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HSC key dates and exam timetables

Higher School Certificate key dates include the start and finish of the written exam period, publication of timetables and when results are released. See key dates or a specific timetable:

Follow the Timetable of Actions for Secondary Schools timetable for the Year 12, 11 and 10 student data related activities and deadlines that schools need to complete via Schools Online (Administration).

See event and performance dates for HSC Showcases and Exhibitions, or enter a student for the Brother John Taylor Award.

2017 HSC Key Dates

Term 4, 2016

Monday, 7 November 2016

2017 Year 12 (HSC) student enrolment opens (via Schools Online)

2017 HSC disability provisions applications opens (via Schools Online)


Term 1, 2017

Monday 30 January 2017

2017 Year 10 and Year 11 student enrolment opens (via Schools Online)

Friday, 10 March 2017

2017 Years 10, 11 and 12 student enrolment closes (via Schools Online)

Friday, 7 April 2017

Last date to apply for disability provisions for the 2017 HSC examinations (via Schools Online)


Term 2, 2017

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Personalised HSC written examination timetable released (via Students Online and Schools Online)

Friday, 28 April 2017

2017 HSC written examination timetable released


Term 3, 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

HSC school assessment marks and HSC Life Skills outcomes to be submitted (via Schools Online)


Term 4, 2017

Monday 16 October 2017

HSC written examinations commence

Friday 27 October 2017

Year 11 grades and Life Skills outcomes to be submitted (via Schools Online)

Tuesday 7 November 2017

HSC written examinations conclude

After last HSC written examination, HSC Assessment Ranks released to students via Students Online

Friday 24 November 2017

Year 10 grades and Life Skills outcomes to be submitted (via Schools Online)

Thursday 14 December 2017

HSC results released

HSC Results Inquiry Centre opens


See 2017–2018 School terms and public holidays for NSW Government schools.

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