Australia and New Zealand

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.

Australia

Qualification Type  Foundation studies / Vocational education Associate degree and Diploma of Commerce 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 one year 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.

New Zealand

Qualification type Foundation studies / Vocational education Associate degree Undergraduate Postgraduate
NCEA - National Certificate of Educational Achievement* A minimum of 10 credits in English at Level 2 and/or 3. A minimum of 18 credits in English at Level 3. A minimum of 18 credits in English at Level  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.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer