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

Course Certificate IV (TPP) Diploma

GCE 'O' Level

C

C

English 1119

C

C

SPM English

C

C

HKCEE English Syllabus (Post 2007)
HKALUE Use of English

3
D

3
D

KCSE

C

C

IELTS

5.0

5.5

TOEFL
-new grading system
-internet (no band less than 15)

500
173
61

525
195
71

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)

English requirements using Pearson Test of English (PTE)

PIBT Course PTE Academic Score IELTS equivalence

ELICOS

Score 34 or less

IELTS 4.5 or less

Mixed English Program (MEP) + Certificate IV TPP

Score equal 35

IELTS 4.5

Certificate IV TPP

41 with no score less than 36

IELTS 5.0

Certificate IV TPP (Comm, Engineering, Health Science)

41 with no score less than 41

IELTS 5.0

Tertiary Access Program (TAP)

49 with no score less than 42

IELTS 5.5

Diploma (Business, Computing & IT)

49 with no score less than 49

IELTS 5.5

Diploma (Communications, Engineering, Health Science)

49 with no score less than 49

IELTS 5.5

Diploma (Health Science) for Nursing

Not applicable - IELTS is sole English entry standard

IELTS 6.0

Academic Requirements

Country Certificate IV Diploma

Australia

Completion of Year 11

High School Graduation with acceptable grades.

Bangladesh, Nepal, 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%

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

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

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%

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

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

Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

Successful completion of General Certificate of Education

Completion of A Levels or 1 year tertiary 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

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

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

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

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

UAE

Completion of 'O' Levels

Completion of Technical Secondary Diploma

Vietnam

Successful completion of Year 11

Successful completion of Year 12 with 6.0 average.

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.