Country Equivalencies

Depending on the preferred course you want to apply for you will have to show that you have completed the Australian equivalent of year 10, 11 or 12 for entry.
The table below displays the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Country

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/
BachilleratoEspecializado

Bangladesh

​Secondary School Certificate – pass
(DOHA 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 Ensino Medio (Year 10 or Year 11 equivalent)

Certificado /diploma de Ensino Medio 
(Year 12 equivalent)

Brunei

GCE O-Levels with 4 passes

Brunei Cambridge General Certificate of
Education Advanced Level (Brunei - Cambridge A level) – 2 passes

Cambodia

DOHA 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
(DOHA requires completion of Year 11)

General Senior Secondary Unified Graduation
(Certificate of Graduation)

Colombia

Bachillerato Upper Secondary Schooling (Year 11 equivalent)
(DOHA 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/
TécnicoMedio/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-AzharSecondary
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/
FachgebundeneHochschulreife (Leaving
Certificate) or Zeugnis der Reifeor 
Reifezeugnis or Abitur or Fachhochschulreife

Ghana

West African School Certificate or GCE O Levels with passes in 3 subjects with a minimum E grade.

Successful completion of Senior Secondary School Certificate/West African School Certificate AND a minimum of 2 passes (minimum E grade) at the GCE A level.
Note: Assessment for a waiver of the GCE A level requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis and will be based in academic merit. Students with a C average an above may be considered without the A level requirement

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) DOHA 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 
conclusivodei 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) DOHA 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, DOHA 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)
(DOHA 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, DOHA 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
DOHA 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
(DOHA requires completion of Year 11)

High School Diploma or a Certificate of
Graduation + two years of bachelor degree

Poland

 

Matura Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci 
LiceumOgolnoksztalcacego (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
 poklicnimature 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) DOHA requires completion of Year 11 for student visa

GCE A-levels – 2 passes

Sweden

 

Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola

Switzerland

 

Federal Maturity Certificate/ Maturitätszeugnis, Certificatde 
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) (DOHA 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  

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