ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies

The ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (ACT BSSS) is a statutory authority responsible for the certification of senior secondary school studies in government and non-government schools in the Australian Capital Territory.

Between 1976 and 1998 the Board operated under the Schools Authority Act. In 1998, legislation was enacted to give the Board the status of a statutory authority. This formalised and defined its roles and responsibilities in senior secondary education in the ACT.

The ACT BSSS develops policy to ensure that all colleges have common

  • course accreditation processes
  • processes regarding unit assessment and awarding of unit grades
  • calculation of unit and course scores
  • content and distribution of Unit Outlines
  • late submission of work policy
  • attendance policy
  • appeal processes

Strategic Plan 2017-2021   

BSSS Recognition of Excellence Recipients 2018

BSSS Recognition of Excellence Recipients 2018

BSSS Student Forum

The ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) has established an exciting new initiative. Through a new Student Forum, young people will have a voice in their education. Year 11 and 12 students from all colleges across the ACT have been invited to be part of this Forum taking on a leadership role. They will be able to contribute their ideas and experiences to the future direction of education in the senior years of schooling.

Development of BSSS Courses

The proposed Metal Products A/M/V course is currently available for public consultation.

A draft version of the course is available here: Metal Products A/M/V

Please read the message from the BSSS Executive Director on the background of the course.

If you would like to provide feedback on the proposed course please complete the survey:

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