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Board Endorsed VET Courses

ACE 6012

Last Updated: 11 October 2021

This rule is affected by changes made to RoSA and HSC rules and requirements in 2021.

Find these amendments in our COVID Changes for 2021.

There is provision for the endorsement of Stage 6 VET Board Endorsed Courses in industry areas and/or qualifications not already available in existing VET courses in the HSC curriculum.

VET Board Endorsed Courses include a range of types of courses that can be delivered by a variety of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). These include VET Content Endorsed Courses (VET CECs), TAFE NSW Content Endorsed Courses and VET Board Endorsed Courses.

VET Board Endorsed Courses are dual accredited with access to AQF VET qualifications and Board Endorsed HSC unit credit. VET Board Endorsed Courses do not contribute towards the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

VET Board Endorsed Courses are based on national industry training packages. They include entry-level qualifications that align to industry competency standards packaged into HSC courses. They may include a work-placement component. In some circumstances, courses based on VET accredited courses may be endorsed.

Course descriptions for all Board Endorsed VET Courses are available on the NESA website.

Each course description provides a range of information including NESA course name(s) and number(s), HSC course requirements (including any work-placement requirements), HSC course structure and any exclusions.