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Tabor Victoria is committed to offering its educational programs to students from a broad range of backgrounds, cultures and languages. In doing so, it recognises its responsibility to ensure that students whose first language is not English, have sufficient proficiency to undertake the program of their choice.
The College has different English Language proficiency requirements for different courses.
1. English Proficiency Entry Requirements for:
Associate Degree in Theology
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Theology
Graduate Certificate in Arts
Graduate Diploma in Arts
Master of Arts in Vocational Practice
An applicant for studies in the above courses will be deemed to have sufficient English proficiency if:
• They were born in one of the following countries and have completed at least one qualification (secondary or tertiary) in one of those countries and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was English
• They were not born in one of the following countries but have completed senior secondary study or at least one year of full-time university study in one of these countries and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was English
o American Samoa
o New Zealand
o Papua New Guinea
o Solomon Islands
o South Africa
o Trinidad and Tobago
o United Kingdom
• They have successfully completed a senior secondary qualification, a post secondary Diploma qualification of at least two years, an undergraduate program of three years or more, or a postgraduate program of two years or more FT or more, undertaken in a non-English speaking country provided the study:
o was completed in an institution which is listed in the International Handbook of Universities, World Higher Education Database, UK Naric Database or AEI NOOSR guides or an institution accredited through one of ICETE’s registered accrediting bodies and
o is confirmed by the institution as having been conducted and examined solely in the English language.
• They have attained results as listed in one of the following qualifications:
|Course||IELTS Academic||TOEFL (Paper based)||TOEFL (Internet)||Pearson Test of English (Academic)||Cambridge English Advanced|
|Bachelor of Arts, Associate Degree in Theology, Bachelor of Theology||6.0 (no band less than 5.5)||550+ Test of Writing English 4||76+ Writing 18||57 No communicative score below 50||54 No less than Borderline in writing|
|Graduate Certificate in Arts, Graduate Diploma in Arts, Master of Arts||6.5 (no band less than 6.0)||575+ Test of Writing English 4||85+ Writing 21, Speaking 20, Reading 20, Listening 20||64 No communicative score below 58||62 No less than Borderline in writing|
Further information about English language tests
Required scores must be achieved from a single test report, even if you have sat for multiple tests. The original test report form must be included with the application. Certified copies and TOEFL examiner's score records are not accepted.
Details about TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and CAE testing are available by following these links:
TOEFL testing information
IELTS testing information
Pearson testing information
University of Cambridge ESOL examinations information
2. English Proficiency Entry Requirements for:
Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)
The English Language proficiency requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Education are based in the Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements for teacher registration and are as follows:
• Successful completion of a Bachelor degree undertaken in one of the following countries:
o Republic of Ireland
o New Zealand
o United Kingdom
If this condition is not met then,
• Successful completion of one of the following English language tests to the level prescribed below:
o International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic: Overall 7.5 with the following required in each of the skill areas: speaking 8.0, listening 8.0, reading 7.0 and writing 7.0. Locations where this test can be undertaken (PDF - 39 KB) Information is also available at www.ielts.org
o International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR): Level 4 required in each of the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. This assessment may be undertaken at accredited centres(PDF - 39 KB)
o Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT): Band A required in each of the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. This assessment can only be undertaken at The University of New South Wales. Information is available at www.lang.unsw.edu.au/peat/.
The College will accept a certified copy of your test results. These results must be less than 24 months old at the date of application for registration.
• Other qualifications may from time to time be deemed by the Academic Senate to demonstrate satisfactory English language proficiency. Approved qualifications will be listed in Schedule 1 of this policy.