International College of Management, Sydney

International College of Management, Sydney English language proficiency requirements

International College of Management, 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.

Undergraduate

All courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Senior secondary or post-secondary qualification (language of instruction is English)

Completed final senior secondary studies or tertiary level qualification of at least one year’s duration in English in one of the following countries: American Samoa, Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda), Eire, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), United States of America, West Indies, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Tertiary qualification (at a recognised institution where the language of instruction is English)

A tertiary (University or VET) qualification of at least one year’s duration, completed in Australia in the last five years.

A tertiary qualification of at least one year’s duration from an approved institution where the language of instruction is English, completed in the last five years

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)

Internet-based score: 69 overall (min. 19 in writing, 17 in speaking)

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 (min. 5.5 in writing and 5.5 in 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 (min. 42 in writing and 42 in speaking)
TOEIC785
CEFRB2

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 5 in English B at standard level; or Grade 4 in English B at higher level; or Grade 4 in English A2 at higher or standard level (prior to May 1999, ‘standard level’ was referred to as ‘subsidiary level’)

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

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK)D pass in English taken at full Advanced (A2) level
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

169 (min. 162 in writing and 162 in speaking)

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

180 (min. 180 in writing and 180 in speaking)

STPMC pass in 920 English B pass in 914 English
Danish Studentereksamen/Higher Preparatory Exam/Higher Technical Exam/Higher Commercial Exam (2007 onwards)

Grade 9 in B level English (only); or

Grade 7 in B level AND A level English
Finnish Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/ Studentexamenbetyg (1997 onwards)Completion of High School with Grade of 8 in English or English A
German Abitur

7 points in English

DAAD English language test

B2

German Fachhochschulereife

Grade 3 in English

Netherlands VWO7 in English
Netherlands HAVO8 in English
Norwegian Upper Secondary School (Vitnemal den Vidergaende Skole)

3 in English A in final year of high school

Swedish Avgangsbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan (before 1997)

3 in English

Swedish Upper Secondary School (Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan)

1997–2013: G in English A

2014 and onwards: C in English 5 
EAP program

Contact the ICMS Admissions Office if you have successfully completed an EAP program

International Year 12s

All courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

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: not accepted

Internet-based score: 69 overall (min. 19 in writing, 17 in speaking)

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 (min. 5.5 in writing, 5.5 in 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 (min. 42 in writing, 42 in speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

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

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

169 (Level B2) (min. 162 in writing and 162 in speaking)

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

180 (min. 180 in writing and 180 in speaking)

TOEIC785
CEFRB2
EAP program

Contact the ICMS Admissions Office if you have successfully completed an EAP program

Postgraduate

Graduate Certificates
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

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: not accepted

Internet-based score: 69 overall (min. 19 in writing, 17 in speaking)

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 (min. 5.5 in writing and speaking)
CEFRB2
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre 2015: Not accepted

2015 onwards: 169 overall (min. 162 in writing and speaking)
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre 2015: Not accepted

2015 onwards: 180 overall (min. 180 in writing and speaking)
Tertiary qualification (at a recognised institution where the language of instruction is English)Comparable tertiary qualification at degree level completed in the last five years.
EAP program

Successful completion of the ICMS Academic English Program offered by Aspire Institute with the required score.

Contact the ICMS Admissions Office for consultation if you have successfully completed an EAP program.

Masters degrees
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

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: not accepted

Internet-based score: 79 overall (min. 21 in writing, 18 in speaking)

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 (min. 6.0 in writing, 6.0 in speaking)
CEFRC1
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre 2015: Not accepted

2015 onwards: 176 overall (min. 169 in writing and speaking)
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre 2015: Not accepted

2015 onwards: 180 overall (min. 180 in writing and speaking)
Tertiary qualification (at a recognised institution where the language of instruction is English)Comparable tertiary qualification at degree level completed in the last five years.
EAP program

Successful completion of the ICMS Academic English Program offered by Aspire Institute with the required score.

Contact the ICMS Admissions Office for consultation if you have successfully completed an EAP program.