Useful Links


Announcing Bostes’ 2016 HSC Guide
The guide is full of practical information and advice from BOSTES curriculum inspectors, experienced HSC teachers and high achieving students. The digital edition includes extra subjects and more detail and will remain accessible.It includes:

  • 50+ articles
  • 100+ HSC courses
  • 17 videos
  • tips for written, oral and performance exams
  • advice on submitted works
  • smart study plans
  • links to further information

Schools Plus

Australian Schools Plus (Schools Plus) was established in response to Recommendation 41 of David Gonski’s 2011 Review of Schooling Funding.
Click here to read the full information brochure

The Board of Studies NSW

The Board of Studies NSW was established in 1990 to serve government and non-government schools in the development of school education for Years K-12. It provides educational leadership by developing quality curriculum and awarding secondary school credentials, the School Certificate and the Higher School Certificate.


Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner
Quick guide to the Office for publications
Quick links to the website

ACARA- Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority

ACARA is responsible for:
A national curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12 in specified learning areas.
A national assessment program aligned to the national curriculum that measures students’ progress.
A national data collection and reporting program that supports:
analysis, evaluation, research and resource allocation; and
accountability and reporting on schools and broader national achievement

AIS- Association for Independent Schools

The AIS is the peak representative body for independent schools in New South Wales.


AHISA- Association of heads of Independent Schools Australia

AHISA provides a national voice and support networks in a rapidly changing education environment. They provide a wide range of information.

The Alliance of Girls Schools Australia

The Alliance is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote the education of girls in single sex girls’ schools and increase public awareness that single sex schools provide the optimal learning environment for girls.

SPELD NSW- The Specific Learning Difficulties Association NSW

SPELD NSW is a Public Benevolent Institution whose mission is to provide advice and services to children and adults with specific learning difficulties and those who teach, work with and care for them. SPELD NSW is one of the National Federation of SPELD Associations,AUSPELD.It is an incorporated not-for-profit association of parents and professionals committed to advancing the education and well-being of children and adults with Specific Learning Difficulties

Every Local Council can provide you with services that are available in your area. Contact your local council and ask for their Youth Directory (may have another name). This directory is usually available on line.

Family School and Community Partnership Bureau is funded by DEEWR and co governed by the Australian Parents Council (APC) and the Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO)