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English language entry requirements

All applicants must meet the University's English language requirements for admission as set out in the English language proficiency information in the SCU Policy Library.

English language comparable scores to IELTS

IELTS5.5 with no band less than 5.06.0 with no band less than 5.56.5 with no band less than 6.07.0 with no band less than 6.57.0 with no band less than 7.0
CPEN/A52N/AN/AN/A
CAE4752586767
TOEFL PBT500 min 4.0 (TWE)550 min 4.5 (TWE)570 min 5.0 (TWE)592 min 5.0 (TWE)600 min 5.0 (TWE)
TOEFL iBT46 with no less than 16 in writing60 with no less than 17 in writing & speaking, no less than 11 in reading & listening79 with no less than 21 in writing and 20 in other areas94 with no less than 24 in writing 94 with no less than 25 in writing
PTE42 with no communicative score less than 3650 with no communicative score less than 4658 with no communicative score less than 5065 with no communicative score less than 5865 with no communicative score less than 65
ISPLR3 in all 4 skills3+ or better in all 4 skills4 in all 4 skill areas4 in all 4 skill areas4+ in all 4 skill areas
CEFRN/AB2N/AN/AN/A

IELTS: International English Language Testing System
CPE: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
TOEFL PBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language - paper-based test
TOEFL iBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet based test
PTE: Pearson Test of English
ISPLR: International Second Language Proficiency Rating
CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Variations to English language entry requirements

ACADEMIC & ENGLISH PATHWAYSACADEMIC IELTS +
Career Start in Business (Study Abroad) - 20 weeks English
Career Start in Business (Study Abroad) - 10 weeks English
Career Start in Science (Study Abroad) - 20 weeks English
Career Start in Science (Study Abroad) - 10 weeks English
Undergraduate Qualifying Program (UQP)
Diploma of Business
Diploma of Science
Associate Degree of Business
Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP)
4.5 with no band less than 4.0
5.0 with no band less than 4.5
4.5 with no band less than 4.0
5.0 with no band less than 4.5
5.5 with no band less than 5.0
5.5 with no band less than 5.0
5.5 with no band less than 5.0
5.5 with no band less than 5.0
6.0 with no band less than 5.5
ACADEMIC & ENGLISH PATHWAYS EXCEPT AS INDICATED BELOWACADEMIC IELTS 6.0 WITH NO BAND LESS THAN 5.5

Bachelor of Midwifery*
Bachelor of Nursing*
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy*
Bachelor of Podiatry*

7.0 with no band less than 7.0
Bachelor of Pedorthics7.0 with no band less than 6.5

Bachelor of Social Welfare

6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0

Bachelor of Speech Pathology*

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in reading and writing and 8.0 in listening and speaking
Graduate Certificate in Business
Graduate Certificate in International and Hotel Management
Graduate Diploma in Business
Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management
6.0 overall

Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Graduate Diploma in Accounting
Master of Business Administration
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Doctor of Business Administration
Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies

6.5 overall

*These courses cannot be packaged with English in order to achieve the IELTS score.
+ Must have been achieved within the last 2 years Updated 18 May 2016

Professional Registration

Nursing and Midwifery

To register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia graduates must meet language test requirements, within the two year period prior to application for registration, either Academic IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in any band, or a Pass at "B" level in each of the four components (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of the Occupational English Test (OET) for Nurses.

For up-to-date information please refer to: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Social Work

To register with the Australian Association of Social Works (AASW), graduates are required to provide evidence of English Language proficiency to a level of Academic IELTS of 7.0 in each component. Refer to Australian Association of Social Workers for more information.

Education

The minimum requirement for Provisional and Conditional Accreditation in NSW (NSW Institute of Teachers) after completion of an Education degree is IELTS 7.5 with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening modules and a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing modules.

Please refer to the NSW Institute of Teachers for further information.