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NSW government school HSC completions by Aboriginality (2004-2019 and 2016-2022)

The Higher School Certificate is the highest educational award in secondary education in NSW. It is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed Years 11 and 12 at secondary school. To be eligible, students must meet HSC course requirements and sit for the statewide HSC examinations.


  • The 2016-2021 dataset presents data based on Aboriginal status reported in the National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC) conducted each August. The previous (2004-2019) dataset provides Aboriginal status using data from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

  • HSC Record of Achievement includes those students awarded the HSC and who have completed one or more HSC courses but have not yet been awarded the HSC.

  • HSC Record of Achievement includes students who participated in HSC pathways.

  • HSC pathways offer a flexible program for students to complete the HSC over a period of up to five years. The pathways provisions include accumulating courses, repeating courses, acceleration, recognition of prior learning, and combining study with part-time traineeships or apprenticeships.

  • Bradfield college is included.

  • Data derived from NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) data, provided in February each year.


Data and Resources


Additional Info

Field Value
Title NSW government school HSC completions by Aboriginality (2004-2019 and 2016-2022)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Landing Page https://data.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/a9bb2560-1b5b-4969-8d74-6ef69dfc284c
Date Published 2017-02-12
Date Updated 2024-07-16
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2004-01-01 - 2022-12-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal Data.NSW
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education