485 visa

21 April 2015
All applicants applying for Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visas on or after 18 April 2015 must provide evidence of having achieved the following scores in a test taken in the three years immediately prior to lodging their visa application:
English test
Minimum   overall Score
Total overall score
Minimum scores for English test components
Listening
Reading
Speaking
Writing
IELTS
6
5
5
5
5
OET
B
B
B
B
B
TOEFL iBT
64
4
4
14
14
PTE Academic
50
36
36
36
36
CAE*
169
154
154
154
154
  • IELTS: International English Language Test System
  • OET: Occupational English Test
  • TOEFL iBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test
  • PTE Academic: Pearson Test of English Academic
  • CAE: Cambridge English: Advanced (*test taken on or after 1 January 2015)
Applicants holding a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland will meet the English requirement without writing the exams above.