English Language Requirements

Accepted documents to meet of English level entry requirement
Applicant has undertaken an IELTS exam (academic) within two years of application date and has achieved an overall band score meeting the relevant entry requirement stated in the course entry requirements tables.
The applicant has successfully completed in Australia a

• Australian University foundation program with a pass in the English subject.

• Senior Secondary (Year 12) Certificate of Education and:

o Has study score of at least 30 in ESL / EAL in units 3/4.

• Or has successfully completed an AQF Certificate IV program or is currently studying a vocational Diploma level course or a Higher Education course where the student has successfully completed at least 1 semester.

Within two years of application date, the applicant has completed in their home country a secondary or post-secondary qualification for which the language of instruction was English (as confirmed with an official letter from education provider or stated in the award / certificate).
Applicant has completed a secondary or post-secondary qualification in Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States.
Applicant has studied English at CIC and has successfully achieved English language level proficiency required for entry into the qualification as indicated below, or alternatively as advised by the English Language Faculty:

• Completion of total EAP 2

Documentary evidence that the student has undertaken an English course at another education provider and achieved scores equivalent in substance to the required IELTS level. In general the following levels of achievement / attainment (not just attending) can be used to indicate IELTS equivalent:

• Upper intermediate = IELTS 5.5,

• Advanced = IELTS 6.0. Seek the assistance of Management where documentation certifying achievement is not clear.

** Note that a certificate indicating applicant attended a particular level is not sufficient. It must be clear that applicant achieved the required level (unless applicant attended a level which is above the CIC entry requirement. Eg applicant attended advanced level and wishes to enter a VET course which has upper intermediate entry requirement).

• Applicant has achieved minimum 3 in ALL bands.
• (From 2015) Applicant has successfully completed the CAE Cambridge exam preparation course in the range 169-175.
Student has undertaken TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT) exam and achieved the following score:

• 60

Student has undertaken TOEFL Paper Based Test exam and achieved the following score:

• 550

Student has obtained Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Certificate and achieved the following score:

• 50

Student has obtained Occupational English Test (OET) Certificate and achieved the following score:

• For HED – score = ‘pass’

Applicant has demonstrated relevant IELTS equivalency via testing at the CIC English Language Centre
Grade C in IGCSE English (both First Language and Second Language)

Link – www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/middlesec/igcse/recognition

Singapore GCE O-Levels certificate English grade B3 or better



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