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Member schools with Years 11 and 12 only and the Record of School Achievement

Conditional accreditation of non-government schools for the Record of School Achievement that are registered for Years 11 and 12 only and accredited for the Higher School Certificate

A number of non-government schools are registered for Years 11 and 12 only and are accredited for the Higher School Certificate. These schools were not accredited for and, therefore, did not present candidates for the School Certificate.

The abolition of the School Certificate in 2011 and the introduction of the Record of School Achievement as a cumulative credential that may be awarded to school leavers who complete Year 10 from 2012 or subsequently during Years 11 and 12 means that non-government schools registered for Years 11 and 12 only and accredited for the Higher School Certificate must also be accredited for the Record of School Achievement under certain conditions. These conditions are that:

 (a)   such accreditation is for the strictly limited purpose of entering students as candidates for the Record of School Achievement who have met all the requirements for the award of a Record of School Achievement except for the NESA requirement that the student has left school

 (b)   any student entered as a candidate for the Record of School Achievement during Years 11 and 12 at the school must have met all NESA requirements for the award of a Record of School Achievement except for the Authority’s requirement that the student has left school.

 A non-government school not otherwise accredited for the Record of School Achievement that does not meet these conditions is not eligible to present candidates for the Record of School Achievement for students enrolled in Years 11 and 12 and must publicly disclose this ineligibility to parents of children intending to be enrolled or currently enrolled at the school.

Evidence of compliance

 Evidence of compliance with these conditions is certification from the principal of the school previously attended by the student(s) concerned in Year 10 that the student(s) have met all NESA requirements for the award of a Record of School Achievement except for the NESA requirement that the student has left school. This certification will take the form of the NESA records being updated by the school previously attended by the student(s) concerned. Only principals of government secondary schools or non-government schools registered for Year 10 and accredited for the Record of School Achievement are authorised to make such certification.

A non-government school that does not meet these conditions for eligibility to enter candidates for the Record of School Achievement must publicly disclose this ineligibility to parents of children intending to be enrolled or currently enrolled at the school in the school's prospectus, on the school's website or other reasonable equivalent.

 

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