Year 12 (ACT Senior Secondary Certificate)


ACT Senior Secondary Certificate
CRICOS: 078241E | National ID: N/A

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Semester 1 (February) 2018


CIT Bruce

Tuition Fees

2018*: Semester 1 - $6,850 | Semester 2 - $6,850
2019*: Semester 1 - $7,050 | Semester 2 - $7,050

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 and 2019 fees subject to change.


The ACT Senior Secondary Certificate provides access to further study in a wide range of Degree, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level courses in Australia. Students may choose a tertiary program for entry into university or an accredited program for entry into Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses at CIT or other vocational education providers. Entry into specific courses may depend on subject selection and the level of Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) achieved for university entrance. Students will study in classes with Australian students and choose subjects, from those available, best suited to their future study.

Entry Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years of age on 31 January of the year they commence studies and meet one of the following English requirements: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT - 46 | PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT - 527 | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

Extra Fees

Approximate materials and equipment fees:
Textbooks: $100 per semester
Equipment: $50 per semester

Course Subjects

Biology Tertiary/Accredited
Business Tertiary/Accredited
Chemistry Tertiary
Community Learning Accredited
English Tertiary/Accredited
Global Studies Tertiary/Accredited
History Tertiary/Accredited
Mathematics Tertiary/Accredited
Physics Tertiary
Psychology Tertiary/Accredited

Job Opportunities

University education, TAFE Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, specific employment areas requiring Year 12 and general employment.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Students study in face to face classes as well as through CIT’s online learning platform, eLearn. Extra resources and support are available through eLearn and face to face study tutorials. Classes use CIT’s science and ICT laboratories and all general classrooms have data projectors.

The ACT operates a system of school-based curriculum and assessment. Assessment in the ACT is continuous school based assessment. This means there are no external subject-based examinations. Courses are taught and assessed unit by unit. A unit of study is organised around a particular theme or skillset and has a value based on the time the unit took to deliver: One standard unit of study towards a Senior Secondary Certificate represents a minimum of 55 hours of timetabled classes generally over one semester. Moderation is conducted every semester to ensure comparability of grades from different schools and the ACT Scaling Test (AST), a higher order thinking examination, is used to compare Tertiary scores from different schools for calculation of the ATAR.

Please refer to the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies website for more information.

Pathways to Further Study

Successful completion of this program will contribute towards meeting the requirements for entry into a Diploma program offered by CIT or a Degree at university.

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