English competency equivalents

Curtin University English Standard List – English Competency Equivalents

Version: October 2018

**Requirement for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (except Double Degrees);
  • Bachelor of Business Administration;
  • Engineering UG and PG degrees by coursework (except Double Degrees);
  • Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking);
  • Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science);
  • Bachelor of Science (Science).

*** All Communicative Skills

Please be advised some courses have specific English requirement criteria, refer to the courses with higher English criteria page for details.

 **Req. for courses listed aboveMinimum
English
Language
Proficiency
Higher
English
Language
Proficiency
    
IELTS Academic
Overall Score

with individual bands
6.0
6.0
6.5
6.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
R7 W7
L6.5 S6
7.0
6.5
7.0
7.0
7.5
7.0
7.5
7.5
7.5
R7 W7
L8 S8
Curtin ELB/ELEC+ or Gateway Program:
A
B- BA-A-AA+A+N/A
PTE Academic
Overall***
50
50
58
50
58
58
58
R65 W65
L58 S50
65
58
65
65
72
65
72
72
72
R65 W65
L79 S79
TOEFL iBT
All sections
68
R – 13
L – 13
S – 18
W – 21
79
R – 13
L – 13
S – 18
W – 21
84
R – 20
L – 20
S – 20
W – 24
89
R – 24
L – 20
S – 18
W – 27
94
R – 20
L – 20
S – 20
W – 24
99
R – 24
L – 24
S – 23
W – 27
102
R – 24
L – 24
S – 23
W – 27
110
R – 27
L – 27
S – 24
W – 29
105
R – 24
L – 28
S – 26
W – 27
C1 Advanced Overall Score
Cambridge English
Scale scores for each
skill
169
R – 169
W – 169
L – 169
S – 169
*FCE with same scores
is also acceptable
176
R – 169
W – 169
L – 169
S – 169
176
R – 176
W – 176
L – 176
S – 176
178
R – 185
W – 185
L – 176
S – 169
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
191
R – 185
W – 185
L – 200
S – 200
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OET (Calculated average score of all components)
All four components
(Exam taken from September 2018)

OET
All four components

(Exam taken prior to September 2018)
250




250






C+
300




250






C+
300




300






C+
300




R:350
W:350
L:300
S:250



R: B
W: B
L: C+
S: C+
350




300






B
350




350






B
400




350






B
400




400






B
400




R:350
W:350
L:450
S:450



R: B
W: B
L: A
S: A

Legend

Legend Marking range (lowest - highest)
Curtin ELB/ELECurtin University English Language
Bridging/Enabling Program
D – A+
IELTS AcademicInternational English Language Test – Academic 1.0 – 9.0
OETOccupational English TestFrom September 2018: 0 - 500
Before September 2018: E - 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
RReading
WWriting
LListening
SSpeaking

Please contact Admissions Office for further information.

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