The subclass 457 visa English requirements were changed in July 2013.
What has changed?
All of the following changes were made:
- There are no longer any occupation-based exemptions from the English language requirements
- The country based exemption has been removed. Subclass 457 applicants are considered to have ‘Vocational English’ in accordance with the relevant part of Migration Regulations 1994
- A nominated salary of AUD $96,400 is now required for exemption from English language requirements.