The NSW Education Standards Authority is responsible for developing syllabuses to be taught in New South Wales schools, from Kindergarten through to Year 12. We are also responsible for the endorsement of courses not developed by NESA, including VET and school and university developed courses, and equivalent and alternative courses of study in schools.
We are committed to a syllabus development process that provides opportunities for consultation, establishes achievable timelines and ensures quality syllabuses.
Current curriculum projects:
- K–10 syllabus development
- Languages K–10 development
- Stage 6 (11–12) syllabus development
- STEM support material
- Mathematics STEM Pathways
Decisions about implementation of new syllabuses will only occur after extensive consultation.
School Developed Board Endorsed Courses
VET Board Endorsed Courses
Schools wishing to offer a VET course for Stage 5 and 6 which has not yet been endorsed need to apply for endorsement of the course.
See the guidelines for Stage 5 and 6 Board Endorsed VET courses on the BOSTES site.
Equivalent and Alternative Courses of Study