Admission requirements

​​​​​Find the admission requirements for your country

  • If you have completed the equivalent of Australian Year 10 or 11, you will most likely begin your studies at Certificate III level
  • If you have completed the equivalent of Australian Year 12, you may start at Certificate IV or Diploma level
  • Each industry area is different so please refer to the specific course information located in the course catalogue​
Country ​Year 10/11 Equivalent ​​Year 12 EquivalentEnglish Equivalent

Argentina

​Education Polimodal (General Education or Integrated technical education) / General
or
​bachillerato school/technical and specialised school
​Bachillerato/Tecnico de Nivel Medio/Bachillerato Especializado

 

​Bangladesh

​Secondary School Certificate – pass

​​​Higher Secondary Certificate (minimum GPA 3.5
or
60% in HSC first division pass ) GCE A-Level (2 subject passes)

​- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) overall (no band less than 5.5) direct entry.

- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) overall (no band less than 5.0) - course will be packaged with 10 weeks ELICOS prior to entry.

Bhutan

​Bhutan Middle Secondary School Certificate​Bhutan Higher Secondary School Certificate  
or
Middle Secondary School Certificate plus 2 year relevant vocational diploma

​- IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) overall (no band less than 5.0) direct entry.

- IELTS score of overall less than 5.5 or any band score less than 5.0 will not be accepted.

 

​Brazil

Certificado de Ensio Medio​Certificado de Ensio Medio  from 2011 (year 12 equivalent)
** Certificado de Ensio Medio  plus 1 year Diploma or Higher  qualification (pre 2011)

Chile

​​Educacion MediaEducacion Media (Year 12 equivalent)
Licencia de Educacion Media Tecnico-Profesional or Tecnico

 

China

​Senior Secondary School Year 1 (Year 10 equivalent)

Senior Secondary School Year 2 (Year 11 equivalent)

​Senior Secondary Certificate (Senior School Year 3)

 

Colombia

​Bachillerato Upper Secondary Schooling (Year 11 equivalent)
​Bachillerato plus Curso Tecnico or 1 year Diploma or Higher qualification
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Cuba

​Secundari Basica/Basic Secondary (Completion of Year 11)​Diploma de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras/Título de Bachiller (nivel medio superior de la Education General Politecnica Laboral)
- Certificado de Fin de Estudios Secundarias/Técnico Medio/Maestro Primario, etc. (Certificado de Fin de Estudios Secundarias)

 

France

​Upper Secondary School Certificate​Baccalaaureat

Germany

​Realshule or Hauptschule​Gymnasium

 

Hong Kong

​Secondary 4 or Secondary 5 or
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
​Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or
Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)
​All courses:
HKDSE: 3
HKCEE: D Grade

India

 

​- State Education Boards 65% overall across all academic subjects.*

- Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) with 60% average overall across all academic subjects.

- Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) with 60% average overall across all academic subjects.

* TAFE International Western Australia does not accept results from some State  Education Boards.

- Diploma qualifications: Average mark of 60% or above, should be VITC recognised and of 2-3 years duration.

​- IELTS 6.0 overall (no band less than 5.5) direct entry.

- IELTS 6.0 overall (no band less than 5.0) - course will be packaged with ten weeks ELICOS prior to entry.

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Italy

Diploma di scuola secondaria di primo grado
Diploma di Qualifica
​Diploma di Scuola Superiore
Diploma di Maturità

Indonesia

​Secondary School:SMU 3 or SMK 3​Senior Secondary School Certificate of
Completion (ijazah/STTB SMA/STTB SMK/STTB MA)

 

​Japan

​Completion of Kotogakko Year 1 Lower Secondary Leaving Certificate​Kotogakko  Shomeisho / Upper Secondary School Certificate

 

​Kenya

​​Completion of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with C average or A- Level (2 subject passes) or A level  (1 A and 2 AS level passes) or International Baccalaureate Diploma​KCSE pass or GCE O-Level ( 4 subject passes)​

Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses:
Kenyan KCSE English C

Associate Degree /Other courses that require IELTS 6.0 or 6.5:
Kenyan KCSE English B​

 

