Record of School Achievement requirements for students undertaking Years 7–10 courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content

ACE 3003

Last Updated: 4 December 2017

Mandatory curriculum requirements for students undertaking courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content in Years 7-10 

Students are able to satisfy the mandatory curriculum requirements for the Record of School Achievement in individual key learning areas (KLAs) by completing courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content.

Students can meet the mandatory curriculum requirements requirements by accessing one or more courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content at any time during Years 7–10. The appropriate timing of the decision to access Life Skills outcomes and content is guided by the needs of the student and the collaborative curriculum planning process.

To be eligible for the Record of School Achievement, students must meet the mandatory curriculum requirements in each KLA. The KLAs are English; Mathematics; Science; Human Society and Its Environment; Technological and Applied Studies; Creative Arts; Personal Development, Health and Physical Education; Languages other than English.

Time allocation for courses

When programming courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content, all indicative hour requirements should be met. This will ensure the courses are credentialed on the Record of School Achievement. The indicative hour requirements for courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content in Years 7-10 are the same as the mandatory curriculum requirements.

In some cases it may be necessary to vary the time allocated by increasing the number of hours of study for a course. When considering whether an increase in time is necessary, schools should ensure that indicative hour requirements across the KLAs are met.