English language tests and exemptions for Subclass 500 visas

Legislative Instrument – IMMI 16/019 – F2016L00629 – Migration Regulations 1994 – Specification of English Language Tests and Evidence Exemptions for Subclass 500 (Student) Visas 2016, specifies:

  • Schedule 1 – English language test providers
  • Schedule 2 – test scores to be achieved in each relevant language test
  • Schedule 3 – countries where an applicant may take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based test
  • 2 years as the maximum time period in which an English test must be taken          immediately before the date an application is made, or immediately before a decision is made on an application
  • Applicants who are not required to undertake an English language test


This Instrument commences on 1 July 2016