English Language requirements for Western Australia State nomination

Have demonstrated at least the minimum English language requirements applicable to your occupation through an approved English test.* If you have a passport from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America or Ireland, you are not required to sit an English exam to be eligible for Western Australian State nomination. Some assessing authorities require an English test result as part of the skills assessment process.

​*Approved English language tests and minimum required scores

**Skilled Migration Western Australia does not undertake work experience assessments and defers to the relevant assessing authority as to the suitability of work experience for points.​

For candidates nominating an ANZSCO Major Occupation Group 1 (Managers) or Group 2 (Professionals) occupation

​Bands

​Listening

​Reading

​Writing

​Speaking

​Test

Minimum score

​International English Language Testing System (IELTS) ​7 ​7 ​7 ​7
​Occupational English Test (OET) ​B ​B ​B ​B
​Test of English as a foreign language internet based test (TO​​EFL iBT) ​24 ​24 ​27 ​23
​Pearson Test of English Academic
(PTE Academic)
​65 ​65 ​65 ​65
​Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA) ​185 ​185 ​185 ​185

All other occupations

​Bands

​Listening

​Reading

​Writing

​Speaking

​Test

Minimum score

​International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6 6 6 6
​Occupational English Test (OET) ​B ​B ​B ​B
​Test of English as a foreign language internet based test (TOEFL iBT) 12 13 21 18
​Pearson Test of English Academic
(PTE Academic)
50 50 ​50 50
​Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA) ​169 ​169 ​169 ​169