How your Year 12 qualifications are assessed

If you’ve completed an Australian Year 12 qualification (eg NSW HSC), your admission to most tertiary courses is based on your selection rank, which is usually your ATAR. However, if other factors are taken into consideration, these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called ‘bonus points’.

Some courses specify course prerequisites (eg completing, or achieving a specified standard in, a particular HSC course), which you have to satisfy before you can be considered for an offer.

Most universities also use other criteria when selecting students, such as a personal statement, a questionnaire, a portfolio of work, an audition, an interview or a test, which are considered together with (or sometimes instead of) your selection rank.

You can find details of any prerequisites or additional selection criteria in the course descriptions via the course search.

ATARs and selection ranks

For each course, UAC and universities publish an ATAR profile. Where relevant, this will include:

  • the lowest ATAR that resulted in an offer to the course in semester 1, 2018
  • the lowest selection rank that resulted in an offer to the course in semester 1, 2018. 

A small number of institutions indicate a guaranteed ATAR or guaranteed selection rank. If you achieve this ATAR or selection rank then you are guaranteed an offer to that course for semester 1, 2019.

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only to your chances of receiving an offer; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

The ATAR profile data published in the UAC course descriptions is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:

  • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
  • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2). 

LOWEST ATARs
Don’t assume that the published lowest ATAR for a course is the ATAR you require to be made an offer to that course. The applicant who received that ATAR may have been eligible for adjustment factors and had their selection rank increased, making them eligible for an offer.

LOWEST SELECTION RANKS
We used to refer to the lowest selection rank for a course as the course ‘cut-off’. It includes any increase to an applicant’s selection rank made as a result of adjustment factors (which used to be called ‘bonus points’).

Three factors determine lowest selection ranks:

  • the number of places available in the course
  • the number of applicants for the course
  • the quality of those applicants.

These three factors mean that lowest selection ranks change from year to year and are impossible to predict before applicants are selected for a particular course in a particular year. The lowest selection rank for any course can increase, decrease or remain the same. It does not represent the average ability of the students accepted for the course and does not reflect the difficulty or quality of the course.

Lowest ATARs and selection ranks are not known until all offers have been made. Therefore, the course search shows the courses available in 2019 but the previous lowest ATARs and lowest selection ranks of applicants offered a place in each of those courses (ie in semester 1, 2018). 

Read about selection rank adjustments.

Interstate Year 12 courses and results

Compare your Year 12 courses and results to NSW HSC courses and results to check that you meet any course prerequisites or assumed knowledge and to determine if your selection rank will be adjusted if you perform well in a course.

ACT equivalents

ACT COURSE RESULTS AND EQUIVALENT NSW HSC COURSE RESULTS

ACT scaled markNSW HSC BandNSW HSC Band extension course
180+6E4
159–1795E3
142–1584E3
130–1413E2
125–1292E1
1–124 1E1


ACT COURSES COMPARABLE TO NSW HSC COURSES

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 information in this table is applicable for 2019 admissions only.

ACT subject

NSW HSC subject

English

 

Creative Writing

*

English (Major)

English Advanced

English (Major/Minor)1

English Extension 1

English (Major/Major-Double Major)1

English Extension 2

ESL (Major)/ ESL for Academic Purposes

English as a Second Language

Mathematics

 

Mathematical Applications

Mathematics General 2

Mathematical Methods/Further Mathematics(Major)

Mathematics

Specialist Mathematics/Specialist Methods (Major)

Mathematics

Specialist Mathematics/Specialist Methods (Major/Minor)1

Mathematics Extension 1

Specialist Mathematics/Specialist Methods (Double Major)1

Mathematics Extension 2

Specialist Mathematics-ANU/Discrete Mathematics-ANU/UC

Mathematics Extension 2

All others subjects (excluding languages other than English)

Accounting

Financial Services (Examination)

Accounting (H)

Economics

Accounting UC

Economics

Agriculture

Agriculture

Animal Husbandry

Agriculture

American History

Modern History

Ancient History

Ancient History

Art Production

Visual Arts

Asian Studies

Society and Culture

Australian History

Modern History

Australian Studies

*

Automotive Technology

Automotive (Examination)

Behavioural Science / Human Development in Society

*

Biology / Biological Science / Biological Studies

Biology

Business Management / Business Operations/Business

Business Studies

Business Services

Business Studies

Business Studies / Business and Technology / Industry and Enterprise/ Business Economics

Business Studies

Ceramics

Visual Arts

Chemistry/ Chemistry (H)

Chemistry

Creative Art

Visual Arts

Creative Writing

*

Commerce

Economics

Computer Aided Design

Design and Technology

Computing Studies

Information Processes and Technology

Conservation Biology (H)/ Biodiversity- ANU

Biology

Dance Studies

Dance

Design and Technology

Design and Technology

Design and Graphic Communication/Design Technology & Graphics

Design and Technology

Design Foundation – UC/ Design Interstate/Industrial Technology

Design and Technology

Discovering Engineering - ANU

Design and Technology

Drama

Drama

Earth Science

Earth and Environmental Science

Economics/ Economics - International

Economics

Electronics / Electrotechnology Engineering / Engineering Studies

Engineering Studies

Environmental Systems / Environmental Science/

Earth and Environmental Science/Environmental Systems

Earth and Environmental Science

Fashion Design / Fashion Design and Textiles / Textiles And Design

Textiles and Design

Flight

*

Food Science and Management / Food Studies

Food Technology

Forestry

Agriculture

General Science

Senior Science

Geography

Geography

Geology

Earth and Environmental Science

Global Relations

*

Health and Physical Education / Health and Human Development

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

History/Interdisciplinary History/Modern/Ancient History

History and Geography/ Pre-Modern History

Modern History

 

Hospitality/Hospitality Interstate

Hospitality (Examination)

Human Biology

Biology

Human Movement/ Exercise Studies

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Information Technology  / IT Networking

Information Processes and Technology

Information Technology – ANU/UC/

Software Design and Development

Information Processes and Technology

Interdisciplinary History

Modern History

Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Society and Culture

Legal Studies

Legal Studies

Materials and Technology

Engineering Studies

Media

*

Medieval History

Modern History

Modern History / Twentieth Century History

Modern History

Music / Holistic Music / Music Studies / Advanced Music-ANU

Music 2

Oceanography

*

Outdoor Education

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Philosophy – International

*

Photography

Visual Arts

Physical Science / Science for Life/Sciences Vie et La Terre

Senior Science

Physics/ Astrophysics

Physics

Physics/ Flight

Physics

Physics - ANU

Physics

Physics - Interstate

Physics

Physical Education

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Politics

*

Religious Studies / Christian Life Studies

Studies of Religion II

Social and Community Studies

Community and Family Studies

Social Studies

Society and Culture

Sociology

Society and Culture

Sports Administration/ Sport Fitness and Administration

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Sports Science

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Sports Studies

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Theatre Arts/ Film and Theatre Arts Studies

Drama

Theory of Knowledge

*

Tourism and Event Management

Tourism (Examination)

Translating and Interpreting

*

Visual Arts / Art and Design / Graphic Design / Creative Art

Visual Arts

Languages other than English (LOTE)

Advanced Arabic

Arabic Continuers

Bengali

*

Beginning Chinese

Chinese Beginners

Intermediate Chinese

Chinese Beginners

Continuing Chinese

Chinese Continuers

Continuing Chinese - ANU

Chinese Continuers

Advanced Chinese1

HSC Chinese Extension

Beginning French

French Beginners

Intermediate French

French Beginners

Continuing French / French Literature

French Continuers

Advanced French1

HSC French Extension

Beginning German

German Beginners

Intermediate German

German Beginners

Continuing German

German Continuers

Advanced German1

HSC German Extension

Modern Greek Beginners

Modern Greek Beginners

Continuing Greek

Modern Greek Continuers

Beginning Hindi

*

Intermediate Hindi

*

Continuing Hindi

Hindi Continuers

Advanced Hindi

Hindi Continuers

Advanced Hungarian/Hungarian

Hungarian Continuers

Beginning Indonesian

Indonesian Beginners

Intermediate Indonesian

Indonesian Beginners

Performing Indonesian - ANU

Indonesian Beginners

Continuing Indonesian

Indonesian Continuers

Advanced Indonesian1

HSC Indonesian Extension

Beginning Italian

Italian Beginners

Intermediate Italian

Italian Beginners

Continuing Italian

Italian Continuers

Advanced Italian1

HSC Italian Extension

Beginning Japanese

Japanese Beginners

Intermediate Japanese

Japanese Beginners

Continuing Japanese

Japanese Continuers

Advanced Japanese1

HSC Japanese Extension

Beginning Korean

Korean Beginners

Intermediate Korean

Korean Beginners

Continuing Korean/Korean - ANU

Korean Continuers

Advanced Korean

Korean and Literature

Beginning Latin

*

Reading Latin

*

Continuing Latin

Latin Continuers

Continuing Polish

Polish Continuers

Advanced Polish

Polish Continuers

Portuguese Continuers

Portuguese Continuers

Russian

*

Beginning Spanish

Spanish Beginners

Intermediate Spanish

Spanish Beginners

Continuing Spanish

Spanish Continuers

Advanced Spanish1

HSC Spanish Extension

* There is no comparable NSW HSC subject for this ACT subject. Contact the relevant institution for information on that institution’s policy regarding ACT subjects that have no comparable NSW HSC subject.

1. In the NSW HSC there is a small number of multi-level subject areas (English, mathematics, music and LOTE) which enable advanced students to study extension courses. Students undertaking an extension course must also study the underpinning course. Some institutions, for some courses, award selection rank adjustments for achievement in both courses. In such cases, ACT students undertaking this ACT course will be considered for the same pattern of subject adjustments as NSW HSC students undertaking the comparable course listed in this table and may be eligible to receive more than one adjustment.  

