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International Entry Requirements

As an international student, you will have to meet the International Entry Requirements (English and Academic) as outlined below.

ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Overseas qualifications will be assessed for equivalence in Australia at the time of application using the Country Education Profiles (CEP) online tool. The academic entry requirements for our courses vary by nationality.


UNDERGRADUATE

Students must reach the admissions standards set by the Academic Board, which are currently:

  • The minimum age for entrance into undergraduate courses is 18 years of age.
  • Entry into undergraduate courses requires successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent schooling or Certificate IV or equivalent. Entry into the Bachelor level courses requires an ATAR of 55 or equivalent.
  • Mature age entry (over 21 years of age) can be made without minimum educational requirements. However, applicants are required to demonstrate the capacity to meet course requirements, normally, through interview with the School.
  • Applicants may also be allowed direct entry through an approved articulation agreement.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


Global Equivalent Academic Requirement - DiplomaEquivalent Academic Requirement - Bachelor
International Baccalaureate CertificateInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 20International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24
Countries and RegionsEquivalent Academic Requirement - DiplomaEquivalent Academic Requirement - Bachelor
AustraliaSuccessful completion of Year 12 or equivalent schooling such as a Certificate IVSuccessful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (Minimum ATAR of 55 or equivalent)
BrazilSuccessful completion of Diploma de Ensino Medio or equivalentSuccessful completion of Diploma de Ensino Medio or equivalent
CambodiaSuccessful completion of the Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with a C grade averageSuccessful completion of a recognised foundation studies program or one year of university
ChileSuccessful completion of Grado de BachillerSuccessful completion of Grado de Bachiller
ChinaSuccessful completion of Senior Middle 3 with 70% averageSuccessful completion of Senior Middle 3 with 70% average
ColombiaSuccessful completion of BachilleratoSuccessful completion of Bachillerato
Czech RepublicSuccessful completion of Vysvedceni o maturitni zhousceSuccessful completion of Vysvedceni o maturitni zhousce
FranceSuccessful completion of French BaccalaureatSuccessful completion of French Baccalaureat
GermanySuccessful completion of AbiturSuccessful completion of Abitur
Hong Kong SARHKDSE Minimum 8 points – Only points gained in category A and C subjects will be considered. Minimum Level 3 in EnglishHKDSE Minimum 8 points – Only points gained in category A and C subjects will be considered. Minimum Level 3 in English
HungarySuccessful completion of ErettsegiSuccessful completion of Erettsegi
India

Successful completion of Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate (State Boards) with an overall of 55% in 4 core subjects

Successful completion of All India School Certificate (CBSE) with an overall of 55% in 4 core subjects

Successful completion of Indian School Certificate (ISC) with an overall of 55% in 4 core subjects

Successful completion of Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate (State Boards) with an overall of 60% in 4 core subjects

Successful completion of All India School Certificate (CBSE) with an overall of 60% in 4 core subjects

Successful completion of Indian School Certificate (ISC) with an overall of 60% in 4 core subjects

IndonesiaSuccessful completion of SMA3 with an average grade of 7.0 in 4 subjectsHigh School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a C grade
ItalySuccessful completion of Diploma di Esame di Stato/MaturitaSuccessful completion of Diploma di Esame di Stato/Maturita
KenyaSuccessful completion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) awarded with C grade average or higherSuccessful completion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) awarded with C grade average or higher
KoreaHigh School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a ‘C’ grade average in 4 academic subjects or CSAT 270 or High School Graduate Equivalency Test average above 70High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a ‘C’ grade average in 4 academic subjects or CSAT 270 or High School Graduate Equivalency Test average above 70
LaosUpper Secondary School (Baccalaureate) mark average 6 in 4  academic subjectsSuccessful completion of recognised foundation studies program or 1 year of university studies
LithuaniaSuccessful completion of Svidetel’stvo Srednew Obrazovanii, Attestat ob okonchanii polnoj srednej shkoly or Attestat ZrelostiSuccessful completion of Svidetel’stvo Srednem Obrazovanii, Attestat ob okonchanii polnoj srednej shkoly or Attestat Zrelosti
MalaysiaSTPM with 2 passes or Senior Middle 3 (SM3) passes of 70% or above in 4 academic subjects or equivalentSTPM with 2 passes or Senior Middle 3 (SM3) passes of 70% or above in 4 academic subjects or equivalent
MauritiusSuccessful completion of Cabridge Higher School certificate / GCE A level with 2 or more passes in the GCE A level exams and minimum grade of E – aggregate score of 2Successful completion of Cambridge Higher School certificate / GCE A level with 2 or more passes in the GCE A level exams and minimum grade of D – aggregate score of 6
MexicoSuccessful completion of Bachillerato / PreparatoriaSuccessful completion of Bachillerato / Preparatoria
NepalSuccessful completion of Nepalese Higher Secondary Certificate with an overall of 55% (Year 11 + 12)Successful completion of Nepalese Higher Secondary Certificate with an overall of 60% (Year 11 + 12)
PeruSuccessful completion of Secondary education (Certificado de Deucadion Secundaria Comun Completa)Successful completion of Secondary education (Certificado de Deucadion Secundaria Comun Completa)
PhilippinesSuccessful completion of High School Diploma with 80%Successful completion of High School Diploma with 85%
PolandSuccessful completion of Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Oglnoksztalcacego (Certificat of Matriculation of the General Lyceum)Successful completion of Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Oglnoksztalcacego (Certificat of Matriculation of the General Lyceum)
RussiaSuccessful completion of Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education) with a GPA of 3.0Successful completion of Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education) with a GPA of 4.0
Singapore2 passes in the Singapore ‘A’ levels2 passes in the Singapore ‘A’ levels
SlovakiaSuccessful completion of Vysvedcenie o maturitnej skuskeSuccessful completion of Vysvedcenie o maturitnej skuske
SpainSuccessful completion of Curso de Orientaion universitaria / Titulo de BachilleratoSuccessful completion of Curso de Orientaion universitaria / Titulo de Bachillerato
South AfricaSouth African National Senior Certificate (2008 and onwards) or Senior Certificate with minimum average mark 40%South African National Senior Certificate (2008 and onwards) or Senior Certificate with minimum average mark 50%
Sri LankaSri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced Level with a minimum grade of S in three Academic SubjectsSri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced Level with a minimum grade of S in three Academic Subjects
TaiwanSuccessful completion of Senior high school with 60% averageSuccessful completion of Senior high school with 70% average
ThailandSuccessful completion of the Matayom 6 with GPA of 2.0Successful completion of the Matayom 6 with GPA of 2.0
VenezuelaSuccessful completion of BachilleratoSuccessful completion of Bachillerato
VietnamSuccessful completion of vocational Education Graduation Diploma or a Diploma of General Education with GPA of 6.0Successful completion of vocational Education Graduation Diploma or a Diploma of General Education with a GPA of 6.0


POSTGRADUATE


CourseQualification
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent); OR

A Diploma (or equivalent) plus evidence of a minimum of two years’ relevant industry experience

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Graduate Diploma of Business Analytics

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent); OR

An Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree (or equivalent) plus evidence of a minimum of two years’ relevant industry experience.

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
Master of Business Analytics
Master of Business Analytics (Extension)
Master of Accounting

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent); OR

An Advanced Diploma / Associate degree (or equivalent).

Master of Business AdministrationAn Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent).
Master of Professional Accounting


ENGLISH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The proof of English entry requirements must be completed no more than two years before the commencement of your course.

Kaplan has a global reputation for delivering quality education that attracts students from all over the world. We offer a range of courses for students who may not meet the Kaplan Business School entry requirements or wish to work on their fluency or build confidence before undertaking any tertiary studies.

