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Admission Requirements

An admission guide for applicants

Welcome to King’s Own Institute

Hello, and thank you for your interest in studying with King’s Own Institute (KOI).

What follows is a comprehensive guide for prospective students who would like to lodge an application to KOI but are seeking guidance on which documents must be provided. The information has been divided into Onshore (i.e. residing in Australia at the time of application) and Offshore (i.e. residing outside of Australia at the time of application) applicants, as well as explanations on Direct Entry requirements for KOI’s various programs of study.

We hope this information helps you with lodging your application to KOI. If you need additional clarification or information, please do not hesitate to contact KOI Admissions at admissions@koi.edu.au.

Offshore document checklist

Documents to provide if you are applying from OFFSHORE (i.e. outside of Australia):

  1. KOI student application form with all fields accurately completed. A blank KOI student application form will be provided upon request. This form can also be downloaded from the Apply Online page. Click Future Students then Apply Online.
  2. A certified, notarised or attested copy of proof of English. Please see the table in the section named “Minimum English requirements” for more information on which internationally recognised English Language Tests will meet KOI’s entry requirements.
  3. A certified, notarised or attested copy of your passport. You must provide the pages of your passport that show your photographic ID and your signature. Some passports, for instance Pakistani passports, show your signature on a separate page from your photographic ID. Please ensure you send copies of both pages.
  4. Certified, notarised or attested copies of all your academic documents. This includes the official academic transcripts (i.e. mark sheets) and completion certificates for your academic achievements.
  5. A certified, notarised or attested copy of change of name documents (if applicable). If the name displayed on your academic documents is different from that which is shown in your passport, please provide official documentation that shows when and why your name was changed (e.g. Marriage Certificate).

Onshore document checklist

Documents to provide if you are applying from ONSHORE (i.e. inside of Australia):

  1. KOI student application form with all fields accurately completed. A blank KOI student application form will be provided upon request. Alternatively, you can come to KOI’s Market Street campus and pick up a hard copy from the KOI Reception desk. This form can also be downloaded from the Apply Online page. Click Future Students then Apply Online.
  2. A certified, notarised or attested copy of proof of English. Please see the table in the section named “Minimum English requirements” for more information on which internationally recognised English Language Tests will meet KOI’s entry requirements.
  3. A copy of your current and valid Visa Grant Letter or VEVO check (if applicable). If you have lost your Visa Grant Letter, you can check your visa status online.
  4. Certified, notarised or attested copies of all your academic documents. This includes, and is not limited to, your academic transcripts and completion certificates for your onshore AND offshore studies. NB: If you are on a TU/572 or TU/573 visa, please ensure you provide any and all documents that show there is no gap longer than 3 months between your periods of study.
  5. A copy of your current Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment, or eCoE (if applicable). If you are studying with another provider at the time you make your application, please provide a copy of the eCoE which your institution issued to you.
  6. A certified, notarised or attested copy of your passport. You must provide the pages of your passport that show your photographic ID and your signature. Some passports, for instance Pakistani passports, show your signature on a separate page from your photographic ID. Please ensure you send copies of both pages.
  7. A certified, notarised or attested copy of change of name documents (if applicable). If the name displayed on your academic documents is different from that which is shown in your passport, please provide official documentation that shows when and why your name was changed (e.g. Marriage Certificate).

Minimum ACADEMIC qualifications for each program of study

The table below details the minimum academic qualification applicants must have to be eligible for direct entry (i.e. without any additional study) into any of KOI’s programs of study. Please also see the Minimum English Requirements below this table. Both minimum ENGLISH requirements and minimum ACADEMIC requirements must be satisfied for direct entry into courses.

