SAE Creative Media Institute

SAE Creative Media Institute English language proficiency requirements

SAE Creative Media Institute recognises a number of English language tests as proof of English language proficiency. These are set out in the following tables, together with the minimum results required.

Make sure you also read about qualifications that usually satisfy ELP.

Undergraduate

Diploma courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Australian and other post-secondary studies

Successful completion of one year of full-time study in a course at AQF 4 (Certificate IV) level or higher from one of the countries listed here: Qualifications that usually satisfy ELP
TOEFL (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

Paper-based score: 527

Internet-based score: 63
IELTS (only academic version results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)5.5 overall (min. 5.0 each subtest)
PTE Academic (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)46 overall
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

162

Degree programs
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Australian or other post-secondary studies

Successful completion of one year of full-time study in a course at AQF 5 (Diploma) from one of the countries listed here: Qualifications that usually satisfy ELP
TOEFL (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

Paper-based score: 550

Internet-based score: 73
IELTS (only academic version results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)6.0 overall (min. 5.5 each subtest)
PTE Academic (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)54
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

169

Postgraduate 2019

All courses

Test/Qualification

Minimum result required

Australian or other post-secondary studies

Successful completion of one year of full-time study in a course at AQF 5 (Diploma) from one of the countries listed here: Qualifications that usually satisfy ELP

TOEFL (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

Paper-based score: 550

Internet-based score: 73

IELTS (only academic version results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

6.0 overall (min. 5.5 each subtest)

PTE Academic (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

54

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

169