ACT Year 12

The ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12) provides access to further study in a wide range of Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree level courses in Australia, giving you the knowledge and foundation skills to achieve your study goals.

Learn with Australian students and choose subjects best suited to your future study. Plus, get career guidance, information on studying a certificate course or at university and lots of help preparing for the ACT scaling test.

This program provides you with opportunities to gain admission to tertiary institutions through an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), and entry into courses requiring an ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12).

Highlights

  • Graduates from 2018 are now studying at CIT, Australian National University (ANU), University of Canberra (UC) and University of Wollongong (UoW) in Medicine, Business, Nursing, Media, International relations, Mathematics and Engineering and working in the Australian Defence Force or in business
  • Options to complete a certificate course as part of the Year 12 package
  • Excursions and activities
  • Supportive environment including two Year 12 student advisors
  • Online learning resources and tutorials
  • Work experience
  • Course Details
    Course/s

    ACT Year 12 – Senior Secondary Certificate
    CRICOS: 078241E National ID: N/A

  • Course Duration
    Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1 year

  • Course Intake
    Intake

    Semester 1 (February) 2020

    Semester 1 (February) 2021

  • Course Campus
    Campus

    CIT Bruce

  • Course Fees
    Fees*

    Tuition Fees:

    2020-2021: Semester 1 - $7,250 Semester 2 - $7,250

    Extra Fees:

    Textbooks: Range from $40 to $90 per semester depending on subject
    Equipment: $50 per semester
    Excursions $10 per term

  • *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 may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2020 and 2021 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students must be at least 18 years of age on 31 January of the year they commence studies AND have completed Year 11 studies or equivalent in their home country

    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements:

  • Course Subjects - Certificate

    ACT Senior Secondary Certificate
    Depending on demand the following subjects will be offered:

    • Biology Tertiary/Accredited
    • Business Tertiary/Accredited
    • Chemistry Tertiary
    • English Tertiary/Accredited
    • English as an Additional Language or Dialect Tertiary/Accredited
    • Global Studies Tertiary/Accredited
    • History Tertiary/Accredited
    • Mathematics Tertiary/Accredited
    • Physical Education Accredited
    • Physics Tertiary

  • Likely Job Outcome

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

  • Teaching Methods and Assessment

    You will 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.

    ACT Senior Secondary Certificate
    1 year
    = 1 year of study
    Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree