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Old 03-13-2011, 07:08 PM
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Question on New Points Test

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I'm planning to lodge my application under subclass 175. Under the new points test, do i still need to undergo skills assessment by the relevant national assessment authority? If yes, does it mean i have to take the academic[/B] IELTS and get at least band 7?

Also, aside from academic IELTS, do i still need to take the general IELTS and get at least band 7 to get points in the new points test?

Your inputs will be highly appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 03-14-2011, 04:17 AM
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If you are referring to what is proposed to be implemented mid this year, more details should I'd expect become available between now and then though as it stands at the moment:
. an occupational assessment is still going to be required and that would never be dropped, they just having removed the points and lowered the required total points mark accordingly.
. occupational assessment authorities set their english standards, some having them and others not and whatever they have, one will need to comply with for assessment.
. though there is an IELTS requirement for a visa application, if what has been done for an occupational assessment meets the visa requirements, that will be acceptable.
Right now they have set points for english language ability at 10 for an IELTS score of 7.0 and it maybe 20 is it for a score of 8.0

I am unaware yet of whether they will leave the minimum requirement at 6.0 but if they do, there'll likely be no points and so that will make it more difficult to qualify for a skilled visa.





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Thank you for your reply. I have a follow-up question related on the caption below:

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. though there is an IELTS requirement for a visa application, if what has been done for an occupational assessment meets the visa requirements, that will be acceptable.
How can i know if what has been done for my occupational assessment meets my visa requirements?

I am an external auditor and i planning to apply under subclass 175. The relevant national assessment authority requires Academic while the requirement for a visa application only requires general IELTS.


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The IELTS is a test designed to assess an applicant's English language ability. It has an academic test and a general training test – you need only take the general training test unless otherwise advised by your skills assessing authority.
on Skilled – Independent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 175) and that to me would infer Academic IELTS is also acceptable for a Visa application.
If you want further information than what is on the Immi site you ought to do an enquiry lodgement with Immi via their site Contact links.





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wanderer,
You say we should know more from March onwards, but still nothing confirmed,as far as i am aware.
Do you know if it will still be 65 points?
Do you know if there has been any changes to the SOL?
Do you think/know if the rest of the changes...age in particular will be implemented?
Thanks for your anticipated help


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