8. What are the English language requirements for Intake 2025?

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Applicant group
English language requirement
Equity of Access (cross-cutting):

- People with disabilities

- Rural disadvantaged
English language test results optional for application:

IELTS Academic 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)

TOEFL iBT 35 (Reading and Listening 3, Writing and Speaking 12 or above)

PTE Academic 29 (no sub-band below 23)

If you do not submit a valid English language test result at the application stage, you must take the Aus4Skills-funded IELTS Selection test after being shortlisted, and must meet the IELTS Academic overall score of 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)
Central/provincial/ district-level agencies

Vocational education and training colleges

Research institutions
English language test results optional for application:

IELTS Academic 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)

TOEFL iBT 35 (Reading and Listening 3, Writing and Speaking 12 or above)

PTE Academic 29 (no sub-band below 23)

If you do not submit a valid English language test result at the application stage, you must take the Aus4Skills-funded IELTS Selection test after being shortlisted, and must meet the IELTS Academic overall score of 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)
Provincially based universities English language test results optional for application:

IELTS Academic 5.5 (no sub-band below 5.0)

TOEFL iBT 46 (Reading and Listening 4, Speaking and Writing 14 or above)

PTE Academic 36 (no sub-band below 29)

If you do not submit a valid English language test result at the application stage, you must take the Aus4Skills-funded IELTS Selection test after being shortlisted, and must meet the IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 (no sub-band below 5.0)
Universities in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Danang, Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh CityEnglish language test results optional for application:

IELTS Academic 6.0 (no sub-band below 5.5)

TOEFL iBT 60 (Reading 8, Listening 7, Speaking 16, Writing 18 or above)

PTE Academic 46 (no sub-band below 36)

If you do not submit a valid English language test result at the application stage, you must take the Aus4Skills-funded IELTS Selection test after being shortlisted, and must meet the IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0 (no sub-band below 5.5)
Vietnamese NGOs

Vietnamese companies
English language test results required for application:

IELTS 5.5 Academic (no sub-band below 5.0)

TOEFL iBT 46 (Reading and Listening 4, Speaking and Writing 14 or above)

PTE Academic 36 (no sub-band below 29)
International NGOsEnglish language test results required for application:

IELTS Academic 6.5 (no sub-band below 6.0)

TOEFL iBT 84 (no sub-band below 21)

PTE Academic 58 (no sub-band below 50)

Foreign companies (for people with disabilities)English language test results optional for application:

IELTS Academic 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)

TOEFL iBT 35 (Reading and Listening 3, Writing and Speaking 12 or above)

PTE Academic 29 (no sub-band below 23)

If you do not submit a valid English language test result at the application stage, you must take the Aus4Skills-funded IELTS Selection test after being shortlisted, and must meet the IELTS Academic overall score of 5.0 (no sub-band below 4.5)

 * IELTS, TOEFL iBT or PTE Academic certificates will be valid if the tests have been on or after 1 January 2023. Valid certificates if required must be submitted with the online application by 30 April 2024 and will not be accepted if submitted after that date.

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