Entry Requirements

Read about the basic entry requirements for prospective international students looking to commence study with the College.

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Higher Education Courses

Higher Education applicants who identify with ESL must have an academic IELTS score of 6.5 or 7.0, depending on the course. These levels have been set to ensure the student will have the ability to successfully engage in study.

At the discretion of the College, prospective students who demonstrate difficulty with English during their course admission process may also be required to undertake an assessment of English language at their own cost and, depending on the course of enrolment, achieve a result at least equivalent to:

Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)

  • IELTS 7.0 (overall score; no sub-score less than 7.0)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE 185-190)
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic Score of 66 (overall score)
  • Paper based (PBT) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 587
  • Internet based (iBT) TOEFL score of 95.

All other Bachelor degrees

  • IELTS 6.5 (overall score; no sub-score less than 6.0)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE 176-184)
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic Score of 58 (overall score)
  • Paper based (PBT) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550
  • Internet based (iBT) TOEFL score of 87.

Applicants with English as their Native language are not required to undertake an assessment of their English skills. A high school transcript or subsequent qualification would be sufficient evidence that education was conducted in the English language.

Academic Entry Requirements

Country Equivalent studies to Australian Year 12 (must include a science subject)
Australia Year 12
Brunei GCE “A” Levels
Canada Canadian Senior High School Graduation Diploma
China Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university, or for selected programs, meet the appropriate criteria for Gaok
Denmark Studentereksamen
Fiji University of the South Pacific Foundation Year or successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university or New Zealand
France French Baccalauréat
Germany Abitur
Hong Kong Hong Kong “A” Levels, Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India All India Senior School Certificate; Indian School Certificate awarded by the Indian Council of School Examinations; Indian Higher Secondary School Certificates from the State Boards of Gujarat, Maharastra, West Bengal and Karnataka
Indonesia Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university
International Baccalaureate Completed diploma
Japan Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university
Malaysia Malaysian STPM or Unified Examination (UEC)
Norway Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examinations, Vitnemal, Examen Artium, Studenteksamen, Gymnaseksamen
Pakistan Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate
Philippines Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university
Republic of Korea Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university or two years study at an approved junior college
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge “A” Levels
South Africa South African Senior Certificate since 2008 or Matriculation Certificate
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan “A” Levels
Taiwan Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university or two years study at an approved junior college
Thailand Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university
UK GCE “A” Levels
USA US High School Certificate + SAT scores; SAT + AP scores; ACT scores; or High School Diploma and AP
Vietnam Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at University. Graduates from selected Gifted Secondary High Schools with a Year 12 grade of 8.0 or above will be considered for a limited number of undergraduate programs

Other Entry Requirements

  • International students must be 18 years of age or older upon arrival in Australia or commencement of study online (for offshore students) to be eligible for admission.
  • All applicants must attend a final admissions interview upon submission of their enrolment paperwork (for international students applying from outside of Australia, this interview may be over the phone or skype).
  • All applicants must meet minimum self-declared computer literacy standards as determined by the College and have unrestricted access to the internet and a personal email account.
  • All applicants must read and accept the Inherent Course Requirements of the course in which they are enrolling and identify during the enrolment process if they have any questions or further support necessary.
  • All students of Bachelor of Health Science courses will be required to hold a current recognised First Aid Certificate and the relevant State’s Working with Children Check (including criminal history check) prior to entering the clinic practicum environment. Students who are not able to produce or maintain these requirements will not be able to complete any practicum components of these degrees. If the applicant knows of any reason why they will not pass a Working with Children Check, they should not apply for entry to these courses.
  • Applicants wishing to study on an international student visa (500) must hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of their study (see Insurance Requirements page for more information).