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HSC Studies - TAFE Statement (168-19361V01)
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Career area: General Education 
Study area: General Education Programmes 
  Non Nationally Recognised Training
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong  Full Time  2 Years 5-Feb-2018  Mon 
Description: 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 (BOS) has developed the HSC curriculum and is responsible for managing completion requirements including the final examinations. The BOS awards the HSC credential. HSC assessment results achieved in your TAFE study are reported by TAFE to the BOS 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.

The booklet ’Higher School Certificate and Tertiary Preparation Programs in TAFE NSW 2006’ is available at www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/about/preparation.htm.

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

Vocational Courses 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. 
Entry requirements: The NSW School Certificate, or Certificate II in General and Vocational Education (CGVE), or equivalent. 
Learning pathways: Credit transfer may be available from suitable HSC study into Certificate and Diploma qualifications. Refer to the HSC Credit Transfer website. 
Career opportunities: 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. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong
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Offering name: Higher School Certificate (HSC Studies) 
Offering code: 18WLG-008 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 2 Years
Scheduled attendance: This is a two-year course offering. The weekly attendance requirements vary depending on the number of subjects selected each year. Typically students attend from 16 to 24 hours per week. 
Hours per week: 16 
Starting from: 5 February 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 5:30pm
About: To enrol please attend one of our information and enrolment session in Block L, Room L2.17 at Wollongong Campus:

- Monday 29th January 2018 at 10:30 am - 12.30 pm
- Tuesday 30 January 2018 at 4 pm - 6 pm
- Thursday 8 February 2018 at 11 am - 12:30 pm

Please note that we can accommodate late applications for HSC up to 28 February 2018.

Our teachers will be on hand to answer your questions and assist with enrolment. Students must have completed schooling to Year 10 level or equivalent. Most classes are timetabled between 9:00am and 5:30pm each day. The days and times of attendace will vary depennding on subjects selected. In some cases it may be possible for a student to select a study pattern that allows of 3 days per week.

Students will also enrol in courses developed by the NSW Board of Studies:
- Standard English
- Biology
- General Mathematics
- Community and Family Studies
- Business Studies
- PDHPE, and
- Legal Studies.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 620 hours. This includes approximately 432 of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
- Independent study
- Work placement or simulated workplace activities
- Research and project
- Preparation of assessment tasks
- Field/industry visits
- Tutorials
- Learning support

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out the TAFE Illawarra support-for-learners website. You will be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

At Wollongong TAFE students can combine a Vocational Training course as part of their HSC enrolment. In addition to completing standard HSC courses, for example English and Maths, students can include vocational courses. The vocational courses on offer in 2018 may include
- Aged Care
- Animal Studies-
- Beauty
- Building
- Business Services
- Community Services
- Early Childhood Education and Care
- Horticulture
- Hospitality
- Human Services (Assist Nursing)
- Hairdressing
- Information Technology (Digital Animation/Game Design), and
- Signage.

Students will also enrol in courses developed by the NSW Board of Studies; for example, Standard English, Biology, General Mathematics, History, Business Studies, PDHPE and Legal Studies.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling.
Application next steps: After applying the applicant will be contacted by the Course Coordinator. Please supply all relevant contact details. 
Course fees:
Description Amount
Course Fee $700
TAFE NSW Fee $700
HSC Concession $240
Commercial TAFE Statement in HSC Studies $6,600
TAFE Statement in HSC Studies $700
Comments: Your first day of attendance is Monday 5 February 2018. Please meet at Building L, level 2 at Room L2.30 at 9:00am. Please bring pens, pencils, a notepad and a scientific calculator if you intend to enrol in Mathematics. You will need to wear covered shoes for Science classes as these classes are conducted in a laboratory.

Fulltime students will be required to attend 4 to 5 days each week during semester for a total face-to-face commitment of 16 hours per week.
Classes will generally run from Monday to Friday between 9 AM and 5:30 PM. Attendance days and times may vary depending on the elective units selected.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123