A general guide to the qualifications delivered in Australia and New Zealand that may be used to determine English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University.
Minimum scores by level of study.
|Qualification Type||Foundation studies / Vocational education||Associate degree||Undergraduate||
Postgraduate (up to IELTS 6.5)
|Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE)||
Study Score of at least 20 in ESL or EAL; or 15 in units 3 and 4 in any other VCE English subject.
|Study Score of at least 25 in ESL or EAL; or 20 in units 3 and 4 in any other VCE English subject||Study Score of at least 30 in ESL or EAL; or 25 in units 3 and 4 in any other VCE English subject||Not applicable|
|Diploma or Advanced Diploma||Successful completion of at least 2 years of full time study in an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or higher) or equivalent.
|Bachelor degree||Successful completion of at least the first year of full time study of a tertiary program (or higher) or equivalent.|
Foundation studies / Vocational education
|NCEA - National Certificate of Educational Achievement*||
Foundation/Vocational education - minimum of 10 credits in English at Level 2 and/or 3.
|Associate Degree - minimum of 12 credits in English at Level 2 and/or 3.||Bachelor - minimum of 14 credits in English at Level 2 and/or 3.||Not applicable|
* Note: NCEA awards the grades Not Achieved (N), Achieved (A), Merit (M) and Excellence (E). Grade N can not be counted towards total credits.