Student Visa - English Language Proficiency Requirements
International Students seeking entry to Sydney Art School courses need to meet English Language Proficiency Requirements.
Before we issue a Certificate of Enrolment (CoE) we will assess whether your qualifications, experience and English language proficiency are appropriate for the course for which enrolment is sought.
The English Language Proficiency requirements are aligned with the minimum eligibility requirements for a student visa as set down by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs which are detailed at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500#Eligibility and also copied below in this article...
We also suggest that you review the Department of Home Affairs document checklist tool to see what proof you may need to provide with your visa application.
You can find out more about the Australian Govenment Subclass 500 Student Visa at this link.
English language test score requirements
|English language test providers||Minimum test score||Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS||Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS|
|International English Language Testing System||5.5||5||4.5|
|TOEFL internet based test||46||35||32|
|Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)||162||154||147|
|Pearson Test of English Academic||42||36||30|
|Occupational English Test||B for each test component||N/A||N/A|
The test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for your student visa.
English language exemptions
- you are enrolled in full-time school studies as a principal course including in a secondary exchange programme, a postgraduate research course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), and Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored students
- you have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
- you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
- in the two years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.