School Developed Board Endorsed Courses

ACE 2004

Last Updated: 13 March 2017

School Developed Courses

A School Developed Board Endorsed Course is designed by an individual school or group of schools to meet the local needs of a group of students. These courses are endorsed by BOSTES Officers in relevant key learning areas .

School Developed Board Endorsed Courses should explore areas of the curriculum not specifically addressed by a BOSTES course. BOSTES does not usually endorse a course that substantially duplicates an existing Board Developed or Content Endorsed course. Where there is duplication, a decision is made as to whether an exclusion will apply.

The BOSTES does not endorse proposals for courses in the key learning areas of English, Mathematics and Science.

Proposed courses must be a minimum of 100 hours indicative time. School Developed Board Endorsed Courses studied in Stage 5 may be credentialled as 100-hour or 200-hour courses on the Record of School Achievement.

See School Developed Board Endorsed Courses – Guidelines for Course Proposals for further information.

Endorsement period

School Developed Board Endorsed Courses are endorsed for a maximum period of four years. A new course proposal must be submitted before a course’s endorsement period expires.

Group proposal for a School Developed Board Endorsed Course

Groups of schools or campuses of a multi-site school or college can prepare a group proposal for a School Developed Board Endorsed Course. These submissions should be made under the leadership of a single school, a group of schools or a school system.

VET courses in Stage 5

Schools may also access Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses in Stage 5. See VET in Years 9 and 10 (Stage 5) and ACE 2005 VET Board Endorsed Courses for further information.