About the courses

Learn about each course, find course documents and sample scope and sequences.

The department has developed a selection of Stage 5 elective courses that can be delivered in schools. Department-approved elective courses can make up a maximum of 200 hours of the mandatory 400 hours of electives.

The Curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents K-12 Policy and associated policy standards set out the requirements for schools regarding the mandatory hours for additional studies (electives) in Stage 5.

If a school chooses to deliver a department-approved elective course:

  • students, parents and carers need to be consulted and understand that the course will not be listed on the Record of School Achievement (RoSA)
  • they should complete the registration process.

The courses

Specialist courses

Specialist department approved elective courses have specific requirements. Due to this, running specialist department approved elective courses may require substantial investment in areas like staffing, professional learning, school resources, infrastructure, and equipment.


  • Teaching and learning

Business Unit:

  • Curriculum and Reform
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