We are thrilled to announce that the HEX High Accelerator Program has been officially approved by the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) board as a Community Developed Program for students studying the SACE curriculum.
The HEX High Accelerator Program is a 6-week, fully online innovation program where students will work on projects that develop new ideas and solve complex problems for their community or any industry/sector they are interested in exploring. This is a unique program designed to help close the digital skills gap by providing high school students with university academic credit as they upskill in innovation and entrepreneurship.
What does the recognition mean for SACE students?
The program has been approved as a Community Developed Program and can be recognised as part of the Community Learning recognition. This means high school students completing Stage 2 of their SACE (Year 11 and 12 students) can now do the HEX High Accelerator Program and earn 20 credits towards their SACE certificate.
Note: While they are not 'SACE Subjects' and do not currently contribute to ATAR, they would be considered as part of a student's 'SACE Pathway', and be used to get the 90 credits required outside of compulsory subjects required for their SACE certificate.
But that’s not all…
Not only do students receive credits towards their SACE certificate, but upon completion of the program at a passing grade or above, students will also receive a graded Academic Record from the University of Sydney.
This Certificate confirms that the student has completed a full subject at an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 7 - Undergraduate level and is recognised by universities across Australia and internationally as an undergraduate elective subject in a variety of degrees. This saves students time and money!
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