Entry requirements

Make sure that you meet the minimum English language and academic entry requirements for the course you wish to study.

Academic requirements

Foundation Year, UniLink diplomas, vocational education and bachelor degrees

Enter your details to find entry requirements for your chosen course.

Other qualifications

To confirm entry requirements using an overseas qualification that does not appear on the list, please call 1300 275 794 (within Australia)
+61 9214 8444 (outside Australia) operating hours 9am - 5.30pm AEST or complete the enquiry form.

Master and research degrees

Use Course Search to find the entry requirements for your chosen course. 

English language requirements

Each Swinburne course has a minimum English language requirement for entry.

Use Course Search to find the English language requirements for your chosen course or use the table below.

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.

 

 
Swinburne English Language Centre
IELTS
(Academic Module)
TOEFL iBT
PTE Academic
Common European Framework
VCE pre-requisites

Foundation Year (12 months)

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 65% & all skills 60% or above
Overall 5.5
65 
42 
B1
Successful completion of Australian Year 12 English

Foundation Year (8 months)

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 65% & all skills 60% or above
Overall 5.5
No individual band below 5.0
 65 (no band less than 15)
 42 (no communicative skill less than 36)
B1
Successful completion of Australian Year 12 English

Vocational Education: 
Certificates III & IV, Diploma & Advanced Diploma

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 65% & all skills 60% or above
Overall 5.5
No individual band below 5.0
 65 (no band less than 15)
 42 (no communicative skill less than 36) 
B1
Successful completion of Australian Year 11 or 12 English

UniLink diploma (8 months)

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 5.5
No individual band below 5.0
 65 (no band less than 15)
 42 (no communicative skill less than 36) 
B1
Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in English (or equivalent) or 25 in English (EAL)

Study Abroad and exchange

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 6.0
No individual band below 5.5
75 (no band less than 17)
50 (no communicative skill less than 45)
B2
Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in English (or equivalent) or 25 in English (EAL)

Undergraduate, including honours (all except education, law, honours in psychology and professional degrees)

EAP 5 advanced level with overall 65% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 6.0
No individual band below 6.0
 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20)
  50 (no communicative skill less than 50)
B2
Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL)

Undergraduate, including honours (education, law, professional and psychological science degrees)

EAP 5 advanced level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 6.5
No individual band below 6.0
 79 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20)
  58 (no communicative skill less than 50)
B2
Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL)

Bachelor of Nursing

Not applicable
Overall 7.0
No individual band below 6.5
95 (Reading no less than 20, Writing no less than 22)
66 (no communicative skill less than 58)
C1
Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL)

Honours (psychology only)

EAP 5 advanced level with overall 75% & all skills 70% or above
Overall 7.0
No individual band below 7.0
95 (Reading no less than 20, Writing no less than 22)
66 (no communicative skill less than 58)
C1
 N/A

Master of Occupational Therapy

Not Available
Overall 7.0 No individual band below 6.5
95 (no band less than 20 and no writing band less than 22)
66 (no communicative skill less than 58)
C1
 N/A

Masters Qualifying Program

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 6.0
No individual band below 5.5
75 (no band less than 17)
 50 (no communicative skill less than 45) B2 N/A 

Postgraduate*

EAP 5 advanced level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 6.5
No individual band below 6.0
 79 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20)
 58 (no communicative skill less than 50)
B2
 N/A

* These English requirements are not acceptable for postgraduate occupational therapy and psychology applicants. Use Course Search to find the English language requirements for your chosen course.

Swinburne English Language Centre

Swinburne offers English language courses that can help you meet the minimum English language requirement for study. On successful completion of English for Academic Purposes at Swinburne, you may be granted direct entry to your chosen degree, diploma or certificate provided you also meet other (academic) entry requirements.

Alternative English language entry

There are also a number of alternative ways to meet the English language requirements for courses, depending on where you completed your secondary education.