Entry requirements for international students

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To be eligible to study at Bedford College, you need:

  • to be at least 18 years old
  • to have a minimum of an Australian High School Certificate or have graduated from high school in your country
  • to provide evidence of your English language proficiency
English language test providers Minimum test score
International English Language Testing System5.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic42
TOEFL internet-based test46
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)162


  • You must have taken your English Language test no more than two years before you apply for your student visa.
  • English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following: Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or Completed at least 6 months of an AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or higher course in an Australian RTO.
  • Students applying for CHC50121 DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE need to Hold a CHC30121 or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Feel free to make an enquiry if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss the enrolment process.

Intake Dates

Four start dates per year apply in February, April, July and October. For specific intake dates, please refer to