Board Developed Courses

Board Developed Courses are courses developed by the Board of Studies NSW. A syllabus for each course articulates the outcomes, objectives, content and assessment requirements. In order to be eligible for the Preliminary Certificate and Higher School Certificate students must study a minimum of 6 Board Developed Courses.


St Francis Xavier’s offers the following Board Developed Courses –

Aboriginal Studies

  Industrial Technology - Graphics Technologies

Ancient History

  Industrial Technology – Multimedia Technologies


  Industrial Technology - Timber Products & Furniture Technologies

Business Services (VET)

  Information & Digital Technology (VET)

Business Studies

  Information Processes & Technology


  Japanese Beginners

Community & Family Studies

  Japanese Continuers

Construction (VET)

  Legal Studies

Design & Technology

  Mathematics 2 Unit


  Mathematics General 2

Earth & Environmental Science  

  Mathematics Extension 1


  Mathematics Extension 2

Engineering Studies

  Metal & Engineering (VET)

English Advanced

  Modern History

English Standard

  Music 1

English Studies

  Music 2

English Extension 1

  Music Extension

English Extension 2


Entertainment (VET)


Food Technology

  Retail Operations (VET)

French Beginners

  Senior Science

French Continuers

  Society & Culture


  Software Design & Development

German Beginners

  Studies of Religion 1 Unit

History Extension

  Studies of Religion 2 Unit

Hospitality (VET)

  Textiles & Design


  Visual Arts


The College also assists students who wish to pursue courses by external or distance education –
for example Dance & Languages other than French Beginners


A full list of Board Developed Courses can be found at here