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Non-completion of HSC school-based assessment: principals must warn students

ACE 8079

Last Updated: 1 April 2019

If it appears that a student is at risk of not meeting the school-based assessment requirements in a course, a warning must be given.

The principal must:

  1. advise the student in writing, in time for the problem to be corrected, specifying details of action required by the student and alerting the student to the possible consequences of a non-completion ('N') determination
  2. advise the parent or guardian in writing if the student is under 18
  3. request from the student and/or parent/guardian a written acknowledgement of the warning
  4. issue at least one follow-up warning letter (if the student is still at risk of not meeting requirements)
  5. retain a copy of the warning notice and other relevant documentation.