A NSW Government website
Assessment Certification Examination (ACE)
NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Using ACE

Navigating ACE

Information on ACE is accessed using the navigation panel on the left-hand side of each page and a search feature at the top right.

ACE page format

ACE Topics provide policy information, with each topic having its own number. These numbers are for the purpose of identification only. 

Policy Procedures provide links to ACE topics, documents and sites that provide information on NESA policies and procedures.

Support Documents provide links to support materials relevant to the topic.

Related Topics provide links to other relevant ACE topics.

Background and Context provide links to information that underlies and supports the NESA policy.

Last updated: The date on each page confirms the currency of the information.

It is anticipated that ACE will be used, primarily, as an online document. This practice will ensure that users access up-to-date information.

Users are able to print single pages of information (that may include Policy Procedures, Support Documents, Related Topics and Background and Context).

Users are also able to generate a PDF version of a group of topics indicated by an icon at the bottom of the list of topics. PDF documents provide the text for topics included in the group. For all ACE online content, users are able to visit each section and print all groups of topics.