English language requirements for overseas students

Version 1.2 | 27/03/2024

This information applies to overseas students on a Student Visa.

Students will need to demonstrate that they have achieved a minimum score of 6.0 in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent. This requirement is necessary for students to be able to apply for a student visa.

For further information, see:

English language evidence exemptions

There are a range of exemptions available. If you qualify for one of the exemptions you do not need to provide evidence of an English test score. 

See https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500#Eligibility 

English Language Proficiency for aviation students

There are further English language requirements for all aviation students.