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Credit Towards the VCE

Students with Overseas Qualifications

Credit is available at Units 1 and 2 level only. Students must apply to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, through the Victorian school at which they are enrolled.

Credit granted will specify the number and level of units. It will not state the titles of studies or subjects except for English.

Below is a list of countries and their qualifications for which credit is most often requested. The listed qualifications are recognised by the VCAA as being equivalent to VCE Units 1 and 2 (Year 11) level. If a student has successfully completed any of these qualifications, they will be eligible for credit towards their VCE at Units 1 and 2 level.

Students who have studied overseas at a higher level, but who did not complete the qualification may also be eligible for credit, but only at units 1 and 2 level.

CountryQualification recognised by VCAA as equivalent to VCE Units 1 and 2 (Yr 11) levelHigher Qualification granted credit by VCAA at Units 1 and 2 level
CanadaGrade 11 studiesGrade 12 studies
ChinaHigh School Senior Grade 2 (Year 11)High School Senior Grade 3
Hong KongHong Kong Certificate of Education - HKCEE (Secondary Form 5)Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate (Form 6)
IndiaStandard XI/Year 11 of the Higher Secondary Course Certificate OR All India Senior School Certificate OR Indian School CertificateStandard XII/Year 12 of the Higher Secondary Course Certificate OR All India Senior School Certificate OR Indian School Certificate
IndonesiaSMU 2 (Sekolah Menengah Umum)SMU 3
MalaysiaSPM - Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (Form 5)STPM - Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Form 6)
New ZealandSixth Form Certificate Studies (Year 12)Form 7 studies
SingaporeSingapore/Cambridge GCE 'O' Level ExaminationsSingapore/Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Examinations
United Kingdom (England)General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)General Certificate of Education (GCE) - 'A' level studies
USAGrade 11 studiesGrade 12 studies

For a more comprehensive list of countries and their Units 1 and 2 (Year 11) level equivalent qualifications review

For information on requirements for satisfactory completion of the VCE, please refer to the VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook.

For information relating to university entrance requirements contact the
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
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