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Academic Entry Requirements

Each TAFE NSW qualification has a specific academic requirements. Please check your course to make sure you are eligible to enrol.

Certificate courses

  • Most courses require Australian Year 10 or equivalent
  • Some courses require Australian Year 12 or equivalent

Diploma, Advanced Diploma Courses and TAFE NSW to University pathways

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent OR
  • (AQF) Certificate 3 or Certificate 4 qualification

Bachelor Degree courses

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent OR
  • (AQF) Certificate 4 qualification OR
  • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a Higher Education Institute

Equivalent academic entry requirements

INTERNATIONAL - Enrol - Hopw to Apply - Entry Requirements - Equivalent Academic Entry Reqs

Country

VET
(Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma)

Higher Education
(Bachelor and Associate Degree)

Australia

Certificate Courses: Most courses require Australian Year 10 or equivalent.
Some courses require Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

Diploma, Advanced Diploma Courses: Australian Year 12 or equivalent
OR
(AQF) Certificate 3 or Certificate 4 qualification

Australian Year 12 or equivalent
OR
(AQF) Certificate 4 qualification
OR
Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a Higher Education Institute

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate/Vocational higher secondary certificate (Minimum CGPA is 3.5 or 60% in HSC/First Division pass)

Higher Secondary Certificate (Minimum CGPA of 4.5 or 70% in HSC)

Brazil

Successful completion of Diploma/Certificado De Ensino Medio or equivalent

Successful completion of Diploma/Certificado De Ensino Medio with a grade average of 70% or a qualification equivalent to an Australian AQF Certificate IV

Cambodia

Successful completion of the Diploma of Upper Secondary Education

Successful completion of the Diploma of Upper Secondary Education

China

Completion of the Senior Middle 3 with 60% average in 3 years

Successful completion of High School Certificate of Graduation (Gao San) with 70% average

Colombia

Completion of the Bachiller/Bachillero/Bachillerato with an average grade of 65%

Completion of the Bachiller/Bachillero/Bachillerato with an average grade of 70%

Egypt

National School Certificate of General Education (Year 11) 50%

Thanawiyya al-A'aama (General Secondary Education Certificate) or
National School Certificate of General Education (Year 11) 57%

Fiji

Successful completion of Form 7 with an average of 55% for best 4 subjects

Fiji Form 7 Examination/Fiji School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) with an average of 70%

Hong Kong

Secondary 4 or Secondary 5 or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) or Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) minimum total score of 12 (Total score is calculated as the sum of 5 subjects (selected from 4 core subjects and 2 electives from category A or C. Grades are calculated where: 5**=6, 5*=5.5, 5=5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2 and 1=1)

OR

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) with 3 passes

Indonesia

SMU 3 or Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (SKHUN/ STK) with an average of 60%

Senior Secondary School Certificate of Completion (ijazah/STTB SMA/STTB SMK/STTB/MA) with an average of 65%

India

All India Senior School Certificate or the Indian School Certificate or Higher Secondary Certificate with an overall average of 55%

All India Senior School Certificate or the Indian School Certificate or Higher Secondary Certificate (State Boards) with an overall average of 60%

Iran

Successful completion of the Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) with an overall GPA of 10 out of 20

National High School Diploma (4 year program)/Pre-University Certificate or successful completion of the Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) with an overall GPA of 14 out of 20

Iraq

Completion of Iraqui Certificate of Preparatory Studies or 6th form Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate Ilmiya (Science) or Baccalaureate Adabiyya (Humanities) or Baccalaureate Mihniya (Vocational) or successful completion of the Certificate of Preparatory Education/Baccalaureate with an overall percentage of 85%

Italy

Diploma Liceale or Diploma di istruzione tecnica (Technical education diploma) or Diploma di istruzione professionale (Vocational education diploma)

Diploma Liceale or Diploma di istruzione tecnica (Technical education diploma) or Diploma di istruzione professionale (Vocational education diploma)

Japan

Lower Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (Chugakko) and completion of at least 1 year of Upper Secondary School (Kotogakko)

Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (Kotogakko)

