The Department of Immigration have announced that they will be lowering the required IELTS score for applicants applying for the Graduate Visa (subclass 485). It is thought that this will mean they will now accept an IELTS average score of 6. This is great news for those who previously just fell short of the required 6 in each component. More information can be found by following this link. _ It is believed the changes will take effect on the 18th April 2015.