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Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College The Entrance Campus

Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College The Entrance Campus

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NESA Board Developed and Board Endorsed Courses

NESA Board Developed Courses

IMPORTANT UPDATE: From 2025, any course with an HSC Examination can count towards the calculation of the ATAR.

This change applies to students in Year 10 in 2023, who are choosing courses for Year 11 in 2024 and the HSC in 2025.

Students who want to go to University need to qualify for an ATAR - Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank. This requires you to study NESA Board Developed Courses - English (Compulsory) and at least 4 other Board Developed Courses (those that have an HSC Examination at the end) so that the University Admissions Centre (UAC) can use your school-based assessment and HSC Examination results to do their calculations.

This also includes the VET Board Developed Courses (Vocational Education and Training courses eg. Construction, Hospitality, Retail, Entertainment). You MUST sit the HSC Examination if you wish to include these in the calculation of your ATAR.

Teachers will assist students with this at campus information sessions,  the Course Expo and the Interview Days.

NESA Board Endorsed Courses

TEC strongly recommends that only students studying a NON ATAR pattern of study choose NESA Board Endorsed Course/s.

Students can choose a maximum of THREE NESA Board Endorsed Course/s.

These courses DO NOT have any formal examinations.

These courses DO NOT count towards an ATAR.

Courses will be subject to availability – depending on numbers of students choosing each course.