The Higher School Certificate
The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the highest educational award in New South Wales schools. It is awarded to NSW students who have satisfactorily completed Years 11 and 12 at secondary school. To be eligible, students must meet HSC course requirements and sit for the statewide HSC examinations. The HSC is an internationally recognised credential that provides a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue tertiary qualifications, vocational training or employment.
Use the structure below to navigate information about Higher School Certificate rules, requirements and procedures.
- Course delivery
- Student entries
- Students in atypical circumstances
- Satisfactory completion; non-completion; leave
- Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning
- School-based assessment
- Credentialling and results