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Stage 5 Record of School Achievement – procedures

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Last Updated: 2 April 2019

The Record of School Achievement (RoSA) is issued to eligible students who leave school prior to the completion of the Higher School Certificate. It is a requirement that students leave school in order to be awarded the RoSA.

The RoSA records the completion of the NESA curriculum requirements for Years 7 to 10, and is a cumulative record of results in all Stage 5 and Stage 6 courses that the student has completed. It also lists any courses that the student is currently enrolled in at the time of leaving school.

Students who are not eligible for the RoSA and who leave school prior to the completion of the Higher School Certificate receive a Transcript of Study. The Transcript of Study shows the same information as the RoSA, but also includes the legend ‘Not eligible for the Record of School Achievement’. Any mandatory courses for which the student has been given an ‘N’ determination appear on the Transcript of Study with the notation ‘Not Completed’. The relevant mandatory curriculum requirement will also carry the notation ‘Not Completed’.

Credentialling of Years 7–10 courses

Mandatory curriculum requirements

All mandatory curriculum requirements (ie English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Languages, Technology, Music, Visual Arts, PDHPE) are listed under a separate heading with the notation ‘Completed’.

Stage 5 courses

All 100-hour and 200-hour graded courses satisfactorily completed are credentialled with a grade awarded by the school and moderated by NESA. Schools award grades in accordance with NESA’s course performance descriptors for the course and other standards material on the NESA’s ARC website.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are reported with reference to the VET credentials earned by the student in undertaking the course.

Courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content are reported with reference to the Profile of Student Achievement, which provides details of the Life Skills syllabus outcomes achieved by the student.