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Non-completion of HSC school-based assessment: non-completion determinations

ACE 8080

Last Updated: 1 April 2019

If a student is to be given a non-completion (‘N’) determination because of failure to complete tasks which contribute in excess of 50 percent of the final assessment marks in that course, the principal must:

  1. submit the non-completion determination via Schools Online advise the student of the determination, its consequences and the student's right to a school review and subsequent appeal to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) using the form supplied by NESA at Schools Online .

The school must calculate an assessment mark incorporating the marks for those tasks submitted and a zero for each task not submitted. This information will be required if the student makes an appeal to NESA which is upheld.