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Here is the typical English requirement for both RSMS & ENS :
[186.222] At the time of application, the applicant:
(a) had vocational English; or
(b) was a person in a class of persons specified by the Minister in an instrument in writing for this paragraph.
[Note that the definitions of ‘vocational English’ & ‘competent English’ include persons holding the passports of UK, USA, NZ, Ireland & Canada.]
Here is the exemption:
Persons who have applied under the Regulations for a visa, and whose earnings will be at least equivalent to the current Australian Tax Office’s top individual income tax rate [$180,001].
[As a practice point, never set the salary at $180,001, always go a little higher like $185,000.]
Persons who have completed at least five years of full-time study in a secondary and/or higher education institution where all of the tuition was delivered in English.
Persons who are employed in certain occupations, as follows:
- researchers, scientists and technical specialists at the ANZSCO skill levels one or two, who have applied for a visa under the Regulations to occupy a position as nominated by Australian scientific government agencies; or
- senior academics who have applied for a visa under the Regulations to occupy a position as nominated by an Australian university in Australia. A senior academic is a person to be employed at an Academic Level of B, C, D or E, as a:
- University Lecturer (ANZSCO 242111); or
- Faculty Head (ANZSCO 134411).