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Functional English Language Requirement

Some of the methods to demonstrate functional English language ability include:

  •  Evidence of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least an average 4.5 for the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing)
  •  Evidence of an Occupational English Test score which is at least equivalent to IELTS 4.5 and the test was relevant to the nominated occupation
  • The main applicant’s first language is English and they have a current passport from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland
  • Evidence that the applicant has been assessed by an AMEP service provider in Australia as having functional English
  • Evidence the applicant holds a trade, diploma or higher qualification awarded by an institution in or outside Australia which required at least two years full-time study and all instruction was undertaken in English
  • Evidence the applicant has successfully completed at least one year full-time or equivalent study in Australia for a diploma or higher qualification and all instruction was undertaken in English.

 

Vocational English Language Requirement

Some of the methods of demonstrating vocational English language ability include:

  • Evidence of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 5 for each of the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing). 
  • Evidence of an Occupational English Test score which is at least equivalent to IELTS 5 and the test was relevant to the nominated occupation
  • The nominee’s first language was English and they have a current passport from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.

 

Competent English Language Requirement

You must provide one of the following:

  •  IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Number to show you have a band score of at least six on each of the four components – speaking, reading, listening and writing.
  •  Evidence that you undertook a language test and attained a score as specified by the minister.
  • You meet the Competent English language requirement  if you hold a valid passport from, and are a citizen of, one of the following countries:
    •  United Kingdom (UK)
    • Canada 
    • New Zealand
    • United States of America (USA)
    •  Republic of Ireland.

 

Proficient English Language Requirement

You must provide one of the following:

  • IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Number to show you have a band score of at least seven on each of the four components – speaking, reading, listening and writing.
  • Evidence that you undertook a language test and attained a score as specified by the minister.

 

Superior English Language Requirement

You must provide one of the following

  •  IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Number to show you have a band score of at least eight on each of the four components – speaking, reading, listening and writing
  • Evidence that you undertook a language test and attained a score as specified by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.