The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) will be the only public exam in Hong Kong for senior secondary education. By 2012, HKDSE will replace HKALE.
The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from students who have completed the HKDSE program. To be admitted to the University, you must
HKDSE students must meet equivalent entry standards to other applicants. The following table provides an overview of the points considered equivalent to various Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks.
|HKDSE Points||ATAR equivalent|
The following table shows HKDSE subject equivalents to WA Certificate of Education courses, which will satisfy course and major prerequisites.
|WA COURSE||HKDSE Equivalent|
|English/Literature||Core English Language - minimum Level 4; or Literature in English elective - minimum Level 3.|
|Mathematics 2C/2D||Core Mathematics - minimum Level 3|
|Mathematics 3A/3B||Core Mathematics - minimum Level 3|
|Mathematics 3C/3D||Extended Mathematics Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) - minimum Level 3|
|Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D||Extended Mathematics Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus) - minimum Level 3|
|Chemistry 3A/3B||Chemistry elective  - minimum Level 3|
|Physics 3A/3B||Physics elective - minimum Level 3 or Physics component within the 'Combined Science" elective - minimum Level 4|
 The Chemistry component within HKDSE Combined Science is NOT sufficient to satisfy UWA's prerequisite for Level 1 Chemistry units.