For students who do not meet the entry criteria but who reach a level of English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (and qualify for entry with respect to their academic criteria) you will be offered a pathway course which includes an English for Academic Purposes course prior to commencing their course. At the conclusion of English for Academic Purposes course applicants are expected to demonstrate the required English proficiency for direct admission.


UNDERGRADUATE

Diploma of Business:

  • Academic IELTS Overall 5.5, no individual band score below 5.0; OR
  • KITE score greater than 396 Overall for listening, reading and grammar, and B2 for speaking and writing; OR
  • PTE Academic Score of 42; OR
  • TOEFL iBT Score of 46; OR
  • GCE Ordinary Level; Grade C in English Language or English Literature; OR
  • Cambridge English: Advanced from Cambridge ESOL (CAE) Score of 162.

Bachelor of Business:

  • Academic IELTS Overall 6.0, with not less than 6.0 for Speaking and Writing and 5.5 for Listening and Reading; OR
  • KITE score greater than 426 Overall for listening, reading and grammar, and B2 for speaking and writing; OR
  • PTE Academic Score of 50; OR
  • TOEFL iBT Score of 60; OR
  • GCE Ordinary Level; Grade C in English Language or English Literature; OR
  • GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level; Grade C in English Language or English Literature; OR
  • GCE Advanced Level; Grade D in English Language or English Literature; OR
  • Cambridge English: Advanced from Cambridge ESOL (CAE) Score of 169.


POSTGRADUATE

  • Academic IELTS Overall 6.0, with not less than 6.0 for Speaking and Writing and 5.5 for Listening and Reading; OR
  • KITE score greater than 426 Overall for listening, reading and grammar, and B2 for speaking and writing; OR
  • PTE Academic Score of 50; OR
  • TOEFL iBT Score of 60; OR
  • Cambridge English: Advanced from Cambridge ESOL (CAE) Score of 169.

ALTERNATIVE ENTRY PATHWAYS

The below list outlines some of these pathways. Students should review the relevant program to determine if these pathways are applicable for entry into their chosen course.

Evidence to undertake study at higher level

A student who does not meet the minimum education requirement for entry into a course may be offered entry if they demonstrate relevant and recognised prior learning (refer to Recognition of Prior Learning Policy).

In some cases students may be able to gain entry through alternative entry pathways such as Non-degree Entry and the Headstart Program. These entry schemes are primarily open to domestic students enrolled in online programs.

Mature age entry

Students 21 years of age and over may apply for mature age entry. School results, TAFE or VET qualifications, work experience and other informal study may be accepted in support of your application.

School leavers

For school leavers entering undergraduate courses the School offers a number of point schemes. These include but are not limited to the following schemes.

Low SES adjustment factors:

  • Five points are awarded to students who attend a school included in the Australian Government National Partnership for Low Socio-economic Status School Communities Program Schools.
  • Students from rural and remote areas are also eligible for five points.
  • Students on a School Card (or state equivalent), Youth Allowance and/or Health Care Card or Low Income Health Care Card and who do not attend a recognised low SES, can apply for five points.

Achievement adjustment factors:

  • Students will be eligible to receive three achievement points (up to a maximum of five) if you score a C- or better in Year 12 (or its’ equivalent) subjects that are relevant to the course the student is applying for.
  • Three points will be given for a C grade (C-, C or C+), four points for a B grade (B-, B or B+), and five points for an A grade (A-, A or A+).

Mathematics and Languages adjustment factors:

  • The Points Scheme offers up to five points each for Specialist Mathematics and/or a language other than English LOTE subject, depending on performance.
  • Three points will be given for a C grade (C-, C or C+), four points for a B grade (B-, B or B+), and five points for an A grade (A-, A or A+).

Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) or other Year 12 equivalent qualifications are eligible to apply for points.

ELICOS DIRECT ENTRY ARRANGEMENTS

Your chosen study destination may have an ELICOS Direct Entry arrangement with Kaplan Business School. Please see a list below of applicable destinations.