The Password can be taken to meet the English Language Proficiency condition for a degree at the University of Sydney which commences in either Semester 2, 2020 or Semester 1, 2021.
The test can be taken at home on your own personal computer and is monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®.
The format of the test includes four test modules – reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is run in two parts with a short break in between. The first part assesses reading and writing and takes 1 hour 45 minutes. The second part assesses listening and speaking and takes 1 hour 20 minutes. Learn more about the Password Skills test by visiting here.
The total cost to complete the test through CET and the University of Sydney is AUD$245. This includes remote proctoring services.
* This test is currently available only to international students located in China and Iran who have a current conditional offer to The University of Sydney where the condition is English.
Please note the University acceptance of this test is not related to any visa requirement. It is the students’ responsibility to check the Department of Home Affairs website for all visa related information.
Part 1: Reading (75 minutes), Writing (30 minutes).
Part 2: Listening (60 minutes, Speaking (20 minutes).
With allowances for a small break in between we require you to allow 200 minutes for the entire duration.
The total cost, including ProctorU’s remote promoting service, is AUD$245.
Quick guide to steps:
If you are in China or Iran and need to undertake the Password test of English because testing centres are closed in your country, here is a summary of the process:
Please use the following link to register your interest for Password Skills test. CET will contact you to arrange payment and provide you with your test token. The cost to complete the test through CET and the University of Sydney is AUD$245.
Minimum system requirements for the Password Skills test are as follows:
Additional Requirements for Listening and Speaking Modules:
Before registration please ensure:
Please use this link to register online with ProctorU.
Follow these steps to choose your test date and time:
Please follow these steps at your selected test time:
Your test results may be deemed invalid if there is found an academic integrity breach in one or more of the following areas:
Please review the table below for the equivalent IELTS and CEFR levels for Password Skills test results. In order to check the packaged English language requirements, find the equivalent IELTS result for your Password test result and then check the Direct Entry Course page under "Outline of entry requirements".
|CEFR||IELTS Academic||Password (Solo) Band||Password Solo Skills L/R/W/S|
*Students requiring scores in the C2 Range, ‘Password Band 7 and above’ will be required to achieve a prespecified grade 7A, 7B, 7C to meet the University of Sydney English Entry requirements.
Please review the tables below for English language entry requirements for entering a degree program directly at the University of Sydney.
|Password||7 (7C)||7 (7C)||7 (7C)||7 (7C)||7 (7C)|
|Password||7 (7B)||7 (7B)||7 (7B)||7 (7B)||7 (7B)|
|Password||7 (7A)||7 (7A)||7 (7A)||7 (7A)||7 (7A)|