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491 Visa & 190 Visa English Requirement

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The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) is a popular choice for skilled workers wishing to live and work in regional Australia. One of the critical criteria for this visa is the English language proficiency of both the main applicant and any additional applicants. This article provides a detailed overview of these requirements.

1. Main Applicant: Competent English Requirement

For the primary applicant of the 491 visa, demonstrating Competent English is crucial. The following outlines the scores required in various English language tests to meet this requirement:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)-Overall band score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test)-Total score of 64 with listening and reading scores of 4, writing score of 14, and speaking score of 14.

  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic)-Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

  • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)-Overall score of 169 with no skill score less than 169.

  • OET (Occupational English Test)-Score of B in each of the four components.

2. Additional Applicants: Functional English Requirement

For additional applicants aged 18 years and over, the requirement is to demonstrate Functional English. This can be achieved through various means, as outlined in the below:

  • Holding a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, or the Republic of Ireland.

  • Achieving a score of at least 4.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.

  • Achieving a score of at least 32 in the reading and listening sections of the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT).

  • Achieving a score of at least 30 in the listening section and a score of at least 22 in the reading section of the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).

  • Achieving a score of at least 147 in the listening and reading sections of the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test.

  • Completing all years of primary education and at least 3 years of secondary education in an educational institution in which all the instruction was in English.

  • Completing at least 5 years of secondary education in an educational institution in which all the instruction was in English.

  • Completing at least 1 year of full-time study or equivalent in a tertiary institution in which all the instruction was in English.

  • Completing a combination of at least 5 years of secondary and tertiary education in which all the instruction was in English.


English proficiency is a vital component of the 491 visa application process. Both main and additional applicants must meet specific criteria to ensure their application's success. By understanding and preparing for these requirements, applicants can enhance their chances of securing this coveted visa and embarking on a new journey in regional Australia.

To learn more about 491 visa, please visit our page on 491 Visa

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