English language ability

You can receive 10 points for proficient English and 5 points for vocational English.

The IELTS, PTE Academic and TOEFL iBT band score for the four components must be demonstrated in one test taken within the three years before you are invited to apply for this visa. The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test band score for the four components must be demonstrated in one test taken on or after 1 January 2015 and before you are invited to apply for this visa. We will not accept separate test scores for each component for these English language tests.

There are two IELTS tests—an academic test and a general training test. You need to take only the general test unless otherwise advised by your skills assessing authority.

The OET test must have been taken within the three years before you are invited to apply for this visa.