Entry Requirements


All international students applying to study at Bedford College should:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have senior high school certificate that is equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification with satisfactory results.
  • Have IELTS* score of 5.5 or above with no band lower than 5.0 or equivalent (test results must be within 2 years). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Completed at least 6 months or a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO.

* Note that other English language testes such as PTE or TOFEL can be accepted.


Students applying for CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care need to:

  • Have completed CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Alternatively, feel free to email Bedford College at info@bedford.edu.au if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss the enrolment process.

Intake Dates

Four start dates per year apply in February, April, July and October. For specific intake dates, please refer to