Grading System in Australia

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Grading Scales:

Most Common

Grade Scale Scale 2 Grade Description Division US Grade
HD 7.00 83.00 - 100.00 High Distinction (A+) First Class A+
D 6.00 - 6.99 73.00 - 82.99 Distinction (A) Second Class, Upper Division A
C 5.00 - 5.99 63.00 - 72.99 Credit (B) Second Class, Lower Division B
P 4.00 - 4.99 50.00 - 62.99 Pass (C) Third Class C
N 0.00 - 3.99 0.00 - 49.99 Fail F

Common Post-Secondary

Grade Scale Scale 2 Grade Description US Grade
HD 7.00 85.00 - 100.00 High Distinction A+
D 6.00 - 6.99 75.00 - 84.99 Distinction A
Cr 5.00 - 5.99 65.00 - 74.99 Credit Pass B
P 4.00 - 4.99 50.00 - 64.99 Pass C
PC Pass Conceded D
N 1.00 - 3.99 0.00 - 49.99 Failure F

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Grade Scale Scale 2 Grade Description US Grade Notes
A 5.00 85.00 - 100.00 Very High Standard of Achievement A
B 4.00 - 4.99 70.00 - 84.99 High Standard of Achievement B
C 3.00 - 3.99 50.00 - 69.99 Sound Standard of Achievement C
D 2.00 - 2.99 25.00 - 49.99 Limited Standard of Achievement D Lowest passing grade
E 1.00 - 1.99 0.00 - 24.99 Very Limited Standard of Achievement F
S Status P Courses recognized but not assessed due to transfer or circumstances preventing award of A-E grade

New South Wales

Grade Scale Grade Description US Grade Notes
HD 85.00 - 100.00 High Distinction A+
D 75.00 - 84.99 Distinction A
CR 65.00 - 74.99 Credit B
P 50.00 - 64.99 Pass C P or PW
PC Pass Conceded C- may be granted provided that the overall performance is considered to warrant such a concession and allows progression to another course for which the former course is a prerequisite
F 0.00 - 49.99 Failed F

Northern Territory

Scale Scale 2 Grade Description US Grade Notes
5.00 17.00 - 20.00 A A
4.00 - 4.99 14.00 - 16.99 B B
3.00 - 3.99 11.00 - 13.99 C C
2.00 - 2.99 8.00 - 10.99 D D Lowest passing grade
1.00 - 1.99 0.00 - 7.99 E F

Queensland

Scale Grade Description US Grade Notes
7.00 High Distinction A+
6.00 - 6.99 Distinction A
5.00 - 5.99 Credit B
4.00 - 4.99 Pass C Lowest passing grade
1.00 - 3.99 Fail F

South Australia

Grade Scale Scale 2 Grade Description US Grade Notes
HD 7.00 85.00 - 100.00 High Distinction A+
D 6.00 - 6.99 75.00 - 84.99 Distinction A
C 5.00 - 5.99 65.00 - 74.99 Credit B
P1 4.50 - 4.99 55.00 - 64.99 Pass Level 1 B-
P2 4.00 - 4.49 50.00 - 54.99 Pass Level 2 C
F1 1.50 - 3.99 40.00 - 49.99 Fail Level 1 C- Lowest passing grade
F2 1.00 - 1.49 0.00 - 39.99 Fail Level 2 F
NGP Non-graded pass P

Tasmania before 2003

Grade Grade Description US Grade Notes
4 OA (Outstanding Achievement) A
3 HA (High Achievement) B
2 SA (Satisfactory Achievement) C Lowest passing grade

Tasmania after 2003

Scale Grade Description US Grade Notes
4.00 EA (Exceptional Achievement) A+
3.50 - 3.99 HA (High Achievement) A
3.00 - 3.49 CA (Commendable Achievement) B
2.50 - 2.99 SA (Satisfactory Achievement) C
2.00 - 2.49 PA (Preliminary Achievement) D Lowest passing grade

Victoria

Grade Grade Description US Grade Notes
A A+
B A
C B
D C
E D Lowest passing grade
F Also G, H, UG F

Western Australia

Grade Scale Scale 2 Grade Description US Grade Notes
HD 5.00 80.00 - 100.00 High Distinction A
A 5.00 80.00 - 100.00 Excellent Achievement A
B 4.00 - 4.99 70.00 - 79.99 High Achievement B
C 3.00 - 3.99 60.00 - 69.99 Sound Achievement C
D 2.00 - 2.99 50.00 - 59.99 Limited Achievement D Lowest passing grade
E 0.00 - 1.99 0.00 - 49.99 Inadequate Achievement F

Federal

Scale Scale 2 Grade Description US Grade
6.00 90.00 - 100.00 Excellence A+
5.00 - 5.99 80.00 - 89.99 Very Good A
4.00 - 4.99 70.00 - 79.99 Good B
3.00 - 3.99 60.00 - 69.99 Average C
2.00 - 2.99 50.00 - 59.99 Unsatisfactory D
1.00 - 1.99 0.00 - 49.99 Failure F



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