Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)
Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK)
What is HSK?
The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is a worldwide test of Chinese language set by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It is similar to TOEFL or IELTS. The HSK exam report is the only officially recognized Chinese language proficiency certificate for foreigners applying to study and/or work in China. The objective of the test is to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers of Chinese (including foreigners, overseas Chinese and students from Chinese national minorities).
HSK levels and test structures

The test includes the YCT (Youth Chinese Test) which consists of two independent parts: The written test from Level 1 to Level 4, the speaking test includes YCT-speaking (Basic) and YCT speaking (Intermediate); the HSK consists of a writing test and a speaking test, which are independent of each other. There are six levels of writing tests, Level I to VI. There are three levels of speaking: HSK Beginner level, HSK Intermediate level, and HSK Advanced level. During the speaking test, each test taker’s speech will be recorded.

·        All examination candidates will receive examination reports. A HSK result is valid for long period of time; for university entrance a HSK result is valid for two years.
·        Certificate holders are exempt from Chinese language requirement at a corresponding level at Chinese educational institutions.
·        Certificates are a reference standard used by different enterprises, organizations and educational institutions in recruiting people for jobs for which Chinese language skills are necessary.
·        Certificates serve as an exemption of language testing for hiring decisions for positions requiring basic competence in Chinese.
·        Reports act as a reference to evaluate primary and secondary school’s Chinese language programs.
When & where  
You must register 30 days before the test date.

YCT - Youth Chinese Test (under 14 y.o.)
16th of Nov (11月16日) Saturday
    Speaking test available
HSK - Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi
(汉语水平考试 )
19th of October (10月19日) Saturday
               Speaking test available
BCT – Business Chinese Test
     21st of Sep (9月21日) Saturday

Venue: Sydney HSK Centre - Strathfield College Campus
Suite 510, Level 5 (left end of corridor after exiting lifts),
451 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
(5 mins’ walk from Central Station)
HSK Scholarships 2013
In order to encourage non-native speakers of Chinese to take the HSK, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) offers HSK scholarships to examinees with excellent HSK scores.
Those who are awarded HSK scholarships are invited to China for one academic year, half year or one month programs; Hanban will cover tuition fees and accommodation fees and give them stipends for living expenses during their stay in China. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own international air fare.
Exam fee

YCT 1/ 2/ 3/ 4 / YCT, Speaking Basic / Intermediate
HSK 1 / 2 / HSK Speaking Basic
HSK 3 / 4 / HSK Speaking Intermediate
HSK 5 / 6 / HSK Speaking Advanced
BCT Listening and Reading
BCT Speaking and writing

Register online at or visit:
Suite 510, level 5, 451 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: 9212 7799-121/119  Fax: 9212 7800
You can download the registration form from our website:     
*Please follow “Important Information for HSK Candidates” when you register.