IELTS and Skilled Visa 189 in Australia


Skilled work in Australia is one of the most in demand professions in the country. If you are someone who can work under challenging conditions, then you are best fit for this job. Since Filipinos are very hard-working and are passionate to their jobs, this is an opportunity they want. As a preparation for this, they need to complete certain requirements for the visa application.
The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) is for points-tested skilled workers who do not have any employer or relatives to sponsor them in Australia. This visa allows any visa holder to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

The following requirements are needed by any applicant to become eligible for this application. Upon sending the letter of invitation, the candidate must have these:
• An occupation found in the relevant skilled occupation list
• A suitable skills assessment for that occupation
• Age not over than 50 years
• A grade specified in the letter of invitation based on the factors in the points
• A certification of English proficiency like the IELTS or the International English Language Testing System to provide evidence that they are competent in using the English language

Upon application for this type of visa, once must submit an expression of interest and be invited through SkillSelect to apply. The EOI or Expression of Interest will contain your personal information like work experience, study and education, level of English skills, and other details about you. This form allows an applicant to express his or her interest in applying for a skilled visa. The cost for this visa can cost about AUD3520.

The IELTS test is also very important in this visa application. Employers need to be sure that the people working for them are good at communicating in English. This English language ability will make this applicant competent. An applicant should have at least score a score of 6 on the four language skills in the IELTS – listening, reading, speaking and writing. Applicants are asked to take the General Training module test unless advised by the authorities. Finally, the IELTS certification should be valid.

Having the target overall band score is indeed important; hence, skilled workers plan ahead in preparing for the examination through purchasing books and review materials and enrolling in IELTS review centers. With the help of IELTS review centers, candidates become more confident and knowledgeable in taking the IELTS test.

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