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Credentialling HSC VET courses

ACE 8032

Last Updated: 11 May 2020

Where students have completed the requirements for the Higher School Certificate, satisfactory completion of an HSC VET course is reported on the Higher School Certificate credentials. The course is listed on the HSC Record of Achievement together with the HSC unit credit value. No mark is reported. The HSC Record of Achievement also refers to separate vocational documentation.

HSC unit credit for a VET course is withheld if there is no evidence of training activity (VET data). This includes where there is no RTO assigned, no enrolment in a qualification, no competency outcomes, or ‘Did not start’ outcome for all competencies.

For all students who have fulfilled the requirements of an AQF VET qualification, the vocational documentation consists of the relevant certificate and an accompanying Transcript of Competencies Achieved. Students who have achieved partial completion of an AQF VET qualification receive a Statement of Attainment, which lists all units of competency achieved towards the qualification.

HSC VET courses delivered by TAFE are reported on the HSC Record of Achievement with the annotation Refer to TAFE Transcript. Students receive additional documentation from TAFE with detailed information regarding the TAFE subject studied and results obtained.

For students entered for the HSC examination in a 240-hour VET Industry Curriculum Framework course, the examination is reported as a separate entry on the HSC Record of Achievement.
The HSC Record of Achievement shows:

  • an examination mark derived from the HSC external examination
  • an HSC mark, equal to the examination mark
  • a performance band, determined by the HSC mark.

Students who have satisfactorily completed an HSC VET course and are leaving school without completing the Higher School Certificate will have their HSC VET course credentialled on the Record of School Achievement (RoSA) or the Transcript of Study (for students ineligible for the RoSA). Students will also receive the appropriate AQF qualification (see above).