Language proficiency

Language competency
Language requirements
Language tests
Working paper

Language use is connected to indicators of wellbeing: evidence from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey 2014–15

Applying cross-sectional regressions analysis to data from the 2014–15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), this study examines the link between the use of Indigenous languages and a range of wellbeing indicators.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will the Government's new citizenship test demand a university-level standard of English?

Tony Burke, the Opposition spokesman for citizenship and multicultural Australia, claims a new language test proposed by the Government would demand the same level of English proficiency that is required for university admission — a standard too stringent
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are there only 130 Australians of non-Chinese heritage who can speak Mandarin proficiently?

Labor frontbencher Chris Bowen claims that among Australia's population of 25 million, just 130 people of non-Chinese heritage can speak Mandarin at a level good enough to do business.

Skilled migration to South Australia 2010-2014: profile and employment outcomes of recent permanent and temporary migrants

This paper presents results from an analysis of a survey of skilled migrants who were awarded permanent or temporary visas to reside in South Australia between June 2010 and December 2014.
Working paper

Cognitive and non-cognitive abilities of immigrants: new perspectives on migrant quality from a selective immigration country

This study sheds light on migrant quality in Australia using nationally representative survey data.