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Achieving English Language Requirements
It is a requirement of both your visa and the university that you have obtained a certain level of English language competency to study with us. We generally ask for the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 to study an undergraduate degree (from level 4 to 6) and the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 for taught postgraduate courses (level 7). The only exception to this are our Pre-Registration Health degrees (i.e. Nursing, OT, Physiotherapy, Social Work etc.), all of which require an IELTS equivalent of 7.0.
Accepted English Language Qualifications
English Language Courses
We offer English Language courses pre-sessional (before you start university) and in-sessional (during your university studies).
The programmes are designed to help you to improve your English language ability and increase your current English test score level to at least the minimum entry requirement of your degree programme.
The programme content includes:
- Academic reading and writing
- Academic listening and discussion
- Speaking skills