English language test results for a Dependent Child Resident Visa

Find out which English language test results are acceptable if you are applying for a Dependent Child Resident Visa.

Your test results

Your test results must be no more than 2 years old when we accept your visa application.

Children of Skilled Migrant Category Visa holders

Check the table to find out which English language test results we accept for dependent children aged 16 or older who were eligible to be included in a Skilled Migrant Category residence application.

Dependent children

Test Minimum score you need

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General or Academic Module

Overall score of 5.0 or more

Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)

Overall score of 35 or more

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Overall score of 36 or more

Cambridge English B2 First (FCE)

Overall score of 154 or more

B2 First for Schools (FCE for Schools)

Overall score of 154 or more

Occupational English Test (OET)

Grade C or higher in all four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

You need this score in all 4 skills because there is no overall grade for this test.

Children of business visa holders

Check the table to find out which English language test results we accept for dependent children aged 16 or older who were eligible to be included in a residence application under any of these business visas:

Test Minimum score you need

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General or Academic Module

Overall score of 4.0 or more

Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)

Overall score of 31 or more 

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Overall score of 29 or more

Cambridge English B2 First (FCE)

Overall score of 142 or more

B2 First for Schools (FCE for Schools)

Overall score of 142 or more

Occupational English Test (OET)

Grade D or higher in all 4 skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

You need a score of Grade D or higher in all 4 skills as there is no overall grade for this test.