English subject prerequisite

English subject prerequisite

English is the most common subject prerequisite. If a course has an English subject prerequisite, you can find it listed in its course entry as 'English (4,SA)'.

This means you must study the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority's (QCAA) English subject (or equivalent) over the four semesters of Year 11 and 12, and attain an overall final result of 'Sound Achievement' or better.

Note: Most institutions do not accept the QCAA subject 'English Communication' to meet the English subject prerequisite. Refer to the institution policy tables below for more information.

How to meet the English subject prerequisite

If you didn't study English to Year 12 or didn't pass it, you can meet this requirement in other ways, depending on the policy of the institution you want to study at. 

The institution policy tables below are a guide to meeting the English subject prerequisite for each institution and sometimes for individual courses. This is a summary only. If you believe you meet the English subject prerequisite through something not listed here, you should check with the institution.

English subject prerequisite and English language proficiency

The English subject prerequisite and English language proficiency are different things. The English subject prerequisite is the particular subject you study in Years 11 and 12.

English language proficiency is your ability to speak, write, read, and comprehend English.

Institution policies – 2017/2018 admissions

Note: Where an age requirement is listed you must be this age by a certain date. Refer to the Institution age requirement dates table below.

Key

  • QCAA – Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority
  • GPA – Grade Point Average
  • Passing GPA/Pass – an overall Grade Point Average of 4 or higher (on a 7-point scale where 4 = pass)
  • AQF – Australian Qualifications Framework
  • TBC – to be confirmed

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

PROGRAM/QUALIFICATION WHAT SATISFIES THE ENGLISH SUBJECT PREREQUISITE
For initial teacher education courses For all other courses

QCAA

  • Authority subject - English for ESL Learners
  • Authority-registered subject - English Communication
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)
Senior External Examination
  • Sound Achievement in English
  • Sound Achievement in English
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)
  • Language and Learning Skills:

– CTP200A or ATP200B: Language and Learning Skills; OR

– ATP400 and ATP401: Language and Learning Skills 1 and 2; OR

– ATPALS401A: Research Plan and Present Academic Essays, Reports and Reflections and ATPALS402A: Write Academically to Persuade/Argue and Critically Analyse, and Present Academic Speeches

  • Language and Learning Skills:

– CTP200A or ATP200B: Language and Learning Skills; OR

– ATP400 and ATP401: Language and Learning Skills 1 and 2; OR

– ATPALS401A: Research Plan and Present Academic Essays, Reports and Reflections and ATPALS402A: Write Academically to Persuade/Argue and Critically Analyse, and Present Academic Speeches

  • Satisfactory completion of another humanities/social science subject
Australian tertiary study
  • Bachelor degree or higher, RATE diploma, AQF advanced diploma or associate degree: one semester part-time with a passing GPA
  • RATE associate diploma or AQF diploma: one semester full-time with a passing GPA
  • Other evidence may be satisfactory, contact ACU Student Centre 1300 275 228 for information
  • Bachelor degree or higher, RATE diploma, AQF advanced diploma or AQF associate degree: one semester part-time with a passing GPA
  • RATE associate diploma, AQF diploma: one semester full-time with a passing GPA

Post-secondary study

  • Pre-AQF certificates & advanced certificates (must be accredited courses offered by approved Australian institutions and include appropriate academic content)
  • AQF Certificate III & IV
  • Successful completion of AQF certificate IV
  • Successful completion of AQF certificate IV
  • Non-accredited certificates: one year full-time with a passing GPA

CQUniversity Access Programs

  • STEPS
  • LIFT or WIST programs (prior to 2012)
  • Completion of course
  • Pass Studying to Succeed or equivalent subject
  • A humanities/social science subject
James Cook University - Tertiary Access Program
  • Completion of course
  • A humanities/social science subject
Southern Cross University – Certificate of Foundation Studies
  • Completion of course
  • A humanities/social science subject
University of the Sunshine Coast – Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • Pass in Academic Skills For Success
  • A humanities/social science subject
Learning Network Queensland – UNILEARN
  • Pass in UNL14 – Senior English or UNL11– Academic Literacy Skills
  • Pass in Academic Literacy Skills
University of Southern Queensland – Tertiary Preparation Program
  • Completion of course
  • Pass in a humanities/social science subject
  • A humanities/social science subject
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Overall score of 157 or better or 155 or better in the verbal sub score

