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Macquarie University English language proficiency requirements

Macquarie University 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 Macquarie University.

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

Undergraduate

B Arts and B Education (Primary), B Arts and B Education (Secondary), B Commerce and B Education (Secondary), B Education (Primary) and B Psychology, B Science and B Education (Secondary), B Teaching (Early Childhood Education)


Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Australian Year 12 (ineligible for ATAR)

Completed with pass in English Advanced or its equivalent

Macquarie University Foundation Program

Satisfactory completion of a one-year Australian tertiary preparation program (unless the applicant completes an approved tertiary preparation program which is less than one year full-time)

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: 105 overall (min. 26 speaking, 28 listening, 27 writing, 24 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)

7.5 overall (min. 7.0 reading and writing, min. 8.0 listening 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)

73 overall (min. 65 reading and writing; min. 79 listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: English A2 at higher level

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

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

A 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)

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

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

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

HKALE

A pass in Use of English

HKDSE

5* in English language

Australian TAFE and private

Completed  AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma

UNSW Foundation Year

Completion of program with A- pass in Academic English

ANU College Foundation Studies Program85% in Academic English or Advanced Academic English
University of Sydney FoundationA
Monash Foundation80%+ in English

Macquarie English Language Centre's Direct Entry English Program

Completed program with pass

Units at non-award level at Macquarie University

Completion of four (4) units

English for Academic Purposes program at an approved AQF provider

Completed AQF Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes with required grade. Contact Macquarie University Admissions Office if you have successfully completed an EAP program at the following institutions: Macquarie English Language Centre Kaplan Aspect Sydney Manly Sydney English Language Centre (SELC) ELS Universal English College (UEC)

B Laws and its double degrees, B Clinical Science
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Australian Year 12 (ineligible for ATAR)Completed with pass in English Advanced or its equivalent

Macquarie University Foundation Program

Satisfactory completion of a one-year Australian tertiary preparation program (unless the applicant completes an approved tertiary preparation program which is less than one year full-time)

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: 100 overall (min. 24 writing, 19 reading, 20 in listening and 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)

7.0 overall (min. 6.5 in each subtest)
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)65 overall (min. 58 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: English A2 at higher level

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 5 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature at higher level OR Grade 6 in English A: Language & Literature or English A: 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)

185 (min. 176 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

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

185 (min. 176 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

HKALEB pass Use of English
HKDSE5 in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted  AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
UNSW Foundation YearCompletion of program with B pass in Academic English
ANU College Foundation Studies Program80% in Academic English or Advanced Academic English
University of Queensland Foundation80% in Academic English for University Studies
University of Sydney FoundationC
University of Western Australia Foundation80% in English
Monash Foundation80% in English
Macquarie English Language Centre's University Entry English Preparation Program (Human Sciences, Arts & Sciences)Completed program with Credit in overall and Pass in writing
Units at non-award level at Macquarie UniversityCompletion of four (4) units
English for Academic Purposes program at an approved AQF provider

Completed AQF Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes with required grade. Contact Macquarie University Admissions Office if you have successfully completed an EAP program at the following institutions: Macquarie English Language Centre Kaplan Aspect Sydney Manly Sydney English Language Centre (SELC) ELS Universal English College (UEC)

Macquarie University International College (MUIC) Diplomas, Intensive Program and Standard Foundation
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Australian Year 12 (ineligible for ATAR)Completed with pass in English Advanced or its equivalent

Macquarie University Foundation Program

Satisfactory completion of a one year Australian tertiary preparation program (unless the applicant completes an approved tertiary preparation program which is less than one year full time)

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)

For Diploma & Intensive Program:

Internet-based score: 73 overall (min. 16 in speaking, 11 in listening, 19 in writing, 12 in reading)

For Standard Foundation:

Internet-based score: 66 overall (min. 14 in speaking, 9 in listening, 16 in writing, 10 in 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)

For Diploma & Intensive Program: 6.0 overall (min. 5.5 in each subtest)

For Standard Foundation: 5.5 overall (min, 5.0 in each subtest)

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)

For Diploma & Intensive Program: 57 overall (min. 49 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

For Standard Foundation: 49 overall (min. 41 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

For Diploma & Intensive Program:  English A: Literature or English A: Language and Literature at standard or higher level OR Grade 3 at higher level or grade 4 at standard level in English B  For Standard Foundation: English A: Literature or English A: Language and Literature at Standard or higher level OR Grade 3 at higher or standard level in English B

