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All applicants with overseas qualifications applying for Undergraduate or Postgraduate studies at IMC need to provide evidence of English proficiency. IMC recognises a number of English language tests as proof of English proficiency, however, requirements vary across programs. 

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

English language test scores must be less than two years old at the application date.

Undergraduate Programs   English Entry Requirement
 IELTS Band EAP Assessment band   Scots English College’s Placement test (Enter)
Diploma of Business
Diploma of Applied Finance and Accounting
Associate Degree of Business
Associate Degree of Applied Finance and Accounting
Bachelor of International Business
Bachelor of Applied Finance and Accounting 
• IELTS of 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each band, or equivalent  • IMC nominated English Provider (ELICOS) at English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Level 3 with a pass mark of 60%   • Overall score of 60% with minimum CEFR B2 in each band
Bachelor of Laws 

• IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent 

 • IMC nominated English Provider (ELICOS) at English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Level 3 with a pass mark of 65% • Overall score of 70% with minimum CEFR B2+ in each band 
Postgraduate Programs    English Entry Requirement
  IELTS Band EAP Assessment band    Scots English College’s Placement test (Enter)

Graduate Certificate in Business
Graduate Certificate in Business Management
Graduate Diploma of International Business
Graduate Diploma of Marketing
Master of International Business
Master of Marketing

• IELTS of 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each band, or equivalent

 • IMC nominated English Provider (ELICOS) at English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Level 3 with a pass mark of 60%   • Overall score of 60% with minimum CEFR B2 in each band

Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology Management
Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning
Graduate Certificate in Business Research
Graduate Diploma of Accounting
Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
Graduate Diploma in Financial Technology Management
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Professional Accounting Services
Master of Accounting Practice
Master of Business Research
Master of Business Administration
Master of Financial Planning
Master of Laws

• IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
 • IMC nominated English Provider (ELICOS) at English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Level 3 with a pass mark of 65%  • Overall score of 70% with minimum CEFR B2+ in each band

English language skills tests we accept include:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Academic module
  • TOEFL PB (Test of English as a Foreign Language: paper-based)
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language: internet based)
  • Pearsons Test of English (PTE) - Academic
  • Cambridge English C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)

You can find the IELTS (Academic) English requirements for your program above and then reference our English Language Skills Tests Conversion Table to find alternative tests and scores accepted by IMC.

English Language Skills Tests Conversion Table
IELTS Band TOEFL Score PTE A Score Cambridge English Scale score (C1 Advanced)
0–4 0–31 10–28 142
4.5 32–34 29-35 142
5 35–45 36-41 154
5.5 46–59 42-49 162
6 60–78 50-57 169
6.5 79–93 58-64 176
7 94–101 65-72 185
7.5 102–109 73-78 191
8 110–114 79-82 200
8.5 115–117 83-85 205
9 118–120 86-90 209

 

IELTS W/ R/L/S  TOEFL Writing  TOEFL Reading  TOEFL Listening  TOEFL Speaking  PTE A Score W/ R/L/S  Cambridge English Scale score (C1 Advanced) W/R/L/S 
0-4 0-11  0-2  0-2  0-11  10-28  142 
4.5 12-13  12-13  29-35  147 
5 14-17 4-7  4-6  14-15  36-41  154
5.5 18-20  8-12  7-11  16-17  42-49  162
6 21-23 13-18 12-19 18-19 50-57 169
6.5 24-26 19-23 20-23 20-22 58-64 176
27-28  24-26 24-26 23 65-72 185
7.5  29 27-28 27 24-25 73-78 191
8 30 29 28 26-27 79-82 200
8.5 30 29  29 28-29 83-85 205
9 30 30 30 30 86-90 209

 

TOEFL https://www.ets.org/toefl/institutions/scores/compare/

PTE         https://pearsonpte.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Score-Guide.pdf

Cambridge English https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/461626-cambridge-english-qualifications-comparing-scores-to-ielts.pdf


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 in English.
  • A completed and recognised secondary education (high school) qualification in Australia or another English speaking country.
  • Applicants who have been admitted to courses at other TEQSA registered higher education providers at the same AQF level and with the same English language proficiency requirements as IMC.
  • A transferring applicant for a course at IMC with an IELTS score of 0.5 below the IMC threshold score is deemed to have met the IMC threshold score if 50% or more of units studied at a TEQSA registered institution at the same AQF level as the intended IMC course have been passed.

Please note: applications are individually assessed on a case-by-case basis.
(1) Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Republic of Ireland
(2) 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