Applicants are required to satisfy:

  1. the academic entry requirements; and
  2. the English language proficiency requirements where applicable.

Entry Requirements (Academic)

Equivalent academic entry requirement by country

CountryAustralian foundation program: Entry Requirements
AustraliaCompletion of Australian Year 11
ChinaGao Er (SM2) with a 60% average

GermanyIntermediate School Leaving Certificate (Yr 11)
Hong KongCompletion of Form 5 or 6
IndiaStandard XI or Standard XII or equivalent
IndonesiaSMU 2
KoreaCompletion of Year 2 Senior High School with above average grades
MacauForm 5 or Senior Middle 2
MalaysiaSPM (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 ZealandSuccessful completion of New Zealand Year 12 with less than 50 course credits at Level 2
PhilippinesSuccessful completion of High School Diploma
Russian FederationCertificate of Secondary Education
SingaporeSuccessful 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
TaiwanSenior High School Year 2 or 3
ThailandMatayom 5 or Matayom 6
VietnamYear 11 with an average grade of 6

Academic Entry Requirement by Qualification

QualificationAcademic requirement

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

Successful completion of BTEC National 3 Extended Certificate or BTEC Firsts Level 2 Diploma in business or related area

English Language Proficiency Requirements

CategoryIELTSTOEFL (iBT)PearsonDuolingo**Aspire Institute Plancement TestAspire English level^

*Indicates the midpoint of the iBT range

**Duolingo is only accepted until May 2025

^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

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. 

  • American Samoa 

  • Australia 

  • Barbados 

  • Botswana 

  • Canada 

  • Fiji 

  • Gambia 

  • Ghana 

  • Hong Kong 

  • Ireland 

  • Kenya 

  • Malaysia 

  • Mauritius 

  • New Zealand 

  • Nigeria 

  • Papua New Guinea 

  • Philippines  

  • Sierra Leone 

  • Singapore 

  • Solomon Islands 

  • South Africa 

  • Tanzania 

  • Uganda 

  • United Kingdom 

  • United States of America 

  • West Indies 

  • Western Samoa 

  • Zambia 

  • Zimbabwe 

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]