If you hold year 12 qualifications and you have also studied at higher education level, whether you are eligible to use year 12 results will depend on how much study you have done at higher education level. The rules for each institution are described below.

Definition of higher education level study

The term ‘higher education level’ in this context means study at diploma level or above at a university or equivalent e.g. a college of advanced education, institute of technology, or institute of higher education. It also includes bachelor degree courses undertaken at TAFE or other registered training organisations provided that the degree course is listed on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) higher education register of qualifications for the relevant period of accreditation. The AQF is a national system of classification of tertiary awards offered by tertiary institutions such as universities, TAFE institutes and other registered training organisations.

‘One year’ in relation to length of higher education level study means the equivalent of one full-time year, e.g. 80 credit points at Charles Darwin University; 36 units at Flinders University or at the University of South Australia; 24 points at the University of Adelaide; 48 points at CQUniversity Australia and Tabor; 32 points at Torrens University Australia; or the interstate equivalent.

Charles Darwin University

For Medicine (Clinical Sciences)

If you have studied at higher education level for a total of one year or less, you are eligible to use your year 12 results.

If, however, you have studied at higher education level for a total of more than one year, you are not eligible to use your year 12 results.

For all other undergraduate courses

You are eligible to use your year 12 results regardless of any amount of higher education level study you have undertaken.

Flinders University

For Medicine (Clinical Sciences)

If you have studied at higher education level for any period of time, you are not eligible to use your year 12 results.

For all other undergraduate courses

If you have studied at higher education level for a total of two years or less, you are eligible to use your year 12 results.

If, however, you have studied at higher education level for a total of more than two years, you are not eligible to use your year 12 results.

The University of Adelaide

For Medicine/Surgery (including Bonded Medical place)

If you have studied at higher education level for any period of time, you are not eligible to use your year 12 results.

For all other undergraduate programs

If you have studied at higher education level for a total of two years or less, you are eligible to use your year 12 results.

If, however, you have studied at higher education level for a total of more than two years, you are not eligible to use your year 12 results.

University of South Australia

For all undergraduate programs except diploma and combined diploma/degree programs

If you have studied at higher education level for a total of two years or less, you are eligible to use your year 12 results.

If, however, you have studied at higher education level for a total of more than two years, you are not eligible to use your year 12 results.

For diploma and combined diploma/degree programs

If you have studied at higher education level for a total of more than two years, or if you have completed a TAFE/VET award at AQF Diploma level or higher, you are not eligible to use your year 12 results.

CQUniversity Australia

You are eligible to use your year 12 results regardless of any amount of higher education level study you have undertaken.

SAIBT

You are eligible to use your year 12 results regardless of any amount of higher education level study you have undertaken. Completion of year 11 or year 12 (or equivalent) may be used for entry to SAIBT courses.

Tabor

You are eligible to use your year 12 results regardless of any amount of higher education level study you have undertaken.

Torrens University Australia

You are eligible to use your year 12 results regardless of any amount of higher education level study you have undertaken.

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