RoSA requirements - eligibility
Students will generally be eligible for the RoSA after four years of secondary school.
To qualify for the RoSA a student must have:
- attended a government school, an accredited non-government school or a recognised school outside NSW
- completed courses of study that satisfy the Board's curriculum and assessment requirements for the RoSA
- complied with all requirements imposed by the Minister or the Board; and
- completed Year 10.
Students leaving school who are not eligible for the RoSA will receive a Transcript of Study.
Satisfactory course completion requirements
For the satisfactory completion of a course, it is your responsibility to:
- follow the course developed or endorsed by the Board;
- apply yourself with diligence and sustained effort to the set tasks and experiences provided in the course by the school; and
- achieve some or all of the course outcomes.
Absence during the year
Principals may grant students leave for legitimate reasons, such as illness or physical injury. Any extensive period of unexplained absence may result in non-completion of a course(s) and may affect your eligibility for the award of the RoSA.
Final date for attendance
It is a requirement for the award of the RoSA that Year 10 students attend school until the final day of Year 10, as determined by the school system or principal, unless an exemption has been granted by the principal.
N determinations – not completing a course
If you are in danger of not completing a course satisfactorily, you will be warned in writing in time for you to correct the problem and satisfactorily complete the course.
If you have not completed a course, you will receive an 'N' determination. Any mandatory course will be listed as 'Not Completed' on your transcript of study and this will mean that you will not be eligible for a RoSA.
You have the right to appeal against an 'N' determination. Appeals are first heard by your principal and, if you are not satisfied with the result, you can appeal to the Board of Studies.
The Board's decision is final.