Courses and Programs

There are a number of types of courses which have been developed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA); commonly referred to in most publications as the Authority.

Students can mix and match to provide themselves with the best platform to meet the requirements to achieve their WACE – and for life beyond school.

Types of Courses developed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA)

Courses General Features
1 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses ATAR course units for students who are aiming to enrol in a university course direct from school. These courses will be examined by the Authority and contribute to the achievement of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
2 General Courses General course units for students who are aiming to enter further training or the workforce directly from school. These courses will not be examined by the Authority
3 Vocational Education and Training (VET) Industry specific courses Vocational Education and Training industry specific courses for students who are aiming to enter further training or the workforce directly from school. VET Industry Specific courses have been developed in close consultation with WA Industry Training Councils and include a full, nationally recognised qualification and mandatory industry-related workplace learning.

Types of Programs developed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority(SCSA)

There are two types of programs which can contribute to the WACE:

Programs General Features
1 VET Programs ATAR course units for students who are aiming to enrol in a university course direct from school. These courses will be examined by the Authority and contribute to the achievement of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
2 Endorsed Programs General course units for students who are aiming to enter further training or the workforce directly from school. These courses will not be examined by the Authority