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Pre-Requisite Subjects

As part of the entry requirement for your desired course, you may need to complete a pre-requisite subject at high school. You will find pre-requisite subjects listed under the entry requirements section for each course, on their respective course page. When viewing this information, you will find that the pre-requisites listed align with the Queensland curriculum. So if you have completed or are completing your senior high school education in another state, we have outlined below what the equivalent pre-requisite is for your state.

To meet the required English pre-requisite, you will need to achieve a Sound Achievement (SA) in one of the following subjects. Not sure what a Sound Achievement is for your subject? Check out our Sound Achievement Conversion information.

Queensland

  • English (4, SA)

New South Wales

  • 15130 English Standard
  • 15140 English Advanced
  • 15150 English as a Second Language
  • 15160 English Extension
  • 15170 English Extension 2

Victoria

  • EF English (ESL)
  • EG English Language
  • EN English
  • LI Literature

South Australia / Northern Territory

  • ECP PAS English Communication
  • EGS PES English Studies
  • ENP PAS English
  • ESP PES English as a Second Language Studies
  • 2ELG TAS English as a Second Language Studies
  • 2END English Studies
  • 2ELS English Literacy Studies

Western Australia

  • ESL 023 English ESL General (1996-2001)
  • ESL English for ESL Students
  • ENG102 English Course (2008 onwards)
  • ENG 004 English (1996-2007)
  • ENLIT 005 English Literature
  • ELD 120 English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Stage 3)
  • ENG English (Stage 2 or Stage 3)
  • ENG English ATAR
  • LIT Literature ATAR

Tasmania

  • EN821 English
  • EN823 Literature
  • EN825 Writer’s Workshop
  • EN841 World Literature
  • ENS315109 English Communications
  • ENC5C English Communications
  • ENW315109 English Writing
  • ENW5C English Writing

ACT

  • English (T Major)
  • Language and Literature (T)
  • World Literature (T)
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)

New Zealand

  • English (NCEA Level 3)

IB

  • 101 English A1 (HL or SL)
  • 100177 English A1 (HL or SL)
  • 201 English B (HL or SL)
  • 100179 English A2 (HL or SL)
  • 901 English A2 (HL or SL)
  • 100178 English A2 (HL or SL)
  • 112733 English A: Language and Literature (HL or SL)
  • 112711 English A: Literature (HL or SL)

To meet the required Mathematics A pre-requisite, you will need to achieve a Sound Achievement (SA) in one of the following subjects. Not sure what a Sound Achievement is for your subject? Check out our Sound Achievement Conversion information.

Queensland

  • Mathematics A

New South Wales

  • 15230 General Mathematics
  • 20150 Mathematics in Practice
  • 20160 Mathematics in Society
  • 15235 Mathematics General 2

Victoria

  • NF Further Mathematics

South Australia / Northern Territory

  • QMD Quantitative Methods
  • 2MME2 Mathematical Methods
  • 2MGM20 General Mathematics

Western Australia

  • MATH1 Mathematics
  • MATHD Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH4 Mathematics IV
  • MMATH Modelling with Mathematics
  • MAT 2C/D Mathematics 2C/2D
  • MAT 3A/B Mathematics 3A/B
  • MAA Mathematics Applications

Tasmania

  • HSC354 Mathematics Applied
  • MT730 Maths Applied
  • MAP5C Mathematics Applied Senior Secondary 5C
  • MTA315109 Mathematics Applied
  • MTA315114 Mathematics Applied
  • MTM315117 Mathematical Methods-Foundation
  • MTG315115 General Mathematics

ACT

  • Mathematical Applications (T)

New Zealand

  • Statistics and Modelling (NCEA Level 3 – to 2013)
  • Statistics (NCEA Level 3 – from 2014)
  • Mathematics (NCEA Level 3 – from 2014)

IB

  • 530 Mathematics Studies (SL)
  • 514 Math Studies (SL)
  • 100385 Mathematical Studies (SL)

To meet the required Mathematics B pre-requisite, you will need to achieve a Sound Achievement (SA) in one of the following subjects. Not sure what a Sound Achievement is for your subject? Check out our Sound Achievement Conversion information.

Queensland

  • Mathematics B

New South Wales

  • 20170 Mathematics 2 Unit (4 Semesters Maths B)
  • 20171 Mathematics 3 Unit (4 Semesters Maths B & 2 Semesters Maths C)
  • 20172 Mathematics 4 Unit (4 Semesters Maths B & 4 Semesters Maths C)
  • 15240 Mathematics (4 Semesters Maths B)
  • 15240 + 15250 Mathematics + Extension 1 (4 Semesters Maths B & 2 Semesters Maths C)
  • 15250 + 15260 Mathematics 1 + Extension 2 (4 Semesters Maths B & 4 Semesters Maths C) – 15240 Mathematics is subsumed within this course combination.

