Students are required to be at least 17 years of age, to commence study in both English Language and Vocational Education Training (VET) programs at Sarina Russo Institute.
English Language Programs – English Level Proficiency
Sarina Russo Institute offers a range of English Language programs to suit the individuals English Language needs. Please find the English level proficiency required for the following programs.
|PROGRAM||IELTS||PEARSON (PTE Academic)||TOEFL ibt||TOEFL Paper||Cambridge||CEFR**
|Bridging English Entry Program||6.0 with no band below 6.0||50
(No Communicative Skill below 46)
|TOEFL ibt 79 with a minimum writing score of 19||550 with a minimum test of written English score of 4.0||First Certificate of English
Grade A, score 80Cambridge English: Advanced Grade C score 53
(no sub score below 5.5)
(No Communicative Skill below 38)
|70 (minimum score of 18)||525+ (essay writing at
|FCE (Grade B, score 75+)
CAE (Level B2, score 47+)
(no sub score below 5.0)
|36||60 (minimum score of 13)||500+||FCE (Grade C, score 60+)
CAE (below level B2, score 41+)
(no sub score below 4.0)
|30||45 (minimum score of 11)||400+||FCE (below B1, score 45+)
PET (Grade C+)
|Intensive General English
(no sub score below 4.0)
|Intensive General English
|0 – 3.5||Below 28||Below 35||Below 330||N/A||A1|
** IELTS General test will also be accepted for entry into SRI English courses.
** Results more than two years old will not be accepted and the SRI placement test will need to be undertaken.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Programs – English Level Proficiency
The language of instruction at Sarina Russo Institute is English. International students will need to show evidence of a suitable level of English language proficiency, a sound achievement in mainstream English from an Australian high school or be assessed by Sarina Russo Institute and meet the required English Level before being admitted into a program.
The table below indicates various results required.
|IELTS||5.5 with no sub-band less than 5.5|
|TOEFL Paper/ Computer/iBT||525/195/70-71+ Min. writing 18|
|Sarina Russo Institute English Language Programs||Successful completion of Unipath English 1|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE)||42|
International students who do not meet the English language requirements may undertake a range of pathway and qualifying English Language Programs at Sarina Russo Institute in order to gain entry into Certificate or Diploma programs.
Country Specific Academic Requirement
Specific academic requirements by country are required to gain maximum credit for university entry.
Not all qualifications are listed and students with other qualifications should forward the details to us for assessment. Applications from countries not listed are encouraged and will be assessed on an individual basis.
|Country||Certificate (Pathway to Diploma)||Diploma/Advanced Diploma (Fast-track Program/Pathway to University)|
|Australia||International: Year 11 with 50% average Local: Year 11.||Year 12.|
|Brazil||Successful completion of the Brazilian Higher Secondary Schooling (Diploma de Ensino Médio).||Completion of Diploma / Certificado de Ensino Medio or equivalent. Average grade of 70%.|
|Brunei, Sri Lanka, Singapore||GCE ‘O’ Levels with passes in 3 academic subjects.||GCE A Levels with passes in 2 academic subjects.|
|Chile||Successful completion of the Chilean Higher Secondary Schooling (Licencia de Educación Media).||Average grade of 70% for Licencia de Educacion Media or Licencia de Ensenanza Media (Certificate of Secondary Education) OR Licencia de Educacion Media Tecnico-Profesional (Certificate of Technical Vocational Secondary Education) and Tecnico [Medio] (Secondary level technician).|
|China||Senior Middle 3 with 60% average GPA or Senior Middle 2 with 70%.||Senior Middle 3 with 70% average GPA in 4 academic subjects.|
|Colombia||Satisfactory completion of the Bachillerato or Bachillerato Tecnico with an average grade of 50% or higher.||Completion of the Bachiller / Bachillero / Bachillerato with an average grade of 70% or higher in final year.|
