Macleay College

Macleay College English language proficiency requirements

Macleay College 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

Journalism
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)

Internet-based score: from 79

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
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)From 56

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

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


May 2013 session & later: English B at higher or standard level OR English A: literature or English A: language & literature at higher or standard level
GCSE/GCE 'O' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

B pass in English

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, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: from 58

2015 and onwards: from 176

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

Pre-2015: 52 or C pass

2015 and onwards: from 200

Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma on a case by case basis, contact Macleay College Admissions Office 
STAT (Multiple Choice)155 in the verbal component
All other 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)

Internet-based score: 60

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
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)From 48 

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

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

May 2013 session & later: English B at higher or standard level OR English A: literature or English A: language & literature at higher or standard level

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

C pass in English

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

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)C pass in English
C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: from 52

2015 and onwards: from 176

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

Pre-2015: 52 or C pass

2015 and onwards: from 200

Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma
STAT (Multiple Choice)155 in the verbal component

International Year 12s

Journalism
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)

Internet-based score: 79

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
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)From 56 

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

English B at higher level or standard level OR English A: literature or English A: language & literature at higher or standard level

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

B pass in English

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, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: from 58

2015 and onwards: from 176

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

Pre-2015: 52 or C pass

2015 and onwards: from 200

STAT (Multiple Choice)155 in the verbal component
All other 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)

Internet-based score: 60

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
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)From 48 

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

English B at higher or standard level OR  English A: literature or English A: language & literature at higher or standard level

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

C pass in English

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, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

Pre-2015: from 52

2015 and onwards: from 176

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

Pre-2015: 52 or C pass

2015 and onwards: from 200

STAT (Multiple Choice)

155 in the verbal component