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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 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard (1 year - 4 terms) IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Extended (18 months - 6 terms) IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)

AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies

Fast-track (6 months - 2 terms) **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)
Standard (8/9 months - 3 terms) IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard Plus (1 year - 4 terms) IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)

Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme

Fast-track (6 months - 2 terms) IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.5 in all bands)
Standard (8/9 months - 3 terms) IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard Plus (1 year - 4 terms) IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)

*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, ACG Strathallan, ACG Sunderland, ACG Tauranga

Years 1-6 Preferably some prior exposure to English
Years 7-9 IELTS 4.5 or equivalent*
Years 10 IELTS 5.0 or equivalent*
Years 11-13 IELTS 5.5 or equivalent*

* Students with a lower ability can be admitted.
These students will be tested on arrival and will be placed in a Preparation
Programme if not at the required level where they will be assisted to improve their English level

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 5.0 (no band less than 5.0)
Diploma in Digital Design - Web and Graphic Level 5 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Diploma in Digital Design - Animation and Film Production Level 5 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Diploma in Creative Digital Design Level 6 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in Web and UX Design Level 6 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in 3D Production Level 6 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in Screen Production Level 6 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in Game Art and Development (Year one) Level 7 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in Game Art and Development (Year two) Level 7 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in Advanced 3D Graphics Level 7 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in Digital Media (Advanced) Level 7 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Bachelor of Animation IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

Animation College

Animation

Diploma in Animation Level 5 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in Digital Media Level 7 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Bachelor of Animation Level 7 IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

AMES – The Institute of IT

Information Technology (IT)

Certificate in Information Technology & Client Support Leading to New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Level 5 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Diploma in Networking Leading to New Zealand Diploma in Networking Level 6 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Certificate in SQL Server Administration & Support Leading to New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Level 5 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Diploma in Web and Application Development Leading to New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems Level 5 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in Cloud Technology Level 7 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Bachelor of Creative Software Level 7 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

South Seas Film & Television School

Film & TV Production, Acting, Animation and Digital Photography

Diploma in Animation Level 5 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in Animation Level 6 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in Photography Level 6 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in On-Screen Acting Level 5 IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
Diploma in Film & Television Production Level 5 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

NZMA - New Zealand Management Academies

Hospitality, Cooking, Business, Management and Early Childhood Education

Certificate in Hospitality Level 3 IELTS 5.0 (no band less than 5.0)
Certificate in Hospitality (Restaurant Service) Level 4 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Diploma in Applied Hospitality Management (includes the Level 5 diploma) Level 6 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Certificate in Cookery (includes the Level 3 certificate) Level 4 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Diploma Programme in Professional Cookery (includes the Level 3 & 4 certificates) Level 5 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 5 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) Level 6 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
Diploma in Applied Management Level 7 IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

NZST - New Zealand School of Tourism

Tourism and Travel

Tourism, Travel & Airline Industry Level 3 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Tourism, Hotel & Airline Operations Level 4 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Tourism, Airline & Flight Attending Level 4 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Certificate in International Flight Attending Level 4 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Diploma in Tourism & Travel Level 5 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Diploma in Hotel & Hospitality Management Level 5 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Hotel, Hospitality & Tourism Diploma* Level 5 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
Travel & Tourism Management Diploma Level 5 IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)