English
Requirements

What are the requirements?

The language of instruction at the Australia Institute of Business & Technology is English. International students must demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency before being admitted into a course. This can be done by obtaining one of the results shown under “English Competency Level Required” for the relevant level of study. International Students who do not meet the English language requirements for the course they wish to study may undertake English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) according to the “English Learning Matrix”.

ELICOS Students who wish to proceed into an AQF Level and study a qualification with AIBT will need to pass ELICOS exams at at the end of each completed level.

The number of ELICOS weeks required is an estimate only. 

English Assessment Comparison

 

Qualification

English Language Equivalences

IELTS

TOEFL iBT

CAMBRIDGE

PTE

OET

Cert II, Cert III, Cert IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma

5.5

46

161

42

D

Diploma of Dental Technology, Diploma of Nursing, and all

Graduate Certificates

6.0

60

 

169

 

50

C

Graduate Diplomas

6.5

79

177

58

C

 Advanced Diploma of Nursing

7.0

94

NA

65

A/B

Level Week

 

Cert II, Cert III, Cert IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma,

(IELTS 5.5 or equivalent)

 

Diploma of Dental Technology, Diploma of Nursing, and all

Graduate Certificates

(IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)

Graduate Diplomas

(IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

Advanced Diploma of Nursing

(IELTS 7 or equivalent)

 

Weeks

10

20

30

40

10

20

30

40

50

10+

20+

30+

40+

50+

10

20

Beginner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NA

Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper-Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced (IELTS (Foundation)/PTE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced (IELTS/PTE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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