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On this page you will find the 5 English language requirements used by the Department of Home Affairs and how to prove you have the English score needed for your visa.

Depending on your visa, you will have to prove you have either functional English, vocational English, competent English, proficient English or Superior English.

If you are not sure which level of English is required for your visa, Contact Us.

See the tables below to find out how to prove that.

Functional English

The above test scores are needed if you are required to prove you have functional English

You can also show you have functional English if:

  • you hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland
  • you have been assessed by a service provider of the Adult Migration English Program (AMEP)
  • you have completed all years of primary education and a minimum of 3 years of secondary education in or outside Australia where all instructions were in English
  • you have completed a minimum of 5 years of secondary education in or outside Australia where all instructions were in English
  • you have completed at least 1 year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study towards a degree/diploma/associate diploma in Australia and all instructions were in English
  • you have completed a degree/diploma/trade certificate with at least 2 years of full-time study/training in or outside Australia where all instructions were in English

Vocational English

The above test scores are needed if you are required to prove you have vocational English.

If you don’t have the above scores, you can prove you have vocational English if you have:

  • you hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland

If you are not sure which level of English is required for your visa, Contact Us.

Competent English

The above test scores are needed if you are required to prove you have competent English.

You can also prove you have competent English if:

  • you hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland

Proficient English

The above test scores are needed if you are required to prove you have proficient English.

Superior English

The above test scores are needed if you are required to prove you have superior English.

If you are not sure what score you need for your visa, call us at +61 2 46261002 or fill our Contact Us form  today and we will get back to you shortly.
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