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HSC Syllabuses

The Board's Stage 6 syllabuses describe the Preliminary and HSC courses to be taught within each subject that may be undertaken as part of the HSC pattern of study. All schools are required to deliver programs of study that comply with the requirements of Board syllabuses, including coverage of all the essential content of the Board's syllabuses.

Schools have discretion to offer courses beyond the Board’s curriculum. If individual schools choose to teach material not approved or endorsed by the Board, it must be made clear to students that this material is additional to and not part of the relevant Board syllabus and will not be tested in any public examination conducted by the Board. Students should understand that such material, therefore, would not be considered relevant in any response they write for Higher School Certificate examinations. Such material is not to be set as part of school-based assessment of Board syllabuses that contributes to the Higher School Certificate assessment.

The teaching of any religious, ideological or philosophical beliefs that are not in conflict with these constraints and are not otherwise contrary to the requirements of the Education Act is a matter for the school and the school community. Contact: KLA Inspector Ph: +61 2 9367 8111

Board Developed Courses

Board Endorsed Courses

VET Content Endorsed Courses

School Developed Board Endorsed Courses - Guidelines for Course Proposals

Guidelines for Course Proposals
Revised October 2013

Deadline for applications is 11 April 2014 (for course delivery in 2015)

For futher information please email Board Endorsed Programs


University Developed Board Endorsed Courses - Guidelines and Application Form

Guidelines for Course Proposals
Revised October 2013
Application Form (download)
Revised October 2013

Deadline for applications is 23 May 2014 (for course delivery in 2015)

For futher information please email Board Endorsed Programs


Board Endorsed Alternative Education Program

Organisation seeking to deliver a Board Endorsed Alternative Education Program need to apply to for endorsement of the course. Guidelines and futher information is available from the Equivalent and Alternative Courses of Study page.

Syllabus feedback

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An important part of the Board of Studies’ continuous improvement program is feedback from teachers, students and other interested people. To give your view on syllabus and other curriculum matters, complete the Syllabus Feedback Form.

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