Offering Info

TAFE Statement in HSC Studies

  • TAFE NSW code: 800-19361-22OTE-002

Location – TAFE Digital


Self paced



Course Start Date


Study Commitment

16 Hours per week


2 years

  • Subsidised Course

Course Details

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 HSC courses to choose from.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has developed the HSC curriculum and is responsible for managing completion requirements including the final examinations. NESA awards the HSC credential. HSC assessment results achieved in your TAFE study are reported by TAFE to NESA as part of the minimum completion requirements for the HSC.

Further information can be found in the 'About the HSC' section of the NESA website.

You can seek advice from TAFE NSW Course Information Officers at any campus and from TAFE NSW Counsellors.

An ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) is not required to continue your studies in TAFE NSW. The ATAR calculated by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) is used to determine entry to many university courses.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

NSW School Certificate or a Certificate II in General and Vocational Education (or equivalent). Requires a pre-enrolment assessment.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

  • completed Year 10 or equivalent.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • You must satisfy the NESA eligibility award requirements and sit for HSC exams in order to achieve the HSC. The HSC is awarded by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a self-paced, online course. You must attend approximately 16 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run online for 2 years.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

You may be eligible for a concession and/or exemption. This will be confirmed during the enrolment process.

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Elective Units
Number Title
19361A Ethical Practice in Study
6492AL Aboriginal Studies
6492AY Ancient History
6492BL Biology
6492BS Business Studies
6492CY Chemistry
6492ED English (Advanced)
6492EL English EAL/D
6492ER Earth and Environmental Science
6492ET English (Standard)
6492EU English Studies
6492EX English (Extension)
6492FB French (Beginners)
6492FT Food Technology
6492GB German (Beginners)
6492HB Italian (Beginners)
6492LS Legal Studies
6492MD Mathematics Advanced
6492MR Mathematics Standard 1
6492MY Modern History
6492PY Physics
6492SI Investigating Science
6493AL Aboriginal Studies
6493AY Ancient History
6493BL Biology
6493BS Business Studies
6493CY Chemistry
6493ED English (Advanced)
6493EL English EAL/D
6493ER Earth and Environmental Science
6493ET English (Standard)
6493EU English Studies
6493EX English Extension 1
6493EY English Extension 2
6493FT Food Technology
6493LS Legal Studies
6493MD Mathematics Advanced
6493MS Mathematics Standard 2
6493MY Modern History
6493PY Physics
6493SI Investigating Science

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

On completion of the HSC, you will have the opportunity to enter the workforce or to apply for higher level courses at TAFE NSW or university.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

TAFE Digital
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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