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Satisfactory completion of a Preliminary or Higher School Certificate course: course completion criteria

ACE 8019

Last Updated: 1 April 2019

The following course completion criteria refer to both Preliminary and HSC courses.
A student will be considered to have satisfactorily completed a course if, in the principal’s view, there is sufficient evidence that the student has:

  1. followed the course developed or endorsed by NESA; and
  2. applied themselves with diligence and sustained effort to the set tasks and experiences provided in the course by the school; and
  3. achieved some or all of the course outcomes.