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HSC Disability Provisions 2020
Disability Provisions in the HSC are practical arrangements designed to help students who could not otherwise make a fair attempt to show what they know in an exam room.

These provisions granted, are solely determined by how the student’s exam performance is affected. Each school is responsible for determining and approving their own Disability Provisions for all school-based assessment tasks while NESA determines Disability Provisions for the external Higher School Certificate examinations.

For students to apply for Disability Provisions, schools must submit an online application to NESA. This application indicates and must include recent evidence. Evidence may include medical reports, reading results, spelling results, writing samples and teacher comments. Provisions that can be applied for include separate supervision, access to reader and/or writer, rest breaks and extra time. Strong evidence is needed in support of the application in order to be successful. Access to in-school provisions does not guarantee equal or similar provisions being granted by NESA for all formal, external exams held at the end of the year.

Generally, online applications are applied for during Term 1 but can be applied for up to the day prior to the formal exam period.

If you have any queries regarding these provisions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via College email.

Betty Kiekebosch
Leader of Diverse Learning