Queensland equivalents

As Queensland Year 12 students receive an Overall Position (OP) instead of an ATAR, the rank provided by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) is used to derive an equivalent ATAR. This equivalent rank is not reported to applicants. OPs shown in the OP/ATAR comparison table can be used as a guide. Students who complete a Queensland Senior External Examination are not eligible for an OP; UAC calculates a UAC rank for these students.

QCE COURSE RESULTS AND EQUIVALENT NSW HSC COURSE RESULTS

QCE gradeNSW HSC BandNSW HSC Band extension course
VH6E4
VH5E4
H4E3
S3E2
S2E2
L, VL 1E1

QCE COURSES COMPARABLE TO NSW HSC COURSES 

The following table shows for each QCE courses the comparable course in the NSW HSC.

The information in this table is applicable for 2019 admissions only.

QCE subject

NSW HSC subject

English

 

English

English Advanced

English Extension

English Extension 1

English for ESL Learners

English as a Second Language

Mathematics

 

Mathematics A

Mathematics General 2

Mathematics B

Mathematics

Mathematics C1

Mathematics Extension 2

All others subjects (excluding Languages other than English)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Aboriginal Studies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages

Aboriginal Studies

Accounting

Financial Services (Examination)

Aerospace Studies

*

Agricultural Science

*

Ancient History

Ancient History

Biology

Biology

Business Communication and Technologies

Business Studies

Business Organisation and Management

Business Studies

Business Management

Business Studies

Chemistry

Chemistry

Dance

Dance

Drama

Drama

Earth Science

Earth and Environmental Science

Economics

Economics

Engineering Technology

Engineering Studies

Film Television and New Media/ Film & Television

*

Geography

Geography

Graphics

Design and Technology

Health Education

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Home Economics

Food Technology

Hospitality Studies

Food Technology

Information Processing and Technology

Information Processes and Technology

Information Technology Systems

Information Processes and Technology

Legal Studies

Legal Studies

Marine Studies

*

Marine Science

*

Modern History

Modern History

Multistrand Science

Senior Science

Music

Music 2

Music Extension

HSC Music Extension

Philosophy and Reason

*

Physical Education

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Physics

Physics

Science21

Senior Science

Study of Religion

Studies of Religion II

Study of Society

Society and Culture

Technology Studies

Engineering Studies

Visual Art

Visual Arts

Languages other than English

Arabic

Arabic Continuers

Chinese

Chinese Continuers

Chinese Extension

HSC Chinese Extension

French 

French Continuers

French Extension

HSC French Extension

German 

German Continuers

German Extension

HSC German Extension

Modern Greek

Modern Greek Continuers

Indonesian

Indonesian Continuers

Indonesian / Malaysian

Indonesian Continuers

Indonesian Extension

HSC Indonesian Extension

Italian

Italian Continuers

Japanese

Japanese Continuers

Korean

Korean Continuers

Latin

Latin Continuers

Polish

Polish Continuers

Russian

Russian Continuers

Spanish

Spanish Continuers

Vietnamese

Vietnamese Continuers

* There is no comparable NSW HSC course for this QCE course. Contact the relevant institution for information on that institution’s policy regarding QCE courses that have no comparable NSW HSC course.

1. In the NSW HSC there is a small number of multi-level subject areas (English, mathematics, music and LOTE) which enable advanced students to study extension courses. Students undertaking an extension course must also study the underpinning course. Some institutions, for some courses, award selection rank adjustments for achievement in both courses. In such cases, QCE students undertaking this QCE course will be considered for the same pattern of subject adjustments as NSW HSC students undertaking the comparable course listed in this table and may be eligible to receive more than one adjustment.

South Australia and Northern Territory equivalents

SACE/NTCET COURSE RESULTS AND EQUIVALENT NSW HSC COURSE RESULTS

Student Achievement ScoreNSW HSC BandNSW HSC Band extension course
A+, A6E4
A- 5E4
B+5E3
B, B- 4E3
C+3E2
C, C-  2E2
D+, D, D-, E+, E, E- 1E1

SACE/NTCET COURSES COMPARABLE TO NSW HSC COURSES 

The following table shows for each SACE/NTCET course the comparable course in the NSW HSC.

The information in this table is applicable for 2019 admissions only.


