To fulfill the basic migration requirements, you will need to take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) which is recognized worldwide for study, migration and work related reasons.
The minimum score you need to get is Band 6 to be considered as Pass but depending on the type of visa and skilled occupation you are applying for, the points might differ. For ICT related occupations, a minimum of 7 is required for all categories. But of course if you are able to score higher, the more points you get allocated for the basic requirements to apply under the General Skilled Migration program for offshore visa subclasses.
Some skills assessment authority might need you to submit your scores to them upon application, so do get this results ready first. Only upon the end of your test, you will need to wait a total of 13 days before the results is available online. You may choose to collect it at the test centre (British Council for my case) or have it mailed to you.
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My IELTS overall score is 8 but the individual score still does not qualify as having "Superior English".
Results From Test 1
In order to have 60 points in total, i would really need to score a minimum of 8 across all 4 modules. Have registered for the next exam and probably need a bit more practice and being less nervous for my Speaking test.
*Updated 18 Aug 2016
Results From Test 2
Had some improvement from previous time in my Reading and Speaking but still not getting Superior English. I actually went to appeal this result and praying hard i am able to get something out of Writing and Speaking, otherwise my $185 will go to waste.
Results From Test 3
I had more confidence for my 3rd try but wonder what went wrong with my marks though for Writing and Speaking. Very disappointed and taking a break at the moment.
Results From Test 4
Sorry been really busy and didn't have time to update. Received my fourth IELTS test scores in Mar 2017 and it was a letdown from my past results. Currently researching on PTE Academic which stands for Pearson Test of English Academic. Might be easier for me as i get to type using the computer rather than write and i don't have to speak to an examiner (ends nervous speaking).
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)
Info will be updated soon on the test structure and required scores.
*Updated 28 Apr 2017