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IMMI 14/055 Specifications as made
This instrument specifies the qualifications or experience necessary for the purposes of providing evidence of English language proficiency.
Administered by: Immigration and Border Protection
Registered 19 Nov 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR24-Nov-2014
Tabled Senate24-Nov-2014
Date of repeal 01 Jan 2015
Repealed by Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of Evidence of Functional English Language Proficiency 2015 - IMMI 15/004


 

Commonwealth of Australia

                                                                                                                                          

Migration Regulations 1994

 

Migration Act 1958

 

EVIDENCE OF FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

(Regulation 5.17)

 

I, MICHAELIA CASH,  Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, acting under paragraph 5.17(a) of the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations):

1.            REVOKE Instrument number IMMI 12/073 (F2012L01447) signed on 28 June 2012, specifying prescribed evidence of the English language proficiency of a person who has functional English for the purposes of paragraph 5(2)(b) of the Migration Act 1958, (the Act); AND,

2.            SPECIFY that, for paragraph 5(2)(b) of the Migration Act 1958, (the Act), (determining whether a person has functional English at a particular time), the following is recognised as prescribed evidence of the English language proficiency of a person who has functional English:

(a)     the applicant provides evidence of having completed all years of primary education and at least 3 years of secondary education at educational institutions in which all instruction was conducted in English; or

(b)     the applicant provides evidence of having completed at least 5 years of secondary education at institutions in which all instruction was conducted in English; or

(c)     the applicant provides evidence of having achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) average band score of at least 4.5, based on the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening in a test conducted:

·   not more than 12 months before lodging the relevant application to migrate; or

·   at the time of the processing of the relevant application to migrate; or

(d)    the applicant provides evidence that he or she has successfully completed, in Australia, at least 1 year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study towards a degree, higher degree, diploma, or associate diploma, at an institution or institutions where all the instruction was conducted in English.

3.            SPECIFY, for paragraph 5(2)(b) of the Migration Act 1958, (the Act), (determining whether a person has functional English at a particular time), the following is recognised as alternative prescribed evidence of the English language proficiency of a person who has functional English:

(a)    the applicant provides evidence of having achieved a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) total band score of at least 32, based on the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening in a test conducted:

·  not more than 12 months before lodging the relevant application to migrate; or

·  at the time of the processing of the relevant application to migrate; or

(b)     the applicant provides evidence of having achieved a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) overall band score of at least 30, based on the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening in a test conducted:

·  not more than 12 months before lodging the relevant application to migrate; or

·  at the time of the processing of the relevant application to migrate; or

4.       SPECIFY, for paragraph 5(2)(b) of the Migration Act 1958, (the Act), (determining whether a person has functional English at a particular time), the following is recognised as alternative prescribed evidence of the English language proficiency of a person who has functional English:

(a)     the applicant provides evidence that he or she is the holder of a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland, to a citizen of that country.

 

This Instrument number IMMI 14/055, commences on 23 November 2014.

 

          Dated  12/11/2014

 

 

 

 

Michaelia Cash

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection