English Language for Australian Visas.

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English Language Requirement for Australian Visas.

The Australian Immigration department states that you will need to meet an English language requirements to apply for:

  • student visas.
  • skilled visas.
  • some permanent visas.

They instruct you to “Check the eligibility pages in the visas you wish to apply for,” to see the level required.


Functional English for Australian Visa.

​​To prove you have functional English, you can show evidence that you are a citizen of, and hold a valid passport issued by, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.

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​you completed a degree, a higher degree, a diploma or a trade certificate in an institution in or outside Australia that required at least two years of full-time study and all instructions were in English.


More at: Functional English

An example of how a visa page shows the required English level.

This is for the subclass 186 Permanent Visa.
English for subclass 186 visa

More about Vocational English.

More about Competent English.

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