English Language Requirement for Skilled Visas
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will accept several alternative English tests towards meeting the English Language selection criteria. In addition to the original tests, IELTS and OET a number of additional tests were made available in 2014/2015 TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test ), PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) and the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) English test.
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Each test is benchmarked against an English language proficiency level (Functional, Vocational, Competent, Proficient or Superior). A summary of test score equivalences for all English language tests is provided below.
If using these tests to obtain additional points in respect of the Skilled Independent Visas (189, 190 and 489)
List of Visas eligible to use the new English test options as of November 2014: