English proficiency

English proficiency

English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate evidence that the required standard of English language proficiency can be met.

RMIT Vietnam is an English-speaking campus. All employees are required to meet a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Different positions have different set minimum standards.

Q. I am not a native English speaker; will I need to take an English test?
If you are the successful candidate in the recruitment process, and you are not a native English speaker, before RMIT can make you an offer, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the proficiency level requirements for the role.

RMIT offers the BULATS test for professional roles, and the IELTS and Pearson tests for Academic roles.

Q. Where will I take the English proficiency tests?
For BULATS, in most cases, the test will be taken at one of the RMIT campuses. For IELTS and Pearson, the test will need to be booked with a relevant office near your location.

Q. What will happen if I fail the English test?
If you fail the English test, RMIT will consider the option of enabling you to take the test again. This decision will be made on a case-by-case basis. If you are unable to meet the minimum requirements, it is unlikely that RMIT will be able to move forward with an employment offer.

Q. Is there any way I can practice my English skills before taking the test?
BULATS and IELTS provide lots of helpful online links and resources to enable you to practice your English before taking the test.

Q: I have an IELTS/BULATS certificate from three years ago, is this valid?
English Proficiency testing must have been completed within the past 24 months. In addition, the score of the test must meet the required proficiency level of the role you are applying for.

Q. Does RMIT VN offer any exemptions when it comes to English testing?
For Academic Teaching Staff, English Language Proficiency may be proven by showing completion of PhD and/or Masters qualifications while being instructed through the medium of English, and if they have been teaching in an English-speaking environment during the previous 24 months.

Q: What are the English Proficiency Standards?
You can read more information here.

Proficiency Standards

 

Professional Staff Level

TOEFL/PBT

TOEFL/IBT

IELTS

BULATS

Professional Staff

PSV1 - PSV2 (Technical and maintenance)

470

47

3.5

20

PSV1 - PSV2

511

65

4.5

40

PSV3 - PSV4

551

80

5.5

60

PSV5 - PSV6

556

82

6.0

65

PSV7 - PSV10

560

83

6.5

75

English Teaching Staff

Non-native speaker

640

111

8.5 (Academic, no skill less than 8.0)

N/A

Academic Teaching Staff

Non-native speaker

600

100

7.0 (Academic, no skill less than 6.5)

N/A