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ACE Rules

NESA has published clarified ACE Rules on the NSW Curriculum website. Stay up to date with the clarified ACE Rules by visiting this website. 

The clarified rules come into effect from 14 October 2024. Schools must not implement the clarified rules before this date. Schools must use the current ACE Rules on Loading... until 14 October 2024.

To learn more about how NESA has clarified the ACE Rules, refer to the information sheets.

VET credentialling

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Section 94 of the Education Act 1990 (NSW) sets out the eligibility requirements for the award of the RoSA.

Sections 95 and 95A of the Education Act 1990 (NSW) set out the eligibility requirements for the award of the HSC.

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HSC credentialHSC (curriculum)K–10PreliminaryRoSAVET

Stage 5 VET course(s)

  1. Students who satisfactorily complete requirements for a Stage 5 VET course, and satisfy other eligibility requirements for the RoSA, will have the course name reported on their RoSA with the annotation, 'Refer to Vocational documentation’.

Stage 6 VET Industry Curriculum Framework course(s)

  1. Students who have satisfactorily completed requirements for a Loading... (Framework) course(s) will have the course(s) name and HSC credit value reported on their HSC credential.
  2. Students who have satisfactorily completed requirements for a Framework course(s), and have sat the related HSC exam(s), will also have the following reported on their HSC credential:
    1. the HSC exam mark
    2. HSC mark (which is equal to the exam mark), and
    3. HSC performance band.
  3. Students who attempt the Framework HSC exam and leave school without satisfactorily completing the HSC credential requirements will have the exam reported on:
    1. the RoSA (for students eligible for the RoSA), or
    2. the Transcript of Study (for students ineligible for the RoSA).
    3. Students will also receive the appropriate AQF VET qualification – Certificate or Statement of Attainment.

Frameworks delivered by TAFE NSW

  1. Students who have satisfactorily completed a Framework course(s) delivered by TAFE NSW will:
    1. have the course name(s) and HSC credit value reported on their HSC credential, with the annotation, ‘Refer to TAFE Transcript’, and
    2. receive additional documentation from TAFE NSW about the course(s) studied, and results obtained.

Stage 6 VET BECs

  1. Students who satisfactorily complete requirements for a Loading...will have the course name and HSC credit value reported on their HSC credential, without a mark.
  2. For students studying a VET BEC through:
    1. a school system RTO, their HSC credential will have the annotation, ‘Refer to Vocational documentation’
    2. TAFE NSW, their HSC credential will have the annotation, ‘Refer to TAFE Transcript’
    3. another RTO, their HSC credential will have the annotation, ‘Refer to Vocational documentation’.
  3. Students who leave school without satisfactorily completing the HSC credential requirements will have the VET BEC reported on:
    1. the RoSA (for students eligible for the RoSA), or
    2. the Transcript of Study (for students ineligible for the RoSA).
  4. Students will also receive the appropriate AQF VET qualification – Certificate or Statement of Attainment.

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For further information

For RoSA and HSC credential enquiries, please contact Student Records on (02) 9367 8001 or by email at records@nesa.nsw.edu.au.

For VET credential enquiries, please email vetrecords@nesa.nsw.edu.au.

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HSC credentialHSC (curriculum)VET

Reporting of the Industry-based Learning course

  1. Students who satisfactorily complete this course will have the course name and HSC credit value reported on their HSC credential without a mark, with the notation ‘Completed’.

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For further information

For VET curriculum enquiries, please email curriculum@nesa.nsw.edu.au.

For enquiries about the award of the RoSA and HSC, please contact Student Records on (02) 9367 8001 or by email at records@nesa.nsw.edu.au.

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VET

Successfully or partially completing requirements for an AQF VET qualification

  1. Students in a VET course(s) who:
    1. successfully complete all requirements of an AQF VET qualification will receive a Certificate of Attainment and an accompanying Transcript of Competencies Achieved
    2. partially complete the requirements of an AQF VET qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment listing the units of competency achieved.

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For further information

For VET credential enquiries, please email vetrecords@nesa.nsw.edu.au.

AQF

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Certificate of Attainment

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HSC exam mark

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HSC mark

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performance band

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Stage 6 VET Industry Curriculum Framework

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Statement of Attainment

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Transcript of Competencies Achieved

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Transcript of Study

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VET Board Endorsed course (VET BEC)

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