All about 494 Visa English Requirement
What are the English Test Requirements for the 494 Visa?
We will discuss the 494 Subclass English requirements in detail below for different streams of subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa. For an applicant to be eligible for a 494 visa, they need to have competent English. Competent English for a 494 Visa is explained below for various approved English language tests.
Subclass 494 English Requirements
The following are the Visa 494 IELTS requirements for an applicant in an Employer Sponsored Stream.
Reading: At Least 6.0 IELTS Bands
Listening: Minimum 6.0 IELTS Bands
Writing: Minimum 6.0 IELTS Bands
Speaking: At Least 6.0 IELTS Bands
494 Visa PTE Requirement
The following are the Visa 494 PTE requirements for a visa applicant in an Employer Sponsored Stream.
Reading: Minimum 50 PTE Score
Listening: At Least 50 PTE Score
Writing: Minimum 50 PTE Score
Speaking: 50 PTE Score
494 Visa TOEFL iBT Requirement
The following are the subclass 494 TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based TEST) requirements for the English language in the Employer Sponsored Stream.
Reading: Minimum 13 score
Listening: At Least 12 score
Writing: Minimum 21 score
Speaking: At Least 18 score.
494 Subclass Visa OET Requirement
The following are the subclass 494 OET (Occupational English Test) requirements for English test proficiency eligibility.
Reading: Minimum B score
Listening: Minimum B score
Writing: Minimum B score
Speaking: Minimum B score
Visa 494 Cambridge Requirement
The following are the Visa 494 Cambridge (C1 Advanced Test) requirements to achieve competent English which is required for a Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa to be granted.
Reading: At Least 169 score
Listening: At Least 169 score
Writing: At Least 169 score
Speaking: At Least 169 score
Visa 494 English Requirement
(Labour Agreement Stream)
The level of English for a 494 Visa in the Labour Agreement Stream will depend on each agreement. To be granted a subclass 494 Visa, an applicant will need to achieve the level of English specified in the Labour Agreement to be eligible to be granted a Visa 494.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which countries do not need competent English for a 494 Visa?
The citizens of the following countries do not need to achieve competent English which is described by scores for English Language Tests discussed above if they have a valid passport for that country.
- United Kingdom
- The United States of America
- New Zealand
- Republic of Ireland
What is the maximum age for a 494 visa in Employer-Sponsored Stream?
An applicant for a subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa must be under 45 years of age at the time they apply for the 494 Visa unless they are exempt from age criteria.
For More Information Visit: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-employer-sponsored-regional-494
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