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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. Students must be 18 years of age upon course commencement.

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.


NON-AWARD PATHWAY COURSE

Postgraduate Qualifying Program

  • An Advanced Diploma/Associate degree (or AQF Level 6 equivalent course); OR
  • A Diploma (or AQF Level 5 equivalent course) plus evidence of a minimum of two years’ relevant industry experience.


UNDERGRADUATE COURSE

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

Diploma

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent schooling such as a Certificate IV or equivalent.

Bachelor

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent schooling such as a Certificate IV or equivalent.
  • Minimum ATAR of 55 or equivalent.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Global

Equivalent Academic Requirement - Diploma

Equivalent Academic Requirement - Bachelor

International Baccalaureate Certificate

International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 20

International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24

General Certificate of Education (GCE A Levels)

Successful completion of Cambridge International or Edexcel GCE with a score of 4 from 1 Advanced Level plus 1 AS Level or 2 Advanced Level subjects.

Successful completion of Cambridge International or Edexcel GCE with a score of 5 from either 1 Advanced Level plus 2 AS Level or 2 Advanced Level plus 1 AS Level subject.

Countries and Regions

Equivalent Academic Requirement - Diploma

Equivalent Academic Requirement - Bachelor

Australia

Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent schooling such as a Certificate IV

Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (Minimum ATAR of 55 or equivalent)

Brazil

Successful completion of Diploma de Ensino Medio or equivalent

Successful completion of Diploma de Ensino Medio or equivalent

Cambodia

Successful completion of the Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with a C grade average

Successful completion of a recognised foundation studies program or one year of university

Chile

Successful completion of Grado de Bachiller

Successful completion of Grado de Bachiller

China

Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with 70% average

Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with 70% average

Colombia

Successful completion of Bachillerato

Successful completion of Bachillerato

Czech Republic

Successful completion of Vysvedceni o maturitni zhousce

Successful completion of Vysvedceni o maturitni zhousce

France

Successful completion of French Baccalaureat

Successful completion of French Baccalaureat

Germany

Successful completion of Abitur

Successful completion of Abitur

Hong Kong SAR

Successful completion of Senior Secondary (Secondary 4 to 6)

HKDSE Minimum 8 points - Only points gained in category A and C subjects will be considered

Hungary

Successful completion of Erettsegi

Successful 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

Indonesia

Successful completion of SMA3 with an average grade of 7.0 in 4 subjects

High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a C grade

Italy

Successful completion of Diploma di Esame di Stato/Maturita

Successful completion of Diploma di Esame di Stato/Maturita

Kenya

Successful completion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) awarded with C grade average or higher

Successful completion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) awarded with C grade average or higher

Korea

High 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

High 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

Laos

Upper Secondary School (Baccalaureate) mark average 6 in 4 academic subjects

Successful completion of recognised foundation studies program or 1 year of university studies

Lithuania

Successful completion of Svidetel’stvo Srednew Obrazovanii, Attestat ob okonchanii polnoj srednej shkoly or Attestat Zrelosti

Successful completion of Svidetel’stvo Srednem Obrazovanii, Attestat ob okonchanii polnoj srednej shkoly or Attestat Zrelosti

Malaysia

STPM with 2 passes or Senior Middle 3 (SM3) passes of 70% or above in 4 academic subjects or equivalent

STPM with 2 passes or Senior Middle 3 (SM3) passes of 70% or above in 4 academic subjects or equivalent

Mauritius

Successful 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 2

Successful 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

Mexico

Successful completion of Bachillerato / Preparatoria

Successful completion of Bachillerato / Preparatoria

Nepal

Successful 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)

Peru

Successful completion of Secondary education (Certificado de Deucadion Secundaria Comun Completa)

Successful completion of Secondary education (Certificado de Deucadion Secundaria Comun Completa)

Philippines

Successful completion of Senior High School Diploma (Academic track) with an overall average of 75% (2018 and onwards)

Successful completion of Senior High School Diploma (Academic track) with an overall average of 80% (2018 and onwards)

Poland

Successful 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)

Russia

Successful completion of Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education) with a GPA of 3.0

Successful completion of Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education) with a GPA of 4.0