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

D pass in English

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

For Diploma & Intensive Program: Not accepted

For Standard Foundation: D pass in English

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

Diploma & Intensive Program: 169

Standard Foundation: 162

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

Diploma & Intensive Program: 169

Standard Foundation: 162

HKDSE

For Diploma & Intensive Program: 3 in English language

For Standard Foundation: top half of cohort from a band 1 and band 2 school; top third of cohort from a band 3 and band 4 school

Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic Purposes) or completed Advanced Certificate or completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
UNSW Foundation Year

For Diploma and Intensive Program: Completion of program with C pass in Academic English

For Standard Foundation: Completion of program with C- pass in Academic English

Macquarie English Language Centre's English Language ProgramMinimum of Pass in overall score and Pass in Writing
English for Academic Purposes program at an approved AQF provider

Completed AQF Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes with required grade. Contact Macquarie University Admissions Office if you have successfully completed an EAP program at the following institutions: Macquarie English Language Centre Ability English Australian International College of English (AICE) Australian Pacific College INSEARCH Kaplan Aspect Sydney Manly Sydney English Language Centre (SELC) ELS Universal English College (UEC) University of NSW Institute of Languages Greenwich College

OtherVisit Macquarie University English Requirement page for more information
All other courses


Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Australian Year 12 (ineligible for ATAR)Completed with pass in English Advanced or its equivalent

Macquarie University Foundation Program

Satisfactory completion of a one year Australian tertiary preparation program (unless the applicant completes an approved tertiary preparation program which is less than one year full time)

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: 83 overall (min. 18 in speaking, 12 in listening, 21 in writing, 13 in 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 subtest)
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: English A2 at higher level

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 4 at higher level or Grade 5 at standard level in English A: Language & Literature or English A: Literature  OR Grade 7 at higher level in English B

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

C 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)

180 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018) 180 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)
STPMC pass in English in Literature or 6C in SPM1119 English
HKALEC pass in Use of English
HKDSE4 in English language
Australian TAFE and private provider studiesCompleted AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma
UNSW Foundation YearCompletion of program with C+ pass in Academic English
ANU College Foundation Studies Program65% in Academic English or Advanced Academic English
University of Queensland Foundation65% in Academic English for University Studies
University of Sydney FoundationC
University of Western Australia Foundation65% in English
University of AdelaideC
Monash Foundation65% in English
Macquarie English Language Centre's English Language ProgramCompleted program with pass
Units at non-award level at Macquarie UniversityCompletion of four (4) units
English for Academic Purposes program at an approved AQF provider

Completed AQF Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes with required grade. Contact Macquarie University Admissions Office if you have successfully completed an EAP program at the following institutions: Macquarie English Language Centre Ability English Australian International College of English (AICE) Australian Pacific College INSEARCH Kaplan Aspect Sydney Manly Sydney English Language Centre (SELC) ELS Universal English College (UEC) University of NSW Institute of Languages Greenwich College

International year 12s

B Arts and B Education (Primary), B Arts and B Education (Secondary), B Science and B Education (Secondary), B Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
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: 105 overall (min. 26 in speaking, 28 in listening, 27 in writing, 24 in 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)

7.5 overall (min. 7.0 in reading and writing, 8.0 in listening 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)73 overall (min. 65 in reading and writing, 79 in listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Not accepted

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

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

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

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

B Laws and its double degrees, B Clinical Science
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: 100 overall (min. 24 in writing, 19 in reading, 20 in listening and 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)

7.0 overall (min. 6.5 in each subtest)
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)65 overall (min. 58 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Not accepted

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

185 (min. 176 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)185 (min. 176 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)
Macquarie University International College (MUIC) Diplomas, Intensive Program and Standard Foundation
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)

For Diploma & Intensive Program:

Internet-based score: 73 overall (min. 16 in speaking, 11 in listening, 19 in writing, 12 in reading)

For Standard Foundation:
Internet-based score 66 overall (min. 14 in speaking, 9 in listening, 16 in writing, 10 in 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)

For Diploma & Intensive Program:
6.0 overall (min. 5.5 in each subtest)

For Standard Foundation:
5.5 overall (min. 5.0 in each subtest)
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)For Diploma & Intensive Program:
57 overall (min. 49 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

For Standard Foundation:
49 overall (min. 41 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

For Diploma & Intensive Program:

English A Literature or English A Language and Literature at Standard or Higher Level OR English B at Higher Level with a Grade of 3 or more; English B at Standard Level with a Grade of 4 or more

For Standard Foundation:

English A Literature or English A Language and Literature at Standard or Higher Level OR English B with a Grade of 3 or more at Standard or Higher Level 

