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Entry requirements

A. Age requirement
To study at Danford College, all international students must be at least 18 years of age or above when the course starts.

B. Academic requirements
VOCATIONAL COURSES: All international students must meet a minimum academic requirement to gain admission to Danford College. Danford College requires the successful completion of studies equivalent to Australian Year 12 education as the minimum level of entry into our courses.

POST GRADUATE PROGRAMS: Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification in any fields of study (Both onshore or Offshore qualification); or have completed a Bachelor degree in any fields of study (Both onshore or Offshore qualification)

In some cases, if you do not meet the college academic entry level requirements, you may apply as a mature age student. A mature age student is considered to be over 18 years old, who has been out of fulltime education for at least one year. You should also be able to provide documentary evidence of any work experience undertaken since leaving school that is related to your chosen course. Entry as a mature age student is also dependent upon having a satisfactory level of English language proficiency.

C. English requirements
International students must provide evidence of English language proficiency to Danford College. Students must have a minimum score of an internationally recognised English test. Acceptable English language test scores are in the table below:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROVIDER TEST MINIMUM TEST SCORE MINIMUM TEST SCORE – where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS MINIMUM TEST SCORE – where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5 5 4.5
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Paper based 527 500 450
TOEFL internet based test 46 35 32
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 162 154 147
Pearson Test of English Academic 42 36 30
Occupatioal English Test Pass Pass Pass



POST GRADUATE PROGRAMS: For most Graduate Diploma courses students are required to have a minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) score of 6.0 overall with no band/sub score under 5.5 or equivalent English language tests accepted by the Department of Immigration.

Other English language proficiencies accepted by Danford College:

  1. Evidence that, within the two years before applying for the student visa, you completed (in Australia and in the English language) either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.
  2. Evidence you have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland.
  3. You are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland.
  4. For students from Low Risk Level countries, successful completion of the Danford Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test.

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