Overseas senior secondary school leaving qualifications

If your overseas senior secondary school leaving qualification is not listed in the table below, but you have successfully completed a minimum of one year full-time study in a bachelor degree at a recognised overseas tertiary institution, you may still be eligible for admission.

Key:
(E): This qualification may satisfy Curtin University’s minimum English requirement depending on your result, refer to the Curtin University English Standard List.[.pdf - 267 kB]

Country Accepted qualifications Minimum entry requirements Separate evidence of English competence
Non-country specific GCE Advanced Level A minimum of 5 points obtained for two or three Advanced Level subjects are required; Points calculated as follows:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
At least Grade C in English obtained at Ordinary Level
Non-country specific International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Successful completion of the IB Diploma with at least 24 points (E)
Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate Successful completion of the Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate awarded by the Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment with an average of 65% in the best four academic subjects (excluding Dzongkha) in meeting Curtin University’s minimum academic entry requirement.

Required

Canada High School Graduation Diploma Successful completion of the High School Graduation Diploma with an average of 60% in Grade 12 subjects (E)
China Gao Kao Successful completion of Gao Kao and obtain an aggregate of the required individual subjects which is equivalent to 67% of the overall maximum score, or a grade of 322/480, 402/600, 503/750, 543/810 or 603/900. Required
Denmark Bevis for Studentereksamen or Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen Successful completion of the Bevis for Studentereksamen or Bevis for Højere Forberedelseseksamen (E)
France French Baccalaureat General Successful completion of the Baccalaureat General with an overall grade of 10 Required
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) Successful completion of the Abitur with an overall grade of 4 (E)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Successful completion of HKDSE with 15 points from the best five subjects. Points calculated as follows: 5** = 6 Pts, 5* = 5.5 Pts, 5 = 5 Pts, 4 = 4 Pts, 3 = 3 Pts, 2 = 2 Pts, 1 = 1 Pt. Level/Grade of 4 or above in the HKDSE Core subject English Language
India All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE); Indian School Certificate (CISCE); Higher Secondary Certificate Successful completion of one of the approved Senior Secondary School Certificate with at least 65% average from the best five subjects (or best four for Indian School Certificate) (E)
Indonesia Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) and Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional (SKHUN) From 2013 - Successful completion of Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) (Certificate of Completion from Academic Senior Secondary School) with an overall average grade of at least 71% and at least an overall average grade of 71% from the Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional (SKHUN) (Certificate of Graduation).
Before 2013 - Successful completion of Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) (Certificate of Completion from Academic Senior Secondary School) with an overall average grade of at least 80% (8.0) and at least an overall average grade of 80% (8.0) from the Surat Keterangan Hasil Ujian Nasional (SKHUN) (Certificate of Graduation).
Required
Ireland Irish Leaving Certificate Successful completion of Leaving Certificate from the State Examinations Commission with at least 10 points aggregated from the best five subjects at Higher Level. Points calculated as follows: A1 = 6, A2 = 5, B1 =4.5, B2 =4, B3 =3.5, C1 =3, C2 =2.5, C3 = 2, D1 = 1.5, D2 = 1 At least a grade of C3 in English at Ordinary Level
Malaysia STPM A minimum of 5 points obtained from at least two but no more than three Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) subjects; points calculated as follows: A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1 At least C6 in SPM 1119 English
Malaysian UEC Completion of the Malaysian Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) (Senior Middle Level) with 20 points aggregated from the best five academic subjects. Points calculated as follows: A1 = 8, A2 = 7, B3 =6, B4 =5, B5 =4, B6 =3, C7 =2, C8 =1 Required or at least C6 in SPM 1119 English
Mauritius Cambridge Higher School Certificate A minimum of 5 points obtained for two or three Advanced Level subjects are required; Points calculated as follows: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 At least Grade C in English obtained at Ordinary Level
Netherlands Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) Successful completion of Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) from a gymnasium, lyceum or atheneum (academic secondary school) (E)
New Zealand NCEA Level 3 Completion of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 with a comparable Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (E)
Scotland Scottish Certificate of Education Completion of the Scottish Certificate of Education with a minimum of 5 points obtained for three (max. five) higher subjects (SCQF level 6) from no more than two sittings. Points calculated as follows: A=3, B=2, C=1. (E)
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge GCE A Level A minimum of 5 points obtained from two or three H2 Level subjects are required. Points calculated as follows: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At least grade of C in O level English, English Literature or English Language; or General Paper (H1 Level) or Knowledge and Inquiry (H2 Level).
South Africa National Senior Certificate Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an average grade of 5 in six subjects (excluding Life Orientation), including a grade of 5 or better in English. At least a grade of 5 in English
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) A minimum of 5 points obtained for two Advanced Level subjects (Excluding General Paper) are required; Points calculated as follows: A=5, B=4, C=3, S =1 At least Grade C in English obtained at Ordinary Level
UK GCE Advanced Level A minimum of 5 points obtained for two or three Advanced Level subjects are required. Points calculated as follows: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. (E)
US SAT (test sat from 2016) and High School Diploma Completion of High School Diploma with an average grade of B or better in year 12 and a combined score of at least 1090 out of 1600 in the Evidence based Reading and Writing and Math in the SAT from the same sitting, with a minimum of 510 in Evidence based Reading and Writing and 500 in Math component. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. (E)
SAT (test sat between 2005-2015) and High School Diploma Completion of High School Diploma with an average grade of B or better in year 12 and a combined score of at least 1500 out of 2400 in the Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing sections in the SAT Reasoning Test from the same sitting, with a minimum of 460 in each section. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. (E)
Vietnam Vietnamese Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma From 2015 - Completion of the Bang Tu tai or Bang Tot nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc (Vietnamese Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) with at least 8.00 in the Score for Graduation Evaluation, separate evidence of English competence is required.
Before 2015 - Completion of the Bang Tu tai or Bang Tot nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc (Vietnamese Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) with an average of at least 80% in the six (or four in Year 2014) academic subjects (Maths, Literature and two elective subjects) in the Thi Tot Nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc (Secondary School Leaving Examination)
Required