Admission Requirements

The minimum levels required for entry to the Certificate IV and Diploma courses offered by
PIBT are outlined below. Not all qualifications or countries are listed and students with other qualifications should send details for assessment. Students who have completed professional qualifications such as the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Diploma (LCCI) are eligible for entry to PIBT.

Mature Age Entry

Mature age students (20 years of age and over) may be admitted to the Certificate IV or Diploma courses without meeting the formal academic qualifications if they have relevant work experience and other acceptable qualifications.

English Language

The medium of instruction for all courses taught at PIBT is English. International students must be able to demonstrate English Language proficiency before being permitted to enter one of our courses. This can be met by obtaining one of the results shown in the table below.

A non-credit English Support Unit will be available each semester. Students may choose to enrol in this unit voluntarily or enrolment may be imposed as a prerequisite or corequisite to other units of study. The unit is free of charge and will be delivered for three hours per week between Weeks 3 and 11 of each semester. The unit also includes a component on Study Skills.

Bridging English

Some students may be required to sit for the PIBT English Language test at Orientation. This is a test of reading and writing skills and will help identify students in need of special assistance. Our Academic Skills Advisers work with students to help overcome any academic problems.

English Requirements

Test format / PIBT Program Certificate IV (TPP) Diploma Post-Graduate Qualifying Program

GCE 'O' Level

C

C

Not applicable

English 1119

C

C

Not applicable

SPM English

C

C

Not applicable

HKCEE English Syllabus (Post 2007)
HKALUE Use of English

3
D

3
D

Not applicable

KCSE

C

C

Not applicable

IELTS

5.0 with no band less than 4.5

5.5 with no band less than 5.0

6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL

61 with no band less than 15

71 with no band less than 15

80 with no band less than 17

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

41 with no score less than 41

49 with no score less than 49*

50 with no score less than 50*

IELTS Band Certificate IV (TPP) Diploma

Less than 4.5

ELICOS

ELICOS

4.5

Certificate IV (MEP)
(no IELTS band less than 4.5)

ELICOS

5.0

Certificate IV
(no IELTS band less than 4.5)

Diploma (MEP)
(no IELTS band less than 5.0)

5.5+

Certificate IV

Diploma
(no IELTS band less than 5.0)

Academic Requirements

Country Certificate IV Diploma PQP

Australia

Completion of Year 11

High School Graduation with acceptable grades.

Bahrain

Successful completion of General Certificate of Education

Completion of A Levels or 1 year tertiary study

Bangladesh

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate or Year 11 equivalent with average of 50%.

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2)/Intermediate with average of 50%

- Honours Bachelor degree (3 years) awarded by a Section 1 institution
- Honours Bachelor degree (4 years) awarded by a Section 2 institution

Brazil

Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average of 6.0 in 4 subjects

Certificade de Ensino Medio with an average of 7.0 in 4 subjects

Brunei, Mauritius

Completion of Form 5/GCE 'O' levels

2 passes in the GCE 'A' levels

China

Completion of Senior Middle 2

Completion of Senior Middle 3 with 70% average in 4 academic subjects

- 4 year Bachelor qualification from a degree granting institution recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education; or
-3 year Diploma (Full time, Self-Study) from an institution that recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education

Colombia

Bachillerato - average of <65%

Bachillerato - average of 70-75%

Egypt

Successful completion of General Certificate of Education

Completion of A levels or 1 year tertiary study

France, La Reunion

Successful completion of Year 11

Baccalaureate with an average of 10

Ghana

Completion of GCE O-levels or equivalent

2 passes in the GCE A-levels

Hong Kong

Completion of Form 5

1 'A' level and 2 'AS' level passes in the HKALE

India

Completion of Senior Secondary Certificate (10 + 1)

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) with average of 50%

- 3 year Bachelor degree awarded in 3rd or Pass Division or Class by a Section 2 institution; or
- 3 year Bachelor degree awarded in 2nd, 3rd or Pass Division or Class by a Section 3 institution

Indonesia

Completion of SMU III or SMU II with average grade of 7.0 in academic subjects

Completion of SMU III with average grade of 7.0 for 4 academic subjects

- A Sarjana (S1), awarded by a Section 1 institution in or after 1998 following a program identified as accredited by BAN-PT with a rating of C - at least eight semesters (four years) of full-time study (144-160 credits)
- Diploma III from Section 1. Three years full-time (110-120 credits) with minimum rating of A or B

International Baccalaureate

Year 1 Diploma

Minimum of 20 over 6 IB subjects

Iran

Completion of High School Diploma or Peeshdaneshgahe

Completion of Peeshdaneshgahe

Japan

Completion of Kotogakko Year 2

High School graduation with 3 average

Jordan

Completion of Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate Exam)

Completion of A Levels or 1 year tertiary study

Kenya

Completion of GCE 'O' Levels or equivalent

Completion of KCSE with a 'C' grade average or 2 passes in the GCE 'A' levels or, 1 'A' and 2 'AS' levels

Kuwait

Successful completion Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Certificate)

Completion of A Levels or 1 year tertiary study

Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Completion of GCE 'O' Levels or equivalent

