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Year 12 Overseas Equivalent

Some TAFE South Australia qualifications require you to have completed your schooling to the overseas equivalent of Year 12. The table below explains what the overseas equivalent to Year 12 is.

Note:  Satisfactory results must be achieved (e.g. 50% minimum average in all courses, except Nursing and Dental applications which require 60% minimum average)



TAFE SA


Equivalent to Australian year 10 or 11


Equivalent to Australian year 12


Australia


 


Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education – satisfactory completion


Argentina


Education Polimodal (General Education or Integrated technical education) / General
or bachillerato school/technical and specialised school (Completion of Year 10 or Year 11)


Bachillerato/Tecnico de Nivel Medio/Bachillerato Especializado


Bangladesh


​Secondary School Certificate – pass
(DIBP requires completion of Year 11)


Higher Secondary Certificate/vocational higher secondary certificate (Minimum CGPA is 3.5 or 60% in HSC/First Division pass) GCE A-Level (2 passes)


Bhutan


Bhutan Middle Secondary School Certificate


Bhutan Higher Secondary School Certificate
or Middle Secondary School Certificate plus 2 year relevant vocational diploma


Brazil


Certificado de Ensino Medio (Year 10 or Year 11 equivalent)


Certificado /diploma de Ensino Medio (Year 12 equivalent)


Brunei


GCE O-Levels with 4 passes


Brunei Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (Brunei-Cambridge A level) – 2 passes


Cambodia


DIBP requires completion of Year 11
for student visa


Diploma of Upper Secondary
Education/Baccalaurate


Canada


Successful completion of Grade 11


High School Diploma


Chile


Educacion Media (Year 10 or Year 11 equivalent)


Licencia de Educación Media (Certificate of Secondary Education Certificate) Tecnico-Profesional or Tecnico


China


Senior Middle 2
(DIBP requires completion of Year 11)


General Senior Secondary Unified Graduation (Certificate of Graduation)


Columbia


Bachillerato Upper Secondary Schooling (Year 11 equivalent)
(DIBP requires completion of Year 11)


Bachillerato (Secondary School Certificate)


Cuba


Secundari Basica/Basic Secondary (Completion of Year 11)


Diploma de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras/Título de Bachiller (nivel medio superior de la Education General Politecnica Laboral)
- Certificado de Fin de Estudios Secundarias/Técnico Medio/Maestro Primario, etc. (Certificado de Fin de Estudios Secundarias)


Czech Republic




Maturita (Matriculation Certificate)/School Leaving Certificate


Denmark




Studentereksamensbevis (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)


Egypt




General Secondary Education Certificate, Al-Azhar Secondary
Education Certificate, Technical Secondary Education Certificate, Commercial Secondary Certificate or the Agriculture Secondary Certificate


Fiji & other South Pacific Nations


Fiji only


Fiji only


Form 6 School Leaving Certificate DIBP requires completion of Year 11
for student visa


Fiji Form 7 Examination/
Fiji School Leaving Certificate (FSLC)


Finland




Ylioppilastutkintotodistus (Certificate of Matriculation) Secondary School Leaving Certificate


France


Brevet fundamentals


Baccalaureat/
Brevet professionelles


Germany


Realshule or Hauptschule


Achgebundene Hochschulreife/Fachgebundene Hochschulreife (Leaving Certificate) or Zeugnis der Reife or Reifezeugnis or Abitur or Fachhochschulreife


Greece




Apolytirio Lykeiou (Leaving certificate)


Hong Kong


Secondary 4 or Secondary 5 or
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)


​Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)


Hungary




Gimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany, / Gymnasium Maturity Certificate


India


All Indian Secondary School Certificate, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE SX) Secondary Certification, GCE O-Levels (4 passes) DIBP requires completion of Year 11
for student visa


All India Senior School Certificate or Indian School Certificate or Certificate of Vocational Education or Senior Secondary Certificate or State Boards of Secondary/Senior Secondary Education certificates, GCE A-Levels (2 passes)


Indonesia


Secondary School:SMU 3 or SMK 3


Certificate of Completion of Senior Secondary Education (Ijazah/STTB SMA/STTB SMK) or Certificate of
Graduation (SKHUN)


Ireland


GCE O-Levels (4 passes)


Leaving Certificate/GCE A Levels (2 passes)


Israel




Teudat Bagrut (High School Certificate)


Italy


Diploma di scuola secondaria di primo
grado


Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato conclusivo dei Corsi di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate) or Diploma of State Examination


Japan


Completion of Kotogakko Year 1 Lower Secondary Leaving Certificate


Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho


Jordan




Twajihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)


Kenya


GCE O-Levels (4 passes) DIBP requires
completion of Year 11 for student visa


Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or GCE A level – 2 passes


Lebanon


1st year completion of General SecondarySchool/
Technical Secondary School
DIBP requires completion of Year 11
for student visa


Baccalaureat Libanaise (Baccalaureat 2) or
Baccalaureat Technique/
Technicien or Certificat Professione/
de Maltrise/Technicien


