English language proficiency

Charles Darwin 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 Charles Darwin University.

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

Undergraduate

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. 27 in writing, 24 in reading and listening, 23 in speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS

IELTS Indicator online test: not accepted

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, speaking, reading and writing)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
OET 350 (previously grade B) in each subtest
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

International Year 12s

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. 27 in writing, 24 in reading and listening, 23 in speaking)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS IELTS Indicator online test: not accepted

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, speaking, reading and writing) 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. 22 in writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS

6.5 overall

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

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

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Other Completion of 2 years of study in Australia or an English speaking country

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 (min. 21 in writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS

7 overall (min. 6.5 in each subtest)

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

PTE Academic

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

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Other

Completion of 2 years of study in Australia or an English speaking country

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 (min. 21 in writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS

6 overall

Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 50 in listening, speaking, reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Other Completion of 2 years of study in Australia or an English speaking country

Postgraduate

Charles Darwin University assumes domestic applicants applying to postgraduate degrees are proficient in the English language. Therefore, these applicants do not need to prove their proficiency.

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