Recognised qualifications and English speaking countries

The Australian and international qualifications listed in this section can be used to determine English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University.

  • Australia
  • Canada (excluding Quebec)
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom (including  Northern Ireland) and Republic of Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Antigua + Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Cook Island
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

If you are a citizen or permanent resident

If you are a citizen or permanent resident of a recognised English speaking country listed above and have completed your studies in English there (up to an Australian Year 11 equivalent for Foundation Studies or Year 12 equivalent for Tertiary Education) you may be considered to have met RMIT’s English Language Requirements.

You must provide a birth certificate, passport, national identification or visa as proof of citizenship and/or residency.

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of one of the countries listed above but have completed your studies  where your entire qualification is taught and assessed in English, you may be deemed to have met the English requirement (an official letter from the institution stating the program is entirely taught and assessed in English must be submitted),up to an academic IELTS score of 6.5 if you have completed:

  • a minimum of one  year of a tertiary qualification equivalent to an Australian Diploma or higher within the past two  years, or
  • the equivalent of one semester full time study of a university postgraduate qualification within the last two years, or
  • an RMIT University recognised Bachelor Degree of higher within the past five years, or
  • an RMIT University recognised Senior Secondary qualification within the last two years unless stated otherwise.

For programs where an academic IELTS score of 7.0 or above is required, you will be required to provide the results of an RMIT University recognised English proficiency test.

Where you have more than one proof of English proficiency, only the most recent qualification and score will be considered in the admission decision.

Details of RMIT University recognised qualifications by region can be found below:

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