Australian English Language qualifications accepted by territory or state

English language requirements 

To be accepted onto a degree course with us you must have a suitable English language qualification. The tables below show the minimum English language requirements for standard courses at RQF 6 (degree level) and above.

Some courses have English language requirements that are higher than those shown below, please check the relevant course for details.

What if I don't meet the requirements?

If you don't think you will be able to meet these requirements you may be able to join a pre-sessional English language course offered by our English Language Centre. Please note to study a pre-sessional English language course UKVI require Tier 4 visa holders to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at a UKVI approved test centre (details of approved SELTs).

 

University of Plymouth requirement – Australian English Language qualifications accepted by territory or state

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes Minimum component scores
See list for grades required See list for grades required University of Plymouth entry requirement. No UKVI requirement if the student is an Australian national – if they are not, IELTS or another acceptable qualification will be required

UPIC requirement – Australian English Language qualifications accepted by territory or state

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes Minimum component scores
See list for grades required See list for grades required University of Plymouth entry requirement. No UKVI requirement if the student is an Australian national – if they are not, IELTS or another acceptable qualification will be required

Notes

We will accept any of the following results on the English language component as meeting our minimum English language requirements:

  • Capital Territory: Grade C on the Australian Capital Territory Year 10 Certificate
  • New South Wales: Grade C on the Year 10 Certificate
  • Northern Territory: Grade C on the Junior Studies Certificate
  • Queensland: VHA, HA or SA on the Year 10 Certificate
  • South Australia: Pass on the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
  • Tasmania: Credit, Higher Pass or Pass on the School Certificate 
  • Victoria: Pass in Unit 3 or 4 on the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Western Australia: Pass at level 1, 2 or 3 in Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
These qualifications are accepted as meeting University of Plymouth English language requirements, where the student is an Australian national and there are no UKVI English language requirements. Where the student is not an Australian national, IELTS may be required.

On our Further guidance on English language requirements page you will find a complete list of notes and clarifications across all qualifications for applying to the University of Plymouth.

The validity period of qualifications accepted

Degrees awarded in the UK or in majority English language speaking countries (as defined by UKVI) will be accepted as meeting our standard English language entry requirements, where they have been awarded no more than three years prior to your course start date at Plymouth.

IELTS academic tests (non SELTS) should also have been taken no more than three years prior to your course start date at Plymouth.

IELTS academic tests (SELTS, taken at UKVI approved test centres) should have been taken within two years of the date your CAS is issued for studies at Plymouth. This is a UKVI requirement.