Leaving School in Australia
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:
- students who move interstate or to/from New Zealand
- people who advise secondary school students about future career choices and study options
- employers who receive job applications from students educated in another state or territory.
- New South Wales
- Australian Capital Territory
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- New Zealand
Archives of previous editions of Leaving School (as Adobe Acrobat PDF files)