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Multiple syllabuses: Life Skills assessment information updated

Changed

  • Information about evidence of achievement was updated in ‘Assessment of Life Skills outcomes'.
    Found in: Assessment tab of affected syllabuses.
Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6
Multiple syllabuses: update to Life Skills information in Syllabus overviews

Changed

  • The sentence ‘Students may access or demonstrate learning in a range of ways, including using aspects of their home languages and dialects, or using their preferred communication form(s).’ was added to Life Skills general information.
    Found in: Syllabus overviews of affected syllabuses.
Stage 6
Course eligibility

NESA has published a new rule – Rule 3.2.2 ‘Eligibility requirements for entry into HSC courses’. This rule outlines eligibility requirements for entry into HSC courses.

The title of Rule 3.2.3 (previously Rule 3.2.2) has been updated to ‘Eligibility requirements for entry into the Stage 6 English EAL/D course’ to better reflect the content within this rule.

Stage 6
Affects:
  • All Stage 6 syllabuses
Credit transfer, RPL, and VET

NESA has published its clarified requirements for credit transfer towards the HSC and for credit transfer and/or RPL within VET courses. These rules will come into effect on 14 October 2024.

Stage 6
Affects:
  • All Stage 6 VET syllabuses
Credit transfer and RPL

NESA has published its clarified requirements for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL) for students undertaking general education courses. These rules will come into effect on 14 October 2024.

Stage 6
Affects:
  • All Stage 6 syllabuses
Rule 5.1.1 Meeting mandatory curriculum requirements for Year 10

NESA has made minor changes to Rule 5.1.1 to improve the clarity of the timetabling requirements for schools.

These changes include deleting the phrase “not split over a number of years” from paragraph 6.g and 6.h. to more accurately reflect the timetabling options available to schools for Visual Arts and Music.

NESA has also provided contact information for schools enquiring about students who may not have met the mandatory curriculum requirements for Year 10.

Stage 4Stage 5
Affects:
  • All Stage 4, Stage 5 syllabuses
13.5.1 Granting leave to HSC students

NESA has updated Rule 13.5.1 to delete the footnote “Students granted leave cannot access illness/misadventure for missed assessment tasks while on leave”. 

This change restores discretion to schools to make decisions about students that have missed assessment tasks while on leave as per their school's illness/misadventure policies for HSC school-based assessment. 

Stage 6
Affects:
  • All Year 12 syllabuses
HSC results services

NESA has published its clarified requirements for principals and students enquiring about HSC results. These rules will come into effect on 14 October 2024.

Stage 6
Affects:
  • All Year 12 syllabuses
Rule 9.1.2 Individual illness/misadventure applications

NESA has made changes to Rule 9.1.2 Individual illness/misadventure applications. These changes include:

  • updates to the time period for students submitting illness/misadventure application to principals and for principals submitting illness/misadventure applications in Schools Online.
  • clarifying instructions for principals submitting illness/misadventure applications for students with multiple exams affected.
Stage 6
Affects:
  • All Year 12 syllabuses
Rule 14.2.2 Entering students into HSC VET exams

NESA has updated Rule 14.2.2 to accurately reflect principals’ responsibilities when entering students into HSC VET exams including ensuring that course requirements for the respective VET course will be met.

NESA has also clarified principals’ responsibilities for students that do not sit the HSC exam in the year that they are expected to complete the Framework course.

Stage 6
Affects:
  • All Year 12 VET syllabuses