The Largest AUSMAT provider outside of Australia since 1987 with more than 30 years proven track record of academic excellence.


Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) is a globally recognised pre-university programme offered at Sunway College for more than 30 years. The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) of Western Australia, on behalf of the Government of Western Australia, oversees the quality implementation of the AUSMAT programme. Students are awarded the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) upon successful completion of the AUSMAT programme.

Sunway College is the only WACE provider in Malaysia that offers both ATAR & General Subjects
Flexibility to explore diverse academic and career interests
Mentor-mentee and Academic Advising programmes

Entry Requirements

Passed SPM, O-Level or equivalent with minimum five (5) credits including English.
Passed UEC with minimum three (3) subjects with Grade B including English.

English Language Requirement
For students without a credit or higher in English:
IELTS - Minimum score of 5.5 and Writing not less than 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent.


Jan, March, April , June , September.

Programme Structure

The AUSMAT programme is delivered over two semesters (January, March, April and June intakes) or three semesters (September intake).

Assessment and Examination

  • 50% school-based assessment (quizzes, tests, assignments, presentations, practical tests and exams);
  • 50% external examination

External Examination:

  • March/April (for June intake only)
  • November (for all other intakes besides June)

AUSMAT programme practises the blended learning approach which combines face-to-face instruction and self-directed learning via an e-learning platform and the internet. Teaching and learning happens through a dual-mode approach. With this approach students must bring their own electronic devices i.e. laptop or tablet.

Choice of Subjects
Students are required to take five (5) subjects from the list, including English or English as an Additional Language/Dialect.

Students will be able to select one of the following options:

OPTION A (5 + 0)


You would like to take advantage of choosing best 4 out of 5 subjects for your ATAR calculation.

You can cope with external exam for 5 subjects.

OPTION B (4 + 1)


You would like to take a less rigorous subject to explore different interests.

You would like to focus on only 4 subjects.

ATAR Subjects
  • English*
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect*
  • Mathematics Applications*
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Mathematics Specialist**
  • Chemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Physics
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Accounting and Finance**
  • Business Management and Enterprise
  • Economics*
  • Psychology*
General Subjects*
  • Career and Enterprise
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Food Science & Technology

*Refer to AusMat Guide for subjects offering by intake

What is Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)?
ATAR indicates your rank position in the total Year 12 school leaving age population who have sat for the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) worldwide.

Calculation of ATAR:
AUSMAT provides the benefit of calculating a student's score based on 'Best 4- ATAR' subjects. These scores are then ranked for the ATAR for university applications.

For more information on the AUSMAT programme, refer to AUSMAT Student Guide 2022.

Testimonials & Alumni

Aaron Khoo

BSc Actuarial Science
London School of Economics, UK

Distinction, Euclid Mathematics Contest • High Distinction, Australian Maths Competition • Gold Medal, Kangaroo Maths Competition • Recipient of Excellence Book Awards from Australian National University

I have found it comfortable adapting to life at university due to the skills gained in my time at AUSMAT. The consistency of the course standards, as well as the pace at which it was delivered is similar to that of a higher education level. Class projects, group assignments and presentations combine to make AUSMAT a holistic experience which has really instilled confidence in me wherever I go.

Sophie Tay

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine
Monash University, Malaysia

I have truly gained so much since joining the AUSMAT programme. I left AUSMAT graced with the Shield of Excellence award that I attribute to how AUSMAT prepares its students for university and life. The AUSMAT curriculum is designed with so much care, instilling in students important skills needed to easily adapt to university life. Some skills include consistent study pattern, presentation skills as well as independent and collaborative learning skills. Apart from studies, AUSMAT also provides students with many platforms to explore talents and improve leadership skills. AUSMAT made me a better and more well-rounded student equipped with many skills and qualities essential for future success.

Vilashini Saravanan

IMU Scholarship/ Bachelor of Pharmacy
International Medical University, Malaysia

International Medical University (IMU) Scholarship Recipient • Special Certificate of Distinction for English as an Additional Language or Dialect

Choosing AUSMAT will always be the best decision I’ve ever made for my education. Not only does it provide the knowledge students need for undergraduate studies, the lecturers are also very dedicated to guiding their students to achieve their fullest potential. I’ve learnt a lot from AUSMAT academically and socially and it has put me ahead of others. I am proud that I was an AUSMAT student.

Faizul bin Baharudin

Bachelor of Commerce
The University of Melbourne, Australia

AUSMAT has given me important insights into the university learning style. My first year at university would not have been smooth sailing if it weren’t for the experience and skills I had developed during my AUSMAT year. The depth of learning as well as the great support from lecturers have truly made AUSMAT a one-of-a-kind learning experience that I will always cherish.

Jordan Tay

MEng Aeronautics and Astronautics
The University of Southampton, UK

My time at AUSMAT was an enjoyable, eye-opening experience. Although the duration of the programme was short, it has successfully instilled lifelong learning skills necessary for me to take on university life with confidence and independence. The school-based assessment may prove challenging for some, but with an exceptional team of friendly lecturers and wonderful friends to support you - you’ll never find yourself lost while approaching the transition to early adulthood.

Sarojini A/P Sindan

Parent of Siveshan Silvam, AUSMAT Alumnus.
Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) scholar & Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship recipient.

Sending my son, Siveshan to study the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) Programme at Sunway College has been invaluable. It is immensely rewarding to see him overcome shyness while developing confidence in leading others. Despite being busy with his studies, he still manages to enjoy and embrace every single experience that he has gained throughout his time at Sunway College.

Veeanna Lee


The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme has taught me to be independent and resourceful in my studies. The flexibility of the programme along with guidance from amazing teachers greatly prepared me for my journey in university. I gained many opportunities throughout my study in Sunway College and made countless valuable friendships and connections. The experiences I've had in college truly prepared me for a path towards success.

Daniel Chase Bin Faisal

AUSMAT Alumnus

At the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) Programme, I have learnt to be more confident and to positively express my opinions. The programme has helped me tremendously in achieving the personal goals that I have set for myself throughout the course. Through AUSMAT, I truly believe I will realise my full potential.

Where are our graduates?
Our AUSMAT graduates have gained entry into more than 80 different universities worldwide, including reputable top-notch universities in Australia (Group of Eight), United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, USA, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland and Singapore, such as:

  • Australia National University
  • Macquarie University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia

UK & Ireland
  • King’s College London
  • London School of Economics
  • Queen’s University of Belfast
  • The Royal College of Surgeons
  • University of Cardiff
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Kent
  • University of Southampton
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Fudan University, China
  • University Of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • JJM Medical College, India
  • Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Musashino University, Japan
  • Nagoya University, Japan
  • Osaka University, Japan
  • Waseda University, Japan
  • Seoul National University, Korea
  • Auckland University of Technology, NZ
  • University of Otago, NZ
  • University of South-Eastern Norway
  • Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • University of Washington, USA
  • Foothill College, USA
  • The University of Connecticut, USA
    and many more...

List of Universities

Many AUSMAT graduates have successfully obtained the Jeffrey Cheah ACE scholarship upon continuing their degree at Sunway University.

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