Granting leave to HSC candidates

ACE 8035

Last Updated: 12 December 2011

Granting leave is a matter for the individual school principal to determine. The principal has discretion in granting leave provided that he or she is satisfied that the reason for the absence is substantial and that the progress of the student towards course outcomes will not be unduly affected.

Where the period of leave requested is extensive, the student must demonstrate to the principal that outcomes in each course will be achieved.

Educational progress can be ensured by a variety of means, including assignments set by the school, tuition or private study, attendance at another school, distance education lessons and catching up.