Thursday, October 11, 2018



Results, Merit Lists & Certificates

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the highest educational award in secondary education in New South Wales. It is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed Years 11 and 12 at secondary school. To be eligible, students must meet HSC course requirements and sit for the statewide HSC examinations.

NESA CEO David de Carvalho congratulates 2017 HSC students on receiving their results in the video below, and advises them on where to get information about post-school opportunities.

HSC Results Inquiry Centre – 13 11 12

For more information visit link:

Friday, September 19, 2014


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Thursday, June 19, 2014



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Monday, October 01, 2012


Essential Educational Resources for Australian Teachers and Students

All great links for teachers and students with the Board of Studies and Education departments in each state.

New South Wales link:
Victoria link:
South Australia link:
Queensland link:
Northern Territory link:
Western Autralian link:
Australian Capital Territory link:
Tasmania link:


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Monday, January 12, 2009


Vocational Education and Training in Schools are programs undertaken by school students as part of the senior secondary certificate that provide credit towards a nationally recognised VET qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework.
The training that students receive reflects specific industry competency standards and is delivered by a Registered Training Organisation or a school in partnership with a Registered Training Organisation.

The VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) is a hands-on option for Years 11 and 12 students, offering practical work-related experience and learning.
Like the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education), VCAL is an accredited secondary certificate.
Students who do the VCAL are likely to be interested in going on to training at TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes, doing an apprenticeship or traineeship, or getting a job after finishing school.

VCE - Victorian Certificate of Education
The VCE is awarded to students who successfully complete their secondary education. It is recognised internationally, and provides pathways to further study at university, TAFE (Technical and Further Education) and the world of work.
The VCE is usually completed in Years 11 and 12, but can be started in Year 10.
About half of Year 10 students undertake some VCE units.

Within the VCE students can undertake vocational education and training (VET); this can be via School Based Apprenticeships -
Link: or at a training organisation (VCE VET).

VCE can be studied by adults and completed in one year.
For more information, see: Beyond School - Adult VCE Return to Study


The Australian higher education system is seen to make a fundamental contribution to the future of Australia and plays a vital role in Australias intellectual, economic, cultural and social development. The higher education sector educates our future professional workforce, creates future leaders, provides jobs for Australians, drives much of our economic and regional success, and facilitates cultural and trade links with other countries.
The sector plays a key role in the growing knowledge and innovation based economic health of Australia.

In Australia, the term 'higher education' generally refers to education at degree level and above. In the Australian Qualifications Framework, higher education courses are those leading to the award of associate degree, bachelor's degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master's degree or doctoral degree.
Some courses leading to the award of a diploma or advanced diploma may also be accredited as higher education.

Almost all higher education in Australia is offered by universities. A small but growing number of non-university providers and overseas institutions also offer accredited higher education courses.


Higher Education Review
The Minister for Education, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, released the final report of the Review of Australian Higher Education. The report proposes a comprehensive package of reforms to Australia's tertiary education sector.

The Bradley Review of Higher Education
The long awaited Bradley review of higher education has recommended sweeping changes to the sector at a cost of $6 billion. But that - says Bradley - will only hold us steady.

Higher Education in Queensland

Higher Education in Victoria -

Higher Education in New South Wales -

Higher Education in Western Australia -

Higher Education in South Australia-

Higher Education in Northern Territory -

Higher Education in Tasmania -

Higher Education in New Zealand -

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Selective high schools provide a challenging curriculum for students with high academic ability.

The aim of Selective High Schools is to provide a scholastically challenging environment for more academically able students. The usual range of subjects is taught at these schools,but they are geared to the needs of gifted and talented students. Students gain places at Selective Schools by competing academically with other prospective students.

Placement at a Selective School means that your child will be in an environment where work is at a more advanced level and is taken seriously by most of their peers. Many parents feel that their children stand a better chance academically than students in other schools, and their children are better positioned for future success. Students often form bonds with other academically advanced students in their school as well as may network with others that have been through the same program later in life.

In 2008, more than 13,300 students in Year 6 sat the selective entry test, a four per cent increase on last year. But of these hopefuls, only 3522 student would receive offers for Year 7 at a selective high school in 2009.

There are 30 selective high schools including 17 fully selective schools, 4 selective agricultural high schools and 9 high schools with selective classes in NSW. There is also a senior high school with selective classes offering entry to Year 11. Entry to these schools is competitive.

Mr Nathan Rees on Nsw Selective Schools:
NSW Selective High Schools Government Announcement.pdf

The selection process involves consideration of academic performance and ability. A student's academic merit is determined by their primary school assessments in English and Mathematics and their results gained in the Selective High Schools Test in:

English Language
General Ability
Written expression

How to Apply For the Selective High School Entry Test in Year 6

Applications need to be lodged at the end of the year when students are in Year 5,the test is administered while students are in Year 6 and enter Year 7 in the following year. The closing date for parents to return application forms to the student's current primary school principal is mid-November. The Selective High School Placement Test for entry to Year 7 is held in March.

Information and the application packages are available at

2009 Selective School Information package
Information Package 2009

How to Apply for Years 8 to 11 entry
There is provision for some enrolments into Years 8 to 12 in selective high schools depending upon availability of places. Application forms for Years 8 to 12 entry to selective high schools are available from schools in late June.
Contact the selective high school to which you intend to apply for information about assessment requirements.

Information and the Years 8 to 12 application package is available at

Link: Selective high schools

Sample test and past test papers
These publications assist applicants for Year 7 entry to selective high schools to become more familiar with the Selective High School Placement Test. Items that assess reading may be available after copyright permission to publish them is obtained.

In the actual Selective High School Placement Test there are 45 questions in reading, 40 in mathematics and 60 in general ability.

The Selective High School Placement Test measures ability and is set to discriminate at a very high level. It is very rare for even the highest scoring candidates to score full marks on all components of the Selective High School Placement Test.

Selective high school entry does not depend entirely on a student’s performance in the Selective High School Placement Test as school assessment scores in English and mathematics are provided by the primary schools.

Sample Test Paper with answers.

To obtain information on your childs Profile Score, click HERE
to download the Request For Scores form.

Links to further information
Schools with Year 5 Opportunity Classes in 2009
Entry Criteria
Characteristics of Gifted and Talented Children
Opportunity Class Application
Interstate and Overseas Students
Test Information

Useful Links:

NSW Department of Education and Training - Opportunity Class Placement

NSW Selective Schools Year 7 placement

Types of Public Schools

Secondary Schools - Selective


2009 TOP 100 HSC SCHOOLS in NSW courtesy of The Daily Telegraph

2009 Top 100 Schools in NSW.pdf

Schools in The Daily Telegraphs top 200 list have been ranked by the percentage of Exams Sat that are Distinguished Achievers (DA).

Exams Sat means the number of exams sat by the students from that school. One student may sit for several exams.

DA is the number of mentions on the Distinguished Achievers List.

Schools are ranked in order.

2008 HSC TOP 200 SCHOOLS - courtesy of The Daily Telegraph
NSW Parents Clamour to Enrol their Children in Successful High Schools.pdf

**Print versions below:

2008: Top 200 Leading HSC Schools in NSW
HSC 2008 -Top 200 Schools in NSW.pdf

2008: Top 200 HSC Schools in NSW by Region - Albury to Inner West
Top 200 HSC Schools in Region 2008.pdf

2008: Top Schools in NSW by Region - Lake Macquarie to Wollongong
Top Schools in Region - Lake Macquarie to Wollongong.pdf

Catholic schools match best overall results in 2008

Australian University Rankings for 2008, 2007, 2006

Our 2009 National Education Newsletter will be available soon , which also includes further educational information for the wider community on education in Australia.


Thursday, August 14, 2008


Start a lifetime of savings education

The Commonwealth Bank is committed to educating young Australians. Student Banking teaches children how to develop good saving habits at an early age and assists schools to raise extra funds for school initiatives.

For your children
Student Banking encourages primary school children to save their money and watch it grow. It's easy - children can open up a Youthsaver account and make regular deposits while they're at school.

Processing the deposits is quick and easy. A volunteer from the school collects the money and enters each deposit into user-friendly, internet-based Windows software which is provided by the Bank. This is balanced and electronically transmitted to the Bank.

The volunteer then makes a single deposit at the nearest Commonwealth Bank branch or Australia Post outlet.

Club newsletters
As a regular user of their account, your child will receive exclusive club newsletters and benefits from us.
Dollarmites Club for under 10s
Rule for 10 to 13s
for 14 to 17s
For their school
It's not just the students who benefit - participating schools will also receive:
$5 for each new Youthsaver account opened
5% commission for each deposit (up to a maximum of $10 per individual deposit)
Minimum commission payment of $25 per quarter (provided at least one deposit is processed in the quarter)

School visits
Commonwealth Bank branch staff visit nearby primary schools to talk to children about the basics of money and teach them the importance of regular saving. They also discuss Student Banking with principals and volunteer coordinators and how they can implement and improve the program at their school.

To register your school, simply call the Student Banking Helpdesk on 1800 674 496, from 9am to 4pm (Sydney time), Monday to Friday. You will be mailed the relevant forms and information to get you started. The Helpdesk can also answer any questions you may have about Student Banking.


An Education Savings Plan is a purpose-built savings and investment solution for your child's education.

An Education Savings Plan lets you prepare now for the costs of your child's education. And since a quality education paves the way for your child's future, it's one of the greatest gifts you can give them.

A purpose-built solution

The Education Savings Plan has been specifically developed to help fund children's education.

It can be used to build a financial nest egg to help pay for a lifetime of education, including:
primary (including pre-school)
many tertiary courses (including TAFE), as well as special needs education in both Australia and overseas.

Unique tax savings

The Education Savings Plan offers a valuable combination of ease of use and flexibility, with professional investment management.

Operating as a 'scholarship plan' under tax laws, the Plan may offer certain tax advantages not generally available with other savings and investment products.

Anyone can contribute - parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, godparents can start a Plan: in fact, basically any person who wishes to contribute towards the education expenses of someone they care for.

The surprising costs of raising children

While one can't put a price on the joy of having children, the costs of raising them can be sobering for any parent.

Even economists struggle to determine the figures, but the Australian Institute of Family Studies has estimated that your average 10 year old costs $190 a week.* And that's before additional expenses such as holidays, new furnishings or a private education - or even a music lesson. Teenagers, of course, are even more expensive.

When you consider the years children live at home, the expenses of each child can easily amount to a quarter of a million dollars - and this excludes education costs!

A better future for your child starts here

Given the cost of quality education, delaying thinking about how you'll afford it until you need to face it, could result in your children's education being less than what you wish.

An Education Savings Plan helps you to plan for a child's education expenses with confidence and peace of mind, knowing you are prepared.

It's not just sensible and practical. It's also the gift of a lifetime.

Learn more about the benefits of an Education Savings Plan.
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