University of Canberra

University of Canberra English language proficiency requirements

University of Canberra 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

B Arts (Creative Writing)

Test/Qualification

Minimum result required

Senior secondary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Post-secondary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English)

Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Tertiary study (instruction was in English)

 

Successful completion of at least one (1) year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

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: 60 overall (min. 16 in listening, 25 in reading, 18 in speaking, 27 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. 6.0 in listening and speaking, 7.0 in reading and writing)

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. 50 in listening and speaking, 65 in reading and writing)

Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

169 overall

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

169 overall

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

180 overall

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four sub-tests

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 5 in English A2 at standard or higher level  or Grade 5 in English B at higher level 

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 5 at higher level or grade 6 at standard level in English A: literature or English A: language and literature

European Baccalaureate  (Diploma must be awarded)

60% in English as an Obligatory subject (Language I or II)

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

C pass at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) Level or B pass at Advanced Subsidiary (AS) or Higher 1 (H1) level in one of the following humanities subjects: 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)

B pass in any English or Humanities subject listed above in A Levels

HKDSE

Not accepted

STPM

Not accepted

University of Canberra College International Foundation Studies

Successful completion

University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

60% overall with no result below 55% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results

Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTO) Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies

Successful completion

University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 Terms

Successful completion

University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 Terms

Successful completion

ANU College Access English

Overall grade of 60%

All Education degrees
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Senior secondary study  (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Post-secondary study (instruction was in English)

 

Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English)

Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Tertiary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of at least one (1) year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
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: 102 overall (min. 28 in listening, 26 in speaking, 25 in reading, 27 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)7.5 overall (min. 8.0 in listening and speaking, 7.0 in reading and writing)
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. 79 in listening and speaking, 65 in reading and writing)
Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)191 overall (min. 200 in listening and speaking, 185 in reading and writing)
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

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

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

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

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

A in listening and speaking, B in reading and writing
University of Canberra College International Foundation StudiesSuccessful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 TermsSuccessful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 TermsSuccessful completion
B Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation, B Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging), B Nursing, B Nursing Advanced, B Occupational Therapy, B Pharmacy, B Physiotherapy
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Senior secondary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Post-secondary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English)Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Tertiary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of at least one (1) year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
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: 94 overall (min. 25 in listening and reading, 23 in speaking, 27 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) 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 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)  65 overall (min. 65 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)
Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)185 overall with no individual score below 185
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

185 overall with no individual score below 185

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

185 overall with no individual score below 185

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests
International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)
Nov 2012 session & earlier: Not accepted

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level
GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)C pass at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) level in one of the following humanities subjects: 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)B pass in General Paper or English
HKDSE5 in English language and Literature in English
STPMC pass in 920 Literature in English
University of Canberra College International Foundation StudiesSuccessful completion
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP)70% overall with no result below 70% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus)70% overall with no result below 70% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 TermsSuccessful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 TermsSuccessful completion
B Midwifery
Test/QualificationMinimum result required

Senior secondary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Post-secondary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English)Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of at least one (1) year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
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: 94 overall (min. 21 in listening, reading and speaking, 25 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) 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
Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)185 overall
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

185 overall

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

185 overall

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests
International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)Nov 2012 session & earlier: English A2 at higher or standard level

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level
GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)C pass in at full Advanced (A2) or higher 2 (H2) level in one of the following humanities subjects: 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)B pass in General Paper or English
HKDSE5 in English language and Literature in English
STPMC pass in 920 Literature in English
University of Canberra College International Foundation StudiesSuccessful completion
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP)70% overall
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus)70% overall
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 TermsSuccessful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 TermsSuccessful completion
UTS: INSEARCH Academic English (completed in Australia or overseas)Successful completion of level 6
All Law degrees (including Law double degrees)
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior secondary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Post-secondary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English)Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of at least one (1) year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
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. 16 in listening and reading, 18 in speaking, 22 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)6.5 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)
Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)176 overall with no individual score below 169
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

176 overall with no individual score below 169

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

180 overall with no individual score below 169

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

No grade lower than 'C' in any of the four sub-tests
International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

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

May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)C pass at full Advanced (A2) or higher 2 (H2) level in one of the following humanities subjects: 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)B pass in General Paper or English
HKDSE5 in English language and Literature in English
STPM

