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Standard requirements apply to all undergraduate and postgraduate courses except those with specific or higher requirements.

For academic requirements and Australian and overseas qualifications that may meet English requirements, check the individual course pages.

Accepted English language tests

While testing centres are closed during COVID-19, we accept PTE , TOEFL IBT Special Home edition and IELTS Indicator to demonstrate meeting English requirements.

International students can also use the internet-based Phoenix English Proficiency Test (iPEPT) for direct entry into our courses for all 2021 intakes. The test costs $249. Download the PDF for more information or visit the website to register for the test.

Note: iPEPT pathway not applicable to Domestic students.

Standard requirements

Proficiency testUndergraduate
minimum requirements
Postgraduate
minimum requirements
Research degree
minimum requirements
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)140 Written English  
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)6.0 Overall
6.0 Reading
6.0 Writing
6.0 Speaking
6.0 Listening
6.0 Overall
6.0 Reading
6.0 Writing
6.0 Speaking
6.0 Listening
6.5 Overall
6.0 Reading
6.0 Writing
6.0 Speaking
6.0 Listening
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)169 Overall
169 Reading
169 Writing
169 Speaking
169 Listening
169 Overall
169 Reading
169 Writing
169 Speaking
169 Listening
Pearson Test of English (PTE)50 Overall
50 Reading
50 Writing
50 Speaking
50 Listening
50 Overall
50 Reading
50 Writing
50 Speaking
50 Listening
Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT)73 Overall
18 Reading
18 Writing
18 Speaking
18 Listening
73 Overall
18 Reading
18 Writing
18 Speaking
18 Listening
90 Overall
20 Reading
20 Writing
20 Speaking
20 Listening
Occupational English Test (OET)C (250-290) Reading
C (250-290) Writing
C (250-290) Speaking
C (250-290) Listening
C (250-290) Reading
C (250-290) Writing
C (250-290) Speaking
C (250-290) Listening
 

Higher requirements

Undergraduate courses

These undergraduate courses have specific or higher English requirements.

These requirements apply to all undergraduate Education courses.

Proficiency test Minimum requirements
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) 140 Written English
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 Overall
7.0 Reading
7.0 Writing
7.0 Speaking
7.0 Listening
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 185 Overall
185 Reading
185 Writing
185 Speaking
185 Listening
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 68 Overall
68 Reading
68 Writing
68 Speaking
68 Listening
Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT) 94 Overall
27 Reading
27 Writing
27 Speaking
27 Listening
Occupational English Test (OET) N/A

These requirements apply to all undergraduate Law courses.

Proficiency test Minimum requirements
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) 140 Written English
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 Overall
6.5 Reading
6.5 Writing
6.5 Speaking
6.5 Listening
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 176 Overall
176 Reading
176 Writing
176 Speaking
176 Listening
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 Overall
58 Reading
58 Writing
58 Speaking
58 Listening
Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT) 79 Overall
21 Reading
21 Writing
21 Speaking
21 Listening
Occupational English Test (OET) N/A

These requirements apply to Nursing.

Proficiency testMinimum requirements
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

140 Written English AND satisfactory completion of at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English, including at least 2 years between years 7 and 12, in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, UK or USA.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)7.0 Overall
7.0 Reading
7.0 Writing
7.0 Speaking
7.0 Listening
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)N/A
Pearson Test of English (PTE)65 Overall
65 Reading
65 Writing
65 Speaking
65 Listening
Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT)94 Overall
24 Reading
27 Writing
23 Speaking
24 Listening
Occupational English Test (OET)B (350-440) Reading
B (350-440) Writing
B (350-440) Speaking
B (350-440) Listening

These requirements apply to Veterinary Science.

Proficiency testMinimum requirements
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)140 Written English
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)7.0 Overall
7.0 Reading
7.0 Writing
7.0 Speaking
7.0 Listening
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)185 Overall
185 Reading
185 Writing
185 Speaking
185 Listening
Pearson Test of English (PTE)68 Overall
68 Reading
68 Writing
68 Speaking
68 Listening
Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT)94 Overall
27 Reading
27 Writing
27 Speaking
27 Listening
Occupational English Test (OET)

Taken after September 2018
B (350-440) Reading
B (350-440) Writing
B (350-440) Speaking
B (350-440) Listening

Taken before September 2018
One A and three Bs in each of the four components.

Postgraduate courses

These postgraduate courses have specific or higher English requirements.

Proficiency test Minimum requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 Overall
6.0 Reading
6.0 Writing
6.0 Speaking
6.0 Listening
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) N/A
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 Overall
58 Reading
58 Writing
58 Speaking
58 Listening
Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT) 90 Overall
20 Reading
20 Writing
20 Speaking
20 Listening
Occupational English Test (OET) N/A
Proficiency test Minimum requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 Overall
7.0 Reading
7.0 Writing
7.0 Speaking
7.0 Listening
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 185 Overall
185 Reading
185 Writing
185 Speaking
185 Listening
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 68 Overall
68 Reading
68 Writing
68 Speaking
68 Listening
Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT) 94 Overall
24 Reading
24 Writing
24 Speaking
24 Listening
Occupational English Test (OET)

Taken after September 2018
B (350-440) Reading
B (350-440) Writing
B (350-440) Speaking
B (350-440) Listening

Taken before September 2018
One A and three Bs in each of the four components.

Proficiency test Minimum requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.5 Overall
7.0 Reading
7.0 Writing
8.0 Speaking
8.0 Listening
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 191 Overall
185 Reading
185 Writing
200 Speaking
200 Listening
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 76 Overall
76 Reading
76 Writing
76 Speaking
76 Listening
Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT) 102 Overall
24 Reading
24 Writing
29 Speaking
29 Listening
Occupational English Test (OET) N/A
Proficiency test Minimum requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0 Overall
6.5 Reading
6.5 Writing
6.5 Speaking
6.5 Listening
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 185 Overall
176 Reading
176 Writing
176 Speaking
176 Listening
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 68 Overall
61 Reading
61 Writing
61 Speaking
61 Listening
Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT) 94 Overall
20 Reading
20 Writing
20 Speaking
20 Listening
Occupational English Test (OET) B (350-440) Reading
B (350-440) Writing
B (350-440) Speaking
B (350-440) Listening
Proficiency test Minimum requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 Overall
6.0 Reading
6.0 Writing
6.0 Speaking
6.0 Listening
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 169 Overall
169 Reading
169 Writing
169 Speaking
169 Listening
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 61 Overall
54 Reading
54 Writing
54 Speaking
54 Listening
Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT) 79 Overall
18 Reading
18 Writing
18 Speaking
18 Listening
Occupational English Test (OET)

Taken after September 2018
C+ (300-340) Reading
C+ (300-340) Writing
C+ (300-340) Speaking
C+ (300-340) Listening

Taken before September 2018
Two Bs and two Cs in each of the four components.

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