Exhibitions and Awards

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s exhibitions and awards recognise individual excellence in WACE courses and vocational education and training (VET) at the end of senior secondary schooling. Both general educational excellence and course-specific excellence are recognised.

General Criteria for Eligibility for Exhibitions and Awards

To be eligible to achieve a Beazley Medal: WACE, a Beazley Medal: VET, a general exhibition, a general exhibition (ATSI), a general exhibition (ESL/ESD), a course exhibition, a VET exhibition, a workplace learning (WPL) exhibition, a certificate of distinction or a certificate of commendation, a student must:

  • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia
  • have been enrolled as a full-time student in a registered secondary school
  • not have previously completed the WACE examination for a course that would otherwise have qualified for an award/exhibition
  • have satisfied the requirements for a WACE at the time of the determination of the award/exhibition (except for course exhibitions and certificates of distinction).

Students who do not meet the general eligibility criteria may be awarded special general awards, special course awards, special VET awards, special workplace learning course awards and special certificates of distinction.

Policy and Guidelines

The final decision on the granting of each award is made by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s Exhibitions and Awards Committee.  Click here to access the 2015 Policy and Guidelines.