Schedule 2: Evidence of English Language Proficiency

Evidence of English Language Proficiency

Students whose first language is not English need to provide evidence of their English language proficiency to enrol in courses at ACU. There are two ways of doing this. Students can provide evidence that they have successfully completed an assessable qualification where the medium of study was English, or they can provide evidence of their English proficiency.

ACU uses the list of countries and assessable qualifications published by UAC.

Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, School of Arts, School of Business

To enrol in courses in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, the School of Arts and the School of Business, students whose first language is not English must have either:

  1. successfully completed at least one full-time year of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English; or
  2. demonstrated their English proficiency, as set out below.

Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Education, Thomas More Academy of Law

To enrol in courses in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the School of Education and the Thomas More Academy of Law, students whose first language is not English must have either:

  1. successfully completed at least two full-time years of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English; or
  2. demonstrated their English proficiency, as set out below.

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Undergraduate courses

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL) ACU English Language Test Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
Faculty of Education and Arts
Education Courses
Initial Teacher Education Courses
Bachelor of Education (Primary);
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary);
Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts;
Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science;
and
Diploma in Educational Studies
A minimum of 7.0 in Reading and Writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking A minimum of 68 in reading and writing and a minimum of 73 in listening and speaking Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iTB)
with a minimum of 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 27 in listening and 24 in speaking
A+
(80 or above)
A minimum of 185 in reading and writing and a minimum of 191 in listening and speaking.
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years) Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of:
6.5 in all tests
61 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 90: with a minimum of 24 in writing and a minimum of 20 in reading, listening and speaking B
(65-74%)

Overall CAE score: 176. Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

Other (Non-ITE) Education courses Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of:
6.0 in all tests
61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 90: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 20 in reading and 19 in listening B
(65-74%)

Overall CAE score: 176. Minimum score of 169 in all tests.

Arts Courses
All Arts courses Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of:
6.0 in writing and speaking;
5.5 in listening and reading
54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening Internet based total of 78: minimum 21  in writing, 18 in speaking, 12 in reading and 11 in listening C
(60-64%)

Overall CAE score: 169. Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.

Faculty of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Midwifery
Note: 1, 2, 3
Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of:
6.5 in all tests
68 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening A
(75-100%)

Overall CAE score: 185. Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of:
7.0 in all tests
68 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills Internet based total
of 100: minimum 25
writing, speaking,
reading and listening
A
(75-100%)

Overall CAE score of 185. Individual score of 185 in all tests.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of:
7.0 in all tests
68 with a minimum of 68 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening A
(75-100%)

Overall CAE score of 185. Individual score of 185 in all tests

Bachelor of Arts
(Psychology)

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of:
7.0 in all tests
68 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills Internet based total
of 100: minimum 25
writing, speaking,
reading and listening
A
(75-100%)

Overall CAE score of 185. Individual score of 185 in all tests.

Bachelor of Social Work Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of:
7.0 in all tests
68 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills Internet based total
of 100: minimum 25
writing, speaking,
reading and listening
A
(75-100%)

Overall CAE score of 185. Individual score of 185 in all test.

Bachelor of Speech Pathology Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of:
7.0 in all tests
68 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 100, minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading, and listening A
(75-100%)

Overall CAE score of 185. Individual score of 185 in all tests.

Other Health Sciences Courses1 Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of:
6.0 in all tests
61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing B
(65-74%)

Overall CAE score: 176. Minimum score of 169 in all tests.

Faculty of Law and Business
Law Courses
All Law Courses Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of:
6.5
  Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening  

Overall CAE score: 185. Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

Business Courses
All Business Courses Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of:
6.0 in writing and speaking;
5.5 in listening and reading
54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening Internet based total of 79: minimum 22 writing C
(60-64%)

Overall CAE score: 169. Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.

Faculty of Theology and Philosophy
All Theology and Philosophy Courses Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of:
6.0 in writing and speaking;
5.5 in listening and reading
54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening Internet based total of 79: minimum 22 writing C
(60-64%)

Overall CAE score: 169. Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.

