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English requirement for subclass 457 visa applicant will be changed within 6 months

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2015-03-25 23:36
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The assistant Minister for Immigration, Senator Hon. Michaelia Cash announced that more realistic and less onerous English language requirement for subclass 457 visa applicant will be introduced. As a result, the minimum IELTS requirement will be changed as follows;

Overall: 5.0
Each category: 4.5

In addition, current training benchmark will be replaced with an annual training contribution to government training fund. Contribution will be based on the number of sponsored subclass 457 employee and the size of the business.

Should you want to read more information regarding this announcement please refer to the attached file.