The equivalent of Year 12 for international students

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 Ensio Medio (Year 10 or Year 11 equivalent)

Certificado/diploma de Ensino (Year 12 equivalent)
Medio

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