Importance of IELTS testing for migration visas to Australia
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Importance of IELTS testing for migration visas to Australia

With the demand for IELTS testing around the world there has been a significant increase for IELTS testing. Australia’s first language is English and therefore requires that all immigrants possess functional English for specific visa subclasses.

The department of immigration recognise the results of the IELTS testing as evidence of your English ability. Many immigrants however struggle to score the minimum pass mark required for their visas. IELTS international assists applicants to prepare for the exam.

You can download the mock exam questions to prepare for the actual test from their website: www.ielts.org

Temporary long stay business visa holders- 457 visa

IELTS test score of at least 5 in each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening is required

Employer sponsored visas- ENS and RSMS

IELTS test score of at least 6 in each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening is required

Nationals and citizens from the following countries need only produce their passports as evidence of their English language ability

United Kingdom; United States; Canada; Republic of Ireland and New Zealand

Skilled points tested visas – GSM

IELTS test score of at least 7 in each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening is required to be awarded for points for this visa

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