C pass in 920 Literature in English

University of Canberra College International Foundation StudiesSuccessful completion
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP)65% overall with no result below 60% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus)65% overall with no result below 60% in any of the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 TermsSuccessful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 TermsSuccessful completion
ANU College Access EnglishSuccessful completion with overall grade of 60%
All other courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior secondary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Post-secondary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English)Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary study (instruction was in English)

 

Successful completion of at least one (1) year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
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: 60 overall (min. 16 in listening and reading, 18 in speaking, 22 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. 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)50 overall (min. 50 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

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

169 overall

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

180 overall

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four sub-tests
International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 4 in English A1 or English A2 at standard or higher level  or Grade 5 in English B at higher level 

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

European Baccalaureate  (Diploma must be awarded)

60% in English as an Obligatory subject (Language I or II)
GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

C pass at full Advanced (A2) or Higher 2 (H2) Level or B pass at Advanced Subsidiary (AS) or Higher 1 (H1) level in one of the following humanities subjects: 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)B pass in any English or Humanities subject listed above in A Levels
HKDSE3 in English subject
STPMC in English language or English Literature
University of Canberra College International Foundation StudiesSuccessful completion
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes (EAP)60% overall with no result below 55% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
TAFE NSW Certificate IV in English for Academic PurposesSuccessful completion
Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTO) Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further StudiesSuccessful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma (Extended) – 3 TermsSuccessful completion
University of Canberra College Diploma – 2 TermsSuccessful completion
ANU College Access EnglishOverall grade of 60%

International Year 12s

All Education degrees


Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior Secondary Study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
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: 610 (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 102 overall (min. 28 in listening, 26 in speaking, 25 in reading, 27 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)7.5 overall (min. 8.0 in listening and speaking, 7.0 in reading and writing)
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. 79 in listening and speaking, 65 in reading and writing)

Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

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

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

A in listening and speaking, B in reading and writing
International BaccalaureateNot accepted
B Exercise Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, B Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging), B Nursing, B Nursing Advanced, B Occupational Therapy, B Pharmacy, B Physiology
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior Secondary Study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
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: 589 (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 94 overall (min. 25 in listening and reading, 23 in speaking, 27 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)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 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)65 overall (min. 64 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

185 overall with no individual score below 185

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

No grade lower than ‘B’ in any of the four subtests
International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level
B Midwifery
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior Secondary Study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
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: 589 (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 94 overall (min. 21 in listening reading and speaking, 25 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)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 

Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

185 overall

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

No grade lower than ‘B’ in any of the four subtests

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level
All Law degrees (including Law double degrees)
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior Secondary Study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

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. 4.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 79 overall (min. 16 in listening and reading, 18 in speaking, 22 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)

6.5 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)

Cambridge English Scale (CES)  (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

176 overall with no individual score below 169

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four subtests

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Grade 5 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at higher level or Grade 6 in English A: literature or English A: language and literature at standard level
All other courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior Secondary Study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
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 (min. 4.0 in TWE)

Internet-based score: 60 overall (min. 16 in listening and reading, 22 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)6.0 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)50 overall (min. 42 in listening, reading, speaking and writing)

Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

169 overall with no individual score below 162

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2018)

No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four subtests
International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

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

Postgraduate

Grad Dip Medical Ultrasound, M Medical Ultrasound, Grad Cert Midwifery (Re-entry), M Midwifery Practice
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior secondary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma (instruction was in English)Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English) Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of at least one year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
TOEFL (only internet-based 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)

94 overall

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
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
Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)185 overall
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)185 overall
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)185 overall
Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus)70% overall
Other

Refer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements 

Grad Dip Counselling, M Clinical Psychology, M Counselling, M Medical Imaging, M Pharmacy, M Physiotherapy, M Occupational Therapy, M Speech Pathology
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior secondary study  (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma (instruction was in English)Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English) Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of at least one year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
TOEFL (only internet-based 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)

