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Record of School Achievement – entry procedures for Stage 5 courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content

ACE 3002

Last Updated: 4 December 2017

Entry procedures

Where a school has a student undertaking a Stage 5 course based on Life Skills outcomes and content, the school informs NESA through the submission of entries on Schools Online when the student is in Year 10.

When entering students who are undertaking courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content, principals are certifying that the student is eligible and the decision is the result of a collaborative curriculum planning process.

Schools should ensure that the student's entry reflects their fulfilment of mandatory study requirements in each KLA. Any mandatory ungraded courses that have been satisfactorily completed will need to be added to the Record of School Achievement entry through Schools Online.

Students may not access both regular outcomes and content and Life Skills outcomes and content from the same syllabus. For example, a student may not study both Science Stage 5 and Science Life Skills.

Supplementing courses from additional syllabuses

For some students with disability, schools may need to draw on selected Life Skills outcomes and content from additional syllabus(es) to supplement or replace those from the syllabus on which the course is predominantly based. In this situation, the student should be entered for the course from which the outcomes and content are predominantly drawn. The Life Skills outcomes achieved from additional syllabus(es) are reported through the Profile of Student Achievement.