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language requirements
The University requires a specifc level of understanding of the English language to
enable you to succeed in your studies.
DELA gives you the opportunity to
identify academic language skills
that may need further development
in order for you to do as well as
possible in your studies.
All undergraduate students with the
equivalent of a VCE English, English
Language or English Literature
study score in the 25–29 range (or
a VCE ESL study score in the 30–34
range) will be required to take a
DELA upon enrolment.
Diagnostic English
Language Assessment
Domestic students can satisfy the
English language requirements by:
If completing an Australian Year 12
or the International Baccalaureate
(IB), completing English in this
qualifcation. English as a Second
Language (ESL) will meet the English
prerequisite, provided the required
grades are met.
If completing the New Zealand
National Certifcate of Education
(NCEA), completing at least 14
credits of Level 3 English at the
required level.
For more information about the
University’s English language
requirements refer to:
If you achieve an IELTS overall score of less than 7.0 or a TOEFL (internet-based
test) score of less than 94 you are required to take a Diagnostic English Language
Assessment (DELA) upon enrolment at the University and follow recommendations
for language support. See the breakout box on this page for further information.
International students should note that while the English language tests above
are acceptable for meeting the University’s English language requirements, the
requirements of the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)
may be different. Contact your nearest Australian Embassy or High Commission to
fnd out the English language requirements for obtaining a student visa:
Secondary studies in English
Students can meet the English language
requirements for undergraduate study
by satisfactorily completing secondary
studies and gaining the required score
in an approved fnal-year English
subject. Approved subjects include:
An approved Australian Year 12
English subject
An approved Australian foundation
program English subject
General Certifcate of Education
(GCE) subjects (1) – a grade of at
least C is required in:
- AS or AO Level General Paper
- AS Level General Studies
- AS or A Level English Language
- AS or A Level English Literature
- AS or A Level English Language
and Literature
- AS or A Level Knowledge and Enquiry
Denmark Studentereksamen: Grade
10 in English B
German Abitur: Grade 10 in
Leistungskurs English
Netherlands VWO (Netherlands):
Grade 8 in fnal-year English
Norway Vitnemal: Grade 4 in fnal-
year English
Sweden Slutbetyg: VG or Grade 4 in
fnal-year English.
Fast-track foundation studies
If you have undertaken your fnal year of
study in less than the usual amount of
time, for example through a fast-track,
accelerated or intensive program, you
will be required to meet the University’s
English requirements through TOEFL,
IELTS or Pearson.
Tertiary studies in English
You can also meet the English language
requirements for undergraduate study
by satisfactorily completing:
At least the frst year of a tertiary
(university) course taught and
assessed entirely in English within
the last two years, or
At least a two-year tertiary course
taught and assessed entirely in
English within the last fve years.
Further information on how to satisfy
the English language requirements is
available at:
English language test
You can use an approved English language test to meet the University’s English
language requirements. You must satisfy the requirements in one sitting within the
24 months preceding application.
IELTS (Academic)
Overall band score of 6.5 or more (with no band less than 6.0)
TOEFL: Paper-based
577 or more with TWE score of at least 4.5
233 or more with an Essay Rating score of at least 4.5
79 or more and scores of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking, 13 in
Reading and 13 in Listening
Pearson Test of English
Overall score of between 58 and 64 inclusive and no PTE
communicative skills score below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/
Certifcate of Advanced English
A CAE score of 58 and no less than Borderline in each skill
Approved English
language test
Required score
(all undergraduate courses)
Secondary or tertiary studies in English