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Changes in English language test scores for the Skilled – Recognised Graduate (subclass 476) visas

21 April 2015

All applicants applying for Skilled – Recognised Graduate (subclass 476) visas on or after 18 April 2015 must provide evidence of having achieved the following scores in a test taken in the three years immediately prior to lodging their visa application:

English test Minimum

overall Score

Total overall score Minimum scores for English test components
Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS

6

5

5

5

5

OET

B

B

     B

B

B

TOEFL iBT

64

4

4

14

14

PTE Academic

50

36

36

36

36

CAE*

169

154

154

154

154

 

  • IELTS: International English Language Test System
  • OET: Occupational English Test
  • TOEFL iBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test
  • PTE Academic: Pearson Test of English Academic
  • CAE: Cambridge English: Advanced (*test taken on or after 1 January 2015)

Applicants holding a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland will meet the English requirement without writing the exams above