Macau


GSE O-Levels (4 passes), Senior Secondary School Diploma (Year 11) or Form 5


Senior Secondary School Diploma Year 12, or GCE A Level – 2 passes, or Form 6


Malaysia


SPM or GCE O-Levels (4 passes) or Senior Middle 2


STPM Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or GCE A Levels - 2 passes , UEC


Mauritius


GCE O-levels (4 subject passes)


GCE A-level – 2 passes


Mexico


Certificado de Educacion Secundaria
(Certificate of Secondary Education)


2-3 year Preparatoria or
Bachillerato program


Myanmar


Matriculation/Basic Education High School (BEHS) (Completion of Year 10 or Year 11) 45% or higher​
or
GCE O - Level (4 subject passes)
(DIBP requires completion of Year 11)


Matriculation/Basic Education High School (BEHS) plus minimum completed 2 years at Professional College or Secondary Technical College or
GCE A- Level (2 subject passes) or A level (1 A and 2 AS level passes)


Nepal


Completion of Higher Secondary Education Board Certificate, DIBP requires completion of Year 11
for student visa


Higher Secondary Education
Board Certificate (Grade 12)


New Zealand




National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) – Level 3, minimum 60 credits


Netherlands




Voorbereidend wetenschappelljk onderwijs (Diploma VWO) or Hoger algemeen voortgezet onderwijs Diploma HAVO)


Nigeria


Senior Secondary School (WAEC/NECO) examinations – pass grade, GCE O-Levels (4 subject passes)


Senior Secondary School (WAEC/NECO) examinations (5 subjects passes C grade average) GCE A Levels (2 passes)


Norway




Vitnemal fra den videregaende skolen (Certificate from upper secondary school)


Oman




School Leaving Certificate


Pakistan


Secondary School Certificate
DIBP requires completion of Year 11
for student visa


Higher Secondary School Certificate/
Intermediate Certificate


Papua New Guinea




Higher School Certificate


Peru


Secundaria / Education Secundaria (Completion of Year 11)


Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa (Secondary Common Education Graduation Certificate) plus a Technical Diploma or entrance to University


Philippines


High School Diploma or National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) + one year of Bachelor Degree (DIBP requires completion of Year 11)


High School Diploma or a Certificate of Graduation + two years of bachelor degree


Poland




Matura Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (Certificate of Matriculation of the General Lyceum)


Portugal




Certificado de Fim de Estudios Secundarios or Diploma de 12 Ano de Escolaridad (Secondary Certificate)


Russia




Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education)


Saudi Arabia




Shahadat al-thanawiyyah al-'aama or shahadat al-marhalat al-thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate) Form 7 or University Foundation Year


Singapore


GCE 0-Levels (4 subject passes)


GCE A-levels - 2 passes


Slovakia




Maturitni Vysvedceni/Maturitnej Vysvedcenie (Matriculation Certificate)


Slovenia




Spričevalo o poklicni mature or Spričevalo o poklicni mature or Svidetelstov zo polozen zavresen


South Africa


National Senior Certificate / Senior
Certificate Year 11/10


National Senior Certificate (Year12) Senior Certificate (Year 12) GCE A-Levels 2 Passes, International Baccalaureate Diploma


South Korea


Completion of Senior High School Grade 1 or
equivalent


General/Academic Senior High School Certificate/Diploma (Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang


Spain




Titulo de Bachiller


Sri Lanka


Sri Lankan GCE O-Levels (4 subject passes) DIBP requires completion of Year 11
for student visa


GCE A-levels – 2 passes


Sweden




Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola


Switzerland




Federal Maturity Certificate/ Maturitätszeugnis, Certificat de Maturité/ Attestato di Maturità


Taiwan


Senior High School (1st or 2nd Year)


Senior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma


Thailand


Upper Secondary School (Matayom 5/ Matayom 4)


Matayom 6 or MS 6. (Certificate of Secondary Education)


Turkey




Lise Diplomasi (Secondary
School Diploma) Technical or Vocational School
Diploma (Teknik or Meslek Lise Diplomasi)


United Arab Emirates




Tawjihiyya or Thanawiyya Al-A’ama (General Secondary Certificate), Technical Secondary School Certificate, Commercial Secondary School Certificate or Certificate from an Agriculture Institute


UK


GCE O-Levels (4 subject passes)


GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes)


Venezuela


Educacion Media (10 years of secondary schooling minimum)


Educacion Media – Academic or Tecnico (Medio), Bachillor


Vietnam


​Upper Secondary schooling (Year 10 or 11 equivalent) (DIBP requires completion of Year 11)


Bang Tot nghiep Trung hoc Pho thong (Upper Secondary Education Graduation Diploma)


​Zambia


ZSC Year 12 (4 passes) GCE O Levels (4 passes)


ZSC Year 12 (5 subject passes C grade or better) GCE A-Levels (2 subject passes) or A-levels 1 A and 2 AS level passes or Diploma in relevant area (1 year minimum)


Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education (ZGCE) GSE O-Levels (4 subject passes)​


Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Levels (A Levels)– 2 passes, or International Baccalaureate Diploma