Certification Recognition for Exams


WACE Unit Equivalents

Western Australia

A pass in a Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate or Adobe Certified Associated exam can provide a student with one unit equivalent towards their Western Australian Certification of Education (WACE). Students in Western Australian schools can gain a maximum of four unit equivalents for exams as endorsed programs towards the WACE breadth-and-depth requirement of 20 units.

More Information – SCSA site
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QCE Credits


Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA) recognises the Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate, Adobe Certified Associated and Autodesk Certified User certifications as contributing credit towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). A student can claim one credit for each certification with a maximum of eight credits available in the Enrichment Learning category.

QCAA Certification Program information Microsoft  |  Adobe
XCERIO QCE Credits Posters Microsoft  |  Adobe  |  Autodesk

SACE Credits

South Australia

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board of South Australia approved that successful completion of the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications, be recognised for 10 South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) credits at Stage 1 level to be reported under the Work Skills and Career Development area of Community Learning.

More information – SACE site

NTCET Credits

Northern Territory

In the Northern Territory completion of a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications can contribute 10 credits towards the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET).

More information – SACE site
XCERIO WACE Information Flyer 

New Zealand

NCEA Credits

New Zealand

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) provides credit inclusion at Level 2 (12 credit equivalents) and Level 3 (25 credit equivalents) for Microsoft Office Specialist certifications towards the required 80 credits required for the National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA)

More information – NZQA site
XCERIO NCEA Information Flyer