Record of School Achievement – Year 10 leavers, arrivals and transfers – grades, Stage 5 Life Skills outcomes, VET credentials
Last Updated: 16 April 2018
Schools must immediately notify the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) via Schools Online of Record of School Achievement students who have left school; or transferred to another school; or transferred from another school; or arrived from interstate or overseas.
In this section, the term ‘school-leavers’ refers to (a) students above the minimum school leaving age who leave a NSW school and do not intend to enrol in or attend another NSW school; or (b) students who leave the NSW school system to continue schooling in another Australian state/territory or another country.
Students who leave school at or after the completion of Year 10 but before they are eligible for an HSC will receive either a Record of School Achievement or, if not eligible for the Record of School Achievement, a Transcript of Study.
Students who leave school prior to the completion of Year 10 are not entitled to a credential from NESA.
Schools must notify NESA, via Schools Online, of students leaving school at or after the completion of Year 10, giving the date that the student left or will leave school. NESA will then issue the credentials to which the student is entitled. This includes VET credentials for those Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) for which NESA issues credentials on their behalf.
Year 10 students who transfer to another school
In the case of students who are transferring from one NSW school to another, the new school must, via Schools Online, reactivate the student’s entry for the Record of School Achievement, confirm the program of study undertaken by the student at the previous school, and confirm the NESA student number. Students transferring from another NSW school retain the student number allocated by NESA from the previous school’s entry record.
If the transfer happens before the end of Term 2, Year 10, the new school must submit the grades. The new school may need to consult the previous school about the validity of the grades. If the transfer takes effect in Terms 3 or 4, Year 10, the previous school is responsible for submitting grades.
Where a student who is undertaking one or more courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content transfers before the end of Term 2, Year 10, the new school has responsibility for reporting on the Stage 5 Life Skills course outcomes achieved. The new school may need to consult the previous school about outcomes achieved. If the transfer takes effect after the end of Term 2, Year 10, the previous school is responsible for reporting on the Stage 5 Life Skills course outcomes achieved.
Year 10 students who arrive from interstate or overseas
Where the principal determines that a student arriving from interstate or overseas could meet the eligibility requirements for the Record of School Achievement, the student should be entered for the Record of School Achievement via Schools Online.
Schools are responsible for ensuring that they meet their obligations as RTOs. All Vocational Education and Training documentation must be correct and up to date. All completed competencies need to be entered on Schools Online.
For further information regarding Year 10 leavers, arrivals and transfers, see:
ACE 4001 Requirements for the award of the Record of School Achievement
ACE 4002 Eligibility for the Record of School Achievement for students in Years 7–10 transferring between schools
ACE 4021 Assessment at the end of a Stage 5 course – grading student achievement
ACE 4031 Record of School Achievement – transfers during Stage 5 from a government school, an accredited non-government school or a recognised school outside NSW – procedures
ACE 4032 Record of School Achievement – transfers during Stage 5 from overseas, interstate or home schooling – procedures
ACE 4033 Stage 5 courses – allocation and submission of grades