2015 interstate Year 12 students

All Australian states and territories use a common scale, or index, which allows the comparison of overall measures of achievement in Year 12 across time and states.

Admission to most tertiary courses is based on your measure of overall achievement in the following studies:

Some courses also have additional selection criteria such as a portfolio, interview, audition, questionnaire or test, which are considered either instead of, or together with, the ATAR. You can find details of any additional selection criteria for courses through the course search.

If you are applying interstate, check whether you meet the admission requirements of institutions in that state. These may be different from the requirements of institutions in your home state.

Interstate Year 12 subject and result comparisons

You may need to know how your Year 12 subjects compare to NSW HSC subjects to check that you meet any course prerequisites and assumed knowledge and to determine if you'll be eligible for bonus points for specific courses.

All UAC institutions recognise performance in Australian Year 12 subjects relevant to the course/s for which you have applied. Visit the websites of the relevant institutions for more information – check subject bonuses for links.

Read the relevant state and territory information below to check which NSW HSC subjects are comparable to your Year 12 subjects, and how results in your subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects.

Australian Capital Territory

Which NSW HSC subjects are my ACT subjects comparable to?

To be considered comparable to a NSW HSC subject your course must:

  • be accredited as a T or H course
  • be the minimum of a Major.

The ACT subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each ACT subject area (not individual school subject names) the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my ACT subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each ACT mark.

ACT scaled mark

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band Extension subjects

180+

6

E4

159–179

5

E3

142–158

4

E3

130–141

3

E2

125–129

2

E1

1–124

1

E1

Queensland

Which NSW HSC subjects are my QCE subjects comparable to?

The QCE subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each QCE subject area the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my QCE subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each QCE grade.

QCE grade

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band Extension subjects

VH

6

E4

VH

5

E4

H

4

E3

S

3

E2

S

2

E2

L, VL

1

E1

South Australia & Northern Territory

Which NSW HSC subjects are my SACE/NTCET subjects comparable to?

The SACE/NTCET subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each SACE/NTCET subject the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my SACE/NTCET subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each SACE/NTCET score for the new SACE/NTCET.

 

SACE/NTCET Student Achievement Score

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band–Extension Subjects

A+, A

6

E4

A-

5

E4

B+

5

E3

B, B-

4

E3

C+

3

E2

C, C-

2

E2

D+, D, D-, E+, E, E-

1

E1

Tasmania

Which NSW HSC subjects are my TCE subjects comparable to?

The TCE subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each TCE subject area the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my TCE subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each TCE grade.

TCE grade

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band Extension subjects

EA

6

E4

HA

5

E3

CA

4

E3

SA

3

E2

SA

2

E2

NN

1

E1

Victoria

Which NSW HSC subjects are my VCE subjects comparable to?

The VCE subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each VCE subject area the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my VCE subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each VCE score.

VCE study score

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band Extension subjects

41+

6

E4

35–40

5

E3

30–34

4

E3

26–29

3

E2

25

2

E1

1–24

1

E1

Western Australia

Which NSW HSC subjects are my WACE subjects comparable to?

The WACE subjects comparable to NSW HSC subjects table shows for each WACE subject area the comparable subject in the NSW HSC.

How do results in my WACE subjects compare to results in NSW HSC subjects?

The table shows the comparable NSW HSC Band for each WACE mark.

WACE scaled mark

NSW HSC Band

NSW HSC Band Extension subjects

79+

6

E4

67–78

5

E3

58–66

4

E3

52-57

3

E2

50–51

2

E1

1–49

1

E1