SACE/NTCET subject

NSW HSC subject

English

 

Essential English

*

English

English Advanced

English Literacy Studies

English Advanced

English as an Additional Language

English as a Second Language

Mathematics

 

Essential Mathematics

*

General Mathematics

Mathematics General 2

Mathematical Methods

Mathematics

Specialist Mathematics1

Mathematics Extension 2

All others subjects (excluding Languages other than English)

Aboriginal Studies

Aboriginal Studies

Accounting

Financial Services (Examination)

Agricultural Production

Agriculture

Agricultural Systems

*

Ancient Studies*

Australian and International Politics

*

Australian History

Modern History

Biology

Biology

Business and Enterprise

Business Studies

Chemistry

Chemistry

Child Studies

Community and Family Studies

Communication Products I

Design and Technology

Communication Products II

Design and Technology

Creative Arts

*

Dance

Dance

Digital Technologies

Information Processes and Technology

Drama

Drama

Earth and Environmental ScienceEarth and Environmental Science

Economics

Economics

Ensemble Performance^

Music 2

Extension Studies A

Society and Culture

Food and Hospitality Studies

Food Technology

Geography

Geography

Health

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Information Processing and Publishing

Information Processes and Technology

Integrated Learning II

*

Language and Culture

Society and Culture

Legal Studies

Legal Studies

Material Products I

Design and Technology

Material Products II

Design and Technology

Media Studies

*

Modern History

Modern History

Music in Context^

Music 2

Music Explorations

Music 2

Music Performance – Ensemble^

Music 2

Music Performance – Solo^

Music 2

Music Studies

Music 2

Nutrition

Food Technology

Outdoor Education

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Philosophy

*

Physical Education

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Physics

Physics

Psychology

*

Scientific Studies

Senior Science

Society and Culture

Society and Culture

Systems and Control Products I

Design and Technology

Systems and Control Products II

Design and Technology

Religion Studies

Studies of Religion II

Research Project A

*

Tourism

Tourism, Travel and Events Examination (VET)

Visual Arts - Art

Visual Arts

Visual Arts - Design

Visual Arts

Women's Studies

Society and Culture

Workplace Practices

Business Studies

Languages other than English

Albanian (Continuers)

*

Arabic (Beginners)

Arabic Beginners

Arabic (Continuers)

Arabic Continuers

Armenian (Continuers)

Armenian Continuers

Auslan (Continuers)

*

Bosnian (Continuers)

*

Chinese (Beginners)

Chinese Beginners

Chinese (Continuers)

Chinese Continuers

Chinese Background Speakers

Chinese and Literature

Croatian (Continuers)

Croatian Continuers

Dutch (Continuers)

Dutch Continuers

Farsi

*

Filipino (Continuers)

Filipino Continuers

French (Beginners)

French Beginners

French (Continuers)

French Continuers

German (Beginners)

German Beginners

German (Continuers)

German Continuers

Modern Greek (Beginners)

Modern Greek Beginners

Modern Greek (Continuers)

Modern Greek Continuers

Hebrew (Continuers)

Modern Hebrew Continuers

Hindi (Continuers)

Hindi Continuers

Hungarian (Continuers)

Hungarian Continuers

First Language Maintenance I

*

First Language Maintenance II

*

Language Awareness I

*

Language Awareness II

*

Language Revival I

*

Language Revival II

*

Second Language Learning I

*

Second Language Learning II

*

Indonesian (Beginners)

Indonesian Beginners

Indonesian (Continuers)

Indonesian Continuers

Italian (Beginners)

Italian Beginners

Italian (Continuers)

Italian Continuers

Japanese (Beginners)

Japanese Beginners

Japanese (Continuers)

Japanese Continuers

Japanese (Background Speakers)

Japanese and Literature

Khmer (Continuers)

Khmer Continuers

Korean (Background Speakers)

Korean and Literature

Latin (Continuers)

Latin Continuers

Macedonian (Continuers)

Macedonian Continuers

Malay (Background Speakers)

Malay Background Speakers

Maltese (Continuers)

Maltese Continuers

Persian (Background Speakers)

Persian Background Speakers

Polish (Continuers)

Polish Continuers

Portuguese (Continuers)

Portuguese Continuers

Punjabi (Continuers)

Punjabi Continuers

Romanian (Continuers)

*

Russian (Continuers)

Russian Continuers

Serbian (Continuers)

Serbian Continuers

Serbo-Croation

*

Sinhala (Continuers)

*

Spanish (Beginners)

Spanish Beginners

Spanish (Continuers)

Spanish Continuers

Swedish (Continuers)

Swedish Continuers

Tamil (Continuers)

Tamil Continuers

Turkish (Continuers)

Turkish Continuers

Ukrainian (Continuers)

Ukrainian Continuers

Vietnamese (Continuers)

Vietnamese Continuers

Vietnamese (Background Speakers)

*

Yiddish (Continuers)

*


* There is no comparable NSW HSC course for this SACE/NTCET course. Contact the relevant institution for information on that institution’s policy regarding SACE/NTCET courses that have no comparable NSW HSC course.

1. In the NSW HSC there is a small number of multi-level subject areas (English, mathematics, music and LOTE) which enable advanced students to study extension courses. Students undertaking an extension course must also study the underpinning course. Some institutions, for some courses, award selection rank adjustments for achievement in both courses. In such cases, SACE/NTCET students undertaking this SACE/NTCET course will be considered for the same pattern of subject adjustments as NSW HSC students undertaking the comparable course listed in this table and may be eligible to receive more than one adjustment.

