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Leaving School in Australia

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A guide to Year 12 certificates and tertiary entrance requirements in Australia


This document summarises the types of subjects, courses and various methods of assessing and reporting student achievement in each of the eight public education systems in Australia and the New Zealand system.

It also describes the certificates and other records of achievement issued to students when they complete their senior secondary education and outlines the minimum requirements for tertiary entrance.

The information on this website will be useful for:





Archives of previous editions of Leaving School (as Adobe Acrobat PDF files)

Leaving School 1992

Leaving School 1994

Leaving School 1995

Leaving School 1998

Australian Curriculum Assessment Certification Authorities
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