English Proficiency Policy

Document Number000104
Date Approved3 October 2007
Date Last Amended18 February 2014

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Approval AuthorityAcademic Senate
Date Approved3 October 2007
Date Last Amended18 February 2014
Date for Review31 May 2016
Policy SponsorDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Policy OwnerAcademic Registrar
Policy ContactManager, International Admissions
Amendment History

18 February 2014 – Amendment clauses 4.4 and Schedule 1 introduction updated from 6.0 to 6.5 in accordance with advice from International Office and Director, ELFS and approved by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and the President of Academic Senate under delegated authority.

27 August 2013 – Amendment to Table 3 approved under delegated authority [UB2] by the President of Academic Senate to incorporate the OET requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy.

24 July 2013 – Amendments to Table 3 approved by Academic Senate to include the Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) , the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) and to update the OET qualifications for the Master of Pharmacy for implementation from Semester 1 2014, Academic Senate Resolution (AS13:82) 24 July 2013.

31 May 2013 - Amendments approved by the Acting President of Academic Senate under delegated authority - to include the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) as a recognised English Proficiency qualification and to delete the Combined Universities Language Test (CULT).

19 November 2012, Amendments to Schedule 1 approved by President of Academic Senate under delegated authority, to clarify revised English proficiency requirements for selected programs in the Faculty of Health and the Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

19 November 2012, Table 2 removed from this policy as approved by President of Academic Senate under delegated authority.

Amendment to Schedule 1, Clause A1 approved by President of Academic Senate under delegated authority, 3 July 2012.

Minor amendment to clauses 4.5 and 4.6 to remove reference to President of Academic Senate, to align with delegations, Governance and Policy, 26 March 2012.

Hyperlink updated to Code of Practice and Guidelines for Australian Universities on the Provision of Education to International Students 6 March 2012

Amendments approved 28 November 2011 by President of Academic Senate, under delegated authority to include the addition of PSB CEP Level 5 (Advanced) English program (with specified minimum requirements) - see point 19 under Schedule 1: for immediate implementation.

New grades for ELICOS approved 25 October 2011 by President, Academic Senate. ELICOS exam grades updated in tables to reflect new grades.

Amendments approved 25 October 2011 by President, Academic Senate, under delegated authority, to reflect revised English proficiency requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Speech Pathology for 2013 as approved by Academic Senate on 28 September 2011; OET equivalent scores also added to Table 3.

Amendments approved 14 July 2011 by President, Academic Senate, under delegated authority, to reflect revised IELTS and equivalents scores (Table 3) for programs in the Faculty of Health from 2013, as approved by Academic Senate on 8 June 2011.

Policy revision and the addition of the Pearson Test approved by Academic Senate - 20 October 2010 (Academic Senate Resolution Number: AS 10:124).

Amendment Clause 4.5 to enable DVC(R) to determine English language waivers for RHD candidates, approved PAS under delegated authority 12 October 2010.

Amendments to opening statement under Schedule 1 approved by PAS 30 June 2010 to ensure clarity of intent of statement.

Amendments to clause 4.2.3 ii and the associated Schedules approved by PAS 7 June 2010 to provide clarity – amendments do not affect intent of clause.

Revision to correct errors - approved by PAS 7 July 2009.

Terminology updated March 2009.

Revision approved December 2008.

Amendment to proficiency requirements approved in principle April 2008.

Amalgamation of two policy documents into single policy approved Academic Senate 3 October 2007.