Victoria

  • NK Mathematical Methods
  • NJ Mathematical Methods

South Australia / Northern Territory

  • M1D Mathematics 1
  • M1S Mathematics 1
  • MA1 Mathematics 1
  • MSU Mathematical Studies
  • 2MSU2 Mathematical Studies
  • 2MDS Mathematical Studies
  • 2MHS20 Mathematical Methods

Western Australia

  • MATH2 Mathematics II
  • MATHC Calculus
  • MATHB E504 Applicable Mathematics
  • MAT 3C/D Mathematics 3C/3D
  • MAS 3A/B Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B
  • MAM Mathematical Methods ATAR

Tasmania

  • HSC355 Mathematics
  • HSC356 Algebra and Geometry
  • HSC357 Analysis and Statistics
  • MT841 Mathematics Stage 2
  • MT843 Mathematics Stage 3
  • MME5C Mathematics Methods Senior Secondary 5C
  • MTM315109 Mathematics Methods
  • MTM315114 Mathematics Methods
  • MTM415117 Mathematics Methods

ACT

  • Mathematical (T Major)
  • Special Mathematics (T) (Singles Majors)
  • Mathematical Methods (T Major)

New Zealand

  • Mathematics with Calculus (NCEA Level 3 – to 2013)
  • Calculus (NCEA Level 3 – from 2014)

IB

  • 510 Mathematics (HL or SL)
  • 100386 Mathematics (HL or SL)
  • 520 Mathematics (HL or SL)
  • 540 Further Mathematics (SL)
  • 100218 Further Mathematics (HL)

To meet the required Biology pre-requisite, you will need to achieve a Sound Achievement (SA) in one of the following subjects. Not sure what a Sound Achievement is for your subject? Check out our Sound Achievement Conversion information.

Queensland

  • Biology

New South Wales

  • 20260 Biology 2 Unit
  • 15030 Biology

Victoria

  • BI Biology

South Australia / Northern Territory

  • BIO Biology
  • 2BIO2 Biology
  • BIG Biology

Western Australia

  • BIOL Biology
  • HBIOL Human Biology
  • BIO Biological Science (Stage 3)
  • HBS Human Biological Sciences (Stage 3)
  • BLY Biology ATAR
  • HBY Human Biology ATAR

Tasmania

  • BY826 Biology
  • BIO5C Biology
  • BIO315109 Biology

ACT

  • Biology (T Major)
  • Human Biology (T Major)
  • Biological Science (T Major)

New Zealand

  • Biology (NCEA Level 43)

IB

  • 410 Biology (HL or SL)
  • 100088 Biology (HL or SL)

To meet the required Physics pre-requisite, you will need to achieve a Sound Achievement (SA) in one of the following subjects. Not sure what a Sound Achievement is for your subject? Check out our Sound Achievement Conversion information.

Queensland

  • Physics

New South Wales

  • 20290 Physics 2 Unit
  • 20250 Physics 3 Unit
  • 20251 Physics 4 Unit
  • 15330 Physics

Victoria

  • PH Physics

South Australia / Northern Territory

  • PHY Physics
  • 2PHY2 Physics
  • PYS Physics

Western Australia

  • PHYIC Physics
  • PSCIE Physical Science
  • PHY Physics (Stage 3)
  • PHY Physics ATAR

Tasmania

  • PH866 Physics
  • PSC5C Physical Sciences (2004 – 2010)
  • SC786 Applied Science – Physical Sciences
  • PHY5C Physics (2004 – 2010)
  • PHY315109 Physics
  • PHY315114 Physics
  • PHY415115 Physics

ACT

  • Physics (T Major)
  • Electronics (T Major)

New Zealand

  • Physics (NCEA Level 3)

IB

  • 430 Physics (HL or SL)
  • 100452 Physics (HL or SL)
  • 440 Physical Science (HL)
  • 760 Phys Chem Sys (HL)

To meet the required Chemistry pre-requisite, you will need to achieve a Sound Achievement (SA) in one of the following subjects. Not sure what a Sound Achievement is for your subject? Check out our Sound Achievement Conversion information.

Queensland

  • Chemistry

New South Wales

  • 20270 Chemistry 2 Unit
  • 20250 Chemistry 3 Unit
  • 20251 Chemistry 4 Unit
  • 15050 Chemistry

Victoria

  • CH Chemistry

South Australia / Northern Territory

  • CHM Chemistry
  • 2CHM2 Chemistry
  • CME Chemistry

Western Australia

  • CHEM Chemistry
  • CHE Chemistry (Stage 3)
  • CHE Chemistry ATAR

Tasmania

  • CH856 Chemistry
  • CHM5C Chemistry
  • CHM315109 Chemistry
  • CHM315114 Chemistry
  • CHM415115 Chemistry

ACT

  • Chemistry (T Major)

New Zealand

  • Physics (NCEA Level 3)

IB

  • 420 Chemistry (HL or SL)
  • 100113 Chemistry (HL or SL)

To meet a pre-requisite subject requirement, you need to have successfully passed your subject and achieved a set level or score. In Queensland, this is a Sound Achievement. Find the relevant score for your state below:

Queensland

  • Sound Achievement or higher

New South Wales

  • Performance Band: 2+

Victoria

  • Score: 25

South Australia /Northern Territory

  • SACE: overall grade of C- or better
  • SACE Stage 2 or Tertiary Admissions Subject (TAS): 20 credits

Western Australia

  • Score: 50+

Tasmania

  • Sound Achievement or higher

ACT

  • Scaled mark = 125+

New Zealand

  • Grade average: 2.0 or higher

IB

  • Grade HL: 3
  • Grade SL: 4