Academic Board Resolutions on Selection and Courses
These Resolutions on Selection are resolutions of the Academic Board that specify the minimum entry requirements for a course and define selection instruments to be used by Selection Committees to determine which of the applicants eligible for selection will be selected.
These Resolutions on Selection should be read in conjunction with the following:
English language requirements for undergraduate programs
1. The English language requirements for all undergraduate degrees and associate diplomas, Bachelor Honours degrees and concurrent diplomas can be met via any of the following ways.
1.1 For school-leavers from the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), either
- A study score of at least 25 in one of the VCE Unit 3/4 subjects English, English Language, or Literature; or
- A study score of at least 30 in the VCE Unit 3/4 subject English as an Additional Language
1.2 For locally qualified school-leavers other than from the VCE, performance levels in appropriate school English subjects that the Board has deemed comparable to the VCE standards and are published on the Future Students web page.
1.3 For school-leavers who are not locally qualified, but have completed a secondary qualification in a country where English is an official language, and for graduates of foundation studies programs conducted in English, performance levels in appropriate English subjects that the Board has approved and are published on the Future Students web page.
1.4 For school-leavers from countries where English is not an official language, performance levels in appropriate school English subjects that the Board has approved and are published on the Future Students web page.
1.5 Either within the last two years having satisfactorily completed at least first year of a tertiary course taught and assessed entirely in English, or within the last five years having satisfactorily completed at least a two year tertiary course taught and assessed entirely in English.
1.6 At a sitting within 24 months preceding the proposed date of commencement of enrolment, having obtained either:
- An overall band score of 6.5 or more in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test with no band less than 6.0,
- One of the following for the American Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
- 577 or more the paper based test, with 4.5 or more in the Test of Written English (TWE)
- 79 or more in the internet based test, and scores of 21 for writing; 18 for speaking; 13 for reading; and 13 for listening.
- A score prescribed by the Board for some other recognised English language test or English language program.
2. Any alternative English language qualification for undergraduate courses that the Board has approved will be published on the Future Students web page.
3. Applicants seeking to demonstrate English language competence via any of 1.1 to 1.4 who completed school more than two years before the proposed date of commencement in the program to which they are applying may be required to establish to the satisfaction of the Selection Committee that they have lived or worked primarily in an environment where English is widely used after completing school. If they are unable to establish this, the Selection Committee may require them to demonstrate English language competence via 1.6.
4. As Bachelor Honours programs are only entered after completion of 300 points of a Bachelor degree, and concurrent diplomas cannot be entered until the student has enrolled in a Bachelor degree, no specific English language requirements are needed, except for students with a Bachelor degree taught or assessed in a language other than English applying to enter Honours. For such students, 1.6 is the normal pathway.
English language requirements for graduate programs
The English language requirements for graduate programs can be found here