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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) Pearson Test of English (PTE) 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
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%)
Arts and Sciences
Other 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%)
Business 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%)
Education
Teacher Preparation courses
including Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
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  
Education
Other 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%)
Health Sciences 1
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
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    
Health Sciences 1
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%)
Health Sciences 1,2,3
Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Midwifery
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%)
Health Sciences 1,2
Other 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%)
Theology and Philosophy 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%)

Postgraduate courses

Faculty

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

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
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%)
Arts and Sciences
Other 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%)
Business 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%)
Education
Graduate Entry and Postgraduate Teacher Preparation courses 4
Overall score: 7.5
Individual score of 7.5 in all tests
76 with a minimum of 73 in all four communicative skills 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
68 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing A (75-100%)
Education
Other 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%)
Health Sciences
Master of Health Science (Rehabilitation) with Capital Medical University
Overall score: 6.5
Individual score of 6.0 in all tests
61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills    
Health Sciences
Other 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%)
Theology and Philosophy 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%)

Associate Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses

Faculty International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL) ACU English Language Test
Arts and Sciences

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%)
Business

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%)
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
54 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills Internet based score of 80: minimum 20 in all sections C (60-64%)
Health Sciences 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%)
Theology and Philosophy 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%)

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

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