International students must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency before being admitted to a course. The following table can be used as a general guide to English admission requirements.
Entry to the Masters Qualifying Program (Business and Law) requires an IELTS of 6 with no individual band score below 6.
|English Test / Level||Results required for direct entry to foundation* and diploma programs
(excluding the Diploma of Communication)
|Results required for direct entry to Diploma of Communication||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||CAE1 Level C1||Contact us||Not accepted|
|Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI)||EAP 2||EAP 3||EAP 1||Not accepted|
|GCE O-level||C6||B4||Contact us||Contact us|
|HK Form 5||60% in Form 5 English Language (Foundation only)||Not accepted||Not accepted||Not accepted|
|HKDSE||Overall Level 3 HKDSE English||Overall Level 4 HKDSE English||Contact us||Not accepted|
|IELTS||Foundation program (Standard): 5.5 (with no band score below 5)
Diploma: 5.5 (with no band score below 5.5)
|6.0 (with no band score below 5.5)||5.0 (with no band score below 4.5)||7.0 (with no band below 7.0)|
|Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE)||42-49||50-57||Contact us||65 - Listening 65; Reading 65; Writing 65; and Speaking 65|
|SPM English||C4||B4||Contact us||Not accepted|
|TOEFL iBT||Foundation Program (Standard):
52 – Writing 15; Speaking 14; Listening and Reading 5
52 – Writing 19; Speaking 16; Listening and Reading 5
|65 – Writing 19; Speaking 16; Listening and Reading 10||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 25 in any English||Contact us||Contact us|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||Grade 4 in English||Grade 5 in English||Contact us||Contact us|
|Duolingo English Test||85||95||75||Not accepted|
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.
If you need to improve your English language proficiency, you may enrol in the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI). DUELI offers a wide range of English language courses, from beginners to advanced levels.
DUELI is located on Deakin University’s Melbourne Burwood campus and Geelong Waterfront campus and offers a wide range of programs for students.
|Melbourne Burwood Campus||Geelong Waterfront Campus|
|Enrolment fee: A$250
Tuition fee: A$445 per week
|Enrolment fee: A$250
Tuition fee: A$385 per week