TSS 482 Visa Application – English requirement

Here are the requirements for TSS 482 Visa applicant. At the time of applying they must have the following:

TSS 482 Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) English Requirements

English test Minimum band score Minimum scores for test components
Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS test Overall band score 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
OET - B B B B
TOEFL iBT Total band score 36 3 3 12 12
PTE Overall band score 36 30 30 30 30
CAE Overall band score 154 147 147 147 147

TSS 482 Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MTLSSL) English Requirements

English test Minimum band score Minimum scores for test components
Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS test Overall band score 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
OET - B B B B
TOEFL iBT Total band score 35 4 4 14 14
PTE Overall band score 36 36 36 36 36
CAE Overall band score 154 154 154 154 154

STSOL & MTLSSL English Requirement Exemptions

Applicants who are not required to complete English language proficiency for grant of registration, licencing, or membership include:

  • Passport holders from Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States of America
  • Applicants who have completed at least five years of full-time study in a secondary or higher education institution where instruction was conducted in English.
  • you are nominated for an occupation which will be performed at a diplomatic or consular mission of another country or an Office of the Authorities of Taiwan located in Australia

An exemption to meet the English requirements is possible if the overseas worker is paid an annual salary that is more than the English language requirement exempt amount. The amount is currently A$96,400.

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