Help with your child’s HSC

For parents of teenage children (Higher School Certificate)

The Board of Studies has a program to help students with practical support in their Higher School Certificate examinations. This practical support, known as provisions, assists students to read examination questions and to write their answers. Provisions include rest breaks and extra time. The use of any provision is not written on the student’s results.

Essential planning documents for Higher School Certificate studies include:

HSC rules and procedures

Outlines the rules and procedures for the Higher School Certificate.

HSC rules & procedures

Studying for the NSW Higher School Certificate

Studying HSC

HSC On-line parents information

Parents of HSC students will find the Parents Pages on the HSC Online website very valuable. There are hints on making life with an HSC student more bearable for both parents and students!

HSC Online

This information is also available in Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese, at

NSW HSC On-line is being developed as a joint venture by Charles Sturt University and the NSW Department of Education and Training. The NSW Board of Studies and the Joint Council of NSW Professional Teachers’ Associations are contributing to the development of the site.


Information on Study and Exams for NSW HSC Students

Beyond the HSC: Careers info, options for University etc.

Information for Parents and Carers of HSC Students