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Standard of teaching

Registered and accredited non-government schools will have in place processes by which they can demonstrate the standard of teaching of courses at the school.

Registered and accredited secondary schools may provide courses of study themselves or by accessing outside tutors and/or external providers.

Where a registered and accredited school accesses an outside tutor and/or external provider for a Record of School Achievement and/or Higher School Certificate course, the school must refer to the ACE website and NESA Official Notices which outline the requirements that the school must meet for the purpose of each of the credentials.

The standard of teaching of courses provided by the school can be demonstrated by:

  • the consistency between
    • syllabus outcomes
    • scope and sequence of learning/units of work
    • teaching programs and learning activities, and
    • samples of student work
  • student evaluation and teacher reflection/evaluation of teaching and learning activities
  • progressive achievement of students over time.

Evidence of compliance

A registered and accredited non-government school will have in place and implement documented processes for maintaining records over the period of accreditation to demonstrate the standard of teaching of courses at the school.

For each student undertaking one or more courses that have been outsourced through an outside tutor and/or external provider the school will have in place and implement documented processes to maintain records:

  • to demonstrate that each student's overall pattern of study meets the eligibility requirements for the Record of School Achievement or Higher School Certificate
  • of a written statement from the outside tutor/external provider that the course will be taught in accordance with NESA syllabuses
  • for each Record of School Achievement and Higher School Certificate course, a written statement that the assessment program for the course delivered by the outside tutor/external provider will meet the requirements of the ACE website and NESA Official Notices.
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