Northern Territory Migration English Requirements

* Where there is a mandatory licensing or registration requirement (marked with an asterisks and shaded rows in the table), the applicant will be required to demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS 6.0 score in each band or equivalent, whichever is higher.

!! English requirement (marked with a !! sign in the table), applicants not from countries where English is the primary language must show an IELTS score of 7.0 overall or equivalent. Consultation with industry has indicated high level communication skills are required.

Where there are no indicators the required level of English is a minimum of IELTS 6 in each band or equivalent.

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) Migration Occupation List includes occupations that are in demand in the NT.

Offshore applicants must read the NT Migration Occupation List to determine their eligibility.

Occupations marked with an * require:

  • mandatory licensing or registration requirement, and
  • demonstrated English level either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS 6.0 score in each band or equivalent (whichever is higher).

Occupations marked with !! require you to have high level communication skills.

All other occupations not marked require a level of English of at least IELTS 6.0 in each band or equivalent from one of the English testing systems accepted by the Department of Home Affairs.