English language requirements for Victoria State Nomination

All applicants must have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least six in each band score. Certain occupations require a higher standard of English for the purpose of state nomination – these occupations are specified on the Visa Nomination Occupation List for Victoria.

Alternative English language tests will be accepted.  Applicants should obtain the IELTS equivalent in any of the following DIBP accepted language tests: OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

Applicants who are currently working in their nominated occupation in Victoria and have been for at least six months, may be exempt from meeting higher English language requirements and should apply for nomination.

Please note that:

  • If you are a citizen of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand, you are not required to submit an English language test.
  • If you are required to provide an English language test, you must upload a scanned copy of your test results as part of the online nomination application.