Pathways towards English language proficiency

All students must meet the University's Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements for entry (admission) into a Southern Cross University.

English language proficiency for Australia or New Zealand

  • be an Australian-born, Australian citizen;
  • complete Year 12 in Australia;
  • complete at least one year of equivalent full-time study in an AQF level 5 Diploma, or higher qualification, taught and assessed in English; or
  • complete an approved foundation course at an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or Higher Education Provider (HEP), such as our Preparing for Success Program.

English language proficiency for International

Succesful completion of English for Academic Purposes at SCU College provides direct entry to a range of Southern Cross University degrees.

Please note that some courses which require external accreditation may also require an IELTS or ToEFL test. Refer to the relevant course for more information.  

Alternative English Language Pathways

You may already have the language skills that the University is looking for if you have completed an English for Academic Purposes program with one of the following providers of English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

Search the English Language Proficiency Pathways PDF document for specific grades required to fulfil minimum English language proficiency at Southern Cross University.

Recognised ELICOS ProvidersCourses
Australian Pacific College English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Browns English Language School English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Byron Bay English Language School Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) Preparation
Cambridge International College (Melbourne) English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
ELS Australia (Brisbane and Sydney) English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Embassy English (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne) English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Explore English English for Academic Purposes (EAP); and General English
International House Sydney English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Maquarie English and Maquarie Institute English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Strathfield College English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Sydney College of English English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Still have questions? visit our website for: English Language Programs, International Students or contact us