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457 Visa English Requirement (Effective as of 18 April 2015)

2015-05-03 23:43
The English language requirements for 457 visa were changed effective 18 April 2015.

Please, refer to the required scores for each English test as follows:

  • IELTS: Overall average score of 5.0 with a minimum score of at least 4.5 in each band; or

  • OET: A mark of “B” is required for all 4 components; or

  • TOEFL (iBT): Total band score of 36, with at least 3 in Listening and Reading and at least 12 in Speaking and Writing; or

  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: Average band score of 36, with minimum of 30 in each band; or

  • CAE (Cambridge English Advanced): Average band score of 154, with minimum of 147 in each band.


Tests are valid for up to 3 years for the purpose of 457 visa applications and can be conducted after submission of the 457 visa application.