|Czech Republic/Slovakia||Assessed on individual basis.||Maturita.|
|France||Successful completion of the 11th year of schooling, equivalent to Australian Yr 11 standards.||Completion of the Baccalauréat with a ‘Pass’ grade average.|
|Germany||Successful completion of the 11th year of schooling, equivalent to Australian Yr 11 standards.||Successful completion of The Abitur, the Fachhochschulreife, the Zeugnis der Allgemeitten Hochschulreife or the Reifezeugnis with a ‘Pass’ mark in four subjects.|
|Hong Kong||Form 5 with a pass in 3 academic subjects.||HKDSE with 8 to 10 points across 5 subjects|
|India||All India Secondary School Certificate with 55% average.||All India Secondary School Certificate with 50% average of Year 11 with 70% average.|
|Indonesia||SMU 2 with 6.0 average.||SMU 3 with 6.5 average in 4 subjects.|
|Italy||Successful completion of the 12th year of schooling, equivalent to Australian Yr 11 standards.||Successful completion of three academic subjects taken in the 13 year of schooling with a minimum grade of ‘6’.|
|Japan||Kotogakko 2 with 3.0 out of 5.0.||Kotogakko 3 with 3.0 average out of 5.0.|
|Korea (ROK )||Senior High School Leaving Year 2 with Rank 4.||Senior High School Leaving Year 3 with Rank 5.|
|Macau||Successful completion of the 11th / 12th year of schooling (dependent upon education curriculum), equivalent to Australian Yr 11 standards.||Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with a B average in 4 subjects.|
|Malaysia||SPM with passes in 3 academic subjects.||STPM with passes in 2 academic subjects or B grades in 4 academic subjects in Senior Middle 3 or UEC with 2 B’s and 2 C’s.|
|Mexico||Completion of the Bachillerato/Bachillerato Tecnico with an average grade of 6.0 (on the 6 scale system).||Successful Completion of Bachillerato/Bachillerato Tecnico with an average grade 7.0 (on 6 scale system).|
|Middle East||Thanawiya amma with 60% in 4 academic subjects’ or American High School Diploma with 60% average.||Certificate or American High School Diploma with 80% average in 4 academic subjects.|
|Pakistan||Year 11 or equivalent.||Year 12 or equivalent with 50% average.|
|Peru||Satisfactory completion of seconday education (Certificate of Completed General Secondary Education).||Successful completion of the Secondary Education (Certificate of Completed General Secondary Education) with an average grade of ’14’.|
|Poland||Successful completion of the 11th year of schooling (year 2 of Liceum), equivalent to Australian Yr 11 standards.||Satisfactory completion of Senior/Upper Secondary School with ‘satisfactory’ grades in three subjects.|
|Russia||Year 11 or equivalent.||Year 12 or equivalent.|
|Spain||Successful completion of the 11th year of schooling, equivalent to Australian Yr 11 standards.||Satisfactory completion of the Curso de Orientacion Universitaria/ Título de Bachillerato with a passing grade in three subjects.|
|Sweden||Successful completion of the 11th year of schooling, equivalent to Australian Yr 11 standards.||Successful completion of the Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola with a passing grade ‘G’ in three subjects.|
|Taiwan||Senior High School Year 2 with B average.||Senior High School Year 3 with B average.|
|Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe||GCE ‘O’ Levels with passes in 3 academic subjects or GCSE.||GCE ‘A’ Levels with passes in 2 academic subjects.|
|Thailand||Matayom 5 with 2.5 average.||Matayom 6 with 2.0 average.|
|Turkey||Lise Diploma, Year 11 or equivalent International.||Baccalaureate or 1st year university in Turkey or equivalent.|
|United Kingdom||GCSE or equivalent.||‘A’ Levels with D average.|
|United States of America||Grade 11 or equivalent.||Grade 12 or equivalent with SAT score 10.|
|Vietnam||Year 11 with 6.0 average.||Year 12 with 6.0 average.|
Applications from countries not listed are encouraged and will be assessed on an individual basis.
Mature Age Entry
Mature age students (20 years of age and over) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements if they have relevant work experience and/or other acceptable qualifications.