Biology - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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To meet the Biology 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 Year 12 – 4,SA*

(commenced Yr 11 prior to 2019)

  • Biology
  • Biological Science

Qld Year 12 – Units 3&4, C**

(commenced Yr 11 in 2019 or beyond)
  • Biology
Qld External Senior
  • Biology
  • Biological Science
ACT Year 12
  • Biology (T Major)
  • Human Biology (T Major)
  • Biological Science (T Major)
NSW Year 12
  • Biology
  • Biology 2 unit
SA/NT Year 12
  • Biology
TAS Year 12
  • Biology
VIC Year 12
  • Biology
WA Year 12
  • Biological Sciences (Stage 3)
  • Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Human Biological Sciences (Stage 3)
  • Biology ATAR
  • Human Biology ATAR

*4, SA – study must be equivalent to 4 semesters of study and exit with a Sound exit level of achievement or above.

** Units 3&4, C – completed Unit 3 and Unit 4 and exit with a grade of C or above.

Overseas secondary study

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


A levels - Grade D or higher

AS levels - Grade C or higher

  • Biology
  • Biology (Human)

Australian bridging and preparatory studies

Qualification Prerequisite equivalents
USC Tertiary Preparation Pathway
TAFE QLD - Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation
  • Biology (2 modules)
Unilearn (via Unilearn or OUA)
  • UNL44 - Biology

Tertiary studies

A passing grade in at least one tertiary level Biology 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.