Entry Requirements

For non-accredited courses

There are requirements in the areas of English language competence, age and finance for non-accredited courses.
The Administration of SILA reserves the right to waive these requirements when satisfied that the student has sufficient ability and experience to have a reasonable probability of successfully completing the course of their choice.

English Language Competence

Students from a non-English speaking background must satisfy the minimum level of English language competence. This shall normally be by obtaining an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic version score of at least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in any band in the 24 months prior to the application. IELTS test report forms must accompany applications.
In some cases SILA may accept alternative evidence such as satisfactory completion of at least two years of post-secondary school studies at a recognised institution in Australia or another country where the language of instruction and assessment is English. Entry under this criterion is subject to the approval of the Education Committee.


The minimum age is 18 years.


Prospective students must demonstrate their ability to cover course costs.