Australian Catholic University

English language proficiency

Australian Catholic University 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.

Highlighted English language proficiency requirements have been updated since applications opened. Confirm all requirements with Australian Catholic University.

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

Undergraduate

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in speaking, 29 in writing, 27 in reading and listening)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS Min. 7.0 in reading and writing, 7.5 in listening and speaking Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic Min. 65 in reading and writing, 73 in listening and speaking Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Min. 185 in reading and writing, 191 in listening and speaking

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
STPM C pass in 920 English
HKALE C pass in Use of English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completion of at least 2 years of full-time equivalent study at diploma level or above

Multiple qualifications at this level can be added to make up the required duration

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 2 years of course commencement
ACU English Language Test A+ (80 or above) Only results obtained within 2 years of course commencement
Other

Completion of 2 years of full-time AQF Diploma equivalent or higher study where the medium of instruction is English. (If undertaken consecutively, multiple periods of study may be combined to make up the duration. Document must have the institution's official seal or stamp.)

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 2 years of course commencement
Professional registrations Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration (other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice registration), Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) teacher registration, Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) teacher registration, and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) teacher registration

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 24 in writing, 19 in reading, 20 in listening and speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.5 overall (min. 6.5 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 58 overall (min. 58 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

176 overall (min. 176 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
STPM C pass in 920 English
HKALE C pass in Use of English
HKDSE Minimum score of 4 in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completion of at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study at diploma level or above

Multiple qualifications at this level can be added to make up the required duration

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
ACU English Language Test B (65% to 74%) Only results obtained within 2 years of course commencement

Other

Completion of 1 year of full-time AQF Diploma equivalent or higher study where the medium of instruction is English (If undertaken consecutively, multiple periods of study may be combined to make up the duration. Document must have the institution's official seal or stamp.)

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
Professional registrations Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration (other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice registration), Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) teacher registration, Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) teacher registration, and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) teacher registration

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading, 12 in listening)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic

58 overall (min. 50 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels

B pass in English Acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

176 overall minimum (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
STPM C pass in 920 English
HKALE C pass in Use of English
HKDSE Minimum score of 4 in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completion of at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study at diploma level or above

Multiple qualifications at this level can be added to make up the required duration

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
ACU English Language Test B (65% to 74%) Only results obtained within 2 years of course commencement

Other

Completion of 1 year of full-time AQF Diploma equivalent or higher study where the medium of instruction is English (If undertaken consecutively, multiple periods of study may be combined to make up the duration. Document must have the institution's official seal or stamp.)

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
Professional registrations Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration (other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice registration), Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) teacher registration, Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) teacher registration, and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) teacher registration

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 (min. 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading, 7 in listening)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.0 overall (min. 6.0 in writing and speaking, 5.5 in listening and reading) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 50 in all writing and speaking, 42 in listening and reading) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in English Acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

169 overall (min. 169 in writing and speaking, 162 in listening and reading)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
STPM C pass in 920 English
HKALE C pass in Use of English
HKDSE Minimum score of 4 in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completed AQF Diploma or completion of at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study at diploma level or above

Multiple qualifications at this level can be added to make up the required duration

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
ACU English Language Test C (60% to 64%) Only results obtained within 2 years of course commencement
Other

Completion of 1 year of full-time AQF Diploma equivalent or higher study where the medium of instruction is English (If undertaken consecutively, multiple periods of study may be combined to make up the duration. Document must have the institution's official seal or stamp.)

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
Professional registrations Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration (other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice registration), Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) teacher registration, Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) teacher registration, and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) teacher registration

You must also satisfy the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s English language proficiency requirements.

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: not accepted

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in listening and reading, 27 in writing, 23 in speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date


Contact the university if you have achieved the required scores in not one but two sittings

IELTS

IELTS Indicator online test: not accepted

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

A student will be required to complete an IELTS test at the prescribed level for registration purposes.

Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date


Contact the university if you have achieved the required scores in not one but two sittings

PTE Academic 65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date


Contact the university if you have achieved the required scores in not one but two sittings

OET (Health Sciences)Grade of B in each subtestContact the university if you have achieved the required scores in not one but two sittings

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 27 in writing, 23 in speaking, 24 in reading and listening)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 185 overall (min. 185 in each subtest) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completion of at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study at diploma level or above

Multiple qualifications at this level can be added to make up the required duration

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
ACU English Language Test A (75% to 100%) Only results obtained within 2 years of course commencement
Other

Completion of 1 year of full-time AQF Diploma equivalent or higher study where the medium of instruction is English (If undertaken consecutively, multiple periods of study may be combined to make up the duration. Document must have the institution's official seal or stamp.)

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of commencement
Professional registrations Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration (other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice registration), Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) teacher registration, Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) teacher registration, and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) teacher registration

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 110 (min. 28 in listening, 29 in reading, 30 in writing, 26 in speaking)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

8.0 overall (min. 8.0 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 185 overall (min. 185 in each subtest) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completion of at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study at diploma level or above

Multiple qualifications at this level can be added to make up the required duration

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years prior to course commencement
ACU English Language Test A (75% to 100%) Only results obtained within 2 years of course commencement
Other

Completion of 1 year of full-time AQF Diploma equivalent or higher study where the medium of instruction is English (If undertaken consecutively, multiple periods of study may be combined to make up the duration. Document must have the institution's official seal or stamp.)

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
Professional registrations Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration (other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice registration), Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) teacher registration, Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) teacher registration, and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) teacher registration

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 12 in listening, 13 in reading, 21 in writing, 18 in speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 58 overall (min. 50 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
HKDSE Minimum score of 4 in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completion of at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study at diploma level or above

Multiple qualifications at this level can be added to make up the required duration

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
ACU English Language Test B (65% to 74%) Only results obtained within 2 years of course commencement
ACU Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences) Successful completion of program
Other

Completion of 1 year of full-time AQF Diploma equivalent or higher study where the medium of instruction is English (If undertaken consecutively, multiple periods of study may be combined to make up the duration. Document must have the institution's official seal or stamp.)

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
Professional registrations Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration (other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice registration), Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) teacher registration, Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) teacher registration, and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) teacher registration

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (19 in reading, 24 in writing, 20 in listening and speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 7.0 overall (min. 6.5 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 185 overall (min. 176 in each subtest) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completion of at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study at diploma level or above

Multiple qualifications at this level can be added to make up the required duration

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
Other

Completion of 1 year of full-time AQF Diploma equivalent or higher study where the medium of instruction is English (If undertaken consecutively, multiple periods of study may be combined to make up the duration. Document must have the institution's official seal or stamp.)

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
Professional registrations Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration (other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice registration), Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) teacher registration, Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) teacher registration, and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) teacher registration

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 (8 in reading, 21 in writing, 7 in listening, 18 in speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.0 overall (min. 6.0 in writing and speaking, 5.5 in listening and reading) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 50 in writing and speaking, 42 in listening and reading) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in English Acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 169 overall (min. 169 in writing and speaking, 162 in listening and reading) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
STPM C pass in 920 English
HKALE C pass in Use of English
HKDSE Minimum score of 4 in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completed AQF Diploma or completion of at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study at diploma level or above

Multiple qualifications at this level can be added to make up the required duration

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
ACU English Language Test C (60% to 64%) Only results obtained within 2 years of course commencement
Other

Completion of 1 year of full-time AQF Diploma equivalent or higher study where the medium of instruction is English (If undertaken consecutively, multiple periods of study may be combined to make up the duration. Document must have the institution's official seal or stamp.)

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
Professional registrations Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration (other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice registration), Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) teacher registration, Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) teacher registration, and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) teacher registration

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 (8 in reading, 21 in writing, 7 in listening, 18 in speaking)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.0 overall (min. 6.0 in writing and speaking, 5.5 in listening and reading) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 50 in writing and speaking, 42 in listening and reading) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in one of the following humanities subjects at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Economics, English (English Language/English Literature), Film Studies, General Studies, Global Perspectives and Research, Government and Politics, History, History of Art, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Media Studies (Media is not a humanities subject), Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Policies, Sociology, Drama and Theatre, World Development

GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in English Acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 169 overall (min. 169 in writing and speaking, 162 in listening and reading) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
STPM C pass in 920 English
HKALE C pass in Use of English
HKDSE Minimum score of 4 in English
Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Completed AQF Diploma or completion of at least 1 year of full-time equivalent study at diploma level or above

Multiple qualifications at this level can be added to make up the required duration

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
ACU English Language Test C (60% to 64%) Only results obtained within 2 years of course commencement
Other

Completion of 1 year of full-time AQF Diploma equivalent or higher study where the medium of instruction is English (If undertaken consecutively, multiple periods of study may be combined to make up the duration. Document must have the institution's official seal or stamp.)

