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Subclass 457 - English language requirements

Legislative Instrument - IMMI 15/028 - [F2015L00563] - Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of Tests, Scores, Period, Level of Salary and Exemptions to the English Language Requirement for Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) Visas 2015 specifies the test, scores, period, level of salary and other exemptions to the English language requirement for Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) (Subclass 457) visa applicants.

IELTS – overall 5 (minimum 4.5 in each component) - single sitting
TOEFL iBT – overall 36
(minimum 3 in listening & reading, minimum 12 in speaking and writing) - single sitting
PTE Academic – overall 36 (minimum 30 in each component) – single sitting
CAE - overall 154 (minimum 147 in each component) – single sitting – test taken on or after 1 January 2015
OET B - in each component

Tests must have been undertaken within the three years:

- from the date of the visa application for MR 457.223(4)(eb)

- from the date of nomination for 272(10)(g)(iv)

The Instrument also specifies level of salary and other exemptions to the English language requirement for Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) (Subclass 457) visa applicants.

This legislative instrument commenced on 18 April 2015.

Source: MIA


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