Best Colleges to Study Australian Matriculation (SAM/SACE, Ausmat) in Malaysia

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What is Australian Matriculation? What are the major Australian Matriculation programmes offered in Malaysia? This article will give you a more thorough idea of what these programmes are about and some suggestions of colleges in Malaysia which are offering the programme. 

 

If you have just completed your SPM or IGCSE exam and plan to study a bachelor’s degree overseas or even in a private university in Malaysia, the Australian Matriculation programme will be a good choice for you. Australian Matriculation focuses more on the coursework, as compared to A-Level’s 100% exams. There are two different types of Australian Matriculation namely South Australian Matriculation (SAM) or SACE International and AUSMAT which is also known as Western Australian Certification of Education (WACE).

Why Study Australian Matriculation

Ausmat and SAM/SACE are at the same level of qualification as other pre-university programmes such as STPM, A-Level, Canadian Pre-University (CPU).  Ausmat and SAM/SACE are based on the Australian education system and are equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification.The following reasons might help you to gain a better understanding of Australian Matriculation and why you should consider taking it.

1. SAM/SACE and Ausmat offers high flexibility

Both SAM/SACE and Ausmat require students to choose 5 subjects, the students will have the flexibility to take subjects they’re most interested in, it can be purely science or art-related subjects, or even a combination of both. It offers great flexibility for students who want to try out different subjects at the same time and without going too in-depth. SAM/SACE and Ausmat is a great programme to help build a strong foundation in your chosen subject.

2. SAM/SACE and Ausmat leave your options open

One of the benefits of taking pre-university courses is that it doesn’t restrict you to continue your study to specific degrees at specific universities. It is suitable for students who are still uncertain of what degree they want to pursue. Unlike foundation programmes, SAM/SACE and Ausmat leave your options open to pursue a broad range of degrees after completing the programme. 

3. Recognised by different countries oversea

SAM/SACE and Ausmat are not only accepted in Australia, for students who would like to further their studies in other countries such as the UK, USA, New Zealand, Singapore and Canada, SAM/SACE and Ausmat are also internationally recognised. Of course, students can also choose to continue their studies in any private universities in Malaysia if they want.

4. Balanced between exam and assessment

SAM/SACE and Ausmat will be a good option for you if you don’t like exams. Some students do not like the idea of A-Level because of its 100% exam-based system. In SAM/SACE and Ausmat, your coursework performance including quizzes, tests and assignments will be taken into account, so you can master your learning materials and coursework to improve your grades.

Programme Structure & Differences between SAM/SACE and Ausmat

SAM/SACE and Ausmat are unlike A-Level, it is important for you to continuously keep up with your coursework throughout the programme duration by completing the school-based assessment which includes quizzes, tests, assignments, presentations and practical tests.

 

Both SAM/SACE and Ausmat include a combination of school-based assessment and external examination. SAM/SACE covers more coursework than exams compared to Ausmat, while Ausmat has a more even split between coursework and exams. They are pretty similar, however, there are still some slight differences between AUSMAT and SAM/SACE.

 

It is important for you to manage your time wisely and have good self-discipline in order to juggle different assignments and learning materials at the same time.

 

SAM / SACE

Ausmat

Administered by the South Australian Government

Administered by the Western Australian Government

  • 70% coursework 
  • 30% final exams
  • 50% coursework
  • 50% final exams

Entry Requirements for SAM/ SACE/ Ausmat

SPM

Overall credit pass (C and above) in at least 5 subjects, including English

IGCSE

Overall credit pass (C and above) in at least 5 subjects, including English

Please note that some colleges require a higher grade for English and subject prerequisites might apply for students who are planning to pursue a degree in a specific field. 

For more information on the entry requirements, please contact Excel Education. 

Subjects to take for SAM/ SACE/ Ausmat

Majority of the colleges in Malaysia offer a broad range of subjects for both art and science stream. It will be the student’s choice to choose what subject combination to study, and it is an important decision to make as it might affect your choice of degree in the future. The programmes are within the duration of 10 – 12 months and the students are required to take 5 subjects.

The common subjects offered include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Politics and Law
  • Psychology

Top Colleges to study SAM/SACE or Ausmat programme in Malaysia

1. Taylor's University

Qualification

South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)

Intakes

January, April, August

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 credits including English for SPM, IGCSE or other equivalent qualifications

Campus location

Subang Jaya, Selangor

Indicative tuition fee 

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2. Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

Qualification

Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT)

Intakes

January, August

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of 5 credits for SPM, IGCSE or other equivalent qualifications
  • B in SPM English
  • B in IGCSE English (Second Language) / C in IGCSE English (First Language)

Campus location

Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Indicative tuition fee 

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3. Inti College Nilai

Qualification

South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)

Intake

May

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 credits including English for SPM, IGCSE or other equivalent qualifications

Campus location

Nilai, Negeri Sembilan

Indicative tuition fee 

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4. UCSI College

Qualification

South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)

Intakes

January, April, August

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 credits including Mathematics, English and relevant subjects are required for SPM, IGCSE or other equivalent qualifications

Campus location

Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Indicative tuition fee 

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5. Sunway College

Qualification

Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT)

Intakes

January, March, April, September

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 credits including English for SPM, IGCSE or other equivalent qualifications

Campus location

Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Indicative tuition fee 

Contact Excel Education 

Both SAM/SACE and Ausmat have their own benefits. It is depending on the students to see if they prefer more coursework over exams or an equal balance between those two. 

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