Year 11 summary of overseas equivalent qualifications

Minimum Academic requirements summary of most enrolled nationalities:

Country Course Packages starting with Certificate 3 or 4 courses at PCBT (ie: Cert 3 + Cert 4 + Diploma of Hospitality + Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management or Cert 4 in Business + Diploma of Business + Advanced diploma of Leadership and Management) Course Packages starting with Diploma or Advanced diploma courses at PCBT (ie: Diploma of Leadership and Management + Advanced diploma of Leadership and Management)
Australia Year 11 with a minimum 50% in 4 WACE subjects, plus a minimum C grade in English Year 12 with a minimum 50% in 4 WACE subjects, plus a minimum C grade in English; or a minimum ATAR of 50 plus a minimum C grade in English
Bahrain General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50% Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies
Bangladesh Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 50% Higher Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 50%
Bhutan Bhutan Secondary Education Certificate with a minimum average of 50% Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate with a minimum average of 50%
Brazil Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average of 6.0 in 4 subjects Certificade de Ensino Medio with an average of 7.0 in 4 subjects
Brunei, Mauritius Completion of Form 5 / GCE O- Levels with a minimum of 4 passes 2 passes in the GCE A-Levels, or 1 A-Level and 2 AS-Levels
China Senior Middle 2 (Goa Er) with a minimum average of 50% Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) with a minimum average of 70%
Colombia Bachillerato with a minimum average of 65% Bachillerato with a minimum average of 70%
Egypt General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50% Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies
France, La Reunion Successful completion of Year 11 Baccalaureate with an average of 10
Ghana Completion of GCE O-Levels or equivalent 2 passes in the GCE A-Levels
Hong Kong Senior Secondary 2 with an average of 50% in 4 academic subjects Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with a minimum 7 points from 3 subjects
India Secondary Certificate (10+1) with a minimum average of 50% Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) with a minimum average of 50%
Indonesia SMU 2 with a minimum average of 7.0 or 70% SMU 3 with a minimum average of 7.0 or 70%
International Baccalaureate Year 1 Diploma Minimum of 20 points from 6 subjects
Iran Completion of High School Diploma or Peeshdaneshgahe Completion of Peeshdaneshgahe
Japan Completion of Kotogakko Year 2 High school graduation with an average of 2.5
Jordan General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50% Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies
Kenya GCE O-Levels with a minimum 4 Ds Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum C grade average
Korea High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with a D-grade average High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a C-grade average
Kuwait General Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 50% General Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 70%
Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe GCE O-Levels with a minimum 4 Ds 2 passes in GCE A-Levels, or 1 A-Level and 2 AS-Levels
Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a minimum of 4 passes Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum 2 passes or Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum 2Bs and 2Cs or Nilai Gred Mata Pelajaran (NGMP) with a minimum average of 2.0
Macau High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with a D-grade average High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a C-grade average
Myanmar Matriculation Examination Pass Certificate Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies
Nepal Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50% Higher Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50%
Nigeria Completion of Senior Secondary School examinations (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at D7 Level Completion of Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at C6 Level
Oman General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50% Completion 1 year of recognised tertiary studies
Pakistan Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50% Higher Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50%
Philippines Successful completion of Grade 11 (from K-12 education system) with a minimum 60% average Successful completion of Grade 12 (from K-12 education system) with a minimum average of 80%
Poland Successful completion of Year 11 Successful completion of Matura
Russia Certificate of Secondary Education Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education with GPA of 3.5
Saudi Arabia General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50% Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary study
Singapore GCE O-Levels/N-Levels with a minimum 4 Ds 2 passes in the GCE A-Levels, or 1 A-Level and 2 AS-Levels
Slovakia Completion of Gymnasia Year 12 Completion of Gymnasia Year 13 with ‘C’ average
Syria Successful completion of Shahada al-Thanawiyya al-cAmma or Shahadat al-Dirasi al l-cdadiyya al-Amma al Kafa’a or Brevet Completion of A Levels or 1 year tertiary study
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan O-Levels with a minimum 4 Cs A minimum 2 passes (S grade) in Sri Lankan A-Levels
South Africa Year 11 with a minimum average of 60% Aggregate D in National Senior Certificate or Matriculation with a minimum 3 passes in higher level subjects
Thailand Completion of Matayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5 Completion of Matayom 6 with a GPA of 2.0 in relevant academic subjects
Turkey Devlet Meslek Kise Diplomasi: Completion of High School Certificate Devlet Meslek Lise Diplomasi / Lise Diplomasi / On-Lisans Diplomasi: Grade 3 (60%) and above
Taiwan Senior High School (Year 2) with a 60% average Senior High School with 60% in final year results (Year 3)
UAE GCE O-Levels with a minimum 4 Ds Completion of Technical Secondary Diploma
Vietnam Year 11 with a minimum average of 6.0 Year 12 with a minimum average of 6.0
Zambia Zambian School Certificate/GCE, with a minimum 36 points or better from 6 subjects Zambian School Certificate/GCE, with a minimum 18 points or better from 6 subjects

