Academic Entry Requirements

To enrol in our courses at Invicta Technical College and guarantee your academic success, it is essential to attain a minimum level of academic proficiency. Your application will necessitate demonstrating that you meet these minimum academic requirements.

English Language Entry Requirements at Invicta Technical College

At Invicta Technical College, we value linguistic proficiency as an integral part of academic success. For most of our courses, the English language entry requirement is an IELTS score of 5.5 overall, with no individual band less than 5. Alternatively, equivalent evidence of English proficiency is accepted.

IELTS Requirements

Overall Score: 5.5
Individual Band: No less than 5

Accepted Equivalents

Students may provide a certified copy of their IELTS test or evidence of an equivalent qualification. The following circumstances may also warrant a waiver of the IELTS requirement:

a) Successful Completion of a Senior Secondary or Tertiary Level Course in Australia:

If a student has successfully completed, within the last two years, a senior secondary or tertiary level course in Australia conducted in English, the IELTS requirement may be waived.

b) Completion of a CRICOS Registered Course at AQF Level 4 or Above in Australia:

Students who have successfully completed, within the last two years, a CRICOS registered course at AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) Level 4 or above, delivered in English in Australia, may be exempt from the IELTS requirement.

Recognized Qualifications Equivalent to IELTS 5.5

Invicta Technical College acknowledges specific qualifications as equivalent to an IELTS 5.5 overall score.

Name of Course/TestIELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands
Pearsons Test of English (PTE) AcademicMinimum 36 with 29 in all for communicative skills ((listening, reading, writing and speaking)
Occupational English Test OETScore of 200-290
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)Overall score of 162 with a minimum of 154 in all bands
Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE)
Intensive English Language Institute (IELI)English for Academic Purposes 2 (C grade)
English College of AdelaideEnglish for Direct Entry Level 1, C grade in all skills
South Australian College of English (SACE)English for Tertiary Studies I
Eynesbury CollegeEnglish for Academic Purposes (EAP2)
Eynesbury Foundation Students Program, score of 250/500 with score of 55% or higher for Language & Communication subject
Kaplan International English (KIE)Intensive English, Higher Intermediate or above
TAFE SA English Language CentreEnglish for Academic Purposes (EAP20)
International BaccalaureateEnglish A or B grade (score of 5-7)
ILSC Language Schools12 weeks of the EAP Program or 12 weeks of the IELTS Mastery Program, achieving I3 level


These qualifications align with our commitment to ensuring that students possess the necessary language skills for academic success.

We strive to provide a holistic and inclusive environment for our students, and our flexible approach to language proficiency requirements reflects our dedication to facilitating diverse educational pathways. For further details on accepted equivalents and recognized qualifications, please refer to the relevant tab on our website.