Age requirement: 21

Note: 

  • Not satisfactory for current Year 12s
  • STAT results are only valid for two years
  • Overall score of 155 or better or 153 or better in the verbal sub score

Age requirement: 21

Note: 

  • Not satisfactory for current Year 12s
  • STAT results are only valid for two years
Employment and professional qualifications (where employment and trade qualifications are satisfactory, English must be the mode of communication)
  • A number of qualifications are satisfactory, contact ACU Student Centre 1300 275 228 for information
  • A number of qualifications are satisfactory, contact ACU Student Centre 1300 275 228 for information

Australian Maritime College (AMC)

PROGRAM/QUALIFICATION WHAT SATISFIES THE ENGLISH SUBJECT PREREQUISITE
 

QCAA

  • Authority subject - English for ESL Learners
  • Authority-registered subject - English Communication
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)
Senior External Examination
  • Sound Achievement in English
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)
  • contact AMC on 1300 363 864
Tertiary study where instruction was in English (including Australian tertiary study and overseas study assessed as comparable). (QTAC reserves the right to request confirmation of the language of instruction)
  • contact AMC on 1300 363 864

Post-secondary study

  • Pre-AQF certificates & advanced certificates (must be accredited courses offered by approved Australian institutions and include appropriate academic content)
  • AQF Certificate III & IV
  • contact AMC on 1300 363 864

CQUniversity Access Programs

  • STEPS
  • LIFT or WIST programs (prior to 2012)
  • contact AMC on 1300 363 864
James Cook University – Tertiary Access Program
  • contact AMC on 1300 363 864
Southern Cross University – Preparing for Success Program
  • contact AMC on 1300 363 864
University of the Sunshine Coast – Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • contact AMC on 1300 363 864
Learning Network Queensland – UNILEARN
  • contact AMC on 1300 363 864
University of Southern Queensland – Tertiary Preparation Program
  • contact AMC on 1300 363 864
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • sittings prior to 22 April 2010 – overall score of 159 or better or 156 or better in the verbal sub score
  • sittings from 22 April 2010 – overall score of 156 or better or 152 or better in the verbal sub score

Note: not satisfactory for current Year 12s

Employment and professional qualifications (where employment and trade qualifications are satisfactory, English must be the mode of communication)
  • contact AMC on 1300 363 864

Bond University – Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Christian Heritage College (CHC)

PROGRAM/QUALIFICATION WHAT SATISFIES THE ENGLISH SUBJECT PREREQUISITE
For undergraduate teacher education courses For all other courses

QCAA

  • Authority subject - English for ESL Learners
  • Authority-registered subject - English Communication
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)
not applicable (no other CHC courses have English subject prerequisites)
Senior External Examination
  • Sound Achievement in English
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)
  • pass in Language & Learning Skills or equivalent
Tertiary study where instruction was in English (including Australian tertiary study and overseas study assessed as comparable). (QTAC reserves the right to request confirmation of the  language of instruction)
  • degree, AQF advanced diploma or AQF associate degree: at least one semester part-time with a minimum GPA 4.00
  • RATE associate diploma or AQF diploma: at least one semester full-time with a minimum GPA 4.00

Post-secondary study

  • Pre-AQF certificates & advanced certificates (must be accredited courses offered by approved Australian institutions and include appropriate academic content)
  • AQF Certificate III & IV
  • pre-AQF certificate: one year full-time with a minimum GPA 4.00

CQUniversity preparatory program

  • STEPS
  • LIFT or WIST programs (prior to 2012)
  • successful completion of the program
  • pass in Studying to Succeed or equivalent
James Cook University – Tertiary Access Program
  • successful completion of the program
Southern Cross University – Certificate of Foundation Studies
  • successful completion of the program
University of the Sunshine Coast – Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • pass in Academic Skills For Success
Learning Network Queensland – UNILEARN
 
  • pass in Academic Study Skills or Senior English
University of Southern Queensland – Tertiary Preparation Program
  • successful completion of the program
  • completion of a humanities/social science subject
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • sittings prior to 22 April 2010 – overall score of 159 or better or 156 or better in the verbal sub score
  • sittings from 22 April 2010 – overall score of 157 or better or 152 or better in the verbal sub score

Age requirement: 18
Note: not satisfactory for current Year 12s

Employment and professional qualifications (where employment and trade qualifications are satisfactory, English must be the mode of communication)
  • a number of qualifications are satisfactory, contact CHC on (07) 3347 7900 for information

CQUniversity Australia

PROGRAM/QUALIFICATION WHAT SATISFIES THE ENGLISH SUBJECT PREREQUISITE
For B Professional Communication & B Business/B Professional Communication [English (4,HA)] For all other programs [English (4,SA)]

QCAA:

  • Authority subject - English for ESL Learners
  • Authority-registered subject - English Communication
  • English for ESL Learners (4,HA)
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)
Senior External Examination
  • contact CQUniversity on 132 786 for information
  • Sound Achievement in English

 

Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)

a passing grade in:

  • CTP200A or ATP200B – Language and Learning Skills; or
  • ATP400 and ATP401 – Language and Learning Skills 1 and 2; or
  • ATPALS401A – Research Plan and Present Academic Essays, Reports and Reflections and ATPALS402A – Write Academically to Persuade/Argue and Critically Analyse, and Present Academic Speeches; or
  • another humanities/social science subject.

A passing grade in:

  • CTP200A or ATP200B – Language and Learning Skills; or
  • ATP400 and ATP401 – Language and Learning Skills 1 and 2; or
  • ATPALS401A – Research Plan and Present Academic Essays, Reports and Reflections and ATPALS402A – Write Academically to Persuade/Argue and Critically Analyse, and Present Academic Speeches; or
  • another humanities/social science subject.
Australian tertiary study
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, RATE Associate Diploma, Diploma or Associate Degree: rank of 82 or greater derived from minimum GPA 4.00
  • bachelor degree or higher: rank of 82 or higher

 

  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, RATE Associate Diploma, Diploma, Associate Degree: rank of 70 or above derived from a minimum GPA 4.00
  • bachelor degree or higher: a rank of 70 or higher
  • TAFE Queensland Business Associate Diploma, Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses: Basic Communication (TMS772) and Communication for Business (MAN101)
  • TAFE Queensland: successful completion of all the following modules:
    • NCS012 – Meetings
    • NCS015 – Presenting Reports
    • NCS006 – Writing Workplace Documents

Post-secondary study:

  • pre-AQF certificates & advanced certificates (must be accredited courses offered by approved Australian institutions and include appropriate academic content)
  • AQF Certificate III & IV
  • not satisfactory
  • completed AQF certificate III or IV with a minimum GPA 4.00

 

CQU preparatory programs:

  • STEPS
  • LIFT or WIST programs (prior to 2012)
  • STEPS or TEP Program – Pass in LNGE40009; or LNGE40064
  • WIST Program – Pass in Language & Learning, Communication Pathways
  • LIFT Program – successful completion of program

 

  • STEPS or TEP Program: Pass in LNGE40049 – Essay Writing for University or LNGE40064 – Technical Writing for University
  • WIST Program: Pass in Language & Learning, Communication Pathways
  • LIFT Program: successful completion of program
James Cook University – Tertiary Access Program
  • Completion of program
  • Completion of program
Southern Cross University – Certificate of Foundation Studies/Tertiary Preparation
  •  Completion of program
  • Completion of program
University of the Sunshine Coast – Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • Pass in Academic Skills for Success
  • Pass in Academic Skills for Success
Learning Network Queensland – UNILEARN

A passing grade in:

  • Academic Literacy Skills; or
  • Academic Study Skills; or
  • Senior English

A passing grade in:

  • Academic Literacy Skills; or
  • Academic Study Skills; or
  • Senior English
University of Southern Queensland – Tertiary Preparation Program
  • Completion of program
  • Passing grade in at least one humanities/social science subject
  • Completion of program
  • Passing grade in at least one humanities/social science subject
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • overall score of 162 or better

Age requirement: 18

Note: not satisfactory for current Year 12s

  • Overall score of 157 or higher

Age requirement: 18

Note: not satisfactory for current Year 12s

Employment and Professional Qualifications (where employment and trade qualifications are satisfactory, English must be the mode of communication)
  • a rank of 82 or above where English is the medium used, contact CQUniversity on 132 786 for information
  • a rank of 70 or above where English is the medium used, contact CQUniversity on 132 786 for information

Griffith University (GU)

PROGRAM/QUALIFICATION WHAT SATISFIES THE ENGLISH SUBJECT PREREQUISITE

QCAA:

  • Authority subject - English for ESL Learners
  • Authority-registered subject - English Communication
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)
Senior External Examination
  • Sound Achievement in English
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)
  • successful completion of program

OR

A passing grade in one of the following:

  • CTP200A or ATP200B: Language and Learning Skills
  • ATP400 and ATP401: Language and Learning Skills 1 and 2
  • ATPALS401A: Research Plan and Present Academic Essays, Reports and Reflections and ATPALS402A: Write Academically to Persuade/Argue and Critically Analyse, and Present Academic Speeches
Australian tertiary study
  • RATE diploma, AQF advanced diploma or AQF associate degree: completed qualification; if graded, minimum GPA of 4.00
  • RATE associate diploma, AQF diploma or non-AQF associate degree: completed qualification; if graded, minimum GPA of 4.00
  • degree and higher: minimum grade of 4.00 in any subject where the field of education is English or equivalent; or two bachelor subjects in any field of education with a minimum GPA of 4.00

Post-secondary study:

  • pre-AQF certificates & advanced certificates (must be accredited courses offered by approved Australian institutions and include appropriate academic content)
  • AQF Certificate III & IV
  • pre-AQF certificate & advanced certificate: one year full-time with a passing GPA

Note:

  • must include appropriate academic content
  • not satisfactory for entry to education, nursing, midwifery, or laws programs including dual degrees
  • AQF Certificate III and IV do not satisfy the English subject prerequisite for any course

CQUniversity Access Programs:

  • STEPS
  • LIFT or WIST programs (prior to 2012)
  • completion of the STEPS program including satisfactory completion of Preparation Skills for University or Essay Writing for University
  • pass in Studying to Succeed or equivalent
Griffith College Certificate IV in Uni Foundation Studies/Tertiary Preparation Program
  • for education courses: completion of the program
  • for all other courses: successful completion of the program or Communication Skills 1 and 2
James Cook University – Tertiary Access Program
  • successful completion of the program including Introduction to Academic Learning or Critical Literacy
Southern Cross University
  • Certificate of Foundation Studies: successful completion of the program
  • Preparing for Success program: satisfactory completion of the program including Communicating at University or Academic Study Skills (not accepted for education courses)
University of the Sunshine Coast – Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • pass in Academic Skills For Success
Learning Network Queensland – UNILEARN
  • pass in Academic Literacy Skills or Senior English
University of Southern Queensland – Tertiary Preparation Program
  • satisfactory completion of the program including satisfactory completion of Studying to Succeed Intensive
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • sittings prior to 22 April 2010 – overall score of 159 or better or 157 or better in the verbal sub score
  • sittings from 22 April 2010 – overall score of 155 or better or 152 or better in the verbal sub score

Note: 

  • not satisfactory for current Year 12s
  • not satisfactory for entry to education, nursing, midwifery, or laws programs including dual degrees
Employment and Professional Qualifications (where employment and trade qualifications are satisfactory, English must be the mode of communication)
  • A number of employment and professional qualifications are acceptable, contact Griffith for information.

Note: not satisfactory for entry to education, nursing, midwifery, or laws programs including dual degrees

James Cook University (JCU)

PROGRAM/QUALIFICATION WHAT SATISFIES THE ENGLISH SUBJECT PREREQUISITE

QCAA:

  • Authority subject – English for ESL Learners
  • Authority-registered subject – English Communication
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)
  • English Communication (4,SA)
  • other single or combinations of Authority language-rich subjects (4,SA) may meet this requirement, contact JCU on 1800 246 446 for information
Senior External Examination
  • Sound Achievement in English
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)
  • a passing grade in any English, humanities, communication or language-rich subject undertaken as part of an Australian tertiary preparation program or bridging subject, contact JCU on 1800 246 446 for information
Tertiary study where instruction was in English (including Australian tertiary study and overseas study assessed as comparable)

(QTAC reserves the right to request confirmation of the language of instruction)
  • completed Australian diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree
  • degree: pass in one language-rich subject or one semester in any course with a minimum GPA 4.00

Post-secondary study:

  • pre-AQF certificates & advanced certificates (must be accredited courses offered by approved Australian institutions and include appropriate academic content)
  • AQF Certificate III & IV
  • completion of a pre-AQF advanced certificate
  • completion of an AQF Certificate IV

 

CQUniversity Access Programs:

  • STEPS
  • LIFT or WIST programs (prior to 2012)
  • STEPS: Essay Writing
James Cook University – Tertiary Access Program
  • completion of course
Southern Cross University
  • a passing grade in any English, humanities, communication or language-rich subject undertaken as part of an Australian tertiary preparation program or bridging subject, contact JCU on 1800 246 446 for information
University of the Sunshine Coast – Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • a passing grade in any English, humanities, communication or language-rich subject undertaken as part of an Australian tertiary preparation program or bridging subject, contact JCU on 1800 246 446 for information
Learning Network Queensland – UNILEARN

A passing grade in any of the following:

  • UNL14 Senior English
  • UNL11 Academic Literacy Skills
University of Southern Queensland – Tertiary Preparation Program
  • a passing grade in any English, humanities, communication or language-rich subject undertaken as part of an Australian tertiary preparation program or bridging subject, contact JCU on 1800 246 446 for information
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • not satisfactory
Employment and Professional Qualifications (where employment and trade qualifications are satisfactory, English must be the mode of communication)
  • Employment: not satisfactory.
  • a number of professional qualifications may be satisfactory, contact JCU on 1800 246 446 for information

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

PROGRAM/QUALIFICATION WHAT SATISFIES THE ENGLISH SUBJECT PREREQUISITE
For undergraduate teacher education programs For all other programs

QCAA:

  • Authority subject – English for ESL Learners
  • Authority-registered subject – English Communication
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)

not applicable (all other QUT programs do not have English subject prerequisites)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior External Examination
  • Sound Achievement in English
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)
  • ATP400 Language and Learning Skills 1 plus ATP401 Language and Learning Skills 2; ATPALS401A Research, plan and present academic essays, reports and reflections plus ATPALS402A Write academically to persuade/argue and critically analyse, and present academic speeches
Tertiary study where instruction was in English (including Australian tertiary study and overseas study assessed as comparable).

(QTAC reserves the right to request confirmation of the  language of instruction)
  • bachelor degree study or higher: language and literature subjects may be acceptable, contact QUT for information
 

Post-secondary study:

  • pre-AQF certificates & advanced certificates (must be accredited courses offered by approved Australian institutions and include appropriate academic content)
  • AQF Certificate III & IV
  • not satisfactory

CQUniversity Access Programs:

  • STEPS
  • LIFT or WIST programs (prior to 2012)
  • contact QUT for information

 

James Cook University – Tertiary Access Program
  • contact QUT for information
Open Universities Australia
  • pass in UNL14 Senior English
Queensland University of Technology
  • CPE Bridging English
Southern Cross University
  • contact QUT for information
University of the Sunshine Coast – Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • pass in Academic Skills For Success
Learning Network Queensland – UNILEARN
 
  • contact QUT for information
University of Southern Queensland – Tertiary Preparation Program
  • contact QUT for information
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • not satisfactory
Employment and Professional Qualifications (where employment and trade qualifications are satisfactory, English must be the mode of communication)
  • not satisfactory

Southern Cross University (SCU)

WHAT SATISFIES THE ENGLISH SUBJECT PREREQUISITE
SCU courses do not have an English subject prerequisite.

The University of Queensland (UQ)

PROGRAM/QUALIFICATION WHAT SATISFIES THE ENGLISH SUBJECT PREREQUISITE

QCAA:

  • Authority subject – English for ESL Learners
  • Authority-registered subject – English Communication
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)
  • other subjects may be acceptable, contact UQ on (07) 3365 2203 for information
Senior External Examination
  • Sound Achievement in English
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)
  • successful completion of full subject/specialisation for Language and Learning or Language and Learning Skills

Tertiary study where instruction was in English (including Australian tertiary study and overseas study assessed as
comparable)


(QTAC reserves the right to request confirmation of the language of instruction)

  • For all courses except B Advanced Finance and Economics and all laws programs (including dual degrees) – one year full-time tertiary study (degree, AQF associate degree, AQF advanced diploma, AQF diploma) with a passing GPA in any field.
  • For all laws programs (including dual programs) and B Advanced Finance and Economics – one year full-time tertiary study (degree, AQF associate degree, AQF advanced diploma, AQF diploma) with a passing GPA in a humanities or business field, or two years full-time tertiary study (degree, AQF associate degree, AQF advanced diploma, AQF diploma) with a passing GPA in any other field.
  • For a small number of other programs, shorter durations of degree study may be accepted, contact UQ Admissions on (07) 3365 2203 for information.

Note:

applicants whose first language is not English must complete the equivalent of two years full-time degree, AQF associate degree, AQF advanced diploma or AQF diploma study with a passing GPA.

Post-secondary study:

  • pre-AQF certificates & advanced certificates (must be accredited courses offered by approved Australian institutions and include appropriate academic content)
  • AQF Certificate III & IV
  • not satisfactory

CQUniversity Access Programs:

  • STEPS
  • LIFT or WIST programs (prior to 2012)
  • pass in Essay Writing for University and Technical Writing for University
James Cook University – Tertiary Access Program
  • pass in Critical Literacy: Text Analysis
Southern Cross University – Preparing for Success

pass in two of:

  • Managing Your Study
  • Communicating at University
  • Issues and Enquiry in Arts and Business
University of the Sunshine Coast – Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • pass in Academic Skills For Success
Learning Network Queensland – UNILEARN
  • not satisfactory
University of Southern Queensland – Tertiary Preparation Program
  • pass in Focus on Study or Studying to Succeed
UQ College Tertiary Preparation Program
  • pass in Academic English for University Studies
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

For undergraduate teacher education programs:

  • sittings from 22 April 2010 – overall score of 152 or better or 157 or better in the verbal sub score.

For all other courses:

  • sittings prior to 22 April 2010 – overall score of 154 or better
  • sittings from 22 April 2010 – overall score of 149 or better

 

Age requirement: 18

Note: 

  • not satisfactory for Year 12s
  • not satisfactory for entry to all laws programs, B Adv Finance and Economics (Hons), B Clinical Exercise Physiology (Hons), B Pharmacy (Hons), B Dental Science (Hons), B Social Work (Hons), B Speech Pathology (Hons), B Physiotherapy (Hons), B Occupational Therapy (Hons), nursing and midwifery programs, B Veterinary Science (Hons), provisional entry medicine.
  • for applicants whose first language is not English, STAT result must be from within two years of starting the program
Employment and Professional Qualifications (where employment and trade qualifications are satisfactory, English must be the mode of communication)
  • some qualifications and/or experience may be acceptable. Contact UQ Admissions on (07) 3365 2203 for information

Age requirement: 18 

Note:

  • not satisfactory for Year 12s
  • not satisfactory for entry to all laws programs, B Adv Finance and Economics (Hons), B Clinical Exercise Physiology (Hons), B Pharmacy (Hons), B Dental Science (Hons), B Social Work (Hons), B Speech Pathology (Hons), B Physiotherapy (Hons), B Occupational Therapy (Hons), nursing and midwifery programs, B Veterinary Science (Hons), provisional entry medicine.

University of New England (UNE)

For undergraduate teacher education courses, contact UNE.

For all other courses – not applicable (UNE courses do not have an English subject prerequisite).

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

PROGRAM/QUALIFICATION WHAT SATISFIES THE ENGLISH SUBJECT PREREQUISITE
For undergraduate teacher education and laws programs For all other programs

QCAA:

  • Authority subject – English for ESL Learners
  • Authority-registered subject – English Communication
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)
Senior External Examination
  • contact USQ Student Administration (07) 4631 5315 for information
  • Sound Achievement in English
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)
  • satisfactory completion of program, or satisfactory completion of CTP200 Language and Learning Skills; or ATP400 Language and Learning Skills 1 and ATP401 Language and Learning Skills 2; or ATPAL5401A and ATPAL5402A.
  • satisfactory completion of program, or satisfactory completion of CTP200 Language and Learning Skills; or ATP400 Language and Learning Skills 1 and ATP401 Language and Learning Skills 2; or ATPAL5401A and ATPAL5402A; or satisfactory completion of at least one humanities/social science subject in the certificate.

Tertiary study where instruction was in English (including Australian tertiary study and overseas study assessed as comparable).

(QTAC reserves the right to request confirmation of the language of instruction.)

  • degree, AQF advanced diploma, AQF associate degree: one semester part-time with a minimum GPA of 4.00
  • AQF diploma, RATE associate diploma: one semester full-time with a minimum GPA of 4.00
  • University of Southern Queensland successful completion of ENL1000 Introduction to Literature

 

  • degree, RATE diploma, AQF advanced diploma or AQF associate degree: one semester part-time with a passing GPA
  • RATE associate diploma, AQF diploma or non-AQF associate degree: one semester full-time with a passing GPA
  • other qualifications may be acceptable, contact USQ Student Administration (07) 4631 5315 for information

 

Post-secondary study:

  • pre-AQF certificates & advanced certificates (must be accredited courses offered by approved Australian institutions and include appropriate academic content)
  • AQF Certificate III and IV
  • pre-AQF certificate and advanced certificate: one year full-time with a passing GPA
  • pre-AQF certificate and advanced certificate: one year full-time with a passing GPA or competency achieved in all subjects
  • completed AQF certificate III or IV
  • other qualifications may be acceptable, contact USQ Student Administration (07) 4631 5315 for information

CQUniversity Access Programs:

  • STEPS
  • LIFT or WIST programs (prior to 2012)
  • successful completion of the program
  • successful completion of the program or satisfactory completion of at least one humanities/social science subject
James Cook University – Tertiary Access Program
  • successful completion of the program
  • successful completion of the program or satisfactory completion of at least one humanities/social science subject
Southern Cross University – Preparing for Success
  • contact USQ Student Administration (07) 4631 5315 for information
  •  successful completion of the program or satisfactory completion of at least one humanities/social science subject
University of the Sunshine Coast – Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • successful completion of Academic Skills for Success
  • successful completion of the program or satisfactory completion of at least one humanities/social science subject
Learning Network Queensland – UNILEARN
  • Contact USQ Student Administration (07) 4631 5315 for information.
  • pass in Academic Literacy Skills
University of Southern Queensland – Tertiary Preparation Program
  • successful completion of the program or satisfactory completion of Studying to Succeed, Walking the Walk: applying Tertiary Skills, Academic conventions and Indigenous research methodologies
  • successful completion of the program or satisfactory completion of TPP7121 Studying to Succeed Intensive.
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • sittings prior to 22 April 2010 – overall score of 159 or better or 156 or better in the verbal sub score.
  • sittings from 22 April 2010 – overall score of 157 or better or 152 or better in the verbal sub score.
  • sittings prior to 22 April 2010 – overall score of 159 or better or 156 or better in the verbal sub score
  • sittings from 22 April 2010 – overall score of 157 or better or 152 or better in the verbal sub score
Employment and Professional Qualifications (where employment and trade qualifications are satisfactory, English must be the mode of communication)
  • a number of qualifications are satisfactory, contact USQ Student Administration (07) 4631 5315 for information
  • a number of qualifications are satisfactory, contact USQ Student Administration (07) 4631 5315 for information

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

PROGRAM/QUALIFICATION WHAT SATISFIES THE ENGLISH SUBJECT PREREQUISITE
For undergraduate teacher education programs, including dual programs, and B Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies For all other programs that have an English subject prerequisite

QCAA:

  • Authority subject – English for ESL Learners
  • Authority-registered subject – English Communication
  • not satisfactory
  • English for ESL Learners (4,SA)
Senior External Examination
  • Sound Achievement in English
  • Sound Achievement in English
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)

passing grade in one of:

