Vocational education

Standard requirements apply to all undergraduate courses except those with specific or higher requirements.

For academic requirements and Australian and overseas qualifications that may meet English requirements, check the individual course pages.

Medium of instruction may be considered only if the previous study in the English language medium of instruction has been completed within five (5) years prior to the date the applicant will start the course at Murdoch University. This limitation period does not apply to applicants who:

  1. Meet the minimum institutional English language requirements AND
  2. Can show evidence that they have used English as the primary mode of communication in the time between achieving the English Language Competency and commencing studies at Murdoch University.

Recognised English-speaking countries include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America.

*Qualifications are to be accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), and listed on the www.training.gov.au website.

Standard requirements

QualificationLevelUndergraduate minimum requirements
Certificate I - Certificate IVAQF Level 1 - AQF Level 4 or equivalentDoes not meet English for direct entry
Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) - South Metropolitan TAFEAQF Level 4Successful completion of the course
Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study - South Metropolitan TAFEAQF Level 4Successful completion of the course
Certificate IV in Business - Phoenix AcademyAQF Level 4Completion with "Competent Pass" (50%) in COM501 and COM502
Diploma, Associate Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree*AQF Level 5 - AQF Level 6 or equivalentSuccessful completion of the course
Overseas Qualifications assessed as comparable to the educational level of an AQF Level 5 and aboveAQF Level 5 - AQF Level 6 or equivalentSuccessful completion of the course

Higher requirements

These undergraduate courses have specific or higher English requirements.

  • Law
    Qualification Level Undergraduate minimum requirements
    Certificate I - Certificate IV AQF Level 1 - AQF Level 4 or equivalent Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) - South Metropolitan TAFE AQF Level 4 Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study - South Metropolitan TAFE AQF Level 4 Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in Business - Phoenix Academy AQF Level 4 Completion with "Competent with Distinction" (80%) in COM501 and COM502
    Diploma, Associate Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree* AQF Level 5 - AQF Level 6 or equivalent Successful completion of the course
    Overseas Qualifications assessed as comparable to the educational level of an AQF Level 5 and above AQF Level 5 - AQF Level 6 or equivalent Successful completion of the course
  • Nursing
    Qualification Level Undergraduate minimum requirements
    Certificate I - Certificate IV AQF Level 1 - AQF Level 4 or equivalent Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) - South Metropolitan TAFE AQF Level 4 Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study - South Metropolitan TAFE AQF Level 4 Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in Business - Phoenix Academy AQF Level 4 Does not meet English for direct entry
    Diploma, Associate Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree* AQF Level 5 - AQF Level 6 or equivalent Successful completion AND have attended and satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in a recognised English-speaking country, including at least 2 years between years 7 and 12
    Overseas Qualifications assessed as comparable to the educational level of an AQF Level 5 and above AQF Level 5 - AQF Level 6 or equivalent Successful completion AND have attended and satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in a recognised English-speaking country, including at least 2 years between years 7 and 12
  • Veterinary Science
    Qualification Level Undergraduate minimum requirements
    Certificate I - Certificate IV AQF Level 1 - AQF Level 4 or equivalent Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) - South Metropolitan TAFE AQF Level 4 Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study - South Metropolitan TAFE AQF Level 4 Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in Business - Phoenix Academy AQF Level 4 Does not meet English for direct entry
    Diploma, Associate Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree* AQF Level 5 - AQF Level 6 or equivalent Does not meet English for direct entry
    Overseas Qualifications assessed as comparable to the educational level of an AQF Level 5 and above AQF Level 5 - AQF Level 6 or equivalent Successful completion of the course
  • Education
    Qualification Level Undergraduate minimum requirements
    Certificate I - Certificate IV AQF Level 1 - AQF Level 4 or equivalent Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) - South Metropolitan TAFE AQF Level 4 Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English for Further Study - South Metropolitan TAFE AQF Level 4 Does not meet English for direct entry
    Certificate IV in Business - Phoenix Academy AQF Level 4 Does not meet English for direct entry
    Diploma, Associate Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree* AQF Level 5 - AQF Level 6 or equivalent Does not meet English for direct entry
    Overseas Qualifications assessed as comparable to the educational level of an AQF Level 5 and above AQF Level 5 - AQF Level 6 or equivalent Successful completion of the course
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