All nationalities:

A – B

Afghanistan:
Baccalauria. Marked on a percentage scale, with 40% being the minimum pass mark.

Argentina:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marking is on a scale of 0-10, with 4-10 being pass marks.

Austria:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marking is on a scale of 1-5 (minimum), with 1-4 being pass marks.

Bahrain:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marking is on a scale of 1-4 (maximum), all are passing marks.

Bangladesh:
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or Intermediate Certificate (Grade XII level).

Belgium:
Completion of two years study towards the Diplome d’Aptitude a Acceder a l’Enseignement Superieur – (3 years duration).

Bolivia:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marking is on a scale of 1-7 (maximum), with 3.6 being the minimum pass mark.

Brazil:
One year study before achieving the ‘Certificado de Conclusao de 2 Grau’ or Completion of the 3rd year of Secondary School/2 Grau.

Brunei:
Cambridge Overseas School Certificate OR Brunei/Cambridge GCE O levels, grades A-E (or 1-8) considered pass marks.

Burma:
Completion of the Basic Education High School Examination/Matriculation (awarded after completion of standard X). (Myanmar)

 

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C – D

Cambodia:
Completion of the Baccalaureate Part I Examinations. Marking scale of 1-20 (maximum), with 10 the minimum pass mark.

Canada:
(Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, New Foundland, North West Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan)
Assessed on a year by year basis Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Where graded results are given A-D or P are considered a pass. With a percentage scale, 50%+ is considered a pass (This applies for all states of Canada)

Chile:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Grading scale of 1-7 (maximum), with 4 as the minimum pass mark. Completion of the 3rd year of secondary schooling (Educacion Media). Secondary schooling covers 4 years after 8 years of Primary.

China:
Completion of Year 2 of Senior High School (also referred to as Senior Middle School). Five subjects passed with marks of 50% and over. Senior High School is normally 3 years duration.

Cyprus: (See GREECE or TURKEY).

Colombia:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marking is on a scale of 1-10 or 1-100, with 5 or 50 being the minimum pass marks.

Costa Rica:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marking is on a scale of 1-100, with 60 as the minimum pass mark.

Czech Republic:
Completion of two years study towards the Maturitni Zkouska/Maturita or Skuske Certificate. Marked on a scale of 1-5 (minimum), with 4 being the minimum pass mark.

Denmark:
Completion of two years study towards the Studentereksamen or Forberedelseseksamen or Handelseksamen or Teknisk Eksamen -(3 years duration in upper secondary school). Marked on a scale of 0-13 (maximum), with 6 as the minimum pass mark.

Dominican Republic:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marked on a percentage scale, with 60% being the minimum pass mark.

 

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E – F

Ecuador:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marking is on a scale of 1-20 (maximum), with 10 as the minimum pass mark.

Egypt:
Completion of two years study towards the General Secondary School Certificate (usually three years duration). Five subjects passed with marks of 50% or greater.

El Salvadore:
Completion of two years study towards the Bachillerato School Leaving Certificate (usually three years duration). Marked on a scale of 1-10 (maximum), with 5 as the minimum pass mark.

Ethiopia:
Completion of the first year (Grade 11) of the Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate (usually two years duration in Senior Secondary). Marked on a scale of 1-100, with 50 as the minimum pass mark.

Fiji:
Fiji School Leaving Certificate or the New Zealand Universities Entrances Examination Certificate (Form 6) with passes in four subjects including English. Marked on a percentage scale, minimum pass is 50%.

Finland:
Completion of two years study towards the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Lukion Paastotodistus/gymnasiets dimissionsbetyg), which is usually three years duration. Marked on a scale of 4-10, with 5 as the minimum pass mark.

