Intermediate Certificate

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For the former examination of this name in Ireland, see Junior Certificate.
For the term used in cryptography, see Intermediate certificate authorities.

The Intermediate Certificate was a certificate awarded in Australia for the successful completion of three years of high school.[1] This was at around age 14 — what is called Year 9 today. Currently students in New South Wales can leave school at age 15. Apparently this has been the case since 1943.[2] A student who wanted to enter University also needed a Leaving certificate, for the completion of another two years.[1] Both were based on external examinations. The Intermediate Certificate was abolished in the 1960s.[3]

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  1. ^ a b McCreadie, Marion. "The Evolution of Education in Australia". Retrieved 8 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Education Amendment Bill 2009 - 27 March 2009 - 2R - NSW Parliament". Retrieved 27 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Barcan, Alan. Sociological Theory and Educational Reality. Retrieved 8 February 2009.