International students must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency before being admitted to a course. This page can be used as a general guide to English admission requirements.
|English Test / Level||Results required for direct entry to diploma programs||Results required for direct entry to Foundation Program (Standard)*||Results required for the Foundation Program (Extended)*||Results required for the Foundation Program to Bachelor of Nursing pathway#|
|Cambridge: English Advanced (CAE)||FCE Level B2||FCE Level B2||Contact us||Not accepted|
|Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI)||EAP 2||EAP 2||EAP 1||Not accepted|
|GCE O-level||C6||C6||Contact us||Not accepted|
|HKDSE||Form 6, Level 3 English completed||Form 5/6, Level 3 English completed||Form 5/6, Level 2 English completed||Not accepted|
|IELTS (Academic) including IELTS One Skill Retake||5.5 (with no band score below 5.5)||5.5 (with no band score below 5.0)||5.0 (with no band score below 4.5)||7.0 (with no band below 7.0)|
|Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE)||42 (with no communicative skill less than 42)||42 (with no communicative skill less than 36)||Contact us||65 - Listening 65; Reading 65; Writing 65; and Speaking 65|
|SPM English||C4||C4||Contact us||Not accepted|
|TOEFL iBT≠^||52 – Writing 19; Speaking 16; Listening and Reading 5||52 – Writing 15; Speaking 14; Listening and Reading 5||Contact us||94 - Listening 24; Reading 24; Writing 27; and Speaking 23.|
|VCE English (any) (Australia)||Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English||Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English||Contact us||Contact us|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||Grade 4 in English||Grade 4 in English||Contact us||Contact us|
|Duolingo English Test^||85||85||75||Not accepted|
|Avgangsbetyg / Slutbetyg (Swedish Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)||15 (VG) in English||Contact us||Contact us||Not accepted|
* Excluding the Foundation Program when packaged with a Bachelor of Nursing.
#See Deakin University’s course-specific English language proficiency requirements for more detail
≠TOEFL iBT English test taken on or after 26 July 2023 will no longer satisfy the English language requirement for student visa purposes. (TOEFL iBT scores from a test taken on or before 25 July 2023 are accepted for student visa purposes.) Deakin College will continue to accept TOEFL-iBT results from tests taken after 26 July 2023 to meet course English requirements, excluding results from South Asian students.^
^ Students from South Asia are required to take one of the English tests accepted by the Department of Home Affairs
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may choose to enrol in an intensive English language course at Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) to improve your English language proficiency.
DUELI offers a wide range of English language courses, from beginners to advanced levels and is located on Deakin University’s Melbourne Burwood campus and Geelong Waterfront campus.
|Melbourne Burwood Campus||Geelong Waterfront Campus|
|Enrolment fee: A$250|
Tuition fee: A$465 per week
|Enrolment fee: A$250|
Tuition fee: A$385 per week