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[Expert Tip] 3 Ways You Can Get Around the 5.0 IELTS Requirement for 457 Visas

Want to work in Australia but worried that your English isn’t good enough? Typically, to get a work visa, you will need 5.0 – 7.0 in IELTS (or equivalent), but if you are applying for a 457 visa (Employer-Sponsored Temporary Work Visa), there are a few exceptions.


You may be exempt if you are applying for 457 and fulfill any one of the below criteria:

  • Your salary exceeds the English Language Skills Exemption Threshold, currently at $96,400AUD; or

  • You have completed at least 5 years of full-time study in a secondary or higher education institution; or

  • You hold a passport from Canada, NZ, Ireland, UK or USA


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and have a chat!

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