South Australia/Northern Territory and NSW Year 12 result and subject equivalents

SACE/NTCET course results and equivalent NSW HSC course results

SACE/NTCET gradeNSW HSC BandNSW HSC Band extension course
A+, A6E4
A-, B+5E3
B, B-4E3
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 2023–2024 admissions only. Use it as a guide for 2025 admissions.

SACE/NTCET subject NSW HSC subject
English subjects
Essential English English Studies
English English Advanced
English Literary Studies English Advanced
English as an Additional Language English as an Additional Language or Dialect
Mathematics subjects
Essential Mathematics Mathematics Standard 1
General Mathematics Mathematics Standard 2
Mathematical Methods Mathematics Advanced
* No equivalent Mathematics Extension 1 (Specialist Mathematics will satisfy Mathematics Extension 1 requirement)
Specialist MathematicsFootnote 1 Mathematics Extension 2
All others subjects (excluding languages other than English)
Aboriginal Studies Aboriginal Studies
Accounting Financial Services (Examination)
Agricultural Production Agriculture
Agricultural Systems * No equivalent
Ancient Studies * No equivalent
Australian History Modern History
Biology Biology
Business Innovation Business Studies
Chemistry Chemistry
Child Studies Community and Family Studies
Creative Arts * No equivalent
Dance Dance
Digital Communication Solutions Design and Technology
Digital Technologies Information Processes and Technology
Drama Drama
Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science
Economics Economics
Ensemble PerformanceFootnote 2 Music 2
Extension Studies A Society and Culture
Food and Hospitality Studies Food Technology
Geography Geography
Health and Wellbeing Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions Design and Technology
Information Processing and Publishing Information Processes and Technology
Integrated Learning II * No equivalent
Language and Culture Society and Culture
Legal Studies Legal Studies
Material Solutions Design and Technology
Media Studies * No equivalent
Modern History Modern History
Music in ContextFootnote 2 Music 2
Music Explorations Music 2
Music Performance – EnsembleFootnote 2 Music 2
Music Performance – SoloFootnote 2 Music 2
Music Studies Music 2
Nutrition Food Technology
Outdoor Education Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Philosophy * No equivalent
Physical Education Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Physics Physics
Politics, Power and People * No equivalent
Psychology * No equivalent
Scientific Studies Investigating Science
Society and Culture Society and Culture
Spirituality, Religion and Meaning Studies of Religion II
Religion Studies Studies of Religion II
Research Project A * No equivalent
Robotic and Electronic Systems Design and Technology
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 (LOTE)
Albanian (Continuers) * No equivalent
Arabic (Beginners) Arabic Beginners
Arabic (Continuers) Arabic Continuers
Armenian (Continuers) Armenian Continuers
Auslan (Continuers) * No equivalent
Australian Languages – Additional Language * No equivalent
Australian Languages – First Language * No equivalent
Australian Languages – Revival Language * No equivalent
Bengali * No equivalent
Bosnian (Continuers) * No equivalent
Chinese (Beginners) Chinese Beginners
Chinese (Continuers) Chinese Continuers
Chinese Background Speakers Chinese and Literature
Croatian (Continuers) Croatian Continuers
Dutch (Continuers) Dutch Continuers
Farsi * No equivalent
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
Language Awareness I * No equivalent
Language Awareness II * No equivalent
Indonesian (Beginners) Indonesian Beginners
Indonesian (Continuers) Indonesian Continuers
Indonesian (Background Speakers) Indonesian and Literature
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
Maltese (Continuers) Maltese Continuers
Nepali (Continuers) * No equivalent
Persian (Background Speakers) Persian Background Speakers
Polish (Continuers) Polish Continuers
Portuguese (Continuers) Portuguese Continuers
Punjabi (Continuers) Punjabi Continuers
Romanian (Continuers) * No equivalent
Russian (Continuers) Russian Continuers
Serbian (Continuers) Serbian Continuers
Serbo-Croation * No equivalent
Sinhala (Continuers) * No equivalent
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) * No equivalent
Yiddish (Continuers) * No equivalent

* 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.Go back to first reference of footnote 1.

2. SACE/NTCET has a number of subjects that are 10 credit points only. Combination of paired subjects required to meet NSW equivalence.Go back to first reference of footnote 2.