Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of Language Tests, Score and Passports - IMMI 14/076

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Commonwealth of Australia
 
Migration Regulations 1994
 
LANGUAGE TESTS, SCORE AND PASSPORTS
(Regulations 1.15B, 1.15C, 1.15D, and 1.15EA)
 
I, MICHAELIA CASH, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, acting under regulations 1.15B, 1.15C, 1.15D, and 1.15EA to the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations) and regulation 1.15E as kept in force by item 102 of Schedule 13 to the Regulations:
 
1.             REVOKE Instrument number IMMI 12/018 signed on 12 June 2012 specifying test scores for regulations 1.15B, 1.15C, 1.15D, 1.15E and 1.15EA, passports for regulation 1.15C and English tests for clause 487.215; AND 
2.             SPECIFY for applications lodged before 1 July 2012 tests, test scores and passports, as follows:
A.    For subparagraph 1.15C(a)(i) the following language tests:
·         an International English Language Test System (IELTS) test; and
·         an Occupational English Test (OET).
B.     For subparagraph 1.15C(a)(iii) the following scores:
·         an IELTS test score of at least 6 for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         a score of at least B in each of the four components of an OET.
C.     For paragraph 1.15C(b) a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or Republic of Ireland, to a citizen of that country.
D.    For paragraph 1.15D(a) the following language tests:
·         an IELTS test; and
·         an OET.
E.     For paragraph 1.15D(c) the following scores:
·         an IELTS test score of at least 7 for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         a score of at least B in each of the four components of an OET.
F.      For paragraph 1.15E(a) the following language test:
·         an IELTS test.
G.    For paragraph 1.15E(c) the following scores:
·         an IELTS test average band score of at least 6 for the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening.
H.    For paragraph 1.15EA(a) the following tests:
·         an IELTS test; and
·         an OET.
I.       For paragraph 1.15EA(c) the following scores:
·         an IELTS score of at least 8 in each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         a score of at least A in each of the four components of an OET.
 
3.             SPECIFY for applications lodged on and after 1 July 2012 tests, test scores and passports as follows:
A.    For paragraph 1.15B(1)(a) of the Regulations the following language tests:
·         an International English Language Test System (IELTS) test; and
·         an Occupational English Test (OET).
B.     For paragraph 1.15B(1)(c) of the Regulations the following test scores:
·         an IELTS test score of at least 5 for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         a score of at least B in each of the four components of an OET.
C.     For subregulation 1.15B(2) a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or Republic of Ireland, to a citizen of that country.
D.    For paragraph 1.15C (1)(a) the following language tests:
·         an IELTS test; and
·         an OET.
E.     For paragraph 1.15C(1)(c) the following scores:
·         an IELTS test score of at least 6 for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         a score of at least B in each of the four components of an OET.
F.      For subregulation 1.15C(2) a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or Republic of Ireland, to a citizen of that country.
G.    For paragraph 1.15D(a) the following language tests:
·         an IELTS test; and
·         an OET.
H.    For paragraph 1.15D(c) the following scores:
·         an IELTS test score of at least 7 for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         a score of at least B in each of the four components of an OET.
I.       For paragraph 1.15EA(a) the following tests:
·         an IELTS test; and
·         an OET.
J.       For paragraph 1.15EA(c) the following scores:
·         an IELTS score of at least 8 in each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         a score of at least A in each of the four components of an OET.
4        SPECIFY for applications lodged on and after 23 November 2014 tests, test scores and passports as follows:
A.   For the purposes of paragraph 1.15B(1)(a) of the Regulations the following language tests:
·         an International English Language Test System (IELTS) test; and
·         an Occupational English Test (OET); and
·         a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT); and
·         a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).
B.   For the purposes of paragraph 1.15B(1)(c) the following test scores:
·         an IELTS test score of at least 5 for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         an OET test score of at least B for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         a TOEFL iBT test score with at least the following scores for the four test components: 14 for speaking, 4 for reading, 14 for writing and 4 for listening; or
·         a PTE Academic test score of at least 36 for the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening.
C.   For the subregulation 1.15B(2) 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.
D.   For paragraph 1.15C(1)(a) the following language tests:
·         an International English Language Test System (IELTS) test; and
·         an Occupational English Test (OET); and
·         a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT); and
·         a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).
E.    For paragraph 1.15C(1)(c) the following test scores:
·         an IELTS test score of at least 6 for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         an OET test score of at least B for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         a TOEFL iBT test score with at least the following scores for the four test components: 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 21 for writing and 12 for listening;
·         a PTE Academic test score of at least 50 for the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening.
F.    For subregulation 1.15C(2) 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.
G.   For paragraph 1.15D(a) the following language tests:
·         an International English Language Test System (IELTS) test; and
·         an Occupational English Test (OET); and
·         a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT); and
·         a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).
H.   For paragraph 1.15D(c) the following test scores:
·         an IELTS test score of at least 7 for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         an OET test score of at least B for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         a TOEFL iBT test score with at least the following scores for the four test components: 23 for speaking, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 24 for listening; or
·         a PTE Academic test score of at least 65 for the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening.
I.     For paragraph 1.15EA(a) the following language tests:
·         an International English Language Test System (IELTS) test; and
·         an Occupational English Test (OET); and
·         a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT); and
·         a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).
J.     For paragraph 1.15EA(c) the following test scores:
·         an IELTS test score of at least 8 for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         an OET test score of at least A for each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
·         a TOEFL iBT test score with at least the following scores for the four test components: 26 for speaking, 29 for reading, 30 for writing and 28 for listening; and
·         a PTE Academic test score of at least 79 for the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening.

 
This Instrument number IMMI 14/076, commences on 23 November 2014.
 
 
Dated 12/11/2014
 
 
 
 
 
Michaelia Cash
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
 
 
 
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