Entry Requirements

For entry into Certificate and Diploma courses, prospective students are required to have an English Language proficiency. ITHEA will accept test results (with relevant test scores) from any of the following English Language tests:

English language test providerMinimum scoreMinimum score and at least 10 weeks English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)Minimum test score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)5.554.5
TOEFL internet based test463532
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)162154147
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)423630
Occupational English TestB for each test componentN/AN/A

Students can also sit the ITHEA English Language Placement test.

The English Language proficiency test score is only valid for two years from the date of the test.

Note: For Early Childhood Education streams: A current Working With Children Check is required by all students. Application for this will be completed at the ITHEA Orientation.
For Aged Care streams: A National Police check will be completed prior to attending practical placement.

For Disability and Community Services streams: A current Working With Children Check is required by all students. Application for this will be completed at the ITHEA Orientation. In addition, a National Police check will be completed prior to attending practical placement.