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Higher School Certificate students: self-tuition entry requirements and HSC examinations

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Last Updated: 1 April 2019

Entry requirements

Candidates contemplating self-tuition must contact records@nesa.nsw.edu.au to obtain entry forms.

It is a requirement that these candidates complete the HSC: All My Own Work program. It is the responsibility of these candidates to complete entry forms correctly and ensure their return to NESA on or before 30 June. Candidates studying by self-tuition are personally responsible for obtaining copies of syllabuses, support materials, texts and other references relevant to their chosen studies.

HSC examinations

It is the responsibility of candidates studying by self-tuition to ensure that they access an HSC Key Dates and Exam Timetables. These may be downloaded from the NESA website. No allowance will be made for candidates who do not attend an examination session because they have misread the timetable. In addition, as there is no assessment mark available, candidates studying by self-tuition cannot submit an illness/misadventure appeal. During their HSC examination, candidates studying by self-tuition are subject to the rules of the school or college where the examination centre has been established.

A candidate studying by self-tuition who is not resident in New South Wales for a period of 12 months immediately prior to presentation for the Higher School Certificate examination(s) may be required to pay examination fees.