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 [email protected].
Documents to provide if you are applying from OFFSHORE (i.e. outside of Australia):
Documents to provide if you are applying from ONSHORE (i.e. inside of Australia):
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|
|Diploma of Accounting||Higher School Certificate or equivalent with 55% minimum (comparable to an ATAR of 55) or overseas equivalent|
|Diploma of Management|
|Bachelor of Business (Management and Finance)|
|Bachelor of Business (Accounting)||Higher School Certificate or equivalent with 60% minimum (comparable to an ATAR of 60) or overseas equivalent.|
|Bachelor of Information Technology||Higher School Certificate or equivalent with 70% minimum (comparable to an ATAR of 70) or overseas equivalent.|
|Graduate Certificate in Business||Australian Bachelor degree (3 years) (AQF Level 7)
or overseas equivalent.
|Graduate Diploma of Business|
|Master of Professional Accounting|
|Master of Accounting||Australian Bachelor degree (3 years) (AQF Level 7)
or overseas equivalent.
plus Students MUST have completed the equivalent of ACC700 Principles of Accounting (this will satisfy the required pre-requisite ACC700 existing for some subjects), BUS702 Business Law (Australian) and BUS700 Economics in an approved accounting AQF Level 7 or above
|Graduate Certificate in TESOL||Australian Bachelor degree (3 years) (AQF Level 7)
or overseas equivalent.
|Graduate Diploma in TESOL|
|Master of Arts (TESOL)|
|Master of IT||Australian Bachelor degree (3 years) (AQF Level 7) or overseas equivalent in a cognate discipline with at least 55% average in their undergraduate degree OR a Graduate Certificate of IT OR a Graduate Diploma of IT AQF level 8.|
|Graduate Diploma of IT||Australian Bachelor degree (3 years) (AQF Level 7) or overseas equivalent in a cognate discipline with at least 55% average in their undergraduate degree OR a Graduate Certificate of IT AQF level 8.|
|Graduate Certificate of IT||Australian Bachelor degree (3 years) (AQF Level 7) or overseas equivalent in a cognate discipline with at least 55% average in their undergraduate degree.|
Please be aware that all overseas qualifications must be deemed to be the equivalent of the necessary Australian qualifications managed by the Department of Education’s qualifications recognition policy which was formerly undertaken by the National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR), for more details https://internationaleducation.gov.au/services-and-resources/pages/qualifications-recognition.aspx
GCE A-Levels with a minimum of 3 subjects (one subject in C and two subjects in D) or equivalent combination with AS (Advanced Subsidiary) level subjects.
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.
Students only need to meet one of the below criteria.
|English requirement||Diploma & Undergraduate||Postgraduate||TESOL|
(ACADEMIC only; GENERAL not accepted)
|Minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5||Minimum overall of score 6.5 with no band less than 6.0||Minimum overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5|
|TOEFL * (Internet Based Test)||Minimum overall score of 60 with no band less than:
||Minimum overall score of 80 with no band less than:
||Minimum overall score of 94 with no band less than:
|PTE *||Minimum overall score of 50 with no band less than 42||Minimum overall score of 58 with no band less than 50||Minimum overall score of 65 with no band less than 58|
|CAE *||Minimum overall score of 169 with no band less than 162||Minimum overall score of 176 with no band less than 169||Minimum overall score of 185 with no band less than 176|
|HKCEE||Minimum C in Syllabus B||Minimum B in Syllabus B||Minimum B in Syllabus B|
|HKALE||Minimum D use of English in AS-Level||Minimum C use of English in AS-Level||Minimum 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)||Minimum 55% in English subject as a second language
Minimum 50% in English subject or in English Literature
|OTHER: Australian qualifications||Successful completion of Certificate IV or higher for a duration of 12 months or over(AQF Level 4 or Higher)||Successful completion of recognised bachelor’s degree or higher(AQF Level 7 or Higher)||Successful completion of recognised bachelor’s degree or higher(AQF Level 7 or Higher)|
* 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 ([email protected]) for more information.
KOI does not enrol students under 18 years of age.
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 ([email protected]) 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.
You will need to contact [email protected] or [email protected] 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.
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.
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 credits for your undergraduate studies if you choose to take this path.
Click here to access the KOI Admissions Policy and Credit Transfer Policy
Click here to access the National Code 2018 Factsheets