Western Australia and NSW Year 12 result and subject equivalents

WACE course results and equivalent NSW HSC course results

WACE scaled markNSW HSC BandNSW HSC Band extension course

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 2023–24 admissions only. Use it as a guide for 2025 admissions.

WACE subject NSW HSC subject
English subjects
English English Advanced
Literature English Advanced
English as an Additional Language or Dialect English as an Additional Language or Dialect
Mathematics subjects
Mathematics Applications Mathematics Standard 2
Mathematics Methods Mathematics Advanced
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
Aviation * No equivalent
Biology Biology
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 Investigating Science
Marine and Maritime Studies * No equivalent
Materials Design and Technology Design and Technology
Media Production and Analysis * No equivalent
Modern History Modern History
Music Music 2
Outdoor Education Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Philosophy and Ethics * No equivalent
Physical Educational Studies Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Physics Physics
Plant Production System Agriculture
Politics and Law * No equivalent
Psychology * No equivalent
Religion and Life Studies of Religion II
Visual Arts Visual Arts
Languages other than English (LOTE)
Aboriginal Languages of Western Australia * No equivalent
Albanian * No equivalent
Arabic Arabic Continuers
Armenian Armenian Continuers
Auslan * No equivalent
Bosnian * No equivalent
Chin Hakha * No equivalent
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 * No equivalent
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 * No equivalent
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 Persian Continuers
Persian: Background Speakers Persian Background Speakers
Polish Polish Continuers
Portuguese Portuguese Continuers
Punjabi Punjabi Continuers
Romanian * No equivalent
Russian Russian Continuers
Serbian Serbian Continuers
Sinhala * No equivalent
Spanish Spanish Continuers
Swedish Swedish Continuers
Tamil Tamil Continuers
Turkish Turkish Continuers
Ukrainian Ukrainian Continuers
Vietnamese Vietnamese Continuers
Yiddish * No equivalent

* 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.Go back to first reference of footnote 1.