Stage 6 Life Skills courses
Last Updated: 18 December 2017
Stage 6 Life Skills courses provide options for students with disability 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, with the exception of Studies of Religion I Life Skills, which is a 1-unit course (60 hours).
Schools may wish to design a Life Skills course as a School Developed Board Endorsed Course to meet the local needs of their students in areas where there is no Board Developed syllabus.
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.