Your One-Stop Guide To AUSMAT and SACE International

By Noah Teng - July 28, 2020
What to Study How AUSMAT and SACE International can lead you to top Australian universities
Your One-Stop Guide To AUSMAT and SACE International

Interested in studying in Australia for your degree?

Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) and South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE International) are pre-university programmes that allow students to enter Australian universities within a year.

Here’s a guide to what AUSMAT and SACE International is about, how to plan for it, universities that offer AUSMAT/SACE International, and the benefits we offer to save on your education.



What is AUSMAT and SACE International?

AUSMAT and SACE International are pre-university programmes recognised by Australian universities, such as the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland.

AUSMAT and SACE International both have projects, assignments, and lab work throughout the year and a final exam.

SACE International is 70% coursework and 30% exams while AUSMAT is an even split of 50% coursework and exams.


Why Take AUSMAT/SACE International?

benefits of taking Ausmat / SACE International

You’ll like AUSMAT/SACE International if:

You want access to top quality Australian education. Australian Universities are consistently placed within the top 200 universities based on QS ranking

You prefer being assessed over time. AUSMAT/SACE International both assess you gradually over a year, so you won’t need to stress over a major exam.   

You want to discover your interests.The AUSMAT/SACE International subject combinations are flexible, which means you can explore subjects from different fields of study.


What’s My AUSMAT/SACE International Pathway?  

You'll need 5 credits in your SPM/O Level, including English and Mathematics to enter any AUSMAT/SACE International programme.

With a little bit of planning, you'll get a head start to your future degree. Here are some suggestions on subject combinations for your degree in the infographic below.  


Intake & Duration

The most popular intakes are in January and March and will last 10-12 months. April, August and September intakes are also available at some universities.  



The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is awarded to you at the end of your course.

Your ATAR score is the total of 4 of your highest scoring subjects and 50% of your 5th highest scoring subject.

ATAR percentage scores allow you to compare your performance with your peers. For example, an ATAR percentage score of 99.5% means you’re in the top 0.05% of your intake!


Which Universities & Colleges Offer AUSMAT/SACE International?

Taylor’s University (SACE International)

Tuition Fees:



INTI International University & Colleges (SACE International)

Tuition Fees:

RM22,130 (January & April intake)


DISTED College (SACE International)

Tuition Fees:

RM27,284 (January & March intake)


Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (AUSMAT)

Tuition Fees:



Sunway University (AUSMAT)

Tuition Fees:

RM24,450 (January, March & September intake)


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