University of Technology Sydney

English language proficiency

University of Technology Sydney 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.

Contact the UTS Admissions Office if you have undertaken Australian senior secondary studies but were not eligible for an ATAR/UAI/TER or if you have completed up to Year 10 in Australia.

Undergraduate

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Internet-based score: 102 (min. 24 in writing, 23 in speaking, listening and reading)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 7.5 overall (min. 8 in speaking and listening, min. 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 speaking and listening, min. 65 in reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Nov 2012 session & earlier: not accepted

May 2013 session & onwards:
Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level; OR

Grade 7 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at Standard level

Diploma must be awarded
GCE 'A' Levels (from UK or Singapore) No separate English test required but subjects must have been undertaken at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level
GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

Completion of ‘O’ levels including B pass in English and C pass in remaining subjects

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) 191 (min. 185 in writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE) 191 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
HKALE A pass in Use of English
HKDSE 5** in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Diploma or completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes
UNSW Foundation Year Completion of program with B pass in Academic English
UTS Foundation Studies Completion of program

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)

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

Occupational English Test (OET)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

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 21 writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 writing) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic58 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

Nov 2012 session & earlier: not accepted

May 2013 session & onwards:
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) No separate English test required but subjects must have been undertaken at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level
GCSE/GCE 'O' Levels (from UK or Singapore)

Completion of ‘O’ levels including B pass in English and C pass in remaining subjects

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 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE) 176 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
STPM C pass in 914/920 English
HKALE C pass in Use of English
HKDSE 5 in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Diploma or completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes
Insearch Academic English (AE5) Pass
UNSW Foundation Year Completion of program with C pass in Academic English
UTS Foundation Studies Completion of program

International Year 12s

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL Internet-based score: 102 (min. 24 in writing, 23 in speaking, listening and reading) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 7.5 overall (min. 8 in speaking and listening, min. 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 in speaking and listening, 65 in reading and writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
International Baccalaureate

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

Grade 7 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at Standard level

Diploma must be awarded
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 191 (min. 185 in writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE) 191 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 (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 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

Occupational English Test (OET)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 Internet-based score: 79 (min. 21 writing) Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 writing) Only Academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 58 overall 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 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE) 176 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Insearch Academic English (AE5) Pass

Postgraduate

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL Internet-based score: 94 (min. 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 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

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 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
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 185 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE) 185 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Internet-based score: 94 (min. 27 writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 7 overall (min. 7.0 in writing) 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
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

185

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

185

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Diploma or completion of at least one year of full-time equivalent study at RATE Associate Diploma or Diploma level or completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes
Insearch Academic English (AE6) Pass

Test/Qualification Minimum result required Conditions
TOEFL

Internet-based score: 79 (min. 21 writing)

Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
IELTS 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 writing) Only academic version results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
PTE Academic 58 overall Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 176 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE) 176 Only results obtained within 2 years of the course start date
Australian TAFE and private provider studies Completed AQF Diploma or completion of at least one year of full-time equivalent study at RATE Associate Diploma or Diploma level or completed Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes
Insearch Academic English (AE5) Pass

Location

Level 2 (Entry Level), Building 10,
235 Jones Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

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Phone

1300 ASK UTS (1300 275 887)

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