Pattern of study for the Higher School Certificate
Last Updated: 8 November 2018
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.
- ACE 6001 Board Developed Courses for the Higher School Certificate
- ACE 6002 Higher School Certificate Board Developed Courses
- ACE 6005 Board Endorsed (BECs) Higher School Certificate courses – categories
- ACE 6010 Content Endorsed Courses
- ACE 8006 Pattern of study for Higher School Certificate Science
- ACE 8064 Study of Preliminary and HSC courses: units of study and indicative time
Background and Context
Education Act 1990, Section 95