Australiaâ€™s primary and secondary schools are 12-year schools. Grades 1 to 6 are primary schools, and grades 7 to 12 are secondary schools. Seventh to ninth grade are junior high school (equivalent to the first to third grade in China), and the tenth to twelfth grades are high school (equivalent to the third grade in China). The twelfth grade is a special year as middle school students prepare to graduate from high school and take graduation exams. The result of this high school graduation exam is the only reference score for entering university.
The difference between the Australian education system and the education systems of other countries is the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), a national policy established in 1995. The qualifications covered include national higher education, vocational education and training, and high school education.
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is divided into ten levels. These integrate the qualification evaluation of high school education, vocational education and university education into a national certification system. As long as you meet the student visa requirements, you can go from one education stage to the next through this framework and go from one college to another.
In addition, it also provides students with more career choices and increases the flexibility of career planning. AQFâ€™s academic qualification framework can help you pave the way for future studies and employment. Studying for academic qualifications under the AQF framework can give you peace of mind as the school you are attending is accredited by the government and its certificates are recognised throughout Australia. Whether it is a degree certificate or other AQF qualifications, it is officially valid.
Pengjing International has established long-term cooperation with major Australian universities, which facilitate the ability of students to transfer to different courses or institutions. Regardless of your study or career goals, you can use formal agreements and certification frameworks to ensure every step of your study journey will help your future development.