English Entry Requirements

Foundation entry requirementsDiploma entry requirements
IELTSOverall 5.5; Writing 5.0; Speaking 5.0Overall 6.0; Writing 5.5; Speaking 5.5
TOEFLOverall 52; Writing 17; Speaking 15 – iBT onlyOverall 69; Writing 19; Speaking 17 – iBT only
GSCE/GCE O levelsN/AC pass in English
Aspire Placement TestC1B1

Academic Entry Requirements

CountryFoundation entry requirementsDiploma entry requirements
AustraliaCompletion of Australian Year 11Completion of Year 12 with Band 2 or above in English.
Applicants with documented work experience and/or completion of a Certificate IV qualification (or equivalent) will be considered for entry.
ChinaGao Er (SM2) with a 60% averageSuccessful completion of the General Senior Secondary Unified Graduation Examination (Gao San or SM3)
GermanyIntermediate School Leaving Certificate (Yr 11)Successful completion of the Abitur/Allgemeine Hochschulreife
Hong KongCompletion of Form 5 or 6Successful completion of the HKDSE
IndiaStandard XI or
Standard XII or
Successful completion of All India Senior School Certificate or Indian School Certificate or Senior Secondary Certificate or State Board Examinations.
IndonesiaCompletion of SMU 2SMU 3 or Secondary School Certificate of Graduation
KoreaCompletion of Year 2 Senior High School with above average gradesCompletion of the General Senior High School Certificate
MacauForm 5 or Senior Middle 2
Successful completion of the Form 6
MalaysiaSPM (or forecast), Senior Middle 2 or UEC (or forecast)Completion of the STPM or matriculation (Matrikulas)
New ZealandSuccessful completion of New Zealand Year 12Successful completion of New Zealand Year 13 with a minimum of 50 course credits at Level 2 or above
NorwaySatisfactory completion of Vitnemal Fra Grunnskolen (Leaving Certificate from Compulsory School/ Lower Secondary School)Successful completion of the Vitnemal
PhilippinesSuccessful completion of High School DiplomaSuccessful completion of a recognised foundation studies program, one year of university studies or completion of a qualification equivalent to an Australian AQF Certificate IV
Russian FederationCertificate of Secondary Education
Successful completion of the Attestat o Srednem [polnom] Obshchem Obrazovanii [Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General 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 aboveSuccessful completion of the General Certificate of Education [GCE] ALevel with an aggregate of #3*
TaiwanSenior High School Year 2 or 3
Successful completion of Senior High School Year 3
ThailandMatayom 5 or Matayom 6
Successful completion of the Certificate of Secondary Education [Matayom 6]
VietnamYear 11 with an average grade of 6Successful completion of
the Diploma of General Education [Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc] or
the Bang Tot Nghiep Hoc Chuyen Nghiep [Secondary Vocational School Certificate]
International BaccalaureatIB Diploma with a score of 22
Cambridge International Examinations or Edexcel GCESuccessful 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 aboveSuccessful completion of GCE A-Level with an aggregate of #3*

Certificate IV

Successful completion of BTEC National 3 Extended Certificate or BTEC Firsts Level 2 Diploma in business or related areaSuccessful completion of BTEC National 3 Foundation Diploma or pass grades in 6 units of Diploma or Extended Diploma in business or related area.
Successful completion of a Certificate level IV qualification (under the AQF) or its equivalent

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Applicants must meet one (1) of the following criteria:

Applicants must meet one (1) of the following criteria:
ASuccessful completion of a bachelor degree from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent
BSuccessful completion of an overseas higher education course of at least three years duration (minimum AQF Level 6 or equivalent), with a minimum credit grade average.
CAt least five (5) years appropriate full-time managerial or professional experience.
Applicants must demonstrate a recognisable level of responsibility as part of their work experience. Position accountability in a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial management or other relevant supervisory experience should be evident in the applicant’s work history. While senior levels of volunteer experience may be considered, normally the majority of the work should be in a paid, full-time capacity.
DSuccessful completion of at least two award or at least two non-award subjects (at AQF Level 8 or above) from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.


Work experience as a basis for admission: applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a full Statement of Service for all work experience listed. The Statement must contain independent evidence of the duration and level of work experience.


1.  English Language Tests

English Language TestMinimum Result Required
IELTS (academic)Overall 6.0; Writing 5.5; Speaking 5.5
TOEFL i-BTOverall 69; Writing 19; Speaking 17
Pearson (academic)Overall 50; Writing 42; Speaking 42
Common European Framework (CEFR)B2
Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)Overall 169; Writing 162; Speaking 162
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Overall 169; Writing 162; Speaking 162
English Assessment administered by the ICMSA satisfactory score ICMS indicating that no further English instruction is required to meet the entry requirements of the intended course of study

English Language Test must be completed within 2 years prior to the date of commencement of the ICMS course to which the applicant applied.

2. Prior tertiary study in the medium of English

  • Undertaking tertiary level studies (University or VET), of at least one year’s duration, within Australia in the last five (5) years
  • Undertaking study, of at least one year’s duration, within a tertiary level program, at an approved institution where the language of instruction is English, undertaken within the last five (5) years

    Other countries:
    Please contact the Admissions Office on info@aspire.edu.au

    All diploma subjects need to be passed in order to progress to our University Partners.

    Entry requirements are subject to change. Malaysia STPM score based on: A1=8;A2=7;B3=6;B5=4;B6=3;C7=2;C8=1, If you will be under 18 years at the commencement of your program please contact Aspire for information on care and welfare arrangements..

    There is no RPL available within the Foundation Program. All 10 specified subjects must be completed. Forecast results are accepted where appropriate.