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Curriculum for Record of School Achievement (Years 7 to 10)

The curriculum for the Record of School Achievement provided by a registered and accredited non-government school must meet the requirements of the Education Act 1990 (NSW).

The curriculum from Year 7 to Year 10 for students who are candidates for the RoSA must:

  • meet the study requirements for each key learning area as detailed on the ACE website¬† and
  • be taught in accordance with a syllabus developed by NESA and approved by the Minister.

The requirements for the RoSA are detailed on the ACE website. The ACE website also states the requirements for the RoSA. Schools need to refer to these requirements to ensure the eligibility of students for the RoSA credential.

Schools must refer to the ACE website for details of their responsibilities in relation to the requirements for the RoSA, the Record of School Achievement curriculum, satisfactory completion of a course and rules concerning attendance and appeals.

NESA mandatory curriculum requirements for the RoSA are listed on the ACE website. This core curriculum for the RoSA curriculum is mandatory for all accredited non-government schools.

Evidence of compliance

A registered and accredited non-government school must have in place and implement policies and procedures to monitor the compliance of each student with the requirements for eligibility for the RoSA credential.

A registration system and/or accredited non-government member school must maintain documentation for each calendar year of the current accreditation period that provides evidence of:

  • timetables showing the allocation of time and teachers for each Year/class
  • the total number of hours allocated to each course
  • the scope and sequence of learning/units of work mapped against the content and outcomes of the relevant NESA syllabus for each course
  • assessment policies and procedures which comply with the requirements documented on the ACE website and in NESA¬† Official Notices. These assessment policies should include statements of school procedures¬† and records relating to the allocation of grades in each Year 10 course
  • confirmation that the school has policies for disability provisions in accordance with the ACE website
  • an overview of the process for reporting student achievement.

A member school must also maintain, until the end of each calendar year, teaching programs for each unit of work for each Year/class that correspond to those identified in the scope and sequence of learning/units of work.

Schools must be able to demonstrate evidence of alignment between NESA syllabuses and the school's curriculum documentation including scope and sequences, teaching programs and assesment plans used by the school. In some circumstances, upon request or as part of an inspection visit, a school may need to provide student work that demonstrates alignment to the teaching programs.

A registration system and/or member school must have resources and equipment available for providing the required KLA/courses.

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