Singapore

2 passes in the Singapore ‘A’ levels

2 passes in the Singapore ‘A’ levels

Slovakia

Slovakia Successful completion of Vysvedcenie o maturitnej skuske

Successful completion of Vysvedcenie o maturitnej skuske

Spain

Successful completion of Curso de Orientaion universitaria / Titulo de Bachillerato

Successful completion of Curso de Orientaion universitaria / Titulo de Bachillerato

South Africa

South 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 Lanka

Sri Lanka Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced Level with a minimum grade of S in three Academic Subjects

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced Level with a minimum grade of S in three Academic Subjects

Taiwan

Successful completion of Senior high school with 60% average

Successful completion of Senior high school with 70% average

Thailand

Successful completion of the Matayom 6 with GPA of 2.0

Successful completion of the Matayom 6 with GPA of 2.0

Venezuela

Successful completion of Bachillerato

Successful completion of Bachillerato

Vietnam

Successful completion of vocational Education Graduation Diploma or a Diploma of General Education with GPA of 6.0

Successful completion of vocational Education Graduation Diploma or a Diploma of General Education with a GPA of 6.0

POSTGRADUATE COURSE

Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma

  • An Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree (or AQF Level 6 equivalent course) plus completion of a Postgraduate Qualifying Program (or equivalent);
    OR
  • A Diploma (or AQF Level 5 equivalent course) plus evidence of a minimum of two years’ relevant industry experience plus completion of a Postgraduate Qualifying Program (or equivalent).

Master

  • A Bachelor Degree (or AQF Level 7 equivalent course);
    OR
  • An Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree (or AQF Level 6 equivalent course) plus evidence of a minimum of two years’ relevant industry experience.

ENGLISH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following means:

  • an English test score using one of the following English language tests as approved by Kaplan. Proof of English language proficiency, evidenced by one of the tests listed in the table below, must be completed within two years prior to commencement of the course.

Undergraduate ‐ Diploma and PQP

Undergraduate ‐ Bachelor

Postgraduate

Academic IELTS

Overall 5.5, no individual band score under 5.0

Overall 6.0, with not less than 6.0 for Speaking and Writing and 5.5 for Listening and Reading

Overall 6.0, with not less than 6.0 for Speaking and Writing and 5.5 for Listening and Reading

PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic)

Academic Score of 42

Academic Score of 50

Academic Score of 50

TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

46

60

60

KITE (Kaplan International Test of English)

Score greater than 396 Overall for listening, reading and grammar, and B2 for speaking and writing

Score greater than 426 Overall for listening, reading and grammar, and B2 for speaking and writing;

Score greater than 426 Overall for listening, reading and grammar, and B2 for speaking and writing;

CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced from Cambridge ESOL)

162

169

169

Cambridge Proficiency

162

169

169

Duolingo English Test

Overall score of 90

Overall score of 100

Overall score of 100

General Certificate of Education (GCE)

GCE Ordinary Level - Grade C in English Language or English Literature

GCE Ordinary Level – Grade C in English Language or English Literature GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level – Grade C in English Language or English Literature GCE Advanced Level – Grade D in English Language or English Literature

GCE Ordinary Level – Grade C in English Language or English Literature GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level – Grade C in English Language or English Literature GCE Advanced Level – Grade D in English Language or English Literature

The language in which the qualification or study is undertaken must be English. Evidence of the above must be no more than five years before the proposed date of commencement of the KBS course.

Offshore applications from specific countries will be required to meet the English entry requirements specified in the KBS GTE process.

Pathway Option

Students who do not meet one of the above English language proficiency criteria for undergraduate or postgraduate entry may be offered a pathway which includes completion of an English for Academic Purposes course that satisfies the entry requirements prior to commencing their primary course with the School. The English for Academic Purposes course must be on the list of approved direct entry ELICOS programs.

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 academic 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.

Approved articulation arrangements

Applicants may be allowed direct entry through an approved articulation agreement. Articulation agreements provide a pathway between a completed qualification at an external institution and a qualification at Kaplan Business School, enabling students to progress via a defined pathway. The agreement may provide credit into a Kaplan Business School qualification or may establish eligibility for admission only. Articulation agreements must be approved by the Academic Dean with reports provided at every meeting of the Academic Board thereafter detailing the performance of the associated students. Any such cohort-related performance issues are addressed with the external institution with immediacy. Exit clauses are activated in the absence of an improvement in performance following the implementation of tailored intervention strategies.

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.