English requirements

Some courses may require a higher overall score and/or sub-score(s) for entry. These will be specified in the Entry Requirements of the course.

English Language Test
Undergraduate Requirements
Postgraduate Requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic
Overall 6.0 (with no sub-score <5.5)
Overall 6.5 (with no sub-score <6.0)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
60 (with min 18 in writing)
79 (with min 21 in writing)
Cambridge English Scale Score (from 2015)
)169 (with no sub-score <162)
176 (with no sub-score <169)
Pearson Test of English (PTE)
50 (with no sub-score <42)
58 (with no sub-score <50)

Think Education students are able to study English language courses in Australia before you start your degree or diploma with our partner institution, Torrens University Language Centre (TULC). As part of Australia’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia – TULC is proud to be expanding its range of English language courses, to cater for students preparing for entrance to vocational, higher education and post-graduate courses.

The experienced faculty have been delivering English language programs in Australia for more than 20 years. Founded in 1995 as the Billy Blue College of English, at TULC we teach specialty English, as well as Academic and General English courses, to students from around the world. Upon completion of their English language studies, most of our students go on to further study in Australia with many creating successful careers in their field of choice.

Whether you intend to study English for higher education preparation, to advance your career, or simply as part of a ‘study vacation’, we have a range of suitable courses for your purposes.


TULC is proud to offer 4 highly-popular Direct Entry Programs, which prepare international students for admission to all our colleges, and ensure their success once they have progressed to their academic course.

  • 10-week or 15-week course options
  • 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Maximum class size – 18 students
  • Introduction to formal industry-related study
  • Learn specific concepts and language
  • Develop your industry-related vocabulary
  • Observe a Torrens University Australia class to improve your listening and note-taking skills
  • Study with like-minded, motivated students in small, interactive groups
  • Prepare effectively for further study and to advance your career


  • Flexible entry into our modularized EAP Courses. Students must complete 10 weeks at each level in order to articulate
  • 20 hours per week face-to-face teaching (Monday to Friday)
  • Learn important Academic English skills essential for success at an Australian University, including how to complete a research essay and the correct reference techniques.
  • Students learn how to give presentation sand seminars, as well as weekly and end-of-course tests.
  • Upon successful completion, students are qualified for entrance to any Laureate Australia college without the requirement to undertake any further testing, such as IELTS or Pearson PTE,


  • 5-30 weeks course
  • 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Maximum class size – 18 students
  • Improve English communication (listening and speaking), reading and writing skills, become a confident speaker of English and an independent learner
  • Introduction to Australian culture, customs, everyday social interactions and idiomatic expressions
  • Basic study skills to helps students adapt to the academic environment
  • Successful General English graduates qualify for entrance to any Direct Entry Program or English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program, which lead to entrance to any Laureate Australia college without completing an IELTS or TOEFL test.
  • Study with like-minded, motivated students in small, interactive groups
  • Prepare effectively for further study and to advance your career


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