Tasmania equivalents

TCE COURSE RESULTS AND EQUIVALENT NSW HSC COURSE RESULTS

TCE gradeNSW HSC BandNSW HSC Band extension course
EA6E4
HA5E3
CA4E3
SA3E2
SA2E2
NN 1E1

TCE COURSES COMPARABLE TO NSW HSC COURSES 

The following table shows for each TCE course the comparable course in the NSW HSC.

The information in this table is applicable for 2019 admissions only.

TCE subject

NSW HSC subject

English

 

Creative English^

*

English

English Advanced

English 1A^

English Advanced

English 1B^

English Advanced

English Literature

English Advanced

English Communications

English Advanced

English Writing

English Advanced

Introduction to English A/Studying Texts ^

English Advanced

Introduction to English B/Text and Traditions^

English Advanced

English as an Additional Language or Dialect

English as a Second Language

Mathematics

 

General Mathematics

Mathematics General 2

Mathematics Methods - Foundation

Mathematics General 2

Mathematics Methods 4

Mathematics

Mathematics I^

Mathematics Extension 1

Mathematics II^

Mathematics Extension 1

Advanced Calculus and Applications 1A^

Mathematics Extension 2

Advanced Calculus and Applications 1B^

Mathematics Extension 2

Calculus and Applications 1A^

Mathematics Extension 2

Calculus and Applications 1B^

Mathematics Extension 2

Mathematics Specialised1

Mathematics Extension 2

All others subjects (excluding Languages other than English)

Accounting

Financial Services (Examination)

Agricultural Systems

Agriculture

Advanced Practical Study

Music 2

Ancient History

Ancient History

Ancient Civilisations 1A: Introduction to Ancient History

Ancient History

Ancient Civilisations 1B: Introduction to Classical Literature

Ancient History

Agricultural Systems

Agriculture

Art Production

Visual Arts

Art Studio Practice

Visual Arts

Art Theory and Criticism

Visual Arts

Asian Studies

Society and Culture

Audio Design

*

Australia in Asia and the Pacific

Society and Culture

Australian Studies

Society and Culture

Biology

Biology

Business Studies

Business Studies

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry 1A Hobart ^

Chemistry

Chemistry 1B Hobart ^

Chemistry

Composition 1A^

Music 2

Computer Graphics and Design

Design and Technology

Colonised Land: Indigenous Australian History^

Aboriginal Studies

Computer Science

Information Processes and Technology

Contemporary Indigenous Australia^

Aboriginal Studies

Core Studies in Art and Design (Surface Expressions and Form)^

Visual Arts

Dance Choreography and Performance

Dance

Drama

Drama

Earth and Environmental Science

Earth and Environmental Science

Economics

Economics

Electronics

Engineering Studies

Engineering Statics^

Engineering Studies

Engineering Dynamics^

Engineering Studies

Ensemble Skills 1^

Music 2

Ensemble Skills 2^

Music 2

Enterprise Production Systems

Design and Technology

Environmental Science and Society

Earth and Environmental Science

Food and Nutrition

Food Technology

Foundation Practical Study

Music 2

Foundation Practical Study University College Program

Music 2

Geography

Geography

Gender: Being Human ^

Society and Culture

Gender & World ^

Society and Culture

Gender, Power and Change ^

Society and Culture

Health Studies

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

History 1A: Making Modern Europe^

Modern History

History 1B: Making the Modern World^

Modern History

Housing and Design

Design and Technology

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1A^

Biology

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1B^

Biology

Information Systems & Digital Technologies

Information Processes and Technology

Introduction to Law^

Legal Studies

Introduction to Mixed Media Technology^

Software Design and Development

Introduction to Management

*

Introduction to Politics and Policy^

*

Journalism Theory and Practice

*

Legal Studies

Legal Studies

Legal Systems^

Legal Studies

Media Production/Media and Screen Industries

*

Modern World History

Modern History

Music

Music 2

Music and History^

Music 2

Music Materials 1A^

Music 2

Music Materials 1B^

Music 2

Object Design

Design and Technology

Outdoor Leadership

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Performance 1A^

Music 2

Philosophy

*

Philosophy 1: Ethics^

*

Philosophy 1: Ethics and Equality^

*

Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics^

*

Physical Sciences

Senior Science

Physics

Physics

Physics 1A^

Physics

Physics 1B^

Physics

Popular Music and Culture^

Music 2

Principles of Economics 1^

Economics

Principles of Economics 2^

Economics

Programming and Problem Solving^

Information Processes and Technology

Programming with Data Structure^

Information Processes and Technology

Psychology

*

Psychology A^

*

Psychology B^

*

Sex and Bodies^

Society and Culture

Sociology

Society and Culture

Sport Science

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Student Directed Inquiry

*

Studies of Religion

Studies of Religion II

Technical Graphics

Design and Technology

Theatre Performance

Drama

The Big Questions^

*

The Good Life^

*

Thinking and Writing at University

*

Writing Media: Stories and Content

*

Languages other than English

Albanian

*

Arabic

Arabic Continuers

Armenian

Armenian Continuers

Auslan

*

Bengali 5C

*

Bosnian

*

Chinese

Chinese Continuers

Chinese (Background Speaker/Specialist level)

