that candidates at each level can be expected to demonstrate. For example:


BULATS ability summaries provide employers with real-world applications of your language skills in Reading & Listening, Speaking and Writing, helping them to match your skills to position descriptions and key selection criteria.

Stand out from the crowd

Navitas Professional is the only Professional Year provider offering free BULATS testing as part of the Professional Year program.

By providing our students with the opportunity to train and sit for the BULATS test, we are ensuring our graduates have meaningful proof of their business language skills, proof that will help them stand out from the competition to future employers both in Australia and globally.

For more information visit bulats.org, or use the Cambridge tool to find out which education institutions and government departments accept BULATS internationally.

 Cambridge English Recognition Ident exams

BULATS test dates

The current test dates for BULATS are:


Invigilators: Program Services Team
Contact: +61 2 9964 6275

TBC 10.00am - 2.00pm


Invigilators: Program Services Team
Contact: melbourneadmin@navitas-internships.com

16-Oct-16 10.00am - 1.00pm
14-Nov-16 10.00am - 1.00pm
20-Dec-16 10.00am - 1.00pm
25-Jan-17 10.00am - 1.00pm
25-Feb-17 1.00pm - 4.00pm
27-Mar-17 10.00am - 1.00pm


Invigilators: Terri Medhurst
Contact: +61 7 3835 0452

TBC    12.30pm - 5.00pm


Invigilators: Jenny Pak
Contact: +61 8 9314 9649

30-Oct-16 9.00am - 1.00pm
27-Nov-16 9.00am - 1.00pm


Invigilators: Alison Kirk, Jo Witherspoon
Contact: +61 8 8110 4000

22-Oct-16 10.00am - 2.00pm
3-Dec-16 10.00am - 2.00pm