Transferring Students

Transferring Students

Please see the Policy and Procedures Manual section 8.9.2 for up to date, specific information.

In general, at least half of the outcomes leading to the award of an ACT Senior Secondary Certificate should be the result of studies in courses accredited or registered by the Board of Senior Secondary Studies at the school from which they are graduating.

The student must complete a minimum of:

  • 8.5 standard units (50% of 17 minimum requirement) in the ACT senior secondary system at their graduating school and meet all the other requirements to be awarded an ACT Senior Secondary Certificate.
  • 10 standard units (50% of 20 minimum requirement) in the ACT senior secondary system at their graduating school and meet all other requirements to be awarded an ACT Tertiary Entrance Statement.

Students Transferring between ACT colleges

Students wishing to swap colleges in the ACT need to apply to the new college to enrol at that college.

All units, courses and VET competencies achieved will transfer with the student.

It is important to note that all Tertiary course scores, for courses continued, will be based on the results achieved at the new college only.

Standard unit points will be used from both the new and old college when course types are calculated (Minors, Majors, Major Minors or Double Majors)

Students Transferring into the ACT from Interstate or Overseas

Students wishing to transfer to a college in the ACT need to enrol at that college, normally by having an interview with a Principal or Deputy Principal.  See the relevant college website for contact information.

All courses that studied which are at the equivalent year 11 or 12 level will transfer with the student.  The student will be given Recognition units for this previous study in the relevant courses. Previous results will not appear on the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate.

It is important to note that all Tertiary courses will need to have at least 50% of units from their graduating college and that the course scores will be based on the results achieved at the new college only.

Standard unit points will be used from both the new and old college when course types are calculated (Minors, Majors, Major Minors or Double Majors).

Students are still required to meet the certificate and package requirements for the ACT. It is also important for students wishing to go on to university, that at least three subjects studied at the previous college are continued at the new college in order to form T major courses.

Any VET qualifications studied in other jurisdictions can be given credit transfer. These will need to be sighted by the new college.

See ACT Qualifications,Scaling and the ATAR and VET transfer or more information.