English language requirements for postgraduate courses

To be considered for a postgraduate course in the Faculty of Education, all applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Applicants may do this by providing evidence of one of the qualifications or English language proficiency tests listed below.

The minimum English language requirement is achieved if the applicant has met one of the following conditions:

Qualification level Applicant's secondary schooling entirely in an English medium educational institution Applicant's secondary schooling not entirely in an English medium educational institution

Secondary schooling or equivalent

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent with:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL): Minimum score of 30
  • Units 3 and 4 in any other English subject: Minimum score of 25
  • An equivalent result for an equivalent English subject.

Admission Eligibility Search might be helpful to find the scores you need to enter this course.

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent with:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL): Minimum score of 30
  • Units 3 and 4 in any other English subject: Minimum score of 25
  • An equivalent result for an equivalent English subject.

Admission Eligibility Search might be helpful to find the scores you need to enter this course.

Tertiary and post-secondary studies

Having studied at an institution where English is the language of instruction and assessment for the entire institution evidenced by a letter or transcript from the institution, applicants must have satisfactory completed one and a half years full-time (three standard full-time semesters) of one of the following:

  • undergraduate study,
  • a program assessed as being equivalent to Monash University undergraduate study, or
  • one year, full-time (two standard full-time semesters) of postgraduate study.

Having studied at an institution where English is the language of instruction and assessment for the entire institution evidenced by a letter or transcript from the institution, applicants must have satisfactory completed one and a half years full-time (three standard full-time semesters) of one of the following:

  • undergraduate study,
  • a program assessed as being equivalent to Monash University undergraduate study, or
  • one year, full-time (two standard full-time semesters) of postgraduate study.

English Language Proficiency Test

Not applicable

Satisfactorily completed one of the English Language Proficiency Tests, achieving the minimum overall score and minimum band/component scores.

Monash English Bridging Program

Not applicable

Successfully completed Monash English Bridging Program at the Monash University English Language Centre.

English Language Proficiency Test

Where an applicant's secondary schooling is not entirely in English, a measure of English proficiency, such as an English language proficiency test, may be considered, provided it has been completed within two years prior of the date the applicant will commence the course they have applied for. Applications must include one original test report meeting the minimum results listed below:

Postgraduate course you wish to apply for International English Language Testing Service (IELTS Academic) TOEFL (paper based score) TOEFL (Internet based score) Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic)

Master of Teaching

Overall: 7.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0
Listening: 7.5
Speaking: 7.5

 

Total score: 102
Reading: 24
Writing: 27
Listening: 28
Speaking: 26

Overall: 73
Listening: 79
Reading: 65
Writing: 65
Speaking: 79

Graduate Certificate of Education Studies

Graduate Certificate in Educational Research

Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology

Master of Education

Master of Leadership

Master of TESOL

Overall: 6.5
Listening: 6.0
Reading: 6.0
Speaking: 6.0
Writing: 6.0

Total score: 550

TWE: 4.5

Total score: 79
Listening: 12
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18
Writing: 21

Overall: 58

No PTE communicative skills score below 50

Master of Counselling

Overall: 7.0
Listening: 6.5
Reading: 6.5
Speaking: 7.0
Writing: 7.0

(NOTE: From Semester 1 2019, the Listening and Reading scores will increase to 7.0.)

 

Total score: 94
Listening: 20
Reading: 19
Speaking: 23
Writing: 27

 

Master of Professional Psychology

Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology

Overall: 7.0
Listening: 7.0
Reading: 7.0
Speaking: 7.0
Writing: 7.0

 

Total score: 94
Listening: 24
Reading: 24
Writing: 27
Speaking: 23

Overall: 65
Listening: 65
Reading: 65
Writing: 65
Speaking: 65 

Master of Professional Counselling (Malaysia campus only)

Overall 6.5
Listening 6.0
Reading 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Writing 6.0

 

Internet-based TOEFL score: 79
Listening: 12
Reading: 13
Speaking: 18
Writing: 21

Paper-based TOEFL score: 550

Test of Written English (TWE): 4.5

 

Monash English Bridging Program

Where an applicant's secondary schooling is not entirely in English, Monash English Bridging program may be considered.

Upon satisfactory completion of the Monash English Bridging program, applicants may enter directly into their chosen postgraduate course, provided they have also met academic entry requirements.

IELTS entry requirements for Monash English Bridging Program are:

Postgraduate course you wish to apply for Duration of Monash English Bridging Program Entry requirements for Monash English Bridging Program

Graduate Certificate of Education Studies

Graduate Certificate in Educational Research

Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology

Master of Education

Master of Leadership

Master of TESOL

15-week program

IELTS - overall 6.0, writing 5.0, (no band lower than 5.0)

10-week program

IELTS - overall 6.0, writing 6.0, (no band lower than 5.0)

Master of Teaching

20-week program

IELTS - overall 6.5, listening/speaking 7.0, reading/writing 6.0

TOEFL iBT - overall 79, listening 24, reading 13, speaking 23, writing 21

Pearson - overall 58, listening/speaking 65, reading/writing 50

10-week program

IELTS - overall 7.0, listening/speaking 7.5, reading/writing 6.5

TOEFL iBT - overall 94, listening 27, reading 19, speaking 24, writing 24

Pearson - overall 65, listening/speaking 73, reading/writing 58

Please refer to the Monash English Bridging for more information about the program.


Disclaimer

The content on this page is a user-friendly version of the formal Faculty of Education English Language Requirements policy, as approved by the Faculty Education Committee on 1 July 2016.

The faculty policy is consistent with the Monash University English language requirements, which are outlined in the:

Time limits: Please refer to section 2.2.1 of the Admissions to Coursework Courses and Units of Study Policy for recency requirements of English language requirements. Time limit requirements apply to applicants who have not completed secondary schooling in an English medium educational institution.