The Australian Matriculation programme at Sunway College is globally recognised, fast tracked and university ready.
TO take the next education step after SPM, a school leaver has to make many important decisions.
Should you choose an examination- or coursework-based pre-university programme?
Is the programme globally recognised?
There’s so much to consider if you are planning to pursue tertiary studies overseas.
Choosing the right pre-university programme is important as it prepares students for success in their tertiary education in this 21st-century world. This includes a programme that can develop their soft skills such as communication, research, and time management, and learn to use educational technologies for more efficient learning.
The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme at Sunway College is a Year 12 curriculum of Western Australia that is specifically tailored to prepare students with academic strength and essential skills to thrive in university.
The AUSMAT programme assesses students with a unique and balanced assessment structure that comprises 50% school-based assignments prepared by the AUSMAT lecturers, and 50% external examinations that is administered by the Department of Education, Western Australia.
Sunway AUSMAT offers a variety of subjects, hundreds of subject combinations, and great flexibility for students to explore their diverse academic and career interests.
Students can choose five subjects from three electives categories – core elective, academic elective, and professional skill elective. Through the choice of subjects under the professional skill elective – such as computer science, psychology, engineering studies, food science and technology – students can have a better understanding of their future career choices.
“I get to try subjects such as economics, psychology and business which we were not exposed to back in secondary school. It gave me the opportunity to understand the background of what I will be studying in the future,” says Roshni Sivanaesan, an AUSMAT student.
To help prepare students transition from school to university, Sunway AUSMAT reflects the life of a university student.
While the semester is ongoing, students go through a series of assessment including quiz, test, assignment, presentation, practical test and exams. As a coursework-based programme, this enables students to improve their scores throughout the academic year.
With such a curriculum, students practise and learn to manage multiple deadlines and tasks as they develop time management and organisation skills – a critical success factor.
AUSMAT stimulates students’ interest and equips them with critical 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, analytic thinking and creativity, and skills for lifelong learning. These skills are instilled in students through the process of teamwork and collaboration, research skills, information literacy, preparing for presentations and many more.
In addition, through the evaluation of different skills through school assessments like tests, investigations, assignments, research projects and presentations, students develop self-awareness to learn about their strengths and weaknesses and identify the areas of improvement.
The programme utilises a blended learning approach which combines a traditional classroom setting with remote learning via an e-learning platform. All learning resources are digitally available on Microsoft OneNote and AUSMAT Digital Library.
With the current generation exposed to information overload, the educators at Sunway AUSMAT understand it is crucial to guide students on how to distinguish what is right and wrong in the digital world, through compulsory workshops under the AUSMAT Digital Enrichment Series.
With Sunway’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the AUSMAT programme integrated the SDGs into learning content and assignments for every subject, to educate students on these goals.
“Through a carefully-crafted regimen of academic rigour, each AUSMAT student will receive comprehensive experience in academic and professional skills that align with 21st-century SDGs as defined by the United Nations and Digital Global Citizenship through the Digital Enrichment Series,” shares Vanitha Satchithanadan, AUSMAT programme director at Sunway College.
Sunway AUSMAT is the largest overseas provider of the Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE) in Malaysia, with more than 30 years a proven track record of academic excellence.
The programme is not only for students who wish to continue their studies with Australian universities, but it is also a gateway to the world.
Students will receive the Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE) upon completing the programme which is globally recognised certificate to enter competitive higher education in Canada, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United States.
Members of the AUSMAT academic staff would also provide academic advisory for students to support and guide them in achieving the educational goals in college. Students will also be guided with the required steps for their university placement applications.
For more information about the AUSMAT programme at Sunway College, visit my.sunwaycollege.edu.my/preu