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English Language Proficiency Requirements

While IELTS remains the preferred English language proficiency qualification, listed below are other qualifications which would satisfy the University's minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Minimum english language entry requirements for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Courses

Course / exam English language proficiency requirement  
  Undergraduate Program Postgraduate Program
Australian Technology and Management College(ATMC) - Certificate IV in ESL (Further Study) A grade of Competent in 8 Core Units and 1 Elective unit in the Certificate IV in ESL (Further Study). Students will be required to sit an exit test on conclusion of the Certificate IV and achieve an equivalent IELTS 6 in all bands.

Note: Student with an IELTS overall score of 6 and one sub-band 5.5 may complete an intensive 5 weeks course on that sub-band, Students will be tested on completion and must achieve an equivalent IELTS 6 in that band.
A grade of Competent in 8 Core units and 1 Elective unit in the Certificate IV in ESL (Further Study). Students will be required to sit an exit test on conclusion of the Certificate IV and achieve an equivalent overall IELTS 6.5 and 6 in all bands.

Note: Students with an IELTS overall score 6.5 and one sub-band 5.5 may complete an intensive 5 weeks course in that sub-band, Studens will be tested on completion and must achieve an equivalent IELTS 6 in that band.
Navitas English An overall pass of 55% in the Academic English Level 3 program, valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU Postgraduate Coursework: An overall pass of 65% in the Academic English Level 3 program and 65% pass in the research essay, valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
IELTS (Academic Module) An overall minimum score of 6.0, no band less than 6, valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU An overall minimum score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Paper Based An overall minimum score of 543 and a minimum score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE), valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU An overall minimum score of 565 and a minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English (TWE), valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
TOEFL - Computerised An overall minimum score of 210 and a minimum score of 4.5 in the Essay Rating, valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU An overall minimum score of 220 and a minimum score of 5 in the Essay rating, valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
TOEFL - Internet Based (IBT) An overall minimum score of 78  and a minimum score of 20 in writing, valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU An overall minimum score of 84 and a minimum score of 22 in writing, valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic An overall minimum score of 50 with no score lower than 42, valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, An overall minimum score of 60 with no subtest score lower than 50.
University of Cambridge English Language Proficiency Exams Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): Overall CAE score of 52, with a candidate profile descriptor showing no less than “Borderline” in each skill. Valid for two years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.

Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall CPE score of 45, with a candidate profile descriptor showing no less than “Weak” in each skill; valid for 2 years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): Overall CAE score of 58, with a candidate profile descriptor showing no less than “Borederline” in each skill; valid for two years from the date of  the test to the date of commencement at CDU.

Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall CPE score of 47 with a candidate profile descriptor showing no less than “Weak” in each skill; valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Common European Framework A certificate of English proficiency with an overall grade of B2, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU. Certificate of English proficiency with an overall grade of C1 valid for three years, from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.

 

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