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Return of and responsibility for HSC submitted works

ACE 9021

Last Updated: 1 April 2019

Submission of works to NESA and mail or transport costs are the responsibility of the school, except in the case of Visual Arts, where pickup of works is organised by NESA. (This provision does not apply to overseas schools recognised to offer the Higher School Certificate. Overseas schools are responsible for the cost of the transport of their Visual Arts works.)

NESA will return all submitted works to schools after marking unless otherwise advised. While every care is taken with them,  NESA accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to them.

Students may make special arrangements for the delivery and return of their works at their own expense if they receive approval for the arrangements from NESA.

The school should inform students that no compensation will be provided for accidental loss or damage to a work while it is in the possession of NESA or in transit to and from marking. It is the student's responsibility to arrange any insurance, and students are strongly advised to retain a copy of their work if this is practicable.