These courses are developed by the BOSTES. The syllabus for each course contains: course objectives, structure, content and outcomes; specific course requirements; and assessment requirements.
Students must study at least 6 units of Board Developed Courses in the Preliminary and HSC Courses, if they wish to qualify for the Higher School Certificate testamur.
These courses are examined externally and can count towards the calculation of the ATAR. Results from the best 10 units will be used to calculate the ATAR.
Board Developed Courses are classified by the universities as Category A or Category B. Only one Category B course can be included in the calculation of the ATAR. The criteria for Category A courses are academic rigour, depth of knowledge and understanding, and the degree to which the course contributes to assumed knowledge for tertiary studies.
Board Developed Courses are delivered at school and at TAFE.