Chinese and Literature

Chinese 2A^

HSC Chinese Extension

Chinese 2B^

HSC Chinese Extension

Croatian

Croatian Continuers

Czech 5C

*

Dutch

Dutch Continuers

Filipino

Filipino Continuers

French 

French Continuers

French 1A^

French Continuers

French 1B^

French Continuers

French Language 2A^

HSC French Extension

French Language 2B^

HSC French Extension

German

German Continuers

German 1A^

German Continuers

German 1B^

German Continuers

German 2A^

HSC German Extension

German 2B^

HSC German Extension

Modern Greek

Modern Greek Continuers

Hebrew

Modern Hebrew Continuers

Hindi

Hindi Continuers

Hungarian

Hungarian Continuers

Indonesian

Indonesian Continuers

Indonesian 1A^

Indonesian Continuers

Indonesian 1B^

Indonesian Continuers

Indonesian (Background Speakers)

Indonesian and Literature

Indonesian 2A^

HSC Indonesian Extension

Indonesian 2B^

HSC Indonesian Extension

Indonesian 3A^

Indonesian in Context

Indonesian 3B^

Indonesian in Context

Italian  

Italian Continuers

Japanese

Japanese Continuers

Japanese Core Skills 2A^

HSC Japanese Extension

Japanese Core Skills 2B^

HSC Japanese Extension

Japanese (Background Speaker)

Japanese and Literature

Khmer

Khmer Continuers

Korean

Korean Continuers

Latin 1A^

Latin Continuers

Latin 1B^

Latin Continuers

Macedonian

Macedonian Continuers

Maltese

Maltese Continuers

Persian

*

Polish

Polish Continuers

Portuguese

Portuguese Continuers

Punjabi

Punjabi Continuers

Romanian

*

Russian

Russian Continuers

Serbian

Serbian Continuers

Sinhala

*

Slovenian 5C

*

Spanish

Spanish Continuers

Swedish

Swedish Continuers

Tamil 5C

Tamil Continuers

Turkish 5C

Turkish Continuers

Ukrainian 5C

Ukrainian Continuers

Vietnamese

Vietnamese Continuers

Yiddish

*

 * There is no comparable NSW HSC course for this TCE course. Contact the relevant institution for information on that institution’s policy regarding TCE courses that have no comparable NSW HSC course.

^ TCE has a number of courses that are 8 credit points only. Combination of paired courses required to meet NSW equivalence.

1. In the NSW HSC there is a small number of multi-level subject areas (English, mathematics, music and LOTE) which enable advanced students to study extension courses. Students undertaking an extension course must also study the underpinning course. Some institutions, for some courses, award selection rank adjustments for achievement in both courses. In such cases, TCE students undertaking this TCE course will be considered for the same pattern of subject adjustments as NSW HSC students undertaking the comparable course listed in this table and may be eligible to receive more than one adjustment.

Victoria equivalents

VCE COURSE RESULTS AND EQUIVALENT NSW HSC COURSE RESULTS

VCE study scoreNSW HSC BandNSW HSC Band extension course
41+ 6E4
35–405E3
30–344E3
26–29 3E2
252E1
1–241E1

VCE courses comparable to NSW HSC courses

The following table shows for each VCE course the comparable course in the NSW HSC.

The information in this table is applicable for 2019 admissions only.

VCE subject

NSW HSC subject

English

 

English

English Advanced

English (NHT)

English Advanced

English Language

English Advanced

Literature

English Advanced

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

English as an Additional Language

English as a Second Language

Mathematics

 

Further Mathematics

Mathematics General 2

Further Mathematics (NHT)

Mathematics General 2

Mathematical Methods

Mathematics

Mathematical Methods (CAS) CBE

Mathematics

Mathematical Methods (NHT)

Mathematics

Specialist Mathematics1

Mathematics Extension 2

Specialist Mathematics (NHT)1

Mathematics Extension 2

All others subjects (excluding Languages other than English)

Accounting

Financial Services (Examination)

Accounting (NHT)

Accounting

Agricultural and Horticultural Studies

Agriculture

Algorithmics

Information Processes & Technology

Ancient History

Ancient History

Art

Visual Arts

Australian History

Modern History

Automotive Vehicle Body  (NAP) B

Automotive (Examination)

Biology

Biology

Biology NHT

Biology

Business (VCE VET) L

Business Services Examination

Business Management

Business Studies

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry (NHT)

Chemistry

Classical Societies and Cultures

*

Community Services

Human Services Examination

Computing: InformaticsInformation Processes and Technology

Creative and Digital Media C

*

Dance

Dance

Dance (VCE VET) B

*

Design and Technology

Design and Technology

Drama

Drama

Economics

Economics

Engineering Studies (VCE VET) D

Electrotechnology (Examination)

Environmental Science

Earth and Environmental Science

Equine Industries (VCE VET) D

Primary Industries (Examination)

Extended Investigations

*

Food and Technology

Food Technology

Food Studies

Food Technology

Furnishing (VCE VET) F

*

Furnishing (VCE VET) J

*

Furnishing (VCE VET) N

*

Geography

Geography

Health Services (VCE VET) H*

Health and Human Development

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

History: Renaissance Italy

Modern History

History: Revolutions

Modern History

Hospitality

Hospitality (Examination: Kitchen Operations and Cookery)

Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)

Hospitality (Examination: Food and Beverage)

Industry and Enterprise

Business Studies

Informatics

Information Processes and Technology

Information, Digital Media and Technology

Information and Digital Technology (Examination)

Integrated Technologies

Electrotechnology (Examination)

Laboratory Skills (VCE VET) C

*

Laboratory Skills (VCE VET) F

*

Laboratory Skills

*

Legal Studies

Legal Studies

Media

*

Music (VCE VET ) B

Entertainment Industry (Examination)

Music (VCE VET ) C

Entertainment Industry (Examination)

Music (VCE VET ) D

Entertainment Industry (Examination)

Music Investigation

Music 2

Music Performance

Music 2

Music Performance (VCE VET) H

Entertainment Industry (Examination)

Music Sound Production

Entertainment Industry (Examination)

Music Styles

Music 2

Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Philosophy

*

Physical Education

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Physics

Physics

Physics (NHT)

Physics

Politics: Australian Politics

*

Politics: Global Politics

*

Psychology

*

Religion and Society

Studies of Religion II

Sociology

Society and Culture

Software Development

Software Design & Development

Sport and Recreation (VCE VET) K

*

Studio Arts

Visual Arts

Systems Engineering

Engineering Studies

Texts and Traditions

*

Theatre Studies

Drama

Visual Communication Design

Design and Technology

Languages other than English

Albanian

*

Arabic

Arabic Continuers

Armenian

Armenian Continuers

Auslan

*

Bosnian

*

Chin Hakha

*

Chinese as a second language 

Chinese Continuers

Chinese as a first language

Chinese and Literature

Chinese as a first language (NHT)

Chinese and Literature

Chinese as a second language Advanced1

HSC Chinese Extension

Classical Greek

Classical Greek Continuers

Classical Hebrew

Classical Hebrew Continuers

Croatian

Croatian Continuers

Dutch

Dutch Continuers

Filipino

Filipino Continuers

French

French Continuers

German

German Continuers

Greek

Modern Greek Continuers

Hebrew

Modern Hebrew Continuers

Hindi

Hindi Continuers

Hungarian

Hungarian Continuers

Indigenous Languages of Victoria

*

Indonesian as a second language

Indonesian Continuers

Indonesian as a first language

Indonesian and Literature

Italian

Italian Continuers

Japanese as a second language

Japanese Continuers

Japanese as a first language

Japanese and Literature

Khmer

Khmer Continuers

Korean as a second language

Korean Continuers

Korean as a first language

Korean and Literature

Latin

Latin Continuers

Macedonian

Macedonian Continuers

Maltese

Maltese Continuers

Persian

*

Polish

Polish Continuers

Portuguese

Portuguese Continuers

Punjabi

Punjabi Continuers

Romanian

*

Russian

Russian Continuers

Serbian

Serbian Continuers

Sinhala

*

Spanish

Spanish Continuers

Swedish

Swedish Continuers

Tamil

Tamil Continuers

Turkish

Turkish Continuers

Ukrainian

Ukrainian Continuers

Vietnamese

Vietnamese Continuers

Vietnamese as a Second Language

Vietnamese Continuers

Vietnamese as a First Language

*

Yiddish

*

 * There is no comparable NSW HSC course for this VCE course. Contact the relevant institution for information on that institution’s policy regarding VCE courses that have no comparable NSW HSC course.

1. In the NSW HSC there is a small number of multi-level subject areas (English, mathematics, music and LOTE) which enable advanced students to study extension courses. Students undertaking an extension course must also study the underpinning course. Some institutions, for some courses, award selection rank adjustments for achievement in both courses. In such cases, VCE students undertaking this VCE course will be considered for the same pattern of subject adjustments as NSW HSC students undertaking the comparable course listed in this table and may be eligible to receive more than one adjustment.

Western Australia equivalents

WACE COURSE RESULTS AND EQUIVALENT NSW HSC COURSE RESULTS

WACE scaled markNSW HSC BandNSW HSC Band extension course
79+6E4
67–785E3
58–664E3
52-57 3E2
50–512E1
1–49 1E1

WACE courses comparable to NSW HSC courses

To be considered comparable to a NSW HSC course, your course must be an ATAR course.

