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Satisfactory completion of a course based on Life Skills outcomes and content

ACE 3008

Last Updated: 29 March 2019

The course completion criteria for courses of study that include Life Skills outcomes and content are the same as those for all Board Developed and Board Endorsed Courses.

A student is considered to have satisfactorily completed a course if, in the principal’s view, there is sufficient evidence that the student has:

  1. followed the course developed or endorsed by NESA;
  2. applied themselves with diligence and sustained effort to the set tasks and experiences provided in the course by the school; and
  3. achieved some or all of the course outcomes.

NESA does not set a minimum attendance for the satisfactory completion of a course. The principal may determine that, as a result of absence, the above course completion criteria might not be met. Clearly, such absences are serious and principals must give students early written warning of the consequences of non-completion of course requirements. The warning must relate the student’s absence to the non-completion of the course requirements.

It is not necessary for students to address or achieve all the Life Skills outcomes in a course in order to satisfactorily complete the course. The number of outcomes addressed and/or achieved will vary for individual students.