Skilled migrants will require higher pass marks from 1 July 2018 The General Skilled Migration program, which includes the Subclass 189, 190 and 49 Visas.

The change came into effect on 1 July.

The new pass mark is 65%, this was a much needed change to make sure the playing field is level for new applicants.

Its likely now that even British and Irish citizens may have to take the English test to add to their score.