Applicants are required to satisfy:
- the academic entry requirements; and
- the English language proficiency requirements where applicable.
Entry Requirements (Academic)
Equivalent academic entry requirement by country
|Country||Australian foundation program: Entry Requirements|
|Australia||Completion of Australian Year 11|
|China||Gao Er (SM2) with a 60% average|
|Germany||Intermediate School Leaving Certificate (Yr 11)|
|Hong Kong||Completion of Form 5 or 6|
|India||Standard XI or Standard XII or equivalent|
|Korea||Completion of Year 2 Senior High School with above average grades|
|Macau||Form 5 or Senior Middle 2|
|Malaysia||SPM (or forecast), Senior Middle 2 or UEC (or forecast) Malaysia STPM score ba1sed on: A1=8;A2=7;B3=6;B5=4;B6=3;C7=2;C8=1|
|New Zealand||Successful completion of New Zealand Year 12 with less than 50 course credits at Level 2|
|Philippines||Successful completion of High School Diploma|
|Russian Federation||Certificate of Secondary Education|
|Singapore||Successful completion of the Singapore Cambridge GCE O-Level with a minimum pass in four subjects; or minimum pass in 2 or 3 O-level subjects plus 1 A-Level subject with a grade “E” or above|
|Taiwan||Senior High School Year 2 or 3|
|Thailand||Matayom 5 or Matayom 6|
|Vietnam||Year 11 with an average grade of 6|
Academic Entry Requirement by Qualification
|GCE O Level / IGSCE / GSCE||Successful completion with a minimum pass in four subjects; or minimum pass in 2 or 3 O-level subjects plus 1 A-Level subject with a grade “E” or above|
|BTEC||Successful completion of BTEC National 3 Extended Certificate or BTEC Firsts Level 2 Diploma in business or related area|
English Language Proficiency Requirements
|Category||IELTS||TOEFL (iBT)||Pearson||Duolingo**||Aspire Institute Plancement Test||Aspire English level^|
*Indicates the midpoint of the iBT range
**Duolingo is only accepted until May 2024
^Refer to the section below
Australian English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) provider assessments accepted
English language test scores from a number of Australian ELICOS providers are also accepted. Providers must be a member of English Australia and/or NEAS and listed on the English Australia/NEAS websites.
Successfully completed Aspire English courses will be accepted to meet the English proficiency requirements if the level attained meets the requirements in the table above.
If you have any questions about the entry requirements for other courses or your eligibility please speak to your agent or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualifications Completed in an English Medium
Secondary or tertiary level qualifications completed in English from the following countries satisfy the English proficiency requirements for the foundation. Qualifications must have been completed within five years of the date of course commencement.
Papua New Guinea
United States of America
Students must be at least 17 years of age at the time of commencement of Foundation studies [as per the Australian National Standards for Foundation Programs]