France:
Completion of the Brevet de l’Enseignement General or two years towards the Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement. The marking system is based on a numerical scale of 1-20, with 10 as the minimum pass mark.

 

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G – H

Germany:
Completion of one year’s study towards the Abitur/Reifezeugnis/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (usually two years duration). Marked on a scale of 1 (max) -5, with 4 as the minimum pass mark or on a scale of 0-15, with 4 as the minimum pass mark.

Ghana:
Completion of the West African School Certificate (O Levels). Marked on a scale of A-F, with E being the minimum pass mark. Greece: Completion of two years towards the Apolityrion. The marking system is based on a numerical scale of 1-20, with 10 as the minimum pass mark.

Guatemala:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marked on a percentage scale, with 61% being the minimum pass mark.

Haiti:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marked on a scale of 1-10 (max), with 5 being the minimum pass mark.

Honduras:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marked on a percentage scale, (minimum of 61% needed to pass), or a numerical scale of 1-5 (minimum of 3 needed to pass).

Hong Kong:
Hong Kong Certificate of Education, 5 subjects passed at Grades A-E (or Grades 1-5 with older certificates -numerical grades vary, please consult legend on certificate).

Hungary:
Assessment on a year by year basis. Year 11 = 5 subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marked on a scale of 1-5, with 2 as the minimum pass mark.

 

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I – J

India:
Higher Secondary/School Certificate (Indian School Certificate) OR All India Snr School Certificate Standard XI (YEAR 11).

Indonesia:
SMU/SMA Leaving Certificate -Level II graded on a scale of 1-10 (maximum), with 5 as the minimum pass mark.

Iran: Completion of three years study towards the National High School Diploma (usually four years duration). Marked on a scale of 0-20, with 10 being the pass mark.

Iraq:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Graded on a percentage scale with 50% as the minimum pass mark.

Ireland:
Completion of 5 subjects passed at Ordinary/Standard level in the Leaving Certificate.

Israel:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Grading scale of 1-10 (maximum), with 5 as the minimum pass mark.

Italy:
Completion of four years study towards the Maturita (Matriculation) Certificate (usually five years duration). Marked on a scale of 0-60, with 36 being the minimum pass mark. School work is marked on a scale of 0-10 with 6 as the pass mark.

Japan:
Completion of two years study (Grade 11) towards the Kotagakko – (3 years duration). Grading is on a scale of A-E, with D being the minimum pass mark.

Jordan:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Graded on a percentage scale, with 50% the minimum pass mark.

 

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K – L

Kenya:
Completion of 3 years study towards the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (normally 4 years duration). Graded on a scale of AE.

Kuwait:
Completion of three years study towards Shahadat-al-thanawiya-al-a’ama (General Secondary School Certificate) -(4 years duration)

Lebanon:
Completion of two years study towards Baccalaureat Part II -(3 years duration)

Libya:
Completion of two years study towards the General Secondary Certificate -(3 years duration)

 

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M – N

Malaysia:
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or Sijil Pelajaran Vokesyenal Malaysia (SPVM), with grades of A(1-2), C (3-6) and P (7-8) being pass marks.

Malta:
Malta General Certificate of Education (O-levels)/Secondary Education Certificate: pass marks are 1 (maximum) -7, Un -Unclassified.

Mauritius:
Cambridge Overseas School Certificate or GCE O levels with grades A-E or 1-8 in five ordinary level subjects.

Mexico:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Graded on a percentage scale, with 60% the minimum pass mark.

Nepal:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Graded on a percentage scale, with 50% the minimum pass mark.

The Netherlands:
Completion of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate. Students must pass to obtain certificate OR obtain a HAVO Certificate.

New Zealand:
Sixth Form Certificate. (Marking is on a scale of 1-9 with 1-7 being pass marks) OR University Entrance Certificate OR National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2.

Nicaragua:
Completion of four years study towards the Bachillerato en Cienciasy Letras. Marked on a scale of 1-10, with 6.5 as the minimum pass mark.

Nigeria:
West African School Certificate/GCE O level. Grading on a scale of 1-9, 9 being a fail. OR After 1989 completion of Year 11 (Senior School Certificate)

Norway:
Completion of two years study towards the Examen Artium (before 1981) OR Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skole (Since 1982)

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P – R

Pakistan:
Intermediate Certificate OR Higher Secondary School Certificate.

