Secondary Schooling or equivalent

We may consider your academic performance in secondary school to meet the English language requirements for our undergraduate courses.

The table below lists the minimum English language standards we’ll consider when assessing your secondary schooling performance if you apply for our:

  • undergraduate degree programs
  • undergraduate Study Abroad units
  • non-award study
  • single units
  • enabling programs.

These scores only apply if the minimum English language entry requirement for your chosen study is IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 6.0. To check language requirements for a course, search for its course page.

For more information on how we may include these results in our assessments, see our pages covering:

If you have qualifications from an equivalent senior secondary school program studied in an approved country where English is the primary language of instruction, but that country isn’t in the list below, we may also consider those qualifications. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. You’ll need to submit a letter from the principal or registrar from the institution where you studied confirming that your full-time study was conducted in English.



Minimum English language standard


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

A score of 20 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English, VCE Literature or VCE English Language; or

A score of 25 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English EAL or ESL.

NSW Higher School Certificate

One of English (Standard), English (Advanced) (Band 2), English as Second Language (Band 3)

Australian Foundation Studies Program

Completion of an equivalent LTCA Australian Foundation Program with a minimum 60% or equivalent in English.

New Zealand

NCEA - National Certificate of Educational Achievement

Minimum of 14 credits in English at Level 2 and/or 3


Singapore Cambridge A Levels

Minimum grade C in English, English language, English Studies, English Literature, or English as a Second Language

C or better in General Paper for AS Level

GCSE O Levels

C6 or better in English or Literature in English



Minimum score of B in English Language


Score of B in English Language or English Literature

Cambridge English Language 1119

Grade of C6 or better

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Minimum level 4 in English


Senior Secondary qualifications – Year 10 and 12

Grade of 60% in both Year 10 and Year 12 from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), or Council for Indian Certificate Examination (CISE), or Indian National Boards

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka A Levels

Score of B or better in English


GCSE O/A Levels

A score of B or better in English in the Cambridge General Certificate of Education O level or AS level or A level


High School Diploma

GPA of 2.0 equivalent or better in English



Score of 50% or better in ENG4U, ENG4C or equivalent


Matura or Reife und Diplomprüfung

Level 2 (good) or above


Senior High School (Studentereksamen)

Grade of 7 in A Level English (both Oral and Written), and 10 in B Level English (both Oral and Written).

Grade of 11 is required if English is undertaken in Stream B Technical Pathway


Finnish Matriculation Certificate (Ylioppilastutkintoto / Lukionpäästötodishis)

Grade of 8 or above


Gymnasium or Abitur

Range of 15-7 at LF Level (Very Good to Satisfactory)

DAAD Language Certificate

Minimum B grade in all sections

Minimum C1 grade is acceptable for Postgraduate entry



English grade of 4 or above



English grade of C or better


Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)

Minimum score of 6

Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs(HAVO)

Minimum score of 7



English grade of 6 or above


International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels); or

Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level)

GCE A Levels

Minimum grade of C in English, English language, English Studies, English Literature, or English as a Second Language in A Levels and AS Levels

GCE O Levels

Minimum grade of B in English, English language, English Studies, English Literature, or English as a Second Language