Malaysia

SPM or (4 subject passes) in O-Level (D Grade or Higher) or Senior Middle 2​STPM (2 subject passes) or GCE A- Levels (2 subject passes) or UEC (2B's and 2C's in academic)​Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses:
A or B in Malaysian SPM
C Grade in 1119 English

Associate Degree /Other courses that require IELTS 6.0 or 6.5:
A in Malaysian SPM

 

Mauritius

​​GCE O-level  (4 subject passes)
​GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes) or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)

Myanmar

Matriculation/Basic Education High School (BEHS) (Completion of Year 10 or Year 11) 45% or higher​
or 
GCE O - Level (4 subject passes)
(DIBP requires completion of Year 11)
​Matriculation/Basic Education High School (BEHS) plus minimum completed 2 years at Professional College or Secondary Technical College
or 
GCE A- Level (2 subject passes)  or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)

 

​Nepal

​Higher Secondary Education Board
Certificate (Grade 12)
(Minimum 60% overall )
​Higher Secondary Education Board
Certificate (Grade 12)
(Minimum 60% overall)

​- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) overall (no band less than 5.5) direct entry.

- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) overall (no band less than 5.0) - course will be packaged with 10 weeks ELICOS prior to entry

 

​Nigeria

​Senior Secondary School (WAEC/NECO) examinations – pass grade​Senior Secondary School (WAEC/NECO) examinations (5 subjects passes C grade average)

Pakistan

​Higher Secondary School Certificate/
Intermediate Certificate
(55% overall minimum)

​Higher Secondary School (Intermediate)
(55% overall minimum)

Certificate Diploma (Polytechnic/Vocational)

​- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) overall (no band less than 5.5) direct entry.

- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) overall (no band less than 5.0) - course will be packaged with 10 weeks ELICOS prior to entry.

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​Peru

​Secundaria / Education Secundaria (Completion of Year 11)​Secundaria / Education Secundaria (Completion of Year 11) plus a Technical Diploma or entrance to University

 

​Philippines

High School Diploma or National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) (DIBP requires completion of Year 11)
​High School Diploma/Certificate of Graduation and completed first year university at a recognised tertiary institution
or
2 Years Community College
or
2 Years Technician Training Institute

 

Singapore

​GCE 0-Levels (4 subject passes D grade or higher)GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes)

South Africa

​National Senior Certificate / Senior
Certificate Year 11/10
​National Senior Certificate (Year12)
Senior Certificate (Year 12)
A Level 2 Passes International Baccalaureate Diploma

South Korea

​11 years of school/10 years of school​General/Academic Senior High School Certificate/Diploma (Kodung Hakkyo Choreupchang)

 

Sri Lanka

​GCE 0 levels (4 subject passes)​Sri Lankan GCE A-Level (3 passes)
British GCE A-Level (2 passes)

​- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) overall (no band less than 5.5) direct entry.

- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) overall (no band less than 5.0) - course will be packaged with 10 weeks ELICOS prior to entry.

 

​Taiwan

​Senior High School (1st or 2nd Year)​Senior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma

Thailand

​Upper Secondary School (Matayom 5/ Matayom 4)​Upper Secondary School (Matayom 6 or Certificate in Vocational School)

UK

​GCE O-Level (4 subject passes)GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes)

Venezuela

​Educacion Media (10 years of secondary schooling minimum)​Educacion Media – Academic or Tecnico (Medio)

Vietnam

​Upper Secondary schooling (Year 10 or 11 equivalent)

​Diploma of General Education
or
Vocational Education Graduation Diploma
or​
Vocational Training Diploma

 

​Zambia

ZSC Year 12 (4 passes)
GCE O Level (4 passes)

ZSC Year 12 (5 subject passes C grade or better)
A Level (2 subject passes) or A level 1 A and 2 AS level passes or Diploma in relevant area (1 year minimum)

Zimbabwe

​ZGCE O Level (4 subject passes)​​A Level 2 passes or (1 A and 2 AS level passes) or International Baccalaureate Diploma  

Please note that entrance may also be possible for mature age students, without the grades listed above, based on appropriate work experience.

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Some TAFE courses also require the student to submit a folio for admission. View Folio Requirements for more information.

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