Australia’s permanent migration program in 2015-16

Australia’s permanent migration program in 2015-16 has delivered outcomes to meet the nation’s skills and economic needs to facilitate family reunions according to Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton.

The majority of the 190,000 places available for permanent migration came from the Skilled Stream (128,550) or 68 per cent of the programme.

Most of the skilled visas went to Employer Sponsored State and Territory Government Sponsored and the Regional Skilled category to help fill critical skills needs.

Engineers Australia TOEFL instead of IELTS

As of the 1st January 2016, Engineers Australia is accepting the TOEFL to satisfy the English language requirement.
  
Suitable English Language tests are the IELTS general, IELTS Academic, TOEFL iBT. The test results can be submitted in an assessment application up to 2 years after the test date.

The minimum acceptable scores are:

 

IELTS (General or Academic)

TOEFL iBT

Listening

6

12

Reading

6

13

Writing

6

21

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