94 overall (min. 25 in listening and reading; 23 in speaking; 27 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)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 2019 - test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2017)65 overall (min. 65 in listening, speaking, reading and writing)
Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)185 with no individual score below 185
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)185 with no individual score below 185
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)185 with no individual score below 185
Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus)70% overall with no result below 70% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
OtherRefer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements
Grad Dip Nutritional Science, M Nutrition and Dietetics
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior secondary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma (instruction was in English)Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English) Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of at least one year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
TOEFL (only internet-based 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)94 overall (min. 16 in listening, 18 in speaking, 16 in reading, 22 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)7.0 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)65 overall (min. 50 in listening, speaking, reading and writing)
Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)185 with no individual score below 169
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)185 with no individual score below 169
C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)185 with no individual score below 169
Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus)70% overall with no result below 60% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
OtherRefer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements
M Primary Teaching, M Secondary Teaching
Senior secondary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland
Tertiary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of three years of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland
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. 8.0 in listening and speaking, 7.0 in reading and writing)
Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)A in listening and speaking, B in reading and writing
OtherRefer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements
M Public Health
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior secondary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma (instruction was in English)Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English)Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of at least one year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
TOEFL (only Internet-based 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)

94 overall (min. 21 in listening, speaking and reading, 25 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)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, speaking, reading and writing)
Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)185 with no individual score below 176
C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)185 with no individual score below 176

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

185 with no individual score below 176
Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)No grade lower than 'B' in any of the four sub-tests
University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus)70% overall with no result below 65% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
OtherRefer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements
Juris Doctor, Grad Dip Legal Studies


Test/Qualification

Minimum result required

Senior secondary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of an equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English) 

Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

Tertiary study (instruction was in English)

Successful completion of at least one year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website

TOEFL (only Internet -based 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)

79 overall (min. 16 in listening, 18 in speaking, 16 in reading, 25 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)

6.5 overall (min 6.5 in writing, 6.0 in reading, 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)

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

Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

176 (min. 176 in writing and min. 169 in speaking, reading and listening)

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

176 (min. 176 in writing and min. 169 in speaking, reading and listening)

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

176 (min. 176 in writing and min. 169 in speaking, reading and listening)

Occupational English Test (OET) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four sub-tests

University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus)

65% overall with no result below 65% in writing and no result below 60% in the reading, listening or speaking results

International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)

Nov 2012 session & earlier:

Grade 4 in English A1 or English A2 at standard or higher level or Grade 5 in English B at higher level  

 

May 2013 session & onwards:

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

or

Grade 5 in English B at higher level

GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

Minimum grade of C in English or humanities subject or Minimum grade of B in English or humanities subject at AS level

Humanities subjects include: 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, Government and Politics, Global Perspectives and Research, 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)

Minimum grade of B in any English or Humanities subject listed above in A Levels

Other

Refer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements 

All other courses
Test/QualificationMinimum result required
Senior secondary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) comparable with the NSW HSC in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Equivalent AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma (instruction was in English)Successful completion with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary preparation course, including Australian university foundation courses (instruction was in English)Successful completion, with a full-time equivalence of one year in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
Tertiary study (instruction was in English)Successful completion of at least one year of full-time AQF Level 7 (Bachelor) and above in one of the countries/territories listed on the UAC English Language Proficiency website
TOEFL (only Internet-based 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)79 overall (min. 16 in listening, 18 in speaking, 16 in reading, 22 in writing)
IELTS (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)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, speaking, reading and writing)
Cambridge English Scale (CES) (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)176 with no individual score below 169

C1 Advanced, formerly CAE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

176 with no individual score below 169

C2 Proficiency, formerly CPE (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

176 with no individual score below 169

Occupational English Test (OET)  (only results obtained since 1 January 2017)

No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the four sub-tests

University of Canberra College English Language Centre English for Academic Purposes Plus (EAP Plus)

65% overall with no result below 60% in the reading, writing, listening or speaking results
International Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)Nov 2012 session & earlier: Grade 4 in English A1 or English A2 at standard or higher level or Grade 5 in English B at higher level   May 2013 session & onwards: Grade 4 in English A: literature or English A: language & literature at standard or higher level  or Grade 5 in English B at higher level
European Baccalaureate (Diploma must be awarded)60% in English as an Obligatory subject (Language I or II)
GCE 'A' LEVELS (from UK or Singapore)

Minimum grade of C in English or humanities subject or Minimum grade of B in English or humanities subject at AS level

Humanities subjects include: 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, Government and Politics, Global Perspectives and Research, 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)Minimum grade of B in any English or Humanities subject listed above in A Levels

Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTO) Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies

Successful completion
ANU College Access EnglishOverall grade of 60%
TAFE NSW Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes

Successful completion

Other

Refer to the UC Coursework English Proficiency Requirements