Jordan

Successful completion of the General Secondary Education Certificate (Al- Tawjihiyah or Shadet Alderasa athnawia) with an overall achievement of 55%

General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) or successful completion of the General Secondary Education Certificate (Al-Tawjihiyah or Shadet Alderasa athnawia) with an overall achievement of 60%

Kenya

Successful completion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) awarded with D grade average or higher

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or successful completion of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) awarded with C+ grade average or higher

Lebanon

Successful completion of the Baccalauret Libanais with a minimum overall grade of 9

Successful completion of the Baccalauret Libanais with a minimum overall grade of 10

Malaysia

Year 10 or 11 Equivalent - SPM or GCE O-Levels (4 passes) or Senior Middle 2
Year 12 Equivalent - STPM Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or GCE A Levels (2 passes)

STPM Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Overall average of minimum 60%) or GCE A-Level with 3 passes with an aggregate score of 5

Myanmar

GCE A-Level with 2 passes with an aggregate score of 3

Basic Education High School Examination Matriculation or GCE A-Level with 3 passes with an aggregate score of 5

Nepal

Successful completion of the Nepalese Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) administered through:

Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) with an overall average of 55% OR

National Examinations Board (NEB) Year 12 with a GPA of 2.21 (i.e. 55%)

Successful completion of the Nepalese Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) administered through:

Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) with an overall average of 65% OR

National Examinations Board (NEB) Year 12 with a GPA of 2.61 (i.e. 65%)

Nigeria

Successful completion of the Senior Secondary Certificate with an aggregate grade of 20 based on the best 6 subjects

Successful completion of the Senior Secondary Certificate with an aggregate grade of 26 based on the best 6 subjects

Pakistan

Successful completion of Higher School Certificate or Intermediate Certificate with a First Division pass and an overall average of 60%

Successful completion of Higher School Certificate or Intermediate Certificate with a First Division pass and an overall average of 65%

Philippines

Successful completion of a recognised foundation studies program, one year of university studies

Successful completion of a recognised foundation studies program, or two years of university studies

Russia

Successful completion of Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obschem Obrazovanii (Certificate of [Complete] Education) with a GPA of 3.5

Successful completion of Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obschem Obrazovanii (Certificate of [Complete] Education) with a GPA of 4.5

Saudi Arabia

Successful completion of the General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyya) with an overall achievement of 60%

General Secondary Education Certificate (3 years) (any stream) or successful completion of the General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyya) with an overall achievement of 65%

South Korea

Successful completion of Senior High School Certificate with an overall GPA of 2.2/4 or 55% or CSAT score of 276

Successful completion of Senior High School Certificate with an overall GPA of 3/4 or 65% or CSAT score of 280

Spain

Titulo de Bachiller

Titulo de Bachiller - 3 passes

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan GCE with 2 passes or GCE A-Level with 2 passes with an aggregate score of 3

Sri Lankan GCE with 3 passes with an aggregate score of 4 or GCE A-Level with 3 passes with an aggregate score of 5

Taiwan

Senior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma

Senior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma - overall average of 65%

Thailand

Successful completion of the Certificate of Secondary Education or Matayom 5 with 4 passes (academic subjects only) GPA 2.5

Certificate of Secondary Education/Certificate in Vocational Education or successful completion of the Certificate of Secondary Education or Matayom 6 with a minimum GPA of 1.55

Vietnam

Certificate Courses: Year 11 with GPA 6.5

Diploma & Advanced Diploma Courses: Year 12 with GPA 6.0 and successful completion of Diploma of General Education (Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc)
OR
Secondary Vocational School Certificate (Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Chuyen Nghiep)

Year 12 with GPA 7.0 and successful completion of Diploma of General Education (Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc)
OR
Secondary Vocational School Certificate (Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Chuyen Nghiep)

Zimbabwe

Successful completion of the ZiMSEC A Level Certificate with a minimum 2 passes in principal subjects

GCE A-Level with 3 passes with an aggregate score of 5 or COHSC
or successful completion of the ZiMSEC A Level Certificate with a minimum 3 passes in principal subjects