Must demonstrate a good command of written and spoken English. Has to submit IELTS 5.5 score on average or equivalent. However, if a student falls into one of the following student categories, he/she is exempt from providing evidence of English language proficiency requirements with visa application :
students enrolled in fulltime school studies as a principal course, including secondary exchange programmes; postgraduate research courses; standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS); and Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored students
students who have completed at least two years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
students who have successfully completed in Australia in the English language either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or 50% of studies at the Certificate IV or higher level, in the two years before applying for the student visa.
High school certificate that is equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification.
May or may not demonstrate suitable work or life experience
Must meet the following Student Visa 500 subclass requirements –