The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) is a globally recognized pre-university programme offered at Sunway College since 1987. The School Curriculum and Standards Authority of Western Australia (SCSA), on behalf of the Government of Western Australia, oversees the quality implementation of the AUSMAT programme.
The SCSA conducts annual moderation exercises to validate the assessment standards applied at Sunway to be that of Western Australian high schools. Students upon successful completion of the AUSMAT programme will receive the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). A certificate that is globally recognized for entry into universities and institutions of higher learning globally.
The AUSMAT programme has a unique assessment structure of 50% school-based assessment and 50% external examination. With more than 100 subject combinations that include Science and Humanities, it provides the flexibility to explore diverse academic and career interests.
Contributing to the consistent high-achieving success of the AUSMAT programme are initiatives such as:
- Academic Advising programme: Personalised pastoral care for each student;
- Mentor-mentee programme: Peer support for academic progress.
Choice of Subjects
Students are required to take five (5) subjects from the list, including English or English as Additional Language/Dialect. Students will be advised on suitable subject combinations to best prepare them in making applications to universities according to their choice of studies or specializations.
All subjects offered at Sunway are the highest level (ATAR course).
- English as an Additional Language or Dialect
- Mathematics Applications
- Mathematics Methods
- Mathematics Specialist
- Human Biology
Humanities and Social Sciences
- Accounting and Finance
- Business Management and Enterprise
Assessment and Examinations
The School Curriculum and Standards, Department of Education conducts yearly moderation exercise to validate that the assessment standards applied at Sunway are consistent with that of Western Australian high schools.
It has a balanced assessment approach of 50% school assessment and 50% external examinations.
The school assessment component removes the pressure associated with a single high-stakes end-of-year examination. A variety of assessment methods such as tests, quizzes, assignments, investigations, research, presentation and examinations will develop students as versatile learners.
Officers appointed by the School Curriculum and Standards directly supervise and conduct examinations. Moreover, all external examination scripts are sent to Western Australia for marking.
Passed SPM, O-level or equivalent with minimum five (5) credits.
Intakes and Durations
- January: 10 months
- March: 8 months
- September: 14 months
First week of November