The information in this table is applicable for 2019 admissions only.

WACE subject

NSW HSC subject

English

 

English 

English Advanced

Literature

English Advanced

English as an Additional Language or Dialect

English as a Second Language

Mathematics

 

Mathematics Applications

Mathematics General 2

Mathematics Methods

Mathematics

Mathematics Specialist

Mathematics Extension 1

Mathematics Specialist

Mathematics Extension 2

All others subjects (excluding Languages other than English)

Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies

Aboriginal Studies

Accounting and Finance

Financial Services (Examination)

Animal Production Systems

Agriculture

Ancient History

Ancient History

Applied Information Technology

Information Processes and Technology

Automotive Engineering and Technology

Automotive (Examination)

Aviation

*

Biology

Biology

Building and Construction

Construction (Examination)

Business Management and Enterprise

Business Studies

Career and Enterprise

Business Studies

Chemistry

Chemistry

Children, Family and Community

Community and Family Studies

Computer Science

Information Processes and Technology

Dance

Dance

Design

Design and Technology

Drama

Drama

Earth and Environmental Science

Earth and Environmental Science

Economics

Economics

Engineering Studies

Engineering Studies

Food Science and Technology

Food Technology

Geography

Geography

Health Studies

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Human Biology

Biology

Integrated Science

Senior Science

Marine and Maritime Studies

*

Materials Design and Technology

Design and Technology

Media Production and Analysis

*

Modern History

Modern History

Music

Music 2

Outdoor Education

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Philosophy and Ethics

*

Physical Educational Studies

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Physics

Physics

Plant Production System

Agriculture

Politics and Law

*

Psychology

*

Religion and Life

Studies of Religion II

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Languages other than English

Aboriginal Languages of Western Australia

*

Albanian

*

Arabic

Arabic Continuers

Armenian

Armenian Continuers

Auslan

*

Bosnian

*

Chin Hakha

*

Chinese: Second Language

Chinese Continuers

Chinese: First Language

Chinese and Literature

Chinese: Background Language

Chinese in Context

Croatian

Croatian Continuers

Dutch

Dutch Continuers

Filipino

Filipino Continuers

French: Background Language

French Continuers

French: Second Language

French Continuers

German: Background Language

German Continuers

German: Second Language

German Continuers

Hebrew

Modern Hebrew Continuers

Hindi

*

Hungarian

Hungarian Continuers

Indonesian: Second language

Indonesian Continuers

Indonesian: First Language

Indonesian and Literature

Indonesian: Background Language

Indonesian in Context

Italian: Background Language

Italian Continuers

Italian: Second Language

Italian Continuers

Japanese: Second Language

Japanese Continuers

Japanese: First Language

Japanese and Literature

Japanese: Background Language

Japanese in Context

Karen

*

Khmer

Khmer Continuers

Korean: Background Language

Korean in Context

Macedonian

Macedonian Continuers

Malay: Background Speakers

Malay Background Speakers

Maltese

Maltese Continuers

Modern Greek

Modern Greek Continuers

Persian: Background Speakers

Persian Background Speakers

Polish

Polish Continuers

Portuguese

Portuguese Continuers

Punjabi

Punjabi Continuers

Romanian

*

Russian

Russian Continuers

Serbian

Serbian Continuers

Sinhala

*

Spanish

Spanish Continuers

Swedish

Swedish Continuers

Tamil

Tamil Continuers

Turkish

Turkish Continuers

Ukrainian

Ukrainian Continuers

Vietnamese

Vietnamese Continuers

Yiddish

*

* There is no comparable NSW HSC course for this WACE course. Contact the relevant institution for information on that institution’s policy regarding WACE courses that have no comparable NSW HSC course.

1. In the NSW HSC there is a small number of multi-level subject areas (English, mathematics, music and LOTE) which enable advanced students to study extension courses. Students undertaking an extension course must also study the underpinning course. Some institutions, for some courses, award selection rank adjustments for achievement in both courses. In such cases, WACE students undertaking this WACE course will be considered for the same pattern of subject adjustments as NSW HSC students undertaking the comparable course listed in this table and may be eligible to receive more than one adjustment.

Non-standard Year 12 students

Non-standard Year 12 programs of study include those completed through:

  • Australian Christian Education
  • Rudolph Steiner Education
  • home schooling
  • the Queensland Senior External Examination.

UAC assesses the Queensland Senior External Examination. For all other non-standard Year 12 studies to be assessable by UAC, you must provide proof of completion of an accredited Year 12 program of study and have sat the American Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (results from which will be assessed by UAC). 

UAC will also assess results from the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Contact the admissions offices of the institutions you are applying to for information on acceptance of STAT and on how they will consider your non-standard Year 12 studies. Find out more about STAT at stat.acer.edu.au.