E Courses

The E classification is given to approved externally delivered training which leads to a nationally recognised vocational qualification (VET Certificate or Statement of Attainment) that is delivered by an external Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

An E classification is also given to Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs) for:

E courses have industry areas as course titles. These courses will be in course areas with other relevant BSSS courses. The and the maximum contribution of any one course area to the minimum requirements of the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate is 8 standard units as per BSSS policy.

In E courses, students may be awarded standard units in multiples of 0.5, undertaken as a structured educational program.

The lodgement of an electronic E Course Notification at the time of enrolment in the training will enable the management and processing of an application.

Students who undertake an E course with an external RTO must submit, via their college VET Coordinator or authorised delegate, an electronic E Course Application Form on completion of training periods, usually at the end of each semester or by Week 14 in Semester Two of Year 12.

All evidence to support the application must be included in the submission.

Further information on the E Course Notification and E Course Application is available through contacting the college VET Coordinator or BSSSEnquiries@act.gov.au

External Vocational Studies Application Information

Note: Students cannot receive credit towards an ACT Senior Secondary Certificate for any training that duplicates content in a BSSS course they have studied, are studying, or will study.