Higher School Certificate examinations: accommodation

ACE 9008

Last Updated: 20 October 2011

Schools must provide suitable accommodation for the Higher School Certificate examinations. Accommodation must be adequately lit and ventilated and as free as possible from external noise. Accommodation for students requiring disability provisions needs particular attention.

All schools are expected to make assembly halls, multipurpose centres and gymnasiums available for examinations. Classrooms may be used instead of the hall only if this does not increase the number of supervisors required.

A student’s home school provides the examination centre for all of his/her examinations, even if the course is studied through TAFE, another school or a private provider.

Itinerantly marked practical examinations (Dance, Drama, Music) require a quiet, dedicated space in the school. External disturbances such as bells need to be kept to a minimum for the duration of the examinations.