Students will have a number of opportunities to meet the HSC minimum standard. This includes four opportunities each year from Year 10 up to five years after starting their first HSC course. At least 30 calendar days are required before re-attempting a test in the same domain. Students have to meet the HSC minimum standard in reading, writing and numeracy only once.
There are three 45 minute online tests:
- an adaptive, multiple choice reading test
- an adaptive, multiple choice numeracy test
- a test for writing based on a written or visual prompt
The online tests will be administered by schools. Schools will help students to decide when they are ready to take each test.