- Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12)
A thorough investigation into the unauthorised access of HSC results by a small number of students ahead of their official release has been completed.
The investigation found that up to six per cent of HSC students – less than 4,500 – may have been able to access their results early using an old URL.
This was not a data breach or a hack. Students were able to access a hidden page of Students Online, which showed their own results only.
NESA has since undertaken a detailed technical assessment and implemented a range of additional security measures, including removing out-of-date coding, to ensure this never happens again.
We offer our sincerest apologies to students for any distress this may have caused.
Using an old URL, some 2022 HSC students were able to obtain unauthorised access to their preliminary 2022 HSC results between late Friday 9 December 2022, until the morning of Saturday 10 December 2022.
Following a thorough investigation, NESA has identified that: