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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

All international students must meet the following entry requirements:

International students on student visas must be a minimum of 18 years of age before they can be offered a place to study at Australian Professional Skills Institute.

91) English Language Proficiency Requirements

International students are required  to demonstrate they have proficiency in English before a place can be offered. International student must produce the one of the following official English test results (less than 24 months old) to support their application.

The following English language tests are recognised and accepted by Australian Professional Skills Institute:

English Language Test Name and Scores Entry level for APSI
IELTS (Academic) overall
with no individual band less than
IELTS (General) overall
with no individual band less than
Cambridge English Advanced

CPE / Advanced CAE
Minimum score 169

Pearson PTE Academic 52
Duolingo English Test Minimum 110 overall

International students can be offered a packaged English language course with APSI’s partner ELICOS colleges as shown below. Please click here for more information on Partner ELICOS Providers in Perth.

Name of ELICOS provider Minimum English Completion Level
Level 6
Upper-Intermediate (CEFR B2)
Upper-Intermediate or Academic English 2
Upper Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Upper Intermediate

Note: Citizens who are born in the following countries are exempted from proof of English Proficiency. They still need to meet the academic entrance requirements.

United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America, New Zealand, Canada.

2) Academic Entry Requirements

Country Academic Qualification
Australia Completion of Year 11
Argentina Bachillerato/Tecnico de Nivel Medio/Bachillerato Especializado
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (minimum GPA 3.5
60% in HSC first division pass ) GCE A-Level (2 subject passes)
Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary School Certificate Standard XII – 10 plus 2
Middle Secondary School Certificate plus 2 year relevant vocational diploma
Brazil Completion of 3 Colegial (2 Grau)
High School graduation / Pass Vestibular Examination
Brunei GCE A levels
Chile Educacion Media (Year 12 equivalent)
Licencia de Educacion Media Tecnico-Profesional or Tecnico
China Completion of Senior Secondary Certificate (Senior Middle School Year 3 – Gao San with average of 60% and  above
Colombia Bachillerato plus Curso Tecnico or 1 year Diploma or Higher qualification
Czech Republic Completion of High School Certificate (Maturita)
Fiji Completion of Form 7
Finland Completion of Year 12 (Ylippilastutkinto)
France Completion of High School (Baccalaaureat)
Germany Completion of High School (Gymnasium)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
India – 10 + 2 State Education Boards 65% overall across all academic subjects.
– Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) with 60% average overall across all academic subjects.
– Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) with 60% average overall across all academic subjects.
– Diploma qualifications: Average mark of 60% or above, should be VITC recognised and of 2-3 years duration.
Italy Diploma di Scuola Superiore
Diploma di Maturità
Indonesia Completion of SMU III with 7 points or above in most academic subjects
Senior Secondary School Certificate of Completion (ijazah/STTB SMA/STTB SMK/STTB MA)
Japan Kotogakko Shomeisho / Upper Secondary School Certificate
Kenya KCSE pass or GCE O-Level ( 4 subject passes)
Korea High School Leaving Certificate
Malaysia Completion of SPM with 3 subjects passes including English
Completion of Senior Middle 3
Mauritius GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes) or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)
Myanmar Matriculation/Basic Education High School (BEHS) plus minimum completed 2 years at Professional College or Secondary Technical College
GCE A- Level (2 subject passes) or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)
Nepal Higher Secondary Education Board with grade average of 50%
Certificate (Grade 12) (Minimum 60% overall)
New Zealand NCEA level 3 (university entrance)
Pakistan Higher Secondary School (Intermediate)(55% overall minimum)
Certificate Diploma (Polytechnic/Vocational)
Peru Secundaria / Education Secundaria (Completion of Year 11) plus a Technical Diploma or entrance to University
Philippines High School Diploma/Certificate of Graduation and completed first year university at a recognised tertiary institution
2 Years Community College
Poland Completion of High School leaving Certificate (Matura)
Singapore Completion of GCE A levels (2 subjects passes)
Slovak Republic Completion of Maturita
South Africa General/Academic Senior High School Certificate/Diploma (Kodung Hakkyo Choreupchang)
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan GCE A-Level (3 passes)
British GCE A-Level (2 passes)
Sweden Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Slutbeyg fran Grundskola)
Taiwan Senior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma
Thailand Upper Secondary School (Matayom 6 or Certificate in Vocational School)
UK GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes)
Venezuela Educacion Media – Academic or Tecnico (Medio)
Vietnam Diploma of General Education
Vocational Education Graduation Diploma
Vocational Training Diploma
United Kingdom GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes)
Zambia ZSC Year 12 (5 subject passes C grade or better)
A Level (2 subject passes) or A level 1 A and 2 AS level passes or Diploma in relevant area (1 year minimum)
Zimbabwe A Level 2 passes or (1 A and 2 AS level passes) or International Baccalaureate Diploma

NOTE: For all direct entry to Advanced Diploma level programs, applicants must have completed a Diploma level qualification or equivalent before they can be offered a place. In the case of packaged courses, applicants must successfully completed the Diploma qualifications before they can proceed to Advanced Diploma level as a condition offer

Alternative Entry / Mature Age Entry

APSI offers several admission alternatives and a holistic approach to assessing individual applicants over 20 years of age. The assessment of eligibility to entry may include an interview combined with consideration of a recognised certificate, overseas qualifications or two years of relevant work experience.

Please note International student must be over 18 years of age before a place can be offered to study at APSI.

3) Genuine Student (GS) Requirement

Applicants for Student visas must show they are coming to Australia to study. The Genuine Student (GS) Requirement is not intended to exclude students who, after studying in Australia, develop skills Australia needs and who then go on to apply for permanent residence.

If required, APSI will send you a Genuine Student (GS) Requirement Form to complete in your application assessment. You can provide further details of the GS  statement in the application form or attach a separate document with supporting documents. We recommend you provide evidence for the information you provide in your written statement. We consider your personal circumstances when we make a decision. When we assess whether you are a genuine temporary entrant, we consider your situation as a whole.

What evidence and information to include in your GS statement

We encourage you to provide evidence or information about:

Previous study

  • Academic transcripts showing qualifications achieved
  • Name of the education provider(s)
  • Length of study
  • Certificates of Attainment

Gap in previous study

  • Reasons why there is a gap in your studies including where you did not maintain enrolment

Current employment

  • Your current employer
  • Company address
  • Period of employment
  • Details of your position
  • The name and contact details of someone who can confirm the circumstances of your employment

Ties to home country or country of residence

  • Evidence of financial, family or social ties. You need to show you have significant incentives to return home
    • documents showing employment or business activities for 12 months before lodging an application
    • potential employment offers after course completion
    • income tax return or bank statements
    • economic situations in home country or country of residence

Further information on GS requirement is available from Department of Home Affairs


Recognition of Prior Learning

APSI supports the Australian Qualifications Framework with the objective of facilitating pathways to, and through, formal qualifications. In support of this objective, all academic studies and prior learning will be taken into consideration when applying to APSI.

Applicants who can demonstrate successful completion of equivalent subjects at a recognised institution may be eligible for credit or exemptions when studying at APSI. Please inquire about the applying for RPL information kit at the time of application.

Credit Transfer

APSI will grant credit transfer for the same unit with the same unit code awarded by other RTOs in Australia. Please complete a credit transfer application form with all supporting documents at the time of application. If the credit transfer is approved, students are exempted from studying the same unit and are offered alternative units or a reduction in fees and course duration.