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

Diploma & Intensive Program:

169 overall (min. 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking)

Standard Foundation:

162 overall (min. 154 in reading, writing, listening and speaking)

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

Diploma & Intensive Program:

169 overall (min. 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Standard Foundation:

162 overall (min. 154 in reading, writing, listening and speaking)

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: 83 overall (min. 18 in speaking, 12 in listening, 21 in writing, 13 in 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 subtest)
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)

English A Literature or English A Language & Literature at Standard or Higher Level OR English B at Higher Level with a Grade of 4 more; English B at Standard Level with a Grade of 5 or more

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

180 (min. 169 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

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

180 (min. 169 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Postgraduate

Master of Teaching (Primary), Master of Teaching (Secondary), M Teaching (Birth to 5 years)
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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 105 overall (min. 26 speaking, 28 listening, 27 writing, 24 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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

7.5 overall (min. 7.0 reading and writing, min. 8.0 listening 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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)73 overall (min. 65 reading and writing; min. 79 listening and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

May 2013 session & onwards: 

Grade 6 at higher level in English A: Literature/English A: Language & Literature

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

UK A Levels: A* in English (English Language/English Literature) at full Advanced (A2) Level

Singapore A Levels: not accepted

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

2015 onwards: 191

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)2015 onwards: 191
HKDSE

5** in English language

HKALEA pass in Use of English
D Physiotherapy

Test/Qualification

Minimum 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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

Internet-based score: 100 overall (min. 23 speaking, 24 listening and reading, 27 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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

65 overall (min. 65 in all Communicative skills)

Graduates of accredited programs will be eligible to apply to register and practise as a physiotherapist. In order to register, graduates must also meet the Physiotherapy Board of Australia registration standards, including those for English language skills and criminal history.

Graduate Certificate of Early Childhood
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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 100 overall (min. 23 speaking, 24 listening and reading, 27 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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)
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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)65 overall (min. 65 in all Communicative skills)
Juris Doctor
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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 100 overall (min. 20 speaking and listening, 24 writing, 19 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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

7.0 overall (min. 6.5 in each subtest)
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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)65 overall (min. 58 in all Communicative skills)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

May 2013 session & onwards: 

Grade 5 at higher level in English A: Literature/English A: Language & Literature

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

UK A Levels: A in English (English Language/English Literature) at full Advanced (A2) Level

Singapore A Levels: A in English Language and Linguistics/Literature in English at Higher (H2) Level

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

2015 onwards: 185

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)2015 onwards: 185
HKDSE5* in English language
HKALEB pass in Use of English
M Creative Writing, Grad Dip Creative Writing
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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 100 overall (min. 27 writing, 19 reading, 20 listening and 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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 writing, 6.5 speaking, listening and reading)
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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)65 overall (min. 65 writing, 58 listening, reading and speaking)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

May 2013 session & onwards: 

Grade 5 at higher level in English A: Literature/English A: Language & Literature

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

UK A Levels: A in English (English Language/English Literature) at full Advanced (A2) Level

Singapore A Levels: A in English Language and Linguistics/Literature in English at Higher (H2) Level

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)2015 onwards: 185
C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)2015 onwards: 185
HKDSE5* in English language
HKALEB pass in Use of English
M Organisational Psychology, M Clinical Neuropsychology, M Clinical Psychology, M Professional Psychology

Test/Qualification

Minimum 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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 100 overall (min. 23 speaking, 24 listening and reading, 27 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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

7.0 overall (min. 7.0 in each subtest)

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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

65 overall (min. 65 in all Communicative skills)

Other

As per the mandatory registration standards, you may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

At least two years of secondary education that was taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country; and

Tertiary qualifications on which you are relying to support your eligibility for registration under National Law, which were taught and assessed sole in English in a recognised country

OR other pathways as specified by AHPRA

More information.

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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

Paper-based score: not accepted

Internet-based score: 83 overall (min. 18 speaking, 12 listening, 21 writing, 13 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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)

6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)
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 2020 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2018)58 overall (min. 50 in all Communicative skills)

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

May 2013 session & onwards: 

Grade 4 at higher level in English A: Literature/English A: Language & Literature

Grade 7 at higher level in English B

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

UK A Levels: B in English (English Language/English Literature) at full Advanced (A2) Level

Singapore A Levels: B in English Language and Linguistics/Literature in English at Higher (H2) Level

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

2015 onwards: 180

C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE, only results obtained since 1 January 2018)2015 onwards: 180
HKDSE5 in English language
HKALEC pass in Use of English
TAFE

Completed AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma