Higher School Certificate examinations: presiding officers, supervisors and school staff

ACE 9011

Last Updated: 30 July 2019

Principals are responsible for nominating presiding officers and selecting and appointing supervisors on behalf of NESA for the Higher School Certificate examinations. 

The presiding officer is responsible for the receipt of question papers, the general administration of the examinations, the organisation of the work of supervisors and the dispatch of worked scripts.

The principal, or a staff member acting as coordinator, should liaise with the presiding officer to ensure that all arrangements are made for the administration of the examination as set down in the Presiding Officer Handbook.

Principals are required to appoint a suitable staff member to be the exam IT coordinator for Higher School Certificate online examinations. This person should liaise with the presiding officer to ensure that all students have suitable equipment for the examination.