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IMMI 15/062 Specifications as made
This instrument operates to specify the English language requirements and the tests and the minimum scores required to achieve English language proficiency.
Administered by: Immigration and Border Protection
Made 16 Apr 2015
Registered 17 Apr 2015
Tabled HR 12 May 2015
Tabled Senate 11 May 2015


 

Commonwealth of Australia

 

Migration Regulations 1994

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS, SCORES AND PASSPORTS 2015

 

(Clauses 476.213 and 485.212)

 

I, MICHAELIA CASH, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, acting under clauses 476.213 and 485.212 of the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations):

 

1.                  SPECIFY for subparagraphs 476.213(a)(i) and 485.212(a)(i) of the Regulations the following language tests:

 

a.                   an International English Language Test System (IELTS) test;

b.                   a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT);

c.                   a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic);

d.                  a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test; or

e.                   an Occupational English Test; and

 

2.                  SPECIFY for subparagraphs 476.213(a)(ii) and 485.212(a)(ii) of the Regulations the requirement that the following tests must be completed in a single test sitting:

 

a.                   an International English Language Test System (IELTS) test;

b.                   a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT);

c.                   a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic); or

d.                  a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test.

 

3.                  SPECIFY for subparagraphs 476.213(a)(ii) and 485.212(a)(ii) of the Regulations the following minimum required overall test score and the minimum required scores for each of the test components:

 

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

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken on or after 1 January 2015)

169

-

154

154

154

154

 

 

4.                  SPECIFY for subparagraphs 476.213(a)(ii) and 485.212(a)(ii) of the Regulations the following English language tests must have been undertaken within the three years before the day on which the application was made:

 

a.                   an International English Language Test System (IELTS) test;

b.                   a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT);

c.                   a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic); or

d.                  a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test; or

e.                   an Occupational English Test; and

 

 

5.                  SPECIFY for subparagraphs 476.213(a)(ii) and 485.212(a)(ii) of the Regulations that the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test must have been undertaken on or after
1 January 2015; and

 

6.                  SPECIFY for paragraphs 476.213(b) and 485.212(b) of the Regulations, a valid passport issued by one of the following countries:

 

a.       the United Kingdom;

b.       the United States of America;

c.       Canada;

d.      New Zealand; or

e.       the Republic of Ireland.

 

 

This Instrument, IMMI 15/062 commences on 18 April 2015.

 

 

Dated 16 April 2015

 

 

 

 

Michaelia Cash

 

                          Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection