List of Higher School Certificate Board Developed Courses

ACE 6002

Last Updated: 28 June 2017

 

SubjectsCoursesExtension Courses
Aboriginal Studies Aboriginal Studies  
Agriculture Agriculture  
Ancient History Ancient History HSC History Extension1
Biology Biology  
Business Studies Business Studies  
Chemistry Chemistry  
Community and Family Studies Community and Family Studies  
Dance Dance  
Design and Technology Design and Technology  
Drama Drama  
Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science  
Economics Economics  
Engineering Studies Engineering Studies  
English2 English (Standard)  
English (Advanced) Preliminary English Extension
  HSC English Extension 1
HSC English Extension 2
  English as a Second Language (English ESL)3  
  Fundamentals of English4  
Food Technology Food Technology  
Geography Geography  
Industrial Technology Industrial Technology  
Information Processes and Technology Information Processes and Technology  
Legal Studies Legal Studies  
Mathematics General Mathematics  
  Mathematics Preliminary Mathematics Extension
 

HSC Mathematics Extension 15

HSC Mathematics Extension 25

Modern History Modern History HSC History Extension1
Music Music 1

 

  Music 2

HSC Music Extension

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Personal Development, Health and Physical Education  
Physics Physics  
Senior Science Senior Science6  
Society and Culture Society and Culture  
Software Design and Development Software Design and Development  
Studies of Religion Studies of Religion I (1 Unit)
Studies of Religion II (2 Unit)
 
 
Textiles and Design Textiles and Design  
Visual Arts Visual Arts  

Languages

SubjectsCoursesExtension Courses
Arabic Arabic Beginners  
  Arabic Continuers HSC Arabic Extension
Armenian  Armenian Continuers  
Chinese  Chinese Beginners  
  Chinese Continuers HSC Chinese Extension
  Chinese in Context  
  Chinese and Literature  
Classical Greek Classical Greek Continuers HSC Classical Greek Extension
Classical Hebrew Classical Hebrew Continuers HSC Classical Hebrew Extension
Croatian  Croatian Continuers  
Dutch  Dutch Continuers  
Filipino Filipino Continuers  
French  French Beginners  
  French Continuers HSC French Extension
German  German Beginners  
  German Continuers  HSC German Extension
Hindi Hindi Continuers  
Hungarian  Hungarian Continuers  
Indonesian  Indonesian Beginners  
  Indonesian Continuers  HSC Indonesian Extension
  Indonesian in Contest  
  Indonesian and Literature  
Italian  Italian Beginners  
  Italian Continuers  HSC Italian Extension
Japanese Japanese Beginners  
  Japanese Continuers HSC Japanese Extension
  Japanese in Context  
  Japanese and Literature  
Khmer Khmer Continuers  
Korean  Korean Continuers  
  Korean in Context  
  Korean and Literature  
Latin Latin Continuers HSC Latin Extension
Macedonian Macedonian Continuers  
Malay  Malay Background Speakers  
Maltese  Maltese Continuers  
Modern Greek Modern Greek Beginners  
  Modern Greek Continuers  HSC Modern Greek Extension
Modern Hebrew  Modern Hebrew Continuers  
Persian  Persian Background Speakers  
Polish Polish Continuers  
Portuguese Portuguese Continuers  
Russian  Russian Background Speakers  
Serbian Serbian Continuers  
Spanish Spanish Beginners  
  Spanish Continuers   HSC Spanish Extension
Swedish Swedish Continuers  
Tamil Tamil Continuers  
Turkish  Turkish Continuers  
Ukrainian Ukrainian Continuers  
Vietnamese Vietnamese Continuers  

 

VET Industry Curriculum Frameworks7

SubjectsCoursesSpecialisation Studies/Extension Courses
Automotive

Automotive (120 hours)

Automotive (240 hours)

 

Automotive School-based Apprenticeship (240 hours)

 

 Automotive Specialisation Study (60 or 120 hours)

 

Automotive School-based Apprenticeship Specialisation Study (60 or 120 hours)

Business Services

Business Services (120 hours)

Business Services (240 hours)

 

Business Services Specialisation Study (60 or 120 or 180 hours)

Construction

Construction (120 hours)

Construction (240 hours)

Construction School-based Apprenticeship (24 hours)

Construction Specialisation Study (60 or 120 or 180 or 240 hours)

Construction School-based Apprenticeship Specialisation Study (60 or 120 or 180 or 240 hours)

Electrotechnology

Electrotechnology (120 hours)

Electrotechnology (240 hours)

Electrotechnology School-based Apprenticeship (240 hours)

Electrotechnology Extension (60 hours)

Electrotechnology School-based Traineeship Specialisation Study (60 hours)

Electrotechnology School-based Apprenticeship Specialisation Study (60 or 120 hours)

Entertainment Industry

Entertainment Industry (120 hours)

Entertainment Industry (240 hours)

 
Financial Services

Financial Services (120 hours)

Financial Services (240 hours)8

Financial Services Specialisation Study (60 hours)
Hospitality

Hospitality (120 hours)

Hospitality (240 hours)

Hospitality School-based Apprenticeship (240 hours)

Hospitality Specialisation Study (60 or 120 or 180 or 240 hours)

Hospitality School-based Apprenticeship Specialisation Study (60 or 120 hours)

Human Services

Human Services (240 hours)

Human Services (360 hours)

 

Aged Care Specialisation Study (60 hours)

Information Technology

Information Technology (120 hours)9

Information Technology (240 hours)9

 

Information Technology Specialisation Study (60 or 120 or 180 or 240 hours)9

Information and Digital Technology

Information and Digital Technology (120 hours)10

Information and Digital Technology (240 hours)10 11

Information and Digital Technology Specialisation Study (60 or 120 or 180 or 240 hours)10
Metal and Engineering

Metal and Engineering (120 hours)

Metal and Engineering (240 hours)

Metal and Engineering School-based Apprenticeship (240 hours)

Metal and Engineering Specialisation Study (60 or 120 hours)

Metal and Engineering School-based Apprenticeship Specialisation Study (60 or 120 hours)

Primary Industries

Primary Industries (120 hours)

Primary Industries (240 hours)

Primary Industries Specialisation Study (60 or 120 or 180 hours)

Primary Industries Extension (60 or 120 hours)

Retail Services

Retail Services (120 hours)

Retail Services (240 hours)

Community Pharmacy Specialisation Study (120 hours)

Wholesale Specialisation Study (60 hours)

Tourism and Events

Tourism and Events (120 hours)

Tourism and Events (240 hours)

Tourism and Events Specialisation Study (60 or 120 hours)

Life Skills

SubjectsCoursesExtension Courses
Creative Arts Creative Arts Life Skills12  
 

Dance Life Skills13

 
  Drama Life Skills13  
  Music Life Skills13  
  Visual Arts Life Skills13  
English English Life Skills  
Human Society and Its Environment Human Society and Its Environment Life Skills14  15  
  Aboriginal Studies Life Skills14  16  
  Business and Economics Life Skills14 16  
  Citizenship and Legal Studies Life Skills14 16  
  Geography Life Skills14 16  
  History Life Skills14 16  
  Society and Culture Life Skills14 16  
  Studies of Religion Life Skills14 16  
Mathematics Mathematics Life Skills  
Personal Development, Health and
Physical Education
Personal Development, Health and
Physical Education Life Skills
 
Science Science Life Skills  
Technology Technology Life Skills17  
  Agriculture Life Skills18  
  Design and Technology Life Skills18  
  Food Technology Life Skills18  
  Industrial Technology Life Skills18  
  Information Processes and Technology Life Skills18  
  Textiles and Design Life Skills18  
Work and the Community  Work and the Community Life Skills  

Notes:

  1. Students studying both Ancient History and Modern History may undertake one unit of HSC History Extension course only.
  2. The Content Endorsed Course English Studies is considered equivalent to a Board Developed Course for the purpose of satisfying the HSC requirement of 2 units of a Board Developed Course in English. See ACE: 6010 Content Endorsed Courses. 
  3. Refer to ACE 8007: Entry Requirements for HSC English ESL
  4. Fundamentals of English is a Preliminary course and is not examinable for the Higher School Certificate. It can only be studied in conjunction with either English (Standard) or English (ESL). It may be studied in Year 11 or Year 12 or both Years 11 and 12 ACE 8064: Study of Preliminary and HSC courses: units of study and indicative time.
  5. When a student is entered for Mathematics Extension 2, both Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2 are counted as 2-unit courses.
  6. In the Preliminary study pattern, Senior Science cannot be studied in combination with Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics. However, students who have satisfactorily completed the Preliminary course in one or more of these courses but do not wish to undertake the corresponding HSC course may elect to study the Senior Science course. ACE 8006: Pattern of study Higher School Certificate – Science
  7. Courses in the VET Industry Curriculum Frameworks can be studied as Preliminary and/or HSC courses.  Students studying a 240-hour VET Industry Curriculum Framework course may also enter for an HSC examination in the course, which is reported separately on the Record of Achievement.
  8. First HSC examination in 2013.
  9. Final year of delivery: 2013.
  10. Available to new cohorts in 2013.
  11. First HSC examination in 2014.
  12. The Creative Arts Life Skills course must not duplicate any of the outcomes and content being undertaken in Dance Life Skills, Drama Life Skills, Music Life Skills or Visual Arts Life Skills.
  13. Each course derived from the Stage 6 Creative Arts Life Skills syllabus is considered to be a separate course for the purpose of a student’s pattern of study.
  14. Available as a Preliminary course commencing in 2012 and HSC course commencing in 2013.
  15. The Human Society and Its Environment Life Skills course must not duplicate any of the outcomes and content being undertaken in Aboriginal Studies Life Skills, Business and Economics Life Skills, Citizenship and Legal Studies Life Skills, Geography Life Skills, History Life Skills, Society and Culture Life Skills or Studies of Religion Life Skills.
  16. Each course derived from the Stage 6 Human Society and Its Environment Life Skills syllabus is considered to be a separate course for the purpose of a student’s pattern of study.
  17. The Technology Life Skills course must not duplicate any of the outcomes and content being undertaken in Agriculture Life Skills, Design and Technology Life Skills, Food Technology Life Skills, Industrial Technology Life Skills, Information Processes and Technology Life Skills, and Textiles and Design Life Skills.
  18. Each course derived from the Stage 6 Technology Life Skills syllabus is considered to be a separate course for the purpose of a student’s pattern of study.