English Language Requirements

As per Schedule B: English Language Proficiency Requirements of the Interim HDR Admissions and Enrolment Procedure, an applicant must provide evidence of their English language proficiency in accordance with the requirements listed below at the time they submit their application.

Results of an English language proficiency test must have been awarded within 2 years of application date.

Proof of English language ability may be demonstrated by providing official test scores for one of the following tests:

Test

Minimum Overall Score

Minimum Additional Scores

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service - academic version)

7.0

No band less than 6.5

TOEFL (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)

94

Minimum 26 for writing and speaking, and 20 for reading and listening

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English)

65

Minimum 65 for writing and speaking with no other score lower than 58

C1 Advanced (previously Cambridge Advanced English)

C Equivalent to the Council of Europe level (CEFR) of C1 or above

UTAS Access Level 7 English Language Training (must be completed prior to applying for HDR)

65

Minimum 65 for writing and 65 for speaking and no other test score less than 60

OR

You are a citizen of and hold a passport from one of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

OR

Evidence of ongoing residence and employment for a period of not less than 5 years within one of the following countries (in an occupation requiring proficient written and verbal communication in English):

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

OR

Completion of a Graduate Degree (equivalent to AQF Level 8 or higher) from a recognised tertiary institution of at least two years duration, where the medium and language of instruction of the degree was entirely in English and where English is an official language of the country.