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To meet the Chemistry pre-requisite (4-SA) for entry to a USC program, one of the following will satisfy the requirements. Study must be equivalent to 4 semesters of study with a Sound exit level of achievement.

Australian secondary study

Qualification Prerequisite equivalents
Qld External Senior
  • Chemistry
ACT Year 12
  • Chemistry (T Major)
NSW Year 12
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry (2 unit)
  • Science (3 unit)
  • Science (4 unit)
SA / NT / TAS / VIC Year 12
  • Chemistry
WA Year 12
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry (Stage 3)
  • Chemistry (ATAR)       

Overseas secondary study

Qualification Prerequisite equivalents
International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Chemistry (HL or SL)
New Zealand
  • Chemistry (NCEA Level 3)


A levels - Grade D or higher

AS levels - Grade C or higher

  • Chemistry

Australian bridging and preparatory studies

Qualification Prerequisite equivalents
USC Tertiary Preparation Pathway
CQU Preparatory Program
  • IntroChemistry
  • Chemistry bridging course
TAFE QLD - Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation
  • Chemistry (3 modules)
Unilearn (via Unilearn or OUA)
  • UNL21 - Chemistry

Tertiary studies

A passing grade in at least one tertiary level Chemistry subject.

Other study

Other study may also be considered. Contact Student Central for more information if you have done other study that you think might be equivalent.

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