University of Canberra

English language proficiency

University of Canberra 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

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
Post-secondary study

Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses

Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study

Successful completion of at least 1 year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 overall (min. 16 in listening, 25 in reading, 18 in speaking, 27 in writing)

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

6.0 overall (min. 6.0 in listening and speaking, 7.0 in reading and writing)

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

50 overall (min. 50 in listening and speaking, 65 in reading and writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES)

169 overall

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE 169 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE 180 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET)

No grade lower than C in any of the 4 sub-tests

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

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 5 in English A2 at standard or higher level or Grade 5 in English B at higher level

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 5 at higher level or grade 6 at standard level in English A: literature or English A: language and literature

Diploma must be awarded
European Baccalaureate 60% in English as an Obligatory subject (Language I or II) Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) Level or B pass at Advanced Subsidiary (AS) or Higher 1 (H1) level in 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), 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 any English or Humanities subject listed above in A Levels
University of Canberra College International Foundation Studies Successful completion
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 60% overall with no result below 55% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTO) Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 Terms Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 Terms Successful completion
ANU College Access English Overall grade of 60%

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Post-secondary study Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study Successful completion of at least 1 year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 102 overall (min. 28 in listening, 26 in speaking, 25 in reading, 27 in writing

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 7.5 overall (min. 8.0 in listening and speaking, 7.0 in reading and writing) Only academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 73 overall (min. 79 in listening and speaking, 65 in reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES)
191 overall (min. 200 in listening and speaking, 185 in reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE 191 overall (min. 200 in listening and speaking, 185 in reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE

191 overall (min. 200 in listening and speaking, 185 in reading and writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) A in listening and speaking, B in reading and writing Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
University of Canberra College International Foundation Studies Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 Terms Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 Terms Successful completion

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Post-secondary study Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study Successful completion of at least 1 year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 overall (min. 25 in listening and reading, 23 in speaking, 27 in writing)

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
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 185 overall with no individual score below 185 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE185 overall with no individual score below 185 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE 185 overall with no individual score below 185 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Not accepted

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

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore) C pass at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level in 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), 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 General Paper or English
HKDSE 5 in English language and Literature in English
STPM C pass in 920 Literature in English
University of Canberra College International Foundation Studies Successful completion
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 70% overall with no result below 70% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus) 70% overall with no result below 70% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 Terms Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 Terms Successful completion

If you are looking to apply for nursing and midwifery courses, you must also satisfy the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s English language proficiency requirements.

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Post-secondary study Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study Successful completion of at least one (1) year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: not accepted for midwifery or nursing

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 overall (min. 25 in listening and reading, 23 in speaking, 27 in writing)

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

IELTS Indicator online test: not accepted for midwifery or nursing

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
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International BaccalaureateNov 2012 session & earlier: Not accepted

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

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore) C pass at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level in 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), 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 General Paper or English
HKDSE 5 in English language and Literature in English
STPM C pass in 920 Literature in English
University of Canberra College International Foundation Studies Successful completion
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 70% overall with no result below 70% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus) 70% overall with no result below 70% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 Terms Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 Terms Successful completion

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Post-secondary study Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English) Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study Successful completion of at least 1 year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 79 overall (min. 16 in listening and reading, 18 in speaking, 22 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
PTE Academic 58 overall (min. 50 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 176 overall with no individual score below 169 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE 176 overall with no individual score below 169 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE 180 overall with no individual score below 169 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than 'C' in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Nov 2012 session & earlier: English A2 at higher or standard level

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

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore) C pass at full Advanced (A2) or higher 2 (H2) level in 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), 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 General Paper or English
HKDSE 5 in English language and Literature in English
STPM C pass in 920 Literature in English
University of Canberra College International Foundation Studies Successful completion
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 65% overall with no result below 60% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus) 65% overall with no result below 60% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 Terms Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 Terms Successful completion
ANU College Access English Successful completion with overall grade of 60%

