English Language Requirements

Navitas Professional work-readiness programs are designed for domestic and international students and graduates. You will need to provide proof* of English language proficiency when you apply for one of our programs.

Navitas Professional accepts scores from the following programs or tests as meeting the English language proficiency requirements for our programs:

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)

*English Language test results must be less than three years old.


What score do I need?

The minimum scores for each of the components and overall score will need to be achieved:

Professional Year Program - Accounting | Career Experience Program

Professional Internship Program | Marketing Career Advancement Program


Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
CAE 169 169 169 169 169
IELTS 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
PTE - A 50 50 50 50 50
TOEFL - iBT 64 12 13 21 18


Professional Year Program - ACS and Engineering

  Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
CAE 169 154 154 154 154
IELTS 6.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
PTE - A 50 36 36 36 36
TOEFL - iBT 64 4 4 14 14

You must have sat the English language test in the three years before you apply, and the results should be lodged with your application. ACS PYP applicants must have a valid PTE result; i.e. has not passed its expiry date as listed on the results notice.

You meet the English language requirement if you hold a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland and you are a citizen of that country.

For other eligibility criteria, please go to your specific program of interest for overall entry requirements.


English Language Test Preparation

All Navitas Professional participants have access to their choice of online PTE-A or IELTS test preparation – at no additional cost.


Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A)

The Pearson test of English academic (PTE-A) is a computer based test of English for study abroad and immigration.

Why choose PTE-A?

  • Flexible test dates 
  • Recognised by more than 3000 institutions worldwide. 
  • Exam results are available within 5 working days.
  • Approved by the Australian government for visa applications.

How does the scoring work?

The PTE Academic Score Report includes your overall score, communicative skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) scores and enabling skills (grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse) scores and each area is scored between 10 and 90 points.

For more information or to find your nearest test centre visit pearsonpte.com.


IELTS – International English Language Testing System

IELTS measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is the primary language.

The test clearly identifies an individual’s level of proficiency using listening, reading, writing and speaking tests.

At Navitas Professional, we provide two versions of IELTS online English test preparation:

  • Academic (individuals applying for higher education or professional registration)
  • General (individuals migrating or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment)

Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: Listening, reading, writing and speaking.

The IELTS test is highly regarded and accepted in countries around the world including Australia, Canada and the UK.

For more information or to find your nearest test centre visit ielts.org.


Where can I sit a test?

Navitas English Test Centre offers a comprehensive range of internationally recognised and accredited English language and professional tests. Over 20,000 candidates a year take a computer based or paper based test at our Test Centres located in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and partnering test centres in Adelaide and Darwin.

Find out more about examinations offered, test dates and examination preparation courses on the Navitas English Test Centre website.


Study English in Australia

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements for a Navitas Professional program you may require English language tuition prior to commencing your studies. Navitas English offers qualified and experienced teachers, and fully accredited programs with weekly start dates and flexible day and evening timetables.

Navitas English has campuses in Adelaide (Eynesbury), Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne (Hawthorn-Melbourne), Perth and Sydney.

Courses include: General English; Academic English; Professional English, Cambridge Preparation (FCE, CAE, CPE) and IELTS Preparation.

With the additional choice of free online English test preparation from either PTE-A or IELTS, we want to ensure you achieve a professional and fluent level of English to impress prospective employers.

For further information visit Navitas English.