Degrees of Proficiency

This website has been established to provide Australian universities with tools that will assist in the development of an institutional strategy to develop students’ English language capabilities. It was developed from a project conducted by an inter-university team from Curtin University, RMIT, the University of Sydney and Swinburne University. On this website you can:

  • Obtain information about TEQSA’s Higher Education Standards Framework and Threshold Standards as they relate to student English language proficiency
  • Access tools that will assist institutions to support their compliance with the Threshold Standards, and align with the Terms of Reference for the TEQSA Quality Assessments in the area of English language proficiency
  • Learn about the strategies currently in place in Australia’s universities
  • View examples of case studies and instances of good practice
  • Contribute your ideas and suggestions – we welcome your general feedback as well as information for inclusion on these web pages about how your institution has successfully negotiated issues relating to student English language development.
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    Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The views in this project do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

    Full information about the project that led to the development of this website is in the project’s Final Report, available from the Office for Learning and Teaching website. Alternatively, you can contact the Project Leader, Katie Dunworth, at Curtin University.