Australian college of applied psychology

Australian College of Applied Psychology English language proficiency requirements

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. Please confirm all requirements with ACAP.

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

Undergraduate

Dip Community Services (Case Management)
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary qualification (English as the primary language of instruction and completed no more than two years prior to ACAP studies)

Completed two or more years of consecutive study

TOEFL (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

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)

IELTS (only Academic version results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

5.5 overall (min. 5.0 in listening, reading, writing and speaking)

PTE Academic (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

42 overall (36 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & 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 & 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

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

GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS Not accepted
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: 47

2015 and onwards: 162

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 180

STPMNot accepted
HKALEE pass in Use of English
HKDSE3 in English Language
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic Purposes) or completed Advanced Certificate
STAT (Multiple Choice)Not accepted
ISLPR Not accepted
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.

Dip Counselling Skills, all bachelor courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary qualification (English as the primary language of instruction and completed no more than two years prior to ACAP studies)

Completed two or more years of consecutive study

TOEFL (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

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)

IELTS (only Academic version results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

6.0 overall (min. 5.5 in listening, reading, writing and speaking)

PTE Academic (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

50 overall (42 in listening, reading, writing and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

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
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

GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)Not accepted
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: 52

2015 and onwards: 169

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: 45

2015 and onwards: 180

STPMNot accepted
HKALED pass in Use of English
HKDSE4 in English Language
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic Purposes) or completed Advanced Certificate
STAT (Multiple Choice)Not accepted
ISLPR Not accepted

Postgraduate

Grad Dip Psychological Science, M Social Work, M Social Work (Qualifying)
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Secondary or tertiary qualification (English as the primary language of instruction and completed no more than two years prior to ACAP studies)

Completed two or more years of consecutive study

TOEFL (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

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)

IELTS (only Academic version results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

6.5 overall (min 6.0 in each sub-score)

PTE Academic (only results obtained no more than 2 years prior to 1 January of the year in which the course starts, e.g. for all courses starting in 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)

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

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

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

May 2013 session & 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

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, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre 2015: 58

2015 onwards: 176

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre 2015: Level C1

2015 onwards: 180

HKALEC pass in Use of English
HKDSE5 in English Language
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic Purposes) or completed Advanced Certificate