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Appendix 1 - English Language Proficiency Requirements

In the case of courses administered by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Business or the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, applicants 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.

In the case of courses administered by the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Health Sciences, applicants 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.

The English language qualifications specified in this Appendix must have been achieved no earlier than two years prior to commencement of the course of study to which the student seeks admission.

Undergraduate courses

Faculty

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL)

ACU English Language Test

Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Social Work

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

Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening

A (75-80%)

Arts and Sciences
Other courses

Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of:
6.0 in writing and speaking;
5.5 in listening and reading

Internet based total of 79: minimum 22 writing

C (60-65%)

Business

Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of:
6.0 in writing and speaking;
5.5 in listening and reading

Internet based total of 79: minimum 22 writing

C (60-65%)

Education
Teacher Preparation courses
including Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education

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

Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening

 

Education
Other courses

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

Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing

B (65-75%)

Health Sciences 1
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

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

 

 

 

Health Sciences 1,2,3
Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Midwifery

 

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

Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening

A (75-80%)

Health Sciences 1,2
Other courses

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

Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing

B (65-75%)

Theology and Philosophy

Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of:
6.0 in writing and speaking;
5.5 in listening and reading

Internet based total of 79: minimum 22 writing

C (60-65%)


Postgraduate courses

Faculty

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL)

ACU English Language Test

Arts and Sciences
Psychology courses
Master of Social Work

Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of 7.0 in all tests

Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening

A (75-80%)

Arts and Sciences
Other courses

Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing

B (65-75%)

Business

Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing

B (65-75%)

Education
Graduate Entry and Postgraduate Teacher Preparation courses 4

Overall score: 7.5
Individual score of 7.5 in all tests

Internet based total of 102: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening

 

Education
Master of Education
Master of Educational Leadership
Master of Educational System Leadership
Master of Religious Education
Postgraduate Certificates

Overall score: 7.0
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing

A (75-80%)

Education
Other courses

Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing

B (65-75%)

Health Sciences
Master of Health Science (Rehabilitation) with Capital Medical University

Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

 

 

Health Sciences
Other courses

Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing

B (65-75%)

Theology and Philosophy

Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing

B (65-75%)


Associate Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses

Faculty

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL)

ACU English Language Test

Arts and Sciences

Overall score: 5.5
Individual score of 5.0 in all tests

Internet based total of 69: minimum 20 writing

D (55-60%)

Business

Overall score: 5.5
Individual score of 5.0 in all tests

Internet based total of 69: minimum 20 writing

D (55-60%)

Education
excluding Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education (see Undergraduate Teacher Preparation courses)

Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests

Internet based score of 80: minimum 20 in all sections

C (60-65%)

Health Sciences

Overall score: 6.0
Individual score of 5.5 in all tests

Internet based score of 79: minimum 20 in all sections

C (60-65%)

Theology and Philosophy

Overall score: 5.5
Individual score of 5.0 in all tests

Internet based total of 69: minimum 20 writing

D (55-60%)


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 Language Test (OELT) 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 National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) is acceptable for entry to these courses.

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