What are the levels required for Skilled Immigration?
|Department of Immigration Level of English||Minimum IELTS score (May 2015)||Visas|
|Functional English||4.5||Permanent and provisional skilled visas (to avoid paying the English Language Charge)|
|Vocational English||5.0||457 visa, ENS and RSMS visas through the Temporary Residence Transitional stream for people who have held a 457 visa for 2 years with the employer|
|Competent English||6.0||ENS and RSMS visas through the Direct Entry Stream, Skilled migration (6.0 is the minimum threshold, but receives 0 points)|
|Proficient English||7.0||Points Tested Skilled visas (to obtain 10 points)|
|Superior English||8.0||Points Tested Skilled visas (to obtain 20 points)|