English Language Proficiency (Rule 18)

The Table for Internationally recognised English Proficiency Outcomes for International Students – http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table
English Proficiency Outcomes [1]
Internationally recognised proficiency tests Programme Level and required outcome IELTS test [2] TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) where the test was carried out prior to 1 October 2017 TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) Cambridge English Examinations NZCEL Pearson Test of English (Academic) City & Guilds IESOL
Certificate at Level 3 General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE) Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14) B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill; Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic PToE (Academic) score of 36 B1 Achiever with a score of 43
Certificate at Level 4 General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE) Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14) B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; Level  3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic PToE (Academic) score of 42 B2 Communicator with a score of 42
Certificate or Diploma at Level 5 Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE) Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14) B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; Level 4 with the Academic endorsement PToE (Academic) score of 42 B2 Communicator with a score of 42
Certificate or Diploma at Level 6 Degree or Degree at Level 7 Graduate Certificate or Diploma at Level 7 Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE) Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18) B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; Level 4 with the Academic endorsement PToE (Academic) score of 50 B2 Communicator with a score of 66
Post-graduate Diploma or Post-graduate Certificate at Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree at Level 8 Master’s Degree at Level 9 Doctoral Degree at Level 10 Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6 Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE) Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21) C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill; Level 5 with the Academic endorsement PToE (Academic) score of 58 C1 Expert with a score of 42
The listed outcomes represent the minimum scores or grades for each test or qualification that qualify a student for enrolment at each programme level. Students with higher scores or grades than required for a particular programme level may still enrol at that level. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). Students need to be familiar with the above table with the requirements and gain the required score for at least one of the English Language Proficiency tests mentioned. All international students must have the required English Proficiency for their respective level of study in order to be granted admission for the programme and given an offer of place by ACMI. Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6