The required full-time equivalence must be completed within 5 years of course commencement
Professional registrations Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration (other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Practice registration), Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) teacher registration, Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) teacher registration, and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) teacher registration

International Year 12s

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in speaking, 29 in writing, 27 in reading and listening)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

Min. 7.0 in reading and writing, 7.5 in listening and speaking Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic Min. 65 in reading and writing, 73 in listening and speaking Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Min. 185 in reading and writing, 191 in listening and speaking

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ACU English Language Test A+ (80 or above) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet based score: 79 (min. 24 in writing, 19 in reading, 20 in listening and speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.5 overall (min. 6.5 in each subtest)

Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 58 overall (min. 58 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 176 overall (min. 176 in each subtest) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ACU English Language Test B (65% to 74%) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ACU Tertiary Preparation Program Successful completion of program

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: Not accepted

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading, 12 in listening)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic

58 overall (min. 50 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level
Diploma must be awarded
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in English Acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature

ACU English Language Test

B (65% to 74%)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 (min. 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading, 7 in listening)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.0 overall (min. 6.0 in writing and speaking, 5.5 in listening and reading)

Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic

50 overall (min. 50 in all writing and speaking, 42 in listening and reading)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

169 overall (min. 169 in writing and speaking, 162 in listening and reading)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in English Acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature

ACU English Language Test C (60% to 64%) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

You must also satisfy the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s English language proficiency requirements.

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: not accepted

Paper-based score: Not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 24 in listening and reading, 27 in writing, 23 in speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date


Contact the university if you have achieved the required scores in not one but two sittings

IELTS

IELTS Indicator online test: not accepted

7.0 overall (individual score of 7.0 in each subtest)

A student will be required to complete an IELTS test at the prescribed level for registration purposes.

Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date


Contact the university if you have achieved the required scores in not one but two sittings

PTE Academic

65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date


Contact the university if you have achieved the required scores in not one but two sittings

OET (Health Sciences)

Min. grade of B in each subtest

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date


Contact the university if you have achieved the required scores in not one but two sittings

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 27 in writing, 23 in speaking, 24 in reading and listening)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level
Diploma must be awarded
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

185 overall (min. 185 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

185 overall (min. 185 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ACU English Language Test A (75% to 100%) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 110 (min. 28 in listening, 29 in reading, 30 in writing, 26 in speaking)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

8.0 overall (min. 8.0 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic

65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

185 overall (min. 185 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ACU English Language Test A (75% to 100%) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 12 in listening, 13 in reading, 21 in writing, 18 in speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

PTE Academic

58 overall (min. 50 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

ACU English Language Test

B (65% to 74%)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ACU Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences) Successful completion of program

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: Not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 19 in reading, 24 in writing, 20 in listening and speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 6.5 in each subtest) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

185 overall (min. 176 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 (min. 8 in reading, 21 in writing, 7 in listening, 18 in speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.0 overall (min. 6.0 in writing and speaking, 5.5 in listening and reading)

Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

PTE Academic

50 overall (min. 50 in writing and speaking, 42 in listening and reading)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Baccalaureate

Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level

OR

Grade 4 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in English Acceptable CIE and Edexcel International IGCSE subjects: English – First Language, English Language, English – Second Language, English as a Second Language (ESL), English – Literature, English Literature

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

169 overall (min. 169 in writing and speaking, 162 in listening and reading)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

ACU English Language Test

C (60% to 64%)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions

TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 (min. 8 in reading, 21 in writing, 7 in listening, 18 in speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.0 overall (min. 6.0 writing and speaking, 5.5 listening and reading) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 50 writing and speaking, 42 reading and listening) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
ACU English Language Test C (60% to 64%) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

169 overall (min. 169 in writing and speaking, 162 in listening and reading)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Courses available

Undergraduate International

Location

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PO Box 256, Dickson ACT 2602

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Phone

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