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
Post-secondary study Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study Successful completion of at least one (1) year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 overall (min. 16 in listening and reading, 18 in speaking, 22 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
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 50 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 169 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE 169 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE 180 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 4 in English A1 or English A2 at standard or higher level or Grade 5 in English B at higher level

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 4 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard or higher level or Grade 5 in English B at higher level

Diploma must be awarded
European Baccalaureate 60% in English as an Obligatory subject (Language I or II) Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

C pass at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) Level or B pass at Advanced Subsidiary (AS) or Higher 1 (H1) level in 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), 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 any English or Humanities subject listed above in A Levels
HKDSE 3 in English subject
STPM C in English language or English Literature
University of Canberra College International Foundation Studies Successful completion
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 60% overall with no result below 55% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
TAFE NSW Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes Successful completion
Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTO) Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 Terms Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 Terms Successful completion
ANU College Access English Overall grade of 60%

International Year 12s

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
Post-secondary study

Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English)

Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study

Successful completion of at least one (1) year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 overall (min. 16 in listening, 25 in reading, 18 in speaking, 27 in writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.0 overall (min. 6.0 in listening and speaking, 7.0 in reading and writing) Only academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 50 in listening and speaking, 65 in reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 169 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE 169 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE 180 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 5 in English A2 at standard or higher level or Grade 5 in English B at higher level

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 5 at higher level or grade 6 at standard level in English A: literature or English A: language and literature

Diploma must be awarded
European Baccalaureate

60% in English as an Obligatory subject (Language I or II)

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

C pass at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) Level or B pass at Advanced Subsidiary (AS) or Higher 1 (H1) level in 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), 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 any English or Humanities subject listed above in A Levels
University of Canberra College International Foundation Studies Successful completion
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 60% overall with no result below 55% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTO) Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 Terms Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 Terms Successful completion
ANU College Access English Overall grade of 60%

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior Secondary Study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 102 overall (min. 28 in listening, 26 in speaking, 25 in reading, 27 in writing)
Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 7.5 overall (min. 8.0 in listening and speaking, 7.0 in reading and writing) Only academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 73 overall (min. 79 in listening and speaking, 65 in reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 191 overall (min. 200 in listening and speaking, 185 in reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) A in listening and speaking, B in reading and writing Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

If you are looking to apply for nursing and midwifery courses, you must also satisfy the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s English language proficiency requirements.

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior Secondary Study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: not accepted for midwifery or nursing

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 overall (min. 25 in listening and reading, 23 in speaking, 27 in writing)

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


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
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 185 overall with no individual score below 185 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than ‘B’ in any of the four subtests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level Diploma must be awarded

If you are looking to apply for nursing and midwifery courses, you must also satisfy the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council’s English language proficiency requirements.

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Post-secondary study Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study Successful completion of at least 1 year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test: not accepted for midwifery or nursing

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 94 overall (min. 25 in listening and reading, 23 in speaking, 27 in writing)

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

IELTS Indicator online test: not accepted for midwifery or nursing

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
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International BaccalaureateNov 2012 session & earlier: Not accepted

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

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore) C pass at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level in 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), 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 General Paper or English
HKDSE 5 in English language and Literature in English
STPM C pass in 920 Literature in English
University of Canberra College International Foundation Studies Successful completion
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 70% overall with no result below 70% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus) 70% overall with no result below 70% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 Terms Successful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 Terms Successful completion

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior Secondary Study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 79 overall (min. 16 in listening and reading, 18 in speaking, 22 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
PTE Academic 58 overall (min. 50 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 176 overall with no individual score below 169 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four subtests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level Diploma must be awarded

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior Secondary Study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 60 overall (min. 16 in listening and reading, 22 in writing, 18 in speaking)
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
PTE Academic 50 overall (min. 50 in listening, reading, speaking and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 169 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four subtests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Grade 4 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard or higher level or Grade 5 in English B at higher level

