Higher School Certificate examinations: assistance from teaching staff

ACE 9014

Last Updated: 26 September 2018

Changes to ACE rules and procedures are occurring to reflect the Stronger HSC Standards reforms.

NESA strongly encourages all ACE users to review the Summary of Changes that may impact the below.

Principals need to arrange for a Music teacher to assist the presiding officer in the administration of the aural component of the examination in Music. This is the only case where a member of the school staff may be involved in the conduct of the examination.

Only NESA-approved calculators (or, for General Mathematics, calculators that satisfy NESA criteria) may be taken into the examination room. A list of NESA-approved calculators and the NESA criteria for calculator use in General Mathematics are published on NESA's website.

Principals need to make arrangements for appropriate teaching staff to assist in checking calculators before the students are allowed into the examination room.