26 April 2018

English Language Requirement

English language requirement

All BPTC students must be fluent in English. This rule applies regardless of the student's first language. From the first day of the course and at all subsequent times, students must be able to demonstrate that their oral and written English language ability is at least equivalent to:

  • a minimum score of 7.5 in each section of the IELTS academic test; or
  • a minimum score of 73 in each part of the Pearson Test of English (academic). 

(Note that the Inns of Court and Providers may also impose additional entry requirements in addition to those requested by the BSB.)

On entry to the course, students will be required to sign a declaration that they consider that they meet the English language requirement. Students who are unsure whether they meet the English language requirement should undertake the IELTS academic test or Pearson Test of English (academic) to establish their level of competence.

Students whose English language abilities are suspected by the provider as being below the required level must take the IELTS academic test or Pearson Test of English (academic), and provide a test certificate certifying that they have achieved the required score, within 28 days. Students who fail to provide evidence that they have achieved the required scores within 28 days of being asked to do so will be required to:

  1. withdraw from the course; or
  2. suspend their studies and improve their score prior to being re-admitted to the course in a subsequent year.