One of the requisites of getting a study visa is IELTS exam score. To apply for a study visa, students need to show an offer letter along with a few other documents to the embassy.
In order to procure that offer letter, students have to meet the criteria set by the college or university. For undergraduate courses a minimum of 6.0 bands in each of the modules and 6.5 bands overall are required. However, if a student gets 7.0 bands, the prospects of getting the offer letter improve greatly. For post graduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 bands in each of the four modules and 6.5 bands overall are required. So, definitely those scoring 7.0 bands have an edge over the others.
Apart from the offer letter, 7.0 band score also helps to get a scholarship. Many colleges and universities in Australia offer scholarships to students if they get a good band score, normally 7.0 bands and above.
With good academic background and a band score of 7.0 bands surely helps in getting study visa. The processing also does not take much long with such a good band score.