How to meet our 英语 language requirements

All students must be able to prove that they can meet our 英语 language requirements. Our 英语 language requirements are divided into five bands – from Band A through to Band E. These Bands indicate the level of 英语 required to undertake the course, with Band E representing the highest 英语 skill level required.

You will be able to provide evidence of your 英语 language skills if you have:

  • completed an 英语 language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or Cambridge
    • Applicants who are unable to sit standard tests due to public health concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic can complete an online 英语 language test such as IELTS Indicator, OET@首页, TOEFL Special 首页 Edition.
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies
  • completed an approved 英语 subject in IB Diploma, Australian Year 12 or other high school qualifications
  • lived and worked in an 英语 说话ing country for at least five years.

These requirements are different for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students. For the most up-to-date 英语 language requirements, please visit the 英语 Language Admission Criteria procedure.

本科生

The minimum 英语 language proficiency requirements for admission into each course are defined by four bands (Bands A-D).  Most undergraduate courses are classified at Band A unless specified otherwise in the 英语 Language Proficiency procedure.

You can satisfy the 英语 language requirements for the specified Band in a number of ways such as 英语 test results or completion of an approved 英语 subject in your school studies or an approved Diploma taught in 英语.

Time limitations apply to the age of the evidence used to demonstrate 英语 language proficiency. 在一般情况下, 英语 language tests must be completed no more than two years prior to commencement and prior study qualifications must be completed no more than five years prior to commencement, unless otherwise specified.

研究生

The minimum 英语 language proficiency requirements for admission into each course are defined by four bands (Bands A-D).  Most postgraduate courses are classified at Band B unless specified otherwise in the 英语 Language Proficiency procedure.

You can satisfy the 英语 language requirements for the specified Band in a number of ways such as 英语 test results or completion of an approved 英语 subject in your school studies or an approved Diploma taught in 英语.

Time limitations apply to the age of the evidence used to demonstrate 英语 language proficiency. 在一般情况下, 英语 language tests must be completed no more than two years prior to commencement and prior study qualifications must be completed no more than five years prior to commencement, unless otherwise specified.

Experience living and working in an 英语 说话ing country

If you have lived or worked in an 英语-说话ing country for a minimum of five years you may be able to meet the 英语 language proficiency requirements by demonstrating 英语-说话ing experience.

Deakin's list of recognised 英语-说话ing countries is: Australia, 加拿大, 斐济, 爱尔兰, 肯尼亚, 新西兰, 巴布新几内亚, 萨摩亚, 新加坡, 所罗门群岛, 南非, 联合王国, the United States of America, 赞比亚.

英语-说话ing experience is assessed on a case-by-case basis and you may be required to provide documents such as a passport, residency or citizenship documentation and supporting statements from qualified references. You may also be required to attend an interview.