DIAC has extended the validity of IELTS Result to 3 years (Australia)

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Quote from LANGUAGE TESTS, SCORE AND PASSPORTS FOR AUSTRALIAN GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION (REGULATIONS 1.15C, 1.15D 1.15E, AND 1.15EA AND CLAUSE 487.215) the validity of IELTS result from 2 years to 3 years.

"Subparagraph 1.15C(1) of the Regulations provides that a person has competent English(an IELTS test score of at least 6 for each of the 4 test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening;) if the person undertook a language test, specified by the Minister in an instrument in writing; and the test was conducted in the 3 years immediately before the day on which the application was made; and the person achieved a score specified in the instrument.

Paragraph 1.15D of the Regulations provides that a person has proficient English (an IELTS test score of at least 7 for each of the 4 test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening;) if the person undertook a language test, specified by the Minister in an instrument in writing and the test was conducted in the 3 years immediately before the day on which the application was made; and the person achieved a score specified in the instrument.

Paragraph 1.15EA of the Regulations provides that a person has superior English (an IELTS score of at least 8 in each of the 4 test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening;) if the person undertook a language test, specified by the Minister in an instrument in writing for this paragraph; and the test was conducted in the 3 years immediately before the day on which the application was made; and the person achieved a score specified in the instrument. This applies only to applications lodged from 1 July 2012."

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