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Please note, due to the COVID-19 situation, entry requirements are under review and are subject to change. Please visit this page regularly for updates.

COVID-19 English language entry requirements

To ensure your journey isn’t delayed, we are now accepting a wider range of English language tests along with our existing tests for entry to our courses.

New English tests accepted include:

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • Duolingo English test

Minimum English language entry requirements

Program IELTS Indicator TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition Duolingo

Academic English Preparation

AEP 3 - Overall 5.0
with a minimum of 4.5 in each skill
AEP 4 - Overall 5.5
with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill

AEP 3 - Overall 40
(writing no less than 12)
AEP 4 - Overall 52
(writing with no less than 16)

AEP3 - overall 85

AEP4 - overall 95

Access English

6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each band

Overall 68 (writing no less than 18)

Overall 105

4T Foundation Studies (Standard)

6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each band

Overall 68 (writing no less than 18)

Overall 105

3T Foundation Studies (Rapid)

6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each band

Overall 68 (writing no less than 18)

Overall 105

4T Foundation Studies (Extended)
(with 5 weeks preparation study)

5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in each band

Overall 52 (writing no less than 16)

Overall 95

Student visa information

Once you are able to move onshore and apply for a student visa, you may be required to submit a more recent test that meets the minimum requirements for entry prior to you being issued with a confirmation of enrolment (COE and visa).

Any questions related to student visas for study in Australia should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs nearer the time of your student visa application.

Standard English Language Entry Requirements

The most recent English result will be used as evidence of English language proficiency.

Program IELTS TOEFL (IBT)
Academic English Preparation AEP 3 - Overall 5.0
with a minimum of 4.5 in each skill
AEP 4 - Overall 5.5
with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill
AEP 3 - Overall 40
(writing no less than 12)
AEP 4 - Overall 52
(writing with no less than 16)
Access English 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each band Overall 68 (writing no less than 18)
4T Foundation Studies (Standard) 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each band Overall 68 (writing no less than 18)
3T Foundation Studies (Rapid) 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each band Overall 68 (writing no less than 18)

4T Foundation Studies (Extended)
(with 5 weeks preparation study)

5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in each band Overall 52 (writing no less than 16)

Acceptable English language test scores as per Department of Home Affairs (Please refer to the above tables for course specific entry requirements)

Where evidence of English Ianguage is required, the following minimum English language test score from the following providers will be accepted:

English language provider test Minimum test score Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System 5.5 5 4.5
*Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based 527 500 450
TOEFL internet based test 46 35 32
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162 154 147
Pearson Test of English Academic 42 36 30
Occupational English Test** Pass Pass Pass

*The TOEFL paper based test will only be accepted from limited countries.
** The Occupational English Test includes a mark between A and E. An A or B is considered a pass.

The test must have been taken no more than two years before the student visa application is made.

Where our online application system indicates that documentary evidence of English language proficiency is required, it is important for you to attach these documents to your visa application before lodging your application. Failure to do so may result in visa refusal.

Foundation Studies*

Country ANUC FS Extended ANUC FS Standard/Rapid
Australia Year 11 (60% in relevant subjects) Year 11 (70% in relevant subjects)
Indonesia SMA2 - GPA 6.5 in 4 academic subjects SMA2 - GPA 7.0 - 7.5 in 4 academic subjects
Malaysia SPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 30 or less across 5 academic subjects SPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 20 or less across 5 academic subjects
Singapore Singapore O levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 30 or less across 5 academic subjects Singapore O levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 20 or less across 5 academic subjects
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka O level C grade in 4 academic subjects
IGCES - 2 C grades and 2 D grades in 4 relevant subjects
Sri Lanka O level B grade in 4 academic subjects
IGCES - 2 B grades and 2 C grades in 4 relevant subjects
Thailand Matayom 5 GPA 2.2 in academic subjects Matayom 5 GPA 2.5 in academic subjects
Vietnam Year 11 - GPA 7.0 Year 11 - GPA 7.5

*Applications from students who have already completed Year 12 or equivalent qualifications taught in English will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Applicants should be advised that assessment is on the basis of the highest qualification attempted and/or achieved.
The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required. The scores published should be used as a guide only and the University may vary these requirements at any time.

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