Pattern of study for the Higher School Certificate

ACE 8005

Last Updated: 8 November 2018

This requirement has been updated as at 08 November 2018 in line with Official Notice NESA 29/17, 14 July 2017

To qualify for the Higher School Certificate students must satisfactorily complete a Year 11 pattern of study comprising at least 12 units and a Year 12 pattern of study comprising at least 10 units. Both patterns must include:

  • at least six units from Board Developed Courses;
  • at least two units of a Board Developed Course in English;
  • at least three courses of two units value or greater (either Board Developed or Board Endorsed Courses); and
  • at least four subjects.

To satisfy pattern of study requirements for the Higher School Certificate, a student may count up to six units of Science in Year 11 and seven units of Science in Year 12.