English competency equivalents

Curtin University English standard list – English competency equivalents

Version: April 2017

 Minimum
English
require-
ment
Higher
English
require-
ments
    
IELTS Academic overall
score with individual
bands
6.5
6.0
6.5
6.5
7.0
6.5
7.0
7.0
7.5
7.0
7.5
7.5
Curtin ELB/ELEB-BA-AA+A+
PTE Academic Overall
All Communicative Skills
58
50
64
58
65
58
72
65
73
65
78
73
TOEFL iBT
All sections
79
R – 13
L – 13
S – 18
W – 21
79
R – 20
L – 20
S – 20
W – 24
94
R – 20
L – 20
S – 20
W – 24
94
R – 24
L – 24
S – 24
W – 27
102
R – 24
L – 24
S – 24
W – 27
102
R – 27
L – 27
S – 27
W – 29
CAE Overall Score
Cambridge English Scale
scores for each skill
(Exam taken from 2015)
176
R – 169
W – 169
L – 169
S – 169
176
R – 176
W – 176
L – 176
S – 176
185
R – 176
W – 176
L – 176
S – 176
185
R – 185
W – 185
L – 185
S – 185
191
R – 185
W – 185
L – 185
S – 185
191
R – 191
W – 191
L – 191
S – 191
CAE
(Exam taken prior to 2015)
586667737479
STAT WE140140145145150150
OET All four componentsBBBBBB

Legend

Legend Marking range (lowest - highest)
CAECambridge English: Advanced (from 2015)80 – 230
Curtin ELB/ELECurtin University English Language
Bridging/Enabling Program
D – A+
IELTS AcademicInternational English Language Test – Academic 1.0 – 9.0
OETOccupational English TestE – A
PTE AcademicPearson Test of English – Academic10 – 90
STAT WESpecial Tertiary Admissions Test – Written English100 – 200
TOEFL iBTTest of English as a Foreign Language Internet
Based Test
Section: 0 – 30
Total: 0 – 120

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