|Statutory authority overview|
|Formed||1 January 2017|
|Preceding Statutory authority|
|Jurisdiction||New South Wales, Australia|
|Headquarters||117 Clarence Street,|
Sydney, New South Wales
|Annual budget||A$122 million|
|Statutory authority executives|
|Parent department||NSW Department of Education|
|Parent Federal government agency||Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority|
The New South Wales Education Standards Authority (abbreviated as NESA) is the state government education statutory authority with the responsibility for the establishment and monitoring of quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards in the Australian state of New South Wales.
The Government of New South Wales, also referred to as the New South Wales Government or NSW Government, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of New South Wales. It is currently held by a coalition of the Liberal Party and the National Party. The Government of New South Wales, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, was formed in 1856 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, New South Wales has been a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth. Under the Australian Constitution, New South Wales ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the Commonwealth, but retained powers in all matters not in conflict with the Commonwealth.
A statutory authority is a body set up by law which is authorised to enact legislation on behalf of the relevant country or state. They are typically found in countries which are governed by a British style of parliamentary democracy such as the UK and British Commonwealth countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India. They are also found in Israel and elsewhere. In Britain, many such bodies are termed QUANGOs because of their semi-autonomous nature.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.
Formed on 1 January 2017 to replace the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards, NESA's responsibility covers New South Wales public, Catholic and independent schools for:
The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW was the state government education agency in New South Wales, Australia. It was formed on 1 January 2014 following the amalgamation of the Board of Studies and the NSW Institute of Teachers, and replaced on 1 January 2017 by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority.
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The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the credential awarded to secondary school students who successfully complete senior high school level studies in New South Wales, Australia. It was first introduced in 1967, with the last major revision coming into effect in 2001. It is currently developed and managed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
NESA is also accredited by Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority as the NSW test administration authority for NAPLAN.
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NESA is responsible for awarding the secondary school credentials Record of School Achievement and Higher School Certificate.
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Queanbeyan High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in Queanbeyan, in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.
Newcastle High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in Newcastle West, a suburb of Newcastle, in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.
St Paul's Grammar School is an independent non-denominational Christian co-educational early learning, primary and secondary day school, located in Cranebrook, an outer western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1983, St Paul's Grammar School has approximately 860 students, from early learning through Kindergarten to Year 12.
The Inaburra School, is an independent non-denominational Christian co-educational primary and secondary day school, located in Bangor, a southern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1982, Inaburra caters for students from Year K to Year 12.
Mater Maria Catholic College is an independent Roman Catholic co-educational secondary day school, located in Warriewood, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was established in 1962 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay.
James Meehan High School is a government-funded co-educational secondary day school, located at 58 Harold Street, Macquarie Fields, a south-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
St Marys Senior High School is a government-funded co-educational dual modality partially academically selective and comprehensive post-compulsory secondary day school, located in St Marys, a suburb in western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Mount View High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in West Cessnock, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.
The Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) is the graduation certificate awarded to most students in Australian high schools, and is equivalent to the Advance Placement in North America and the GCE A-Levels of the United Kingdom. Students completing the SSCE are usually aged 16 to 18 and study full-time for two years. In some states adults may gain the certificate through a Technical and Further Education college or other provider.
Parkes High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in Parkes, in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia.
Liverpool Girls High School is a government-funded single-sex comprehensive secondary day school for girls, located in Liverpool, a south-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Al-Faisal College is a dual-campus independent Islamic co-educational primary and secondary day school, with campuses in Auburn and Campbelltown, both suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Operated by Al-Faisal College Ltd, the College was established in 1998 at the Auburn campus, and expanded to the Campbelltown campus in 2013.
Kotara High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in Adamstown Heights, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Kariong Mountains High School is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, located in Kariong, as suburb in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.
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