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English Entry Requirements

English Entry Requirements

Students whose first language is not English and who do not complete an ACG Education English course, must demonstrate their English language proficiency.

Students who successfully complete an ACG Education English course at the appropriate level, and who meet the stated academic entry requirements, have guaranteed entry into all ACG programmes*.

Students are required to meet the following  minimum English entry requirements.

ACG Pathways Entry
ACG Schools Entry
Vocational & Higher Learning Entry

ACG English School & levels & IELTS Equivalent

ACG English School's Academic level IELTS equivalent
Level 1 IELTS 4.0 (a minimum of 3.5 in all bands)
Level 2 IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)
Level 3 IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)
Level 4 IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Level 5 IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.5 in all bands)

The ACG English Language Test (ACGELT) is available for students who have not completed an IELTS or TOEFL Examination. An online English language test is also available for students who apply through one of ACG’s official agent representatives.

Please contact us for more details

Campbell Institute

The University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies

Fast-track (8/9 months - 3 terms) IELTS 5.5
Standard (1 year - 4 terms) IELTS 5.0
Extended (18 months - 6 terms) IELTS 4.5

AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies

Fast-track (6 months - 2 terms) IELTS 5.5**
Standard (8/9 months - 3 terms) IELTS 5.5
Standard Plus (1 year - 4 terms) IELTS 5.0
Academic English for Foundation (3 months - 1 term) IELTS 4.5

Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme

Fast-track (6 months - 2 terms) IELTS 6.0
Standard (8/9 months - 3 terms) IELTS 5.5
Standard Plus (1 year - 4 terms) IELTS 5.0

*Does not apply to students with a New Zealand Visa Approval rate of 80% or less when studying at a PTE.

**IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 6.0, with at least one being in reading or writing, and no band less than 5.0), or IELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
Please note that English language support is available at all ACG Schools.

ACG Parnell College

Years 7-10 IELTS 4.5
Years 11-13 IELTS 5.5

ACG Strathallan, ACG Sunderland, ACG Tauranga

Years 7-10 IELTS 4.5
Years 11-13 IELTS 5.0

ACG Senior College

Years 11-13 IELTS 5.0

Students who study at ACG’s vocational & higher learning colleges may be required to present an IELTS examination result.

Yoobee School of Design

Design and Multimedia

Certificate in Digital Media (iCreate) Level 3 IELTS 5.5
Diploma in Digital Design - Web and Graphic Level 5 IELTS 5.5
Diploma in Digital Design - Animation and Film Production Level 5 IELTS 5.5
Diploma in Creative Digital Design Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Web and UX Design Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in 3D Production Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Screen Production Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Game Art and Development Level 7 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Digital Media (Advanced) Level 7 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Advanced 3D Graphics Level 7 IELTS 6.0

Animation College

Animation

Diploma in Applied Animation - 2D or 3D Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Digital Media Level 7 IELTS 6.0
Bachelor of Animation Level 7 IELTS 6.0
Bachelor of Animation Honours Level 8 IELTS 6.5

AMES

Information Technology (IT)

Certificate in Computer, Technical and Client Support Level 5 IELTS 5.5
Certificate in Windows Server Administration Level 5 IELTS 5.5
Certificate in Networking Device Administration and Support Level 6 IELTS 5.5
Certificate in SQL Server Implementation and Support Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Certificate in Windows Software Development Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Certificate in Web Software Development Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Computing and Network Support Level 5 IELTS 5.5
Diploma in Distributed Software Development Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Cloud Technology Level 7 IELTS 6.0
Bachelor of Creative Software Level 7 IELTS 6.0

South Seas Film & Television School

Film & TV Production, Acting, Animation and Digital Photography

Diploma in Film and TV Production Level 5 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in On-screen Acting Level 5 IELTS 6.5
Diploma in Animation Level 5 & Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Photography Level 6 IELTS 6.0

NZMA - New Zealand Management Academies

Hospitality, Cooking, Business, Management and Early Childhood Education

Certificate in Hospitality Level 3 IELTS 5.0
Certificate in Hospitality (Restaurant Service) Level 4 IELTS 5.5
New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5 IELTS 5.5
Diploma in Applied Hospitality Management Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Tourism & Hotel Management Level 7 IELTS 6.0
Certificate in Cookery Level 3 IELTS 5.0
Certificate in Cookery Level 4 IELTS 5.5
Diploma Programme in Professional Cookery Level 5 IELTS 5.5
Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 5 IELTS 5.5
Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 6 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Applied Management Level 7 IELTS 6.0
Diploma in Early Childhood Education Level 5 IELTS 6.0

NZST - New Zealand School of Tourism

Tourism and Travel

The Tourism, Travel & Airline Industry Level 3 IELTS 5.5
Tourism, Hotel & Airline Operations Level 4 IELTS 5.5
Certificate in International Flight Attending Level 4 IELTS 5.5
Diploma in Tourism & Travel Level 5 IELTS 5.5
Travel & Tourism Management Diploma Level 5 IELTS 5.5