HaSS at Melrose High School is diverse and appeals to different students' interests and abilities. The subjects include: History, Geography, Business Studies, Commerce, Civics and Citizenship, Careers/Work and Student Pathways, and Legal Studies. The faculty delivers the Year 10 Leadership/Peer Support program with the Year 7 students. During the Commerce unit in Year 9 students play the ASX game and invest a mock $50 000 on the share market. In Year 10 students are given the opportunity to participate in the Australian Business Week program. This is a week long program where students learn about running their own company. The program includes guest speakers, judges, community events and much more.
The classes are streamed according to ability (ACE, Level 1, Level 2 and Literacy Support). There are some all girls' and all boys' classes in Years 7 and 8. The assessment in the History units is based on the achievement standards from the Australian Curriculum. The Australian Curriculum for Geography will be fully implemented by 2016.