New English proficiency testing options

QUT now accepts a range of English language proficiency results and determines equivalent scores against the IELTS tests. in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have banned large gatherings of people, this has, in turn, impacted the ability of prospective international students to complete IELTS, TOEFL or Pearsons tests. While the restrictions will be progressively eased, it is anticipated that IELTS, TOEFL or Pearsons test centres will have longer wait time for test bookings and will sit smaller numbers of students. The following alternative tests are approved by QUT.

QUT Password test can now be used for Foundation and Diploma entry

QUT International College (QUTIC) has been using Password as a placement test for our English pathway packages since 2015. The test accurately determines the duration of English language study, needed by students before progressing to their degree. We are excited to announce that the Password test can now also be used by students to meet the English language requirement for entry into Foundation and Diploma programs. This test can be taken instead of an IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or other standardised English proficiency tests. This test is currently not approved for direct entry into QUT degree courses.

The QUT Password test is free for students and can be taken at any time. It can be conducted by agents in your offices or at QUTIC if your student is in Brisbane. Tests are marked and results are sent to QUT within 48 hours. Test duration is about 1.5 hours and students will have their reading, writing, and English language knowledge assessed.

If you would like access to the QUT Password test please contact your QUT International regional team.

Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession)

The Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession) has been approved to meet the English language requirement of the Bachelor of Nursing program.  The requirements are as follows:

A score of 350 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) in the OET (Nursing Profession) test; or

A grade of B* in each of the four components  (listening, reading, writing and speaking) in the OET (Nursing Profession) test.

Tests are valid up to two years prior to course commencement.
*for tests undertaken prior to September 2018

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