Charges to the english requirement

From November 2014, the following Australian visa subclasses will accept a TOEFL iBT or PTE Academic test score, as well as IELTS, as evidence of English ability:

  • Distinguished Talent Visa (Australian support) (subclass 124)
  • Business Talent Visa (subclass 132)
  • Former Resident Visa (subclass 151)
  • Business Owner Visa (provisional) (subclass 160)*
  • Senior Executive Visa (provisional) (subclass 161)*
  • Investor Visa (provisional) (subclass 162)*
  • State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner Visa (provisional) (subclass 163)*
  • State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive Visa (provisional) (subclass 164)*
  • State/Territory Sponsored Investor Visa (provisional) (subclass 165)*
  • Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (subclass 186)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Visa (subclass 187)
  • Business Innovation & Investment Visa (provisional) (subclass 188)
  • Skilled – Independent Visa (subclass 189)
  • Skilled – Nominated Visa (subclass 190)
  • Work and Holiday Visa (temporary) (subclass 462)
  • Skilled – Recognised Graduate Visa (subclass 476)
  • Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)
  • Skilled – Regional Visa (provisional) (subclass 489)
  • Distinguished Talent Visa (subclass 858)
  • Skilled – Regional Visa (subclass 887)
  • Business Innovation and Investment Visa (permanent) (subclass 888)
  • Business Owner Visa (Residence) (subclass 890)
  • Investor Visa (Residence) (subclass 891)
  • State/Territory Sponsored Business owner Visa (Residence) (subclass 892)
  • State/Territory Sponsored Investor Visa (Residence) (subclass 893)

*Closed to new applications, but family members can apply

The minimum required test scores for TOEFL iBT and PTE Academic tests will be benchmarked against equivalent IELTS scores.

Australian Skilled Migration encourages visa applicants to study the english language before taking any of these tests. This will give the best chance of achieving the highest possible score and maximising visa eligibility.

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