Papua New Guinea:
Completion of 5 subjects passed at Grade 11 level.

Paraguay:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marked on a scale of 1-5 (max) or 0-10 (max), with 2 and 3 being minimum pass marks.

Peru:
Certificado de Educacion Secundaria Comun Completa. Marked on a scale of 0-20, with 11 the minimum pass mark.

Philippines:
Year 11 = completion of one year’s full time study towards a tertiary degree from a recognised university.

Poland:
Assessed on a year by year basis: Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Level reported by Pass/Fail.

Portugal:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marked on a scale of 0-20, 10 is the minimum pass mark.

Romania:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marked on a scale of 1-10, with 5 being the minimum pass mark.

 

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S – T

Saudi Arabia:
2nd year study towards the Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate) -(3 years duration in Secondary School)

Scotland:
Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE): five subjects passed in the Standard Grade. Marking is on a seven point scale (1 max to 7), 1 – being a pass.

Sierra Leone:
West African School Certificate or GCE O levels or Cambridge Overseas School Certificate. Graded 1 (max) to 9 (fail). Five subjects passed.

Singapore:
Singapore/Cambridge GCE O level with grades A-E or 1-8 in five subjects.

Somalia:
Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marking is on a percentage scale, 60 per cent being a pass.

South Africa:
Grade 11 or Standard 9 (Completed in Form IV of Secondary School)

South Korea:
Completion of Grade 11 (2nd year of Upper Secondary School)

Soviet Union (Russia):
Assessed on a year by year basis: Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marking is on a scale 1-5 (maximum) with 3 as the minimum pass mark.

Spain:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marked on a scale of 1-10, 5 being the minimum pass mark. Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP)/Graduado en Educacion Secundaria.

Sri Lanka:
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (O-levels) in five subjects which must be passed at a grade of credit or distinction.

Sudan:
Completion of 2nd year studies towards the Sudan/Secondary School Certificate – (3 years duration)

Sweden:
Realexamen/Grundskola Certificate. Marked on a scale of 1-5 (maximum), there is no fail grade.

Switzerland:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marked on various scales: 1-6(max) minimum pass 4; 1-10 (max), minimum pass 6; 6-1 (max), minimum pass 3.

Syria:
Completion of Grade 11 – 5 subjects passed (2nd year studies completed in Upper Secondary).

Taiwan:
Completion of studies in the 2nd year of Senior High School. Grade levels of A-C are considered passing grades.

Tanzania:
Certificate of Secondary Education(CSE)/National Form IV Examination OR Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) or East African Certificate of Education (EACE). CSE is graded A-F, with A-D being passing grades. COSC and EACE are marked 1 (max) to 9 (fail).

Thailand:
Mathayom Suksa 4 (MS4) -graded on a credit system, requiring 100 credits to pass OR Maw 5 (M5), graded on a unit system, requiring 75 units to Pass, or on a scale of 0-4, with 1 being the minimum pass mark.

Turkey:
Completion of the Lise Diplomasi, marking is on a scale of 1-10 maximum, with 5 as the minimum pass mark.

 

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U – Y

Uganda:
Uganda Certificate of Education: Graded A-F, with A-D being passing grades, or 1 (maximum) -9 (fail).

United Kingdom:
General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE): five subjects passed at grades A-E OR (Before 1986) the General Certificate of Education (GCE) O levels, with passing grades being A-E.

USA:
Five subjects passed at Grade 11 level. Grading system of A-F is used, with A-D considered passes.

Uruguay:
Completion of two year’s study towards the Bachillerato (3 years duration). Marked on a scale of 1-6 (maximum), with 3 as the minimum pass mark.

Venezuela:
Completion of two year’s study towards the Bachillerato (2-3 years duration). Marked on a scale of 1-20 (maximum), with 10 as the minimum pass mark.

Vietnam:
Vietnamese Baccalaureat Part 1 or assessed on a year by year basis (Grade 11) with passes in five subjects. Where graded results are given, the lower grades may be equated to a lower year level.

West Africa:
West African School Certificate. Marked on a scale of A-F, with E being the minimum pass mark.

Yugoslavia:
Assessed on a year by year basis. Year 11 = five subjects passed after eleven years of schooling. Marked on a scale of 1-5 (maximum), with 2 as the minimum pass mark OR Completion of the third year of secondary school (normally four years duration).

Source: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/vcerecognition/equiquals/equiv-yr11.aspx