Entry Requirements

Ironwood Entry Requirements

Ironwood has a minimum level of requirements for age, academic and English language that the students need to meet to enrol in a course(s) at Ironwood Institute. Please refer to the course brochure for course entry requirements and refer to below for Ironwood’s specific entry requirements.


We do not enrol students under 18 years of age in any of our courses. Students must be 18 years and above at the time of course commencement

Academic and English Requirements

Course LevelAcademicEnglish Language
Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma & Advanced DiplomaYear 12 equivalent to Australian standards or above and/or Certificate level qualification from AustraliaIELTS: 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each module or PTE, TOEFL, OET, or CAE equivalent and/or internal assessment organised by Ironwood Institute
Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
  • an Advanced Diploma or Diploma qualification relevant to an agri-food industry

  • relevant extensive vocational experience in middle management in an agri-food industry at a skill level commensurate with the AQF level VI attributes and criteria

  • higher education qualification (e.g. Bachelor Degree), with relevant vocational experience in an agrifood industry
IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each module or PTE, TOEFL, OET, or CAE equivalent and/or internal assessment organised by Ironwood Institute

English Language requirements:

The following English language tests results are acceptable at Ironwood Institute:

Alternative test scores benchmarked as against the IELTS band scale as below


Test Score Band

TOEFL iBT3546607994102110115118

Please refer to https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500#Eligibility for more details on the English language requirements for a Subclass 500 Student Visa application.

Please Note

  • Students with low English language proficiency scores will be required to undertake an appropriate ESL/ELICOS course to meet the entry requirements at Ironwood Institute.
  • An internal test and/or interview is generally done face to face at the Institute premises if the student is in Australia. In other cases, it is done via skype and/or at one of our authorised agent’s offices.
  • All qualification certificates must be attested by a local Notary public or Justice of Peace or an authorised office/agent of Ironwood Institute.