Course Direct entry requirements – Minimum academic qualifications
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Higher School Certificate or equivalent with 55% minimum
(comparable to an ATAR of 55) or overseas equivalent
Bachelor of Business (Management and Finance)
Graduate Certificate in Business Australian Bachelor degree (3 years) (AQF Level 7)
or overseas equivalent.
Graduate Diploma of Business
Master of Professional Accounting (Standard)
Master of Accounting (Standard) Australian Bachelor degree (3 years) (AQF Level 7)
or overseas equivalent.
plus the equivalent of Australian Principles of Accounting in an approved accounting AQF Level 7 or above course
plus Australian Business Law and Economics in an approved accounting AQF Level 7 or above course
Graduate Certificate in TESOL Australian Bachelor degree (3 years) (AQF Level 7)
or overseas equivalent.
Graduate Diploma in TESOL
Master of Arts (TESOL)

Please be aware that all overseas qualifications must be deemed to be the equivalent to the necessary Australian qualifications by the Australian Education International – National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) guidelines to be considered by KOI.

Minimum ENGLISH requirements for each program of study

The following table details the minimum English requirements for direct entry (i.e. without any additional study) into all of KOI’s courses on offer, including TESOL.

English requirement Undergraduate Postgraduate TESOL
IELTS *
(ACADEMIC only; GENERAL not accepted)
6.0 overall
5.5 in all individual bands
6.5 overall
6.0 in all individual bands
7.0 overall
6.5 in all individual bands
TOEFL * (Internet Based Test) Listening – 11
Speaking – 17
Reading – 12
Writing – 20
Overall – 60
Listening – 20
Speaking – 20
Reading – 20
Writing – 24
Overall – 80
Listening – 23
Speaking – 22
Reading – 23
Writing – 26
Overall – 94
PTE * 51  58 65
CAE * 52  58 67
HKCEE C in Syllabus B  B in Syllabus B A in Syllabus B
HKALE D Use of English in AS Level C Use of English in AS Level B Use of English in AS Level
GCE Ordinary Level C grade or better in GCE O-Level English B grade or better in GCE O-Level English N/A [*]
GCE Advanced Level D grade or better in GCE A-Level English C grade or better in GCE A-Level English N/A [*]
NSW HSC (Undergraduate only) 50% English or English Literature
55% English as a Second Language
 N/A [*] N/A [*]
OTHER: Australian qualifications Certificate IV or above  3 year Bachelor degree or above N/A [*]

*   Results for IELTS, TOEFL, PTE (Pearson Test of English), and CAE (Academic and Cambridge English: Advanced) are valid for two years.

[*] A NSW HSC ATAR or other secondary or tertiary qualifications will not meet the English entry requirements for KOI’s TESOL programs. Please contact KOI Marketing (ask@koi.edu.au) for more information.

What to do when you do not meet minimum requirements

If you have checked your submission documents and find you do not meet the minimum requirements outlined above, contact KOI’s admissions department by email (admissions@koi.edu.au) or by phone (+61 2 9283 3583) and we will gladly provide detailed advice on how you should proceed further. However, below you will find a general guide on the type of advice you will be given depending on which requirements you do not meet.

When you do not have the minimum English level

You will need to contact admissions@koi.edu.au or ask@koi.edu.au for advice on what you can do to meet KOI’s English entry requirements. Usually you will be advised to undertake an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) and/or English for Academic Purposes (EAP) studies with one of our Direct Entry Partners. If you are advised to take these studies, we will provide you with a list of our partners which can also be accessed by clicking on the link below.

A List of ELICOS Partners

Please keep in mind that KOI does not arrange ELICOS or EAP studies on the behalf of students or agencies and thus these studies must be arranged independently.

When you do not meet minimum academic qualifications

Applicants usually find they do not have the minimum academic qualifications for KOI’s postgraduate programs. Unfortunately, there are no additional studies that you can undertake, unless it is to attain an Australian three year Bachelor degree, which will help you meet the requirements for postgraduate study.

In this case, KOI Admissions or KOI Marketing will recommend studying an undergraduate program with KOI first. If you have studied overseas in a relevant field, then you may also receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPLs) for your undergraduate studies if you choose to take this path.

A List of Partners in Overseas

VET Articulation Pathway Agreement

Admission Policies

Click here to access the KOI Admissions Policy and Credit Transfer Policy

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