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Changes in English language test scores for the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visas

21 April 2015

All applicants applying for Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) 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.