This course is for students who want to study for all or part of the NSW Higher
School Certificate in an adult learning environment.
Your study program will depend on your previous experience and the amount of
time you can spend studying for the HSC. There is a broad range of general
education and vocational HSC courses to choose from.
The NSW Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) has developed the HSC curriculum and is
responsible for managing completion requirements including the final
examinations. The BOSTES awards the HSC credential. HSC assessment results achieved
in your TAFE study are reported by TAFE to the BOSTES as part of the
minimum completion requirements for the HSC.
The booklet 'Studying for the NSW Higher School Certificate' is available at the
Board of Studies website.
You can seek advice from TAFE NSW Course Information Officers at any campus and
from TAFE NSW Counsellors.
Vocational courses are offered within the HSC and may lead to a vocational
qualification, suitable for entry to further study and work.
Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)
The ATAR is used to determine entry to most university courses.
You do not need an ATAR to continue your studies in TAFE NSW.