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The difference between the two is minimal and is due to regional differences as AUSMAT is regulated by the Western part of Australia, whereas SAM is handled by the South of Australia.
Both are globally recognised pre-university programmes offered by Malaysian private institutions. These programmes were introduced in Malaysia 30 years ago. They are equivalent to the Year 12 pre-university Australian high school certificate. The only difference is that SAM (SACE International) is regulated by the South Australian government whereas AUSMAT (a.k.a. WACE) is regulated by the West Australian government.More details Less
Both are globally recognised pre-university programmes offered by Malaysian private institutions. These programmes were introduced in Malaysia 30 years ago. They are equivalent to the Year 12 pre-university Australian high school certificate. The only difference is that SAM (SACE International) is regulated by the South Australian government whereas AUSMAT (a.k.a. WACE) is regulated by the West Australian government. Are you looking for the fastest possible route to completing a pre-university course? Perhaps you’re mindful of how much you’ll spend, not wanting to break the bank, and yet want an internationally recognised pre-university course. Are you still undecided on what you want to become, and want to study a pre-university course that’ll still leave you with options when you finish? Well, if you answered 'yes' to all, then you’ve just described the Australian Matriculation programme. Let us help you learn about how you can get Down Under, by staying right here in Malaysia!
Arguably the most popular private pre-university option, AUSMAT or SAM, the Australian Grade 12 exam affords students a less exam based pre-university choice. The former is composed of 50% coursework and 50% exams, whereas the latter is made up of 70% coursework and just 30% of exams.
While some students hate studying for exams, they excelled at assignments and projects while still in school. Their folios were the highlight of the class, their printed projects standing out head and shoulders above everyone else. If this does sound like you, then AUSMAT/SAM is for you!
If you time it right (when enrolling) and do well without failing, you’ll be done with this pre-university course in only 11 months! You’ll then be able to proceed with your Bachelor’s Degree, getting a good year head start on anyone who took A-Levels and the like.
While many other pre-university courses cater to those who may resort to last minute cramming, this pre-university course will require consistent effort on your part, throughout the course, from class participation, attendance to assignments and quizzes. You can’t slack!
AUSMAT/SAM may not be as globally recognised as A-Levels or IBDP, but it is still recognised in numerous countries as a pre-university qualification. Please check whether the country you intend to study in, is one of them before deciding on it.
Important Note: Starting your studies later will result in a delay of your degree programme. So do plan ahead because even though it only takes 10 to 14 months to complete, your choice of intake might cause you to start your degree programme later than your peers who took a longer course. .
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