Entry requirements

Age requirement

To study at Australian Academy, all international students must be at least 18 years of age or above when the course starts.

Academic requirements

VOCATIONAL COURSES: There is a minimum academic requirement for admission to Australian Academy. This must be met by all international students. This is based on the completion of a course of study that is equivalent to the Australian Year 12 level education. This is the minimum level of entry.

English requirements

International students at Australian Academy are expected to provide evidence of English language proficiency. Students must have a minimum score of an internationally recognised English test. Listed below are the acceptable English language test scores:
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)162154147
Pearson Test of English Academic: 423630
Occupational English Test: Pass

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)5.554.5
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Paper based527500450
TOEFL internet based test463532

VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS: An IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) score of 5.5 overall is required for most vocational courses. No band/sub score may be under 5.0. Other equivalent English language tests are also accepted by the Department of Immigration.

Other English language proficiencies accepted by Australian Academy:

  1. Evidence that, within the two years before applying for a student visa, you completed (in Australia and in the English language) either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level. This must have been while you held a student visa.
  2. Evidence that you have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland.
  3. You are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.
  4. For students from Low Risk Level countries, successful completion of the Australian Academy Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test.