Australian College of Applied Psychology

English language proficiency

Australian College of Applied Psychology 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 ACAP.

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

Undergraduate

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Secondary or tertiary qualification Completed 2 or more years of consecutive study English as the primary language of instruction and completed no more than 2 years prior to ACAP studies
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 451 (32 in reading, 38 in listening, 52 in writing)

Internet-based score: 46 (4 in reading and listening, 14 in speaking and writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 5.5 overall (min. 5.0 in listening, reading, writing and speaking) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 42 overall (36 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Nov 2012 session and earlier: English A2 at higher or standard level OR Grade 5 in English B at higher level OR Grade 6 in English B at standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’)

May 2013 session and onwards: Grade 3 in English A: literature or English A: language & literature at higher level OR Grade 3 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at standard level OR Grade 5 in English B higher level OR Grade 6 in English B at standard level

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

E 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)

Pre-2015: 47

2015 and onwards: 162

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 180

HKALE E pass in Use of English
HKDSE 3 in English Language
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic Purposes) or completed Advanced Certificate
Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3

Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA)

Contact the institution for other acceptable qualifications and tests at ACSF Level 3

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Secondary or tertiary qualification Completed 2 or more years of consecutive study English as the primary language of instruction and completed no more than 2 years prior to ACAP studies
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 500 (40 in reading, 42 in listening, 56 in writing)

Internet-based score: 60 (min. 8 in reading, 7 in listening, 16 in speaking, 18 in writing)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.0 overall (min. 5.5 in listening, reading, writing and speaking) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 50 overall (42 in listening, reading, writing and speaking) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Nov 2012 session & earlier: English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’)

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 3 in English A: literature or English A: language & literature at higher level OR Grade 4 in English A: literature or English A: language & literature at standard level

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

D 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)

Pre-2015: 52

2015 and onwards: 169

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 180

HKALE D pass in Use of English
HKDSE 4 in English Language
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic Purposes) or completed Advanced Certificate

Postgraduate

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Secondary or tertiary qualification Completed 2 or more years of consecutive study English as the primary language of instruction and completed no more than 2 years prior to ACAP studies
TOEFL

Paper-based score: 550 (min. 4.5 in TWE, 53 listening, 59 writing, 52 reading)

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 20 speaking, 20 listening, 22 writing, 20 reading)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.5 overall (min 6.0 in each sub-score) 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

Nov 2012 session and earlier: Min. English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, 'standard level' was referred to as 'subsidiary level')

May 2013 session and onwards: Min. grade 4 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level OR Min. grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and 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)

Pre 2015: 58

2015 onwards: 176

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre 2015: Level C1

2015 onwards: 180

HKALE C pass in Use of English
HKDSE 5 in English Language
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic Purposes) or completed Advanced Certificate

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