Accreditation panels are appointed by the Board to make a recommendation to the BSSS Executive Director on accreditation of courses.
The BSSS Accreditation Pack outlines the process of course accreditation including criteria assessing the quality of curriculum and the process of development.
Courses are accredited on the basis that they meet the requirements for the following classifications. A course may meet the requirements for a number of classifications:
These courses have been deemed by the Board to be educationally sound and appropriate for students in Years 11 and 12
These courses are A courses which have been deemed by the Board as providing appropriate educational experiences for students who satisfy specific disability criteria.
These courses have been deemed by the Board to prepare students for higher education
H classification is given to a course that has been designed and accredited by an Australian National University and where successful completion of the course will be recognised towards an undergraduate degree
These courses may lead to the award of a Vocational Certificate or Statement of Attainment
These courses are appropriate for students in Years 11 and 12 and are usually designed to provide personal development, recreational or community services activities.
These courses are accredited vocational education and training programs appropriate for students in Year 11 and 12, which are delivered and assessed by Registered Training Organisations
E courses are vocational programs registered with the BSSS which lead to a nationally recognised vocational qualification (Certificate or Statement of Attainment) and are delivered by an external Registered Training Organisation.
Templates for developing these courses are available at Course Development.
Contact with the Accreditation Coordinator can be made by emailBSSS.Enquiries@act.gov.au