What is South Australian Matriculation (SAM) or SACE International?

What is South Australian Matriculation (SAM) or SACE International?


The South Australian Matriculation (SAM) or SACE International is an internationally recognised pre-university programme that is equivalent to the Year 12 Australian high school course. This programme comprises of 70% college-based assessment and 30% final examination marked in Australia.

The SAM/SACE International programme is a gateway for students to enter top universities around the world including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the US.

The SAM/SACE International programme at Taylor’s continues to be the largest centre for Australian Pre-University programmes in Malaysia since its inception in 1982.

Difference between AUSMAT and SAM/SACE International


Both of these pre-university programmes are based on the Australian education system and both incorporate a combination of coursework and final exams which ultimately leads to an Australian Year 12 qualification.

The South Australian Matriculation (SAM) or SACE International is administered by the SACE Board of South Australia, a statutory authority of the South Australian Government. SAM students will be assessed and graded based on 70% college-based assessment (coursework) and 30% final examination.

The difference between SAM/SACE International and The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) is that AUSMAT is administered by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority of Western Australia, a statutory authority of the Western Australian Government. Unlike SAM, those studying AUSMAT will be assessed and graded based on 50% coursework and 50% examination.

International Recognition:


The SAM/SACE International qualification is internationally recognized by top universities in the world. Students will be accredited with the South Australian Certificate of Education upon successful completion. These awards are recognized within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), and SAM/SACE International students have successfully gained admission into top universities in countries including Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, the US and many others.

Subjects Offered

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English as Second Language Studies
  • English Communications
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematical Studies
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Research Project B
  • Specialist Mathematics
Click here to view full descriptions of the subjects offered.

Intakes:


South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/SACE International:
  • January
  • March
  • July*
  • September**
*At Subang Jaya Campus only
**At Sri Hartamas Campus only

SAM/SACE International Entry Requirements


SPM/O Level/equivalent: 5 credits (subject pre-requisites apply)

For questions regarding entry requirements, intakes and fees, please use our Live Chat or contact us here.