Stage 6 Life Skills courses
Last Updated: 18 December 2017
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Stage 6 Life Skills courses provide options for students with special education needs who are unable to access regular course outcomes, particularly students with an intellectual disability
The Stage 6 Life Skills courses can be undertaken in combination with other Board Developed and/or Board Endorsed Courses to meet the requirements for the award of the Higher School Certificate.
Stage 6 Life Skills courses have Board Developed status. Each Stage 6 Life Skills course comprises a 2-unit 120-hour Preliminary course and a 2-unit 120-hour HSC course.
See ACE 6002 List of Higher School Certificate Board Developed Courses for current Stage 6 Life Skills course
As with the study of all Board Developed Courses, exclusions apply to the study of Life Skills courses such that students may not study more than one 240-hour course in the same subject. For example, a student cannot include both English (Standard) and English Life Skills in the pattern of study for the award of the Higher School Certificate.