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English Language Requirements

Postgraduate Programs 

The tables below outline the tests and qualification requirements accepted by TOP to prove English language proficiency.

English language test scores must be less than two years old at the date of course commencement.

Course English Language Requirements
Graduate Certificate in Business IELTS Academic
A minimum overall score of 6.0 (min. 5.5 in each component)
TOEFL Paper-based
A minimum overall score of 550 (min. 5.0 in the Test of Written English)
TOEFL Internet-based
A minimum overall score of 60 (min. 22 in writing; min. 18 in speaking, listening and reading)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE)
A minimum overall score of 51 (min. 43 in each communicative skill)
TOP nominated English Provider (ELICOS)
English for Academic Purposes at Upper-intermediate level
Graduate Diploma of International Business
Graduate Diploma of Marketing and Public Relations
Master of International Business
Master of Marketing and Public Relations
Course English Language Requirements
Master of Laws
IELTS Academic
An overall minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each sub-test
TOEFL Internet-based
An overall minimum score of 90 with a minimum in writing of 24
TOEFL Paper-based
An overall minimum score of 577 with a minimum 5.0 in the Test of Written English.
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE)
An overall minimum score of 59 (min. 51 in each communicative skill)
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Professional Accounting and Business   
Graduate Diploma of Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Prior Study Undertaken in English

Applicants may not be required to undertake a language test if they can provide certified documentation as evidence that they have successfully completed:

  • One-year tertiary study in Australia or another English speaking country (1), OR
  • Secondary study or at least one-year full-time tertiary study in another country (2). The language in which this qualification was undertaken must be English.

Please note: applications are individually assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Republic of Ireland


American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Gibraltar, Grenada, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius Namibia Nauru, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia Tanzania Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Vanuatu Zambia, Zimbabwe