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Accelerated progression: procedures

ACE 8104

Last Updated: 31 January 2020

For students accelerating by less than two years, schools should simply enter students for their accelerated course(s) for the Stage 5, Preliminary or HSC study pattern(s) via Schools Online. Where the proposed acceleration is for two years or more ahead of the student’s age cohort and is likely to lead to early entry for the secondary credentials, the principal must inform NESA prior to the acceleration of the student. The Proforma for informing the NESA of proposed acceleration of student two or more years ahead of the student's Year cohort should be used for this notification.

Entries for the Record of School Achievement or Higher School Certificate for students who are accelerants should be submitted by schools via Schools Online.