Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of English Language Tests, Scores and Passports 2015 - IMMI 15/062

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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
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