2 passes in GCE 'A' levels or, 1 'A' and 2 'AS' levels

Myanmar

Matriculation Examination Pass Certificate

Assessed individually

Malaysia

Completion of Form 5/SPM; Senior Middle 2 or equivalent

2 passes in the STPM/NGMP 2.0; UEC - 2B's and 2C's in academic

Nepal

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate or Year 11 equivalent with average of 50%

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2)/Intermediate with average of 50%

- 3 year Bachelor degree awarded by a Section 1 institution at pass division or second division

Nigeria

Completion of Senior Secondary School examinations (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at D7 level

Completion of Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at C6 level

Oman

Successful completion of General Certificate of Education

Completion of A Levels or 1 year tertiary study

- Completion of a Bachelor degree from a section 2 college of higher education 4 year duration with a final grade of 3.0, 75% or B

Pakistan

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate or Year 11 equivalent with average of 50%

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2)/Intermediate with average of 50%

- A Bachelor degree awarded by a Section 1 institution requiring three years of full-time study in any division or grade for a three year Bachelor.
- An Honours Bachelor degree awarded by a section 2 institution in either the second or third division or with a letter grade of C or D requiring at least three years of full-time study.

Philippines

High School Diploma or NCEE National College Entrance Examination or Grade 11 with minimum average 60%

NCEE at minimum 80%; completed first year at a recognised tertiary institution

- Any Bachelor's degree in non-professional discipline awarded by Section 3 institutions

Poland

Successful completion of Year 11

Successful completion of Matura

Russia

Certificate of Secondary Education Grade 11 with GPA of 3.5

Diploma of Completed Specialised Secondary Education

Completion of a Bachelor or Specialist degree (Bakalavr/Specialist)

Saudi Arabia

Successful completion of General Certificate of Education

Completion of A Levels or 1 year tertiary study

- Completion of a Bachelor degree from a Higher or Private Institution (assessments are made on a case-by-case basis)
- A Bachelor degree from a teacher college 4 year full time duration with a grade of pass or good

Singapore

Completion of Sec 4 (Express)/GCE 'O' levels or equivalent

2 passes in the GCE 'A' levels or 1 'A' and 2 'AS' levels

Slovakia

Completion of Gymnasia Year 12

Completion of Gymnasia Year 13 with 'C' average

Syria

Successful completion of Shahada al-Thanawiyya al-cAmma or Shahadat al-Dirasi al l-cdadiyya al-Amma al Kafa'a or Brevet

Completion of A Levels or 1 year tertiary study

Sri Lanka

Completion of Year 11/GCE 'O' levels or equivalent

2 passes in the GCE/SL 'A' levels or 1 'A' and 2 'AS' levels

South Africa

Successful completion of Year 11

Successful completion of the Senior Certificate with matriculation exemption endorsement by the Matriculation Board or the South African Certification Council Senior Certificate

Taiwan, Macau, Korea

High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with a 'D' grade average

High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a 'C' grade average

- Completion of a Bachelor degree (Haksa) with a C grade average
- Completion of a Bachelor degree with a GPA of 60% or better

Thailand

Completion of Matayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5

Completion of Matayom 6 with a GPA of 2.0 in relevant academic subjects

- Completion of a Bachelor degree with a GPA of 1.75 or better

Turkey

Successful completion of Devlet Lilse Diplomasi, Year 11 or equivalent

Successful completion of a course equivalent to the International Baccalaureate or first year university in Turkey

- Completion of a Bachelor degree (Licenciate Diploma or Lisans Diplomasi) with a GPA of 43.75% or better

UAE

Completion of 'O' Levels

Completion of Technical Secondary Diploma

- Completion of a Bachelor degree from a section 2 or other licensed UAE instruction, 4 years full time with a grade below 3 out of 4

Vietnam

Successful completion of Year 11

Successful completion of Year 12 with 6.0 average.

A Bang Tot nghiep Dai hoc (University Graduation Diploma) awarded by a Section 2 institution with the title of Bang Cu nhan (Bachelor degree) or a professional title, such as Ky su (Engineer), or Bac si Y khoa (Physician) requiring four years of regular, full-time study (Chinh Quy)

※ Refer to Admissions office for entry requirements.

Special Requirements

Program Special Requirements

Certificate IV leading to a Bachelor of Education

Students must obtain an IELTS score of 7.0 before commencing the degree course. The IELTS requirement is compulsory.

Certificate IV TPP - Health Studies/Nursing stream

Students must have an IELTS score of at least 5.5 with no band less than 5.0. The IELTS requirement is compulsory.

TAP - Health Studies/Nursing

Students must have an IELTS score of at least 5.5 with no band less than 5.0. The IELTS requirement is compulsory.

Diploma of Science - Health Studies/Nursing

  • Students wishing to enter Nursing must have an IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5 upon entry to the Diploma of Science (Health Studies) in Nursing. The IELTS requirement is compulsory.
  • To qualify for ECU's Bachelor of Science (Nursing), international students must provide current evidence of an overall IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5.
  • Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science (Nursing), students will be eligible to register with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia (NMBWA). To register, all international graduates must provide evidence of an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0 in all four bands of IELTS, with an overall band of at least 7; or a B pass or above in all four sections of the Occupational English Test (OET) Nursing Version. Applicants must achieve the above scores in a single test, whic has been completed no more than two years before their application for NMBWA registration. For more information visit nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.
  • All Nursing graduates must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia to be able to work in Western Australia.