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.
|Country||Qualification recognised by VCAA as equivalent to VCE Units 1 and 2 (Yr 11) level||Higher Qualification granted credit by VCAA at Units 1 and 2 level|
|Canada||Grade 11 studies||Grade 12 studies|
|China||High School Senior Grade 2 (Year 11)||High School Senior Grade 3|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Certificate of Education - HKCEE (Secondary Form 5)||Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate (Form 6)|
|India||Standard XI/Year 11 of the Higher Secondary Course Certificate OR All India Senior School Certificate OR Indian School Certificate||Standard XII/Year 12 of the Higher Secondary Course Certificate OR All India Senior School Certificate OR Indian School Certificate|
|Indonesia||SMU 2 (Sekolah Menengah Umum)||SMU 3|
|Malaysia||SPM - Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (Form 5)||STPM - Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Form 6)|
|New Zealand||Sixth Form Certificate Studies (Year 12)||Form 7 studies|
|Singapore||Singapore/Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Examinations||Singapore/Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Examinations|
|United Kingdom (England)||General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)||General Certificate of Education (GCE) - 'A' level studies|
|USA||Grade 11 studies||Grade 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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