English requirements

OVERVIEW

The basic level of English proficiency required for entry into most TAFE courses is the equivalent of Academic IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0. 

Some courses and some passport nationalities may require a higher level of English i.e. IELTS 6.0 or 6.5. You can find this information on the ​course page in the online course catalogue. If you would like specific detail about these requirements, please contact a Regional Manager.

Please note the IELTS test is only valid for 2 years.

Students who need to improve their English can package an English course with their TAFE program.

English Language Requirements

Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma coursesAssociate Degrees and other courses*
​IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.​IELTS (academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5​
​TOEFL 55 (iBT)
​TOEFL 60 – no band lower than 15 (iBT)
​Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic – Minimum Level 43​Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic – 50
​Password score of 5.5​Password score of 6.0​
​Eiken Grade Pre 1​Eiken Grade 1​
Successful completion of at least 2 years of study at an acceptable grade in an English medium course completed within the previous 2 years
OR
  • GCE O Levels English with 'C'
  • 'A' or 'B' in Malaysian SPM English or 'C' in 1119 English
  • Kenyan KCSE English 'C'
Successful completion of at least 2 years of study at an acceptable grade in an English medium course completed within the previous 2 years
OR
  • GCE O Levels English with 'B'
  • 'A' in Malaysian SPM
  • English or a 'C' in English 1119
  • Kenyan KCSE English 'B'​
​International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum of 3 in English A1 or A2​International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2
​Completion of the Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE)​Completion of the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
​Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Upper Intermediate Level or equivalent at North Metropolitan TAFE or a recognised English college​Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Pre-Advanced level or equivalent at North Metropolitan TAFE or a recognised English college

Please note: The Department of Immigration and Border Protection may require different or higher English levels for visa purposes. Please check the visa requirements for your passport nationality​.​


TAFE International Western Australia reserves the right to alter any admission requirement without prior notice.​​

English PACKAGING PROVIDERS​

If you would like to find out more about the qualifications required from English colleges in Perth to meet the entry levels for Western Australian TAFE courses please visit the English Partners section of the website.​​

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