Diploma must be awarded

Postgraduate

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English) Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study (instruction was in English) Successful completion of at least 1 year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL 94 overall Only internet-based results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 7.0 overall Only academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 65 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 185 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE 185 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE 185 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus) 70% overall
Other

Refer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study Successful completion of at least 1 year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL 94 overall (min. 25 in listening and reading; 23 in speaking; 27 in writing) Only internet-based 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, speaking, reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 185 with no individual score below 185 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE 185 with no individual score below 185 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE 185 with no individual score below 185 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus) 70% overall with no result below 70% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
Other Refer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study Successful completion of at least 1 year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL 94 overall (min. 16 in listening, 18 in speaking, 16 in reading, 22 in writing) Only internet-based results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 7.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest) Only academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 65 overall (min. 50 in listening, speaking, reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 185 with no individual score below 169 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE 185 with no individual score below 169 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE 185 with no individual score below 169 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus) 70% overall with no result below 60% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
Other Refer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study
Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study
Successful completion of three years of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland Language of instruction must be English
IELTS 7.5 overall (min. 8.0 in listening and speaking, 7.0 in reading and writing) Only academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) A in listening and speaking, B in reading and writing Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Other Refer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study
Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study Successful completion of at least 1 year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

94 overall (min. 21 in listening, speaking and reading, 25 in writing)

Only Internet-based 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
PTE Academic 65 overall (min. 58 in listening, speaking, reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 185 with no individual score below 176 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE 185 with no individual score below 176 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE 185 with no individual score below 176 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus) 70% overall with no result below 65% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
Other Refer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma

Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses

Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study

Successful completion of at least 1 year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL

79 overall (min. 16 in listening, 18 in speaking, 16 in reading, 25 in writing)

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

6.5 overall (min 6.5 in writing, 6.0 in reading, listening and speaking)

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

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

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 176 (min. 176 in writing and min. 169 in speaking, reading and listening) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE 176 (min. 176 in writing and min. 169 in speaking, reading and listening) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE 176 (min. 176 in writing and min. 169 in speaking, reading and listening) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus)

65% overall with no result below 65% in writing and no result below 60% in the reading, listening or speaking results

International Baccalaureate

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 4 in English A1 or English A2 at standard or higher level or Grade 5 in English B at higher level

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 4 in English A: Literature or English A: Language & Literature at standard or higher level or Grade 5 in English B at higher level

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

Minimum grade of C in English or humanities subject or Minimum grade of B in English or humanities subject at AS level

Humanities subjects include: 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, Government and Politics, Global Perspectives and Research, 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) Minimum grade of B in any English or Humanities subject listed above in A Levels
Other

Refer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
Senior secondary study Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of 1 year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
Tertiary study Successful completion of at least 1 year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website Language of instruction must be English
TOEFL 79 overall (min. 16 in listening, 18 in speaking, 16 in reading, 22 in writing) Only Internet-based results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 58 overall (min. 50 in listening, speaking, reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Cambridge English Scale (CES) 176 with no individual score below 169 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE 176 with no individual score below 169 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE 176 with no individual score below 169 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Occupational English Test (OET) No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four sub-tests Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus) 65% overall with no result below 60% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
International Baccalaureate Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 4 in English A1 or English A2 at standard or higher level or Grade 5 in English B at higher level May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 4 in English A: literature or English A: language & literature at standard or higher level or Grade 5 in English B at higher level Diploma must be awarded
European Baccalaureate 60% in English as an Obligatory subject (Language I or II) Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

Minimum grade of C in English or humanities subject or Minimum grade of B in English or humanities subject at AS level

Humanities subjects include: 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, Government and Politics, Global Perspectives and Research, 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) Minimum grade of B in any English or Humanities subject listed above in A Levels
Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTO) Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies Successful completion
ANU College Access English Overall grade of 60%
TAFE NSW Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes Successful completion
Other

Refer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements

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