Other Australian and New Zealand high school qualifications
Each year, students from other Australian states, New Zealand and many other countries come to UWA to study.
If you have completed another Australian state's high school qualification, your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) from that study is valid for use at UWA.
Queensland students, your Overall Position will be converted to an equivalent ATAR automatically by WA's Tertiary Institutions Service Centre.
Our subject equivalence tables will help you determine if you have satisfied prerequisites.
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
All students must meet the University's English language competence requirements.
The New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is accepted for entry to UWA.
After you apply, your NCEA results will be assessed by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre and the University. Your NCEA results will be converted to an equivalent ATAR that will be used to assess you for entry.
Use the table below, along with specific UWA course information, to work out whether your New Zealand courses meet the prerequisites for your University course.
Remember, you must also satisfy the University's English language competence requirements.
|WA course||New Zealand (Bursary award) equivalent||New Zealand (NCEA) equivalent|
|English/Literature ATAR||English – 50 or above||English Level 2/3: minimum 8 Level 2 credits and at least Achievement with Merit (M) in four of the Reading and Writing outcomes (excluding AS91099 and AS91102 or AS90379 and AS90374), of which three must be externally assessed|
|Mathematics Applications ATAR||No equivalent, except Maths with Calculus – 50 or above||Statistics & Probability – Level 3: 12 credits and Achievement (A) in all three dimensions|
|Mathematics Methods ATAR||Maths with Statistics – 50 or above||
Statistics & Probability – Level 3: 12 credits and Achievement with Merit (M) in all three dimensions
Mathematics – Level 3: 24 credits and Achievement (A) in all five dimensions
|Mathematics: Specialist ATAR||Maths with Calculus – 50 or above||Mathematics – Level 3 – 24 credits and Achievement with Excellence (E) in all five dimensions|
|Chemistry ATAR||Chemistry – 50 or above||Chemistry Level 3: 24 credits and Achievement (A) in all seven dimensions|
|Physics ATAR||Physics – 50 or above||Physics Level 3: 24 credits and Achievement with Merit (M) in at least three dimensions|