La Trobe University

English language proficiency

La Trobe 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.

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. 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 1 but 2 sittings
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
  • Contact the university if you have achieved the required scores in not 1 but 2 sittings
  • Scores and Conditions also apply to United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

Only Academic version 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. 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (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

Diploma must be awarded

GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced level or Higher 1 (H1) or Higher 2 (H2) in General Paper or one of the following humanities subjects: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Drama and Theatre, 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, World Development

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 180 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

HKDSE

4 in English language with no component level less than 3

Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Four years of schooling in an English-speaking country plus completion of an AQF Diploma or equivalent or higher

La Trobe College Foundation Studies/Diploma

Completion of Foundation studies with 70% in English (Academic Communication)

Completion of Diploma studies with 60% WAM or above

Canadian Pre-University Program Ontario Secondary School Diploma

50% in either final year English subjects ENG4U or ENG4C

Danish Studentereksamen or Higher Preparatory Examination

Grade of 7 (Good) in A Level English and 10 (Very Good) in B Level English (combined average for oral and written grades)

Undertaken in 2007 and onwards

Finnish Matriculation Certificate

Grade 8 in English in the final year of secondary studies

German Abitur and DAAD English language test

Range of 15-7 at LF Level (Very Good to Satisfactory)

Minimum C1 grade in DAAD English language test

Netherlands Diploma of Pre-University Education (VWO)

Grade 6 in English

Netherlands HAVO (senior secondary general education) or MBO (senior secondary vocational education)

Grade 7 in English

Swedish Upper Secondary School (Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan)

Grade C in English

English as the language of instruction

English as the language of instruction in secondary and/or tertiary studies may be accepted. This will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

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

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (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

Diploma must be awarded

GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced level or Higher 1 (H1) or Higher 2 (H2) in General Paper or one of the following humanities subjects: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Drama and Theatre, 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, World Development

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 180 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

HKDSE

4 in English language with no component level less than 3

Australian TAFE and private provider studies

4 years of schooling in an English-speaking country plus completion of an AQF Diploma or equivalent or higher

La Trobe College Foundation Studies/Diploma

Completion of Foundation studies with 70% in English (Academic Communication)

Completion of Diploma studies with 60% WAM or above

Canadian Pre-University Program Ontario Secondary School Diploma

50% in either final year English subjects ENG4U or ENG4C

Danish Studentereksamen or Higher Preparatory Examination

Grade of 7 (Good) in A Level English and 10 (Very Good) in B Level English (combined average for oral and written grades)

Undertaken in 2007 and onwards

Finnish Matriculation Certificate

Grade 8 in English in the final year of secondary studies

German Abitur and DAAD English language test

Range of 15-7 at LF Level (Very Good to Satisfactory)

Minimum C1 grade in DAAD English language test

Netherlands Diploma of Pre-University Education (VWO)

Grade 6 in English

Netherlands HAVO (senior secondary general education) or MBO (senior secondary vocational education)

Grade 7 in English

Swedish Upper Secondary School (Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan)

Grade C in English

English as the language of instruction

English as the language of instruction in secondary and/or tertiary studies may be accepted. This will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)
7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
IELTS

7.5 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)
7.5 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
IELTS

7.5 overall (min. 8.0 in speaking and listening, 7.0 in reading and writing)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)

7.5 overall (min. 8.0 in speaking and listening, 7.0 in reading and writing)

Only Academic version 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: 64 (min. 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)

6.0 overall, no band less than 6.0

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

PTE Academic

50 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

Diploma must be awarded

GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced level or Higher 1 (H1) or Higher 2 (H2) in General Paper or one of the following humanities subjects: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Drama and Theatre, 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, World Development

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

C pass in English, English language, English Studies, English Literature, or English as a Second Language

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 169 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 180 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Malaysian STPM

C pass in 914 English language or 920 English literature

HKALE

C pass in Use of English

HKDSE

3 in English language with no component level less than 3

Australian TAFE and private provider studies

Four years of secondary schooling in an English-speaking country plus completion of a Certificate IV or equivalent

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS)

Completion of EFS level 5B with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam

La Trobe College Foundation Studies/Diploma

Completion of Foundation studies with 60% in English (Academic Communication

Completion of Diploma

Canadian Pre-University Program Ontario Secondary School Diploma

50% in either final year English subjects ENG4U or ENG4C

Danish Studentereksamen or Higher Preparatory Examination

Grade 7 (Good) in A Level English and 10 (Very Good) in B Level English (combined average for oral and written grades)

Undertaken in 2007 and onwards

Finnish Matriculation Certificate

Grade 8 in English in the final year of secondary studies

German Abitur and DAAD English language test

Range of 15-7 at LF Level (Very Good to Satisfactory)

Pre 2015: Minimum B2 grade in all four bands

Year 10 and Year 12 in India

Grade of 60% in both Year 10 and Year 12 from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), or Council for Indian Certificate Examination (CISE), or Indian National or State Boards

Netherlands Diploma of Pre-University Education (VWO)

Grade 6 in English

Netherlands HAVO (senior secondary general education) or MBO (senior secondary vocational education)

Grade 7 in English

Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examinations

Grade 4 in English

Swedish Upper Secondary School (Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan)

Grade C in English

English as language of instruction

English as the language of instruction in secondary and/or tertiary studies may be accepted. This will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

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. 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 1 but 2 sittings
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
  • Contact the university if you have achieved the required scores in not 1 but 2 sittings
  • Scores and Conditions also apply to United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

Only Academic version 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. 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

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

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (or equivalent Australian secondary qualifications)

English Units 3 and 4: 30 in English (EAL) or 25 other than EAL

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

Diploma must be awarded

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 180 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

English as medium of instruction

English as the language of instruction in secondary studies may be accepted, except for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no subtest below 6.0

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

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

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

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

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (or equivalent Australian secondary qualifications)

English Units 3 and 4: 30 in English (EAL) or 25 other than EAL

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

Diploma must be awarded

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 180 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

English as medium of instruction

English as the language of instruction in secondary studies may be accepted, except for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no subtest below 6.0

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
IELTS

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)
7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
IELTS

7.5 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)
7.5 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
IELTS

7.5 overall (min. 8.0 in speaking and listening, 7.0 in reading and writing)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)

7.5 overall (min. 8.0 in speaking and listening, 7.0 in reading and writing)

Only Academic version 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: 64 (min. 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (IELTS)

6.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

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

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (or equivalent Australian secondary qualifications)

English Units 3 and 4: 30 in English (EAL) or 25 other than EAL

PTE Academic

50 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

Diploma must be awarded

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 169 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)

Pre-2015: not accepted

2015 and onwards: 180 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

English as medium of instruction

English as the language of instruction in secondary studies may be accepted, except for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no subtest below 6.0

Postgraduate

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

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

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

IELTS

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

M Teaching (P-12): 7.5 overall (8.0 in speaking and listening, 7.0 in reading and writing)

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

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration International English Language Test (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

Diploma must be awarded

GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass in Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced level or Higher 1 (H1) or Higher 2 (H2) in General Paper or one of the following humanities subjects: Ancient History/Classical Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Citizenship Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking (formerly Critical and Contextual Studies), Drama and Theatre, 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, World Development

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

La Trobe College English for Further Studies

Completion of EFS level 6B with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam

Secondary and tertiary studies

English as the language of instruction in secondary and/or tertiary studies may be accepted

Recognised English programs for direct entry

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