English Language Entry Requirements

English language proficiency

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 Language Entry Requirements

Foundation and Diploma programs

English Test / LevelResults 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 B2FCE Level B2
Contact usNot accepted
Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI)EAP 2EAP 2
EAP 1Not accepted
GCE O-levelC6C6Contact usNot accepted
HKDSEForm 6, Level 3 English completedForm 5/6, Level 3 English completed
Form 5/6, Level 2 English completedNot accepted
IELTS (Academic) including IELTS One Skill Retake5.5 (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 us65 - Listening 65; Reading 65; Writing 65; and Speaking 65
SPM EnglishC4C4Contact usNot accepted
TOEFL iBT≠^52 – Writing 19; Speaking 16; Listening and Reading 552 – Writing 15; Speaking 14; Listening and Reading 5Contact us94 - 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 EnglishUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any EnglishContact usContact us
International Baccalaureate DiplomaGrade 4 in EnglishGrade 4 in EnglishContact usContact us
Duolingo English Test^858575Not accepted
Avgangsbetyg / Slutbetyg (Swedish Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 15 (VG) in EnglishContact usContact usNot 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

Don’t meet the English requirements?

English Language Course

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.

DUELI Enrolment and Tuition Fee

Melbourne Burwood CampusGeelong Waterfront Campus
Enrolment fee: A$250
Tuition fee: A$465 per week
Enrolment fee: A$250
Tuition fee: A$385 per week