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 foundational 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 (AST). The ACT Year 12 Certificate is issued and accredited by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS).
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).
- Graduates 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
ACT Year 12 Certificate
CRICOS: 078241E National ID: N/A
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1 year
2023 Semester 1 (February)
2023: $7,450 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee $14,900)
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. 2024 fees are subject to change.
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.
Students must also meet one of the following English requirements:
- IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
- TOEFL iBT - 46
- PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
- Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
Course Subjects - Certificate
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 of study
▼Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree