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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for International Students

All international student must meet following entry requirements to study at Ridge International College.

Age requirement

Ridge International College will only enroll students who are over 18 years of age at commencement of their course.

Academic requirement

Talking about the further entry requirements for this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed an equivalent of Australian year 12 in applicant’s home country.

Mature-age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within a chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet the course requirements.

* Note: For Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management course, students are required to demonstrate completion of Diploma level business course. Please refer to individual entry requirements for details.

English language requirement:

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency with minimum score of:

  • IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic), or
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) 50; or equivalent.

The test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for Ridge International College courses.

Alternatively, students can provide an evidence that:

they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States, or
within two years of their application, they have successfully completed a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate III or higher level qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework in Australia, or
successful completion of an English Placement Test

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)

Student undertaking courses at Ridge International College must possess sound Literacy and Numeracy skills to successfully complete the courses at Ridge International College.

All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test mapped at ACSF conducted by Ridge International College. The ACSF level required for each course is as below:

Course Name Learning Reading Writing Oral communication Numeracy
BSB40520  Certificate IV in Leadership and Management 3 3 3 3 3
BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management 3 3 3 3 3
BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management 4 4 4 4 4
SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery 2 2 2 2 3
SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery 3 3 3 3/4 3
SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management 3 3 3 3 3
SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management 3/4 3 3 3/4 3

If students do not meet English and LLN requirements, students will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training e.g.  English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) programs. For additional information and support contact the Reading Writing Hotline at

Pre-training Review

All student must undertake pre-training review prior to the enrolment which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to student, basic computing skills and interview conducted by Ridge International College enrolment officer. Interview also aims to identify possible CT/RPL opportunities, confirm oral communication skills. Through pre-training review, student will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course.

Digital literacy

All student enrolling in this course are expected to have basic computer skills including use of computer or laptop, internet, email application and a word processor.

Materials and Equipment Requirement

Although Ridge International College will provide access to computers/laptops with required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all leaners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).

All leaners are expected to have access to MS office application such as Microsoft Word, and an email platform.

Hospitality students will require access to kitchen kit and protective personal equipment (PPE) to participate in the practical tasks in the kitchen.