  • CTP200A or ATP200B
  • ATP400 and ATP401 (prior to 2014)
  • ATPALS401A and ATPALS402A (from 2014)

passing grade in one of:

  • CTP200A or ATP200B
  • ATP400 and ATP401 (prior to 2014)
  • ATPALS401A and ATPALS402A (from 2014)
Tertiary study where instruction was in English (including Australian tertiary study and overseas study assessed as comparable)

(QTAC reserves the right to request confirmation of the language of instruction)
  • bachelor degree or higher, RATE diploma, associate degree, or AQF advanced diploma: one semester part-time with a minimum GPA of 4.00
  • AQF diploma or RATE associate diploma: one semester full-time with a minimum GPA of 4.00
  • other qualifications may be acceptable. Contact USC on (07) 5430 2890 for information
  • bachelor degree or higher, RATE diploma, associate degree, or AQF advanced diploma: one semester part-time with a minimum GPA of 4.00
  • AQF diploma or RATE associate diploma: one semester full-time with a minimum GPA of 4.00
  • other qualifications may be acceptable. Contact USC on (07) 5430 2890 for information

Post-secondary study:

  • pre-AQF certificates & advanced certificates (must be accredited courses offered by approved Australian institutions and include appropriate academic content)
  • AQF Certificate III & IV
  • pre-AQF certificate & advanced certificate: one year full-time with a minimum GPA of 4.00
  • pre-AQF certificate & advanced certificate: one year full-time with a minimum GPA of 4.00
  • completed AQF certificate IV with a minimum GPA 4.00

CQUniversity Access Programs:

  • STEPS
  • LIFT or WIST programs (prior to 2012)
  • successful completion of the program
  • pass in Studying to Succeed or equivalent
  • successful completion of the program
  • pass in Studying to Succeed or equivalent
James Cook University – Tertiary Access Program
  • successful completion of the program or satisfactory completion of a humanities/social science subject
  • successful completion of the program or satisfactory completion of a humanities/social science subject
Southern Cross University
  •  Preparing for Success: successful completion of the program or a pass in Communicating at University
  • Certificate of Foundation Studies: successful completion of the program
  • Preparing for Success: successful completion of the program or a pass in Communicating at University
  • Certificate of Foundation Studies: successful completion of the program
University of the Sunshine Coast – Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • pass in Academic Skills for Success
  • pass in Academic Skills for Success
Learning Network Queensland – UNILEARN
  • pass in UNL11 Academic Literacy Skills or UNL14 Senior English
  • pass in UNL11 Academic Literacy Skills or UNL14 Senior English
University of Southern Queensland – Tertiary Preparation Program
  • successful completion of the program
  • pass in a humanities/social science subject
  • successful completion of the program
  • pass in a humanities/social science subject
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • sittings prior to 22 April 2010 – overall score of 159 or better or 156 or better in the verbal sub score
  • sittings from 22 April 2010 – overall score of 157 or better or 152 or better in the verbal sub score

Note: not satisfactory for current Year 12s

  • sittings prior to 22 April 2010 – overall score of 159 or better or 156 or better in the verbal sub score
  • sittings from 22 April 2010 – overall score of 157 or better or 152 or better in the verbal sub score

Note: not satisfactory for current Year 12s

Employment and Professional Qualifications (where employment and trade qualifications are satisfactory, English must be the mode of communication)
  • a number of qualifications are satisfactory, contact USC on (07) 5430 2890 for information.
  • a number of qualifications are satisfactory, contact USC on (07) 5430 2890 for information.

 

English subject prerequisite age requirement dates – 2017/2018 admissions

INSTITUTION

SEMESTER 3, 2017

SEMESTER 1, 2018

SEMESTER 2, 2018

Australian Catholic University

Not applicable

1 January 2018

1 July 2018

Christian Heritage College

Not applicable

31 January 2018

30 June 2018

CQUniversity Australia

1 November 2017

31 January 2018

1 July 2018

The University of Queensland

Not applicable

1 February 2018

1 July 2018

 

Page last updated: 23 Aug 2017