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Certificates and other records of achievement


What award does the certifying body issue to students on successful completion of study in Years 11 and 12 in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)?

The Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate

The Australian Capital Territory Tertiary Entrance Statement

Certificate I, Certificate II or Certificate III or Statement of Attainment (Vocational qualifications)

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What must students do to be awarded the senior secondary school leaving credential?

A Year 12 Certificate is awarded on completion of an educational program approved be a college as a coherent pattern of study and which is equivalent to at least 17 standard units studied over a period not exceeding five years.

With the approval of the college principal, deferment of study may be allowed once for an unbroken time period of up to one year.

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Which document(s) lists the subjects/courses studied in Year 11 and/or Year 12?

Two documents list courses and units studied during Year 11 and Year 12:

An ACT Secondary College Record is an up-to-date record of current studies available on request to students who are leaving college, seeking employment or moving interstate.

The Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate is issued at the end of Year 12 to students who have meet the requirements for the qualification.

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What advice is given relating to tertiary selection?

An ACT Tertiary Entrance Statement is produced for all students who meet the requirements for a Tertiary Package.

Reported on this Statement is a student’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), Aggregate Score (which is used to determine the ATAR), the weighting of the scores used in the calculation of the Aggregate Score and the scaled course scores for all T and H courses. The Aggregate Score is the sum of the best three major scaled scores plus 0.6 of the next best scaled score.

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Who issues this?

ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS).

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