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Admission Requirements

Academic entry requirements – domestic students

 

Country Diploma Stage 1/Early Transition Program Diploma Stage 2
Australia Completion of Year 11* or FSP < 250 Successful completion of Year 12

Academic entry requirements – international students

 

Country Diploma Stage 1/Early Transition Program Diploma Stage 2
Afghanistan Completion of Afghanistan Baccalauria Afghanistan Baccalauria grade average 60% in final year results
Argentina Completion of Argentine Bachillerato Successful completion of Bachiller/Bachillero/Bachillerato with an average grade of 70% or higher in the final year
Bahrain Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate/Thanawiya or American High School Diploma Completion of A Levels or 1 year tertiary study
Bangladesh Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Year 11. Completion of Higher secondary Certificate (HSC) Year 12 with a grade average above 55%.
Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) with a grade average of 65% in the best four subjects (excluding languages) OR Year 11 from CBSE or ICSE Boards with a mark of 60% or better. Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC) with a grade average of 70% in the best four subjects (excluding languages) OR All India Senior School Certificate or the Indian School Certificate with an overall grade point average of 50%.
Botswana GCSE O levels with a pass in 3 academic subjects Additional year of study after High School
Brazil Completion of Certificado de Ensino Medio Certificado de Ensino Medio grade average of 5.6 in final year results
Brunei Completion of Form 5 / GCE ‘O’ levels GCE’ A’ levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
Cambodia Successful completion of the Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with 50% or higher One year study of post-secondary qualification with C average
Cameroon GCE O Level with passes in 3 academic subjects GCE A Level with passes in 2 academic subjects
Canada Successful completion of Grade 11 Grade 12 with a minimum average of C grade
Canada Successful completion of Grade 11 Grade 12 with a minimum average of C grade
Chile Completion of Licencia de Educacion Media Licencia de Educacion Media final year grade of 4.0, plus an overall score on the Prueba de Seleccion Universitaria [entrance examination for public (and some private) universities] of 600 - 649.
China Completion of SM 2 SM 3 with 60% average in 4 academic subjects, or successful completion of Global Assessment Certificate with a GPA of 1.0 or an average of 60% or above.
Colombia Completion of Colombian Bachillerato Colombian Bachillerato final year grade of 53, plus an overall score on the National Aptitude Test [Test for all undergraduate students that want to apply to a university in Colombian territory - similar to SAT] of 200-249
Denmark Completion of Senior High School (Studentereksamen) Successful completion of either Studentereksamen, Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Hojere Handelsekamen (HHX) with an average of 02 (adequate)
Ecuador Completion of Ecuadorean Bachillerato Ecuadorean Bachillerato Grade average of 12.5 in the final year results
Egypt Successful completion of General Certificate of Education Completion of A levels or 1 year tertiary study
El Salvador Completion of Salvadorean Bachillerato Salvadorean Bachillerato Grade average of 5.6 in the final year results
Fiji Form 6 average of 50% in best 3 subjects Form 7 average of 50% in best 3 subjects
France Baccalaureate-Year 11 Baccalaureate - Year 12 with an average above 10
Germany   Completion of the Senior High School (Abitur) or equivalent with a grade average of 4
Ghana Completion of GCSE O levels GCE A – Levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
Global Assessment Certificate (GAC)   Successful completion of Global Assessment Certificate with a GPA of 1.0 or an average of 60% or above
Greece Successful completion of the 12th year of schooling, equivalent to Australian Year 11 standards Completion of the Apolytirio(n) Lykeiou with a pass mark of 12 in four subjects
Hong Kong Completion of Form 5 HKDSE with 8 to 10 points across 5 subjects
India Completion of Year 11-All India Senior School Certificate, Indian School Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate. Year 12-All India Senior School Certificate, Indian School Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate with an average above 55%
Indonesia Completion of SMA II SMA III 65% or 6.5 Grade average
International Baccalaureate Completion of Year 1 Diploma Minimum of 20 over 6 IB subjects
Iran 3 year High School Diploma 4 year High School Diploma
Iraq Completion of Iraqi Certificate of Preparatory Studies SMU 3 or Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (SKHUN/ STK) with an average of 50% or SMU 2 70%, successful completion of the Certificate of Preparatory Education/ Baccalaureate with an overall percentage of 80%
Israel Successful completion of Year 11 Successful completion of Bagrut: (Matriculation Certificate) 9
Italy Completion of the Esame Di Stato Successful completion of the Esame di Stato with an overall average of 50%
Japan Kotogakko Year 2 Kotogakko Graduation Certificate with grade average 2.5
Jordan Completion of Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate Exam) Completion of A Levels GCE A – Levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes., OR 1 Year Tertiary Study
Kenya KCSE ‘D’ average or GCE O Levels KCSE with ‘C’ grade average or GCE A Levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes.
Kazakhstan Completion of Kazakhstan Secondary Education Kazakhstan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education average grade of 3.0 in final year results
Korea Senior High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with D grade average in 4 academic subjects.CSAT 260 (overall grade is calculated from result in Korean Language, Mathematics and Foreign Language) High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a ‘C’ grade average, or ‘Mi’ in 4 academic subjects, or average percentile rank of 5 in 4 academic subjects, or CSAT 275
Kuwait Completion of Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama (General Secondary School Certificate). General Secondary School Certificate with an average above 70% for Art, Business, IT.

For Engineering and Health Science, students with General Secondary School Certificate with an average above 70%, need to complete one trimester of Maths, Physics and/or Biology in a bridging program before Diploma program.
Laos Successful completion of the Baccalaureate or Vocational School Certificate Successful completion of the Baccalaureate or Vocational School Certificate with an overall percentage of 70%
La Reunion Successful completion of Year 11 Baccalaureate with an average of 10
Latvia Certificate of Attestat Zrelosti (General Secondary Education) with average D (academic subjects only) Certificate of Attestat Zrelosti (General Secondary Education) with average C (6) (academic subjects only)
Lebanon Baccalaureate Libanais-Year 11 Successful completion of the Baccalauret Libanais with a minimum overall grade of 9.5
Libya Completion of Libyan General Secondary School Leaving Certificate Libyan General Secondary School Leaving Certificate Overall grade of 70% in final year results, or Vocational Secondary School Leaving Certificate overall grade of 70% in final year results
Macau Senior Secondary School Diploma-Year 11, or Form 5 Senior Middle 3 with a 65% average in 4 subjects
Malawai Completion of 'O' Levels GCE A – Levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
Malaysia SPM, SM2 or Ontario Grade 11 STPM with minimum 2 passes; UEC with C grade in 4 academic subjects , Ontario Grade 12 with an average above 50% in 6 best courses or GCE ‘A’ Levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
Mauritius Completion of Form 5 / GCE O Levels GCE A – Levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
Mexico Completion of Bachillerato Mexican Upper Secondary School Program (Bachillerato or Preparatria program) average grade of 6 for final year results
Moldova Completion of Moldova Diploma de Bacalaureat or Moldova Atestat de Studii Medii de Cultura Generala Certificate of Secondary Education Grade 11 with GPA of 4.0
Mongolia Successful completion of the Certificate of Secondary Education with a 60% average Successful completion of Gerchilgee (Certificate of Senior Secondary Education) with average 70% in the final year.
Myanmar Completion of Basic Education High School (BEHS) Examination (Matriculation) Myanmar Basic Education High School Exam grade of 40% in final year results
Nepal Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (10+1)/Intermediate with average of 50% Higher Secondary School Certificate- Year 12 with an average above 55%
New Caledonia Successful completion of Premiere Examination or assessed on an individual basis French Baccalaureate with score of 8.5
New Zealand NZ Form 6 with a pass, or National Certificate of Educational Achievement(NCEA) with 80 credits at Level 2 NZ Form 7 Bursary Exam or NCEA Level 3 (42 credits) in university subjects from Level 3
Nigeria Senior Secondary School examinations (ie WAEC or NECO) with minimum 5 grades D7 Senior Secondary School examinations (ie WAEC or NECO) with minimum 5 grades C6
Norway Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examinations Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examinations with GPA of 2.4
Oman Completion of General Certificate of Education General Secondary Education Certificate or American High school Diploma grade average of 70% in the final year results
Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate/intermediate Examination certificate Yr 11 with an average above 50% Higher Secondary School Certificate/Intermediate Examination Certificate –Year 12 with an average above 55%
Papua New Guinea Higher School Certificate with a grade average of 50% Successful completion of the Higher School Certificate with a GPA of 2
Paraguay Completion of the Paraguayan Bachillerato Paraguayan Bachillerato Grade average of 4.0 in final year results
Peru Peruvian Official Certificate of Secondary Education Peruvian Official Certificate of Secondary Education Grade average of 11.0 in final year results
Philippines High School Diploma Grade 11 with minimum average 60% Successful completion of High School Diploma with an additional one year of study in a Certificate or Diploma course.
Poland Successful completion of Year 11 Successful completion of Matura
Qatar Successful completion of the General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyya) with an overall achievement of 50% Al-Thanawaya – Al Amah General Secondary Education Certificate: 65% or above
Russia Certificate of Completed Secondary Education Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education grade average of 3.0 in final year.
Saudi Arabia Completion of General Certificate of Education General Secondary Education Certificate grade average 70% average in 4 academic subjects for Art, Business and IT

For Engineering and Health Science, students with General Secondary School Certificate with an average above 70%, need to complete one trimester of Maths, Physics and/or Biology in a bridging program before Diploma Program
Singapore Completion of Sec 4 (Express)/GCE 'O' Levels or equivalent OR Higher National Institute of Technical Education [ITE] Certificate (Higher ITE)

GCE ‘N’ Level with aggregate points of not more than 14 (based on best 3 Academic subjects), or 70% average in 4 academic subjects
GCE A levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
Slovakia Completion of Gymnasia Year 12 Completion of Gymnasia Year 13 with 'C' average
Slovenia   Completion of Gymnasia Year 13 with C average
Solomon Islands Completion of Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Form 6) Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (Form 6) Grade average of 5.0
South Africa Completion of Year 11 * Completion of Year 12 *
Spain Completion of Spanish Secondary School Diploma Spanish Secondary School Diploma average grade of 5 in the final year results
Sri Lanka Completion of Year 11/GCE 'O' levels or equivalent GCE A levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
Syria Successful completion of Shahada al- Thanawiyya al-cAmma or Shahadat al-Dirasi al l-cdadiyya al-Amma al Kafa'a or Brevet Completion of Gymnasia Year 13 with ‘C’ Average
Sweden Completion of Swedish Secondary School Certificate Successful completion of the Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola(Sweden Secondary School Certificate)
Switzerland Completion of Swiss Cantonal Maturity Certificate, or Cantonal Commercial Maturity Certificate Swiss Cantonal Maturity Certificate, or Cantonal Commercial Maturity Certificate grade average of 3.5 in final year results, or Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate grade average of 3.6 on a 6-point scale), 5.2 (10-point scale) or 2.6 (5-point scale) in final year results
Sudan Sudan School Certificate grade average 50% in final year results. Sudan School Certificate grade average 70% in final year results.
Taiwan Senior High School Diploma Year 11 Senior High School Diploma Year 12 average above 60% in 4 subjects
Tanzania Completion of GCE 'O' Levels or equivalent GCE A Levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
Thailand Completion of Matayom 5 with GPA of 2.5 Completion of Matayom 6 with GPA of 2.0
Turkey Completion of Lise Diploma, Year 11* or equivalent Devlet Lise Diplomesi –Year 12 with an average above 50%
Uganda Completion of GCE 'O' Levels or equivalent GCE A Levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
Ukraine Completion of Ukraine Certificate of Complete Secondary Education Ukraine Certificate of Complete Secondary Education grade average of 3.0 in final year results
United Arab Emirates Completion of General Secondary Education Certificate, or American High School Diploma General Secondary Certificate with an average above 70% for Art, Business and IT.

For Engineering and Health Science, students with General Secondary School Certificate with an average above 70%, need to complete one trimester of Maths, Physics and/or Biology in a bridging program before Diploma Program
United Kingdom GCE ‘O’ levels with passes in 3 academic subjects * GCE A levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
United States Grade 11* Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, with completed SAT minimum score of 1000
Venezuela Completion of the Venezuelan Bachillerato Venezuelan Bachillerato Grade average of 10.0 in the final year results
Vietnam Completion of Year 11* Completion of Year 12 with 5.5 average
Zambia Completion of GCE 'O' Levels or equivalent GCE A levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
Zimbabwe Completion of GCE 'O' Levels or equivalent GCE A levels with 2 A Level passes OR 1 A Level pass and 2 AS Level passes
Others Applications will be considered individually
*Admission is based on the most recent academic results/other criteria may apply/ Equivalent qualifications will be considered
Fast Track Program Entry criteria as approved by the University of South Australia


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English Entry Criteria For Diploma

  Diploma of Arts, Business, Engineering or IT Diploma Of Health Science
IELTS (Academic) IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5 correlate as FCE or CAE overall score of 162 with no skill less than 154 IELTS 6 with no band lower than 6 correlate as FCE or CAE overall score of 169 with no skill less than 169
TOEFL 525 (Paper)
46-59 (IBT) with a minimum score of 14 in speaking and writing bands
195 (Computer) and TWE 3
550 (Paper)
60-78 (IBT) with a minimum score of 20 in speaking and writing bands
213 (Computer)
GCE ‘O’ Level /IGCSE
GCE ‘A’ Levels
C
C6
B
B4
SPM/UEC
English 119
C
C
B
C+
Hong Kong HKDSE Level 3 / Form 5-60% HKDSE Level 4 / Form 5-65%
Pearson’s (PTE Academic) 42 50
ECAE EAP 2 (plus minimum attendance requirements or a satisfactory pass or recommendation (from the ELICOS Academic Director) in a preparatory language program EAP 3
CELUSA (Academic English) AE3 AE4
Year 12 SACE

Entry into Stage 1:

  • Year 11 Equivalent Entry - completion of SACE Stage 1

Entry into Stage 2:

  • ESL 12 for Diploma of Arts and Health Science
  • ESL 10 for Diploma of Business, IT and Engineering

Entry into Stage 1:

Year 11 Equivalent Entry – completion of SACE Stage 1

Entry into Stage 2:

ESL 12 for Diploma of Health Science

PVT 50 56
Bradford General Academic English Program (GAE) 50-56% --

Students who have studied in schools with English Instruction for two years or more meet the minimum English Language Requirements, with the exception of students undertaking the Diploma of Health Sciences who will be asked to sit an additional English Test.

CELUSA Academic English Entry Requirements

Level Entry requirements^ Duration
Elementary IELTS 3.5 or equivalent 10 weeks
Level 1 IELTS 4.0 or equivalent 10 weeks
Level 2 IELTS 4.5 or equivalent 10 weeks
Level 3 IELTS 5.0 or equivalent 10 weeks
Level 4 IELTS 5.5 or equivalent 10 weeks
Level 5 IELTS 6.0 or equivalent 10 weeks
Level 6 IELTS 6.5 or equivalent 10 weeks

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