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ACT Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate


This program leads to an ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12) . It provides you with opportunities to gain: a formal senior secondary qualification; admission to tertiary institutions through an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR); entry to CIT courses requiring an ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12) ; entry to specific careers such as the armed services; skills and qualifications for employment; levels of knowledge for specific technical or tertiary programs; or to develop personal skills and interests.

You can now complete other CIT vocational programs as part of your ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12) . An option of an evening program is available for Mature Age students, subject to funding.

Qualification: ACT Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate
Program No: XA-CM02
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: Completion time will depend on individual circumstances.
Cost Info:

2018 - Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance.

2019 - New enrolment fee arrangements will be introduced. The $40 Services and Amenities fee will be included in the total subject costs. Indicative program cost may vary slightly and the subject costs displayed will also change. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance.

Likely Job Outcome: University education, TAFE Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, specific employment areas requiring Year 12 and general employment.
Enrolment Type: Standard

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Under ACT BSSS policy there are four categories of student who may enter the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12) program. The category is determined by age and/or by previous study history. If you are from a culturally or linguistically diverse background and are using English as a second language, you should have language skills equivalent to those at the end of the CIT program Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English.

Entry requirements for the intensive package are that you must demonstrate that you have the necessary academic reading and writing skills, and that you understand the maths concepts required, to successfully complete an intensive ACT Year 12 tertiary package.

You will undertake a skills evaluation at enrolment to determine your readiness to enter the one-year tertiary package. Alternate and preparatory programs are available for skill development if needed.

NB As the intensive program covers work normally completed in two school years, you also need to commit significant time for both class attendance and private study.

The program that is best for you will be discussed at enrolment.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email