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Postgraduate courses

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL) ACU English Language Test Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
Faculty of Education and Arts
Education Courses
Graduate Entry Initial Teacher Education courses No score less than 7 in reading and writing No score less than 8 in listening and speaking A minimum of 68 in reading and writing and a minimum of 79 in listening and speaking Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iTB)
With a minimum of 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 28 in listening and 26 in speaking
A++
(85 or above)
A minimum of 185 in reading and writing and 200 in listening and speaking.
Graduate and Postgraduate courses:
Master of Education
Master of Educational Leadership
Master of Religious Education
Postgraduate Certificates
Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests
68 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 100: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 20 in reading and 19 in listening A
(75-100%)

Overall CAE 185. Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests.

Other Education courses Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests
61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 90: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 20 in reading and 19 in listening B
(65-74%)

Overall CAE of 176. Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests.

Arts Courses
All Arts courses Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of:
6.0 in all tests.
61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 90: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 20 in reading and 19 in listening B
(65-74%)

Overall CAE of 176. Minimum individual score of 169 in all test.

Faculty of Health Sciences
Psychology courses4 Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of 7.0 in all tests.
    
Master of Rehabilitation,
Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation
Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of 6.5 in all tests
68 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening A (75-100%)  

Postgraduate Counselling Courses

Graduate Certificate in Counselling

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Child & Adolescent)

Master in Clinical Counselling

Overall score: 7.0 Individual score of 7.0 in all tests.

68 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills Internet based total
of 100: minimum 25
writing, speaking,
reading and listening
A
(75-100%)

Overall CAE score of 185. Individual score of 185 in all tests.

Master of Social Work Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of:
7.0 in all tests
68 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills Internet based total
of 100: minimum 25
writing, speaking,
reading and listening
A
(75-100%)

Overall CAE score of 185. Individual score of 185 in all tests.


Other Health Sciences courses
Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests
61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing B
(65-74%)

Overall CAE of 176. Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests.

Faculty of Law and Business
Business Courses
All Business Courses Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of:
6.0 in all tests
61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing B
(65-74%)

Overall CAE of 176. Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests.

Faculty of Theology and Philosophy
All Theology and Philosophy Courses Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of:
6.0 in all tests
61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing B
(65-74%)

Overall CAE of 176. Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests.

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Associate Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL) ACU English Language Test Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
Faculty of Education and Arts
Education Courses
Education Courses,
excluding Diploma in Educational Studies (see Undergraduate Initial Teacher Education courses)
Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of 5.5 in all tests
54 with a minimum of 42 in all four communicative skills Internet based score of 78 with: minimum 20 in writing, 12 in reading, 17 in speaking and 11 in listening C
(60-64%)

Overall CAE: 169. Individual score of at least 162 in all tests.

Associate Degree in Inclusive Education and Disability Studies

Overall score: 6.5 Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 90: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 20 in reading and 19 in listening B
(65-74%)

Overall CAE of 176. Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests.

Arts Courses
Arts courses

Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of 5.5 in all tests

54 with a minimum of 42 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 78: minimum 20 in writing, 12 in reading, 17 in speaking and 11 in listening C
(60-64%)

Overall CAE: 169. Individual score of at least 162 in all tests

Faculty of Health Sciences
All Health Sciences courses Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of 5.5 in all tests
54 with a minimum of 42 in all four communicative skills Internet based score of 79: minimum 20 in all sections C
(60-64%)

Overall CAE: 169. Individual score of at least 162 in all tests.

Faculty of Law and Business
Business Courses
All Business Courses Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of:
5.5 in all tests
54 with a minimum of 42 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 79: minimum 20 writing C
(60-64%)

Overall CAE: 169. Individual score of at least 162 in all tests.

Faculty of Theology and Philosophy
All Theology and Philosophy Courses Overall score: 5.5
Individual score of:
5.0 in all tests
46 with a minimum of 36 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 69: minimum 20 writing D
(55-59%)

Overall score of 162. Individual score of 155 in all tests.

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1 The ACU Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences) is acceptable for entry to bachelor degree courses in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
2 A TAFE Diploma held by students licensed as enrolled nurses or the Occupational English Test (OET) with a minimum grade of B in every sub-test is acceptable for entry into these courses.
3 A student will be required to complete an IELTS test at the prescribed level for registration purposes.
4 The applicant must meet the English language requirements of AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and be registered as a provisional psychologist in order to commence a professional program. If unsure, please contact the relevant postgraduate Course Coordinator for further details.

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Page last updated: 06 Oct 2016

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