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HSC minimum standard

In 2018, the Minister for Education announced changes to the requirements for students to meet HSC minimum standards. The standards are in three areas: reading, writing and numeracy. The Department of Education has designed online tests to enable students to demonstrate that they meet the standards.

Who needs to meet the HSC minimum standard?

If you will complete the HSC in 2020 – You need to meet the HSC minimum standard to receive the HSC. To show you meet the standard you will need to:

  • pass the online reading test or have achieved Band 8 or above in reading in Year 9 NAPLAN in 2017, and
  • pass the online writing test or have achieved Band 8 or above in writing in Year 9 NAPLAN in 2017, and
  • pass the online numeracy test or have achieved Band 8 or above in numeracy in Year 9 NAPLAN in 2017.

 

If you will complete the HSC in 2021 or later – You need to meet the HSC minimum standard to receive the HSC. To show you meet the standard you need to:

  • pass the online reading test, and
  • pass the online writing test, and
  • pass the online numeracy test.