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 five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
citizens and passport holders of one of the following English ‑ speaking countries: UK, USA, Canada, NZ or 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.
Must have completed an Australian Year-12 or equivalent school studies or higher qualifications.
May or may not demonstrate suitable work or life experience
Must meet the following Student Visa 500 subclass requirements –