11to12 Circulars

March 2017

General Information

Certificate II in Applied Languages - Recognition arrangements from 2018 for Year 10 and 11 students

Contact
Angela Kiely (08) 9273 6751
angela. kiely@scsa.wa.edu.au

The allocation of credit towards the WACE for VET accredited courses is based on the classification of course outcomes. The classification scheme determines whether the accredited course outcomes have an industry, foundation skills, or vocational focus. The allocation of credit towards the WACE for VET accredited courses is applied according to a sliding scale.

More information about the recognition arrangements can be found here http://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/vet/wace-recognition-of-vet-accredited-courses

The Certificate II and III in Applied Languages currently attract full credit towards the WACE. Unlike other accredited courses, the 22149VIC Certificate II in Applied Language and the 22150VIC Certificate III in Applied Language have remained ‘unclassified’ whilst a decision was being made about the appropriate level of recognition.

The 22149VIC Certificate II in Applied Language is no longer current and has been replaced with the 10297NAT Certificate II in Applied Languages.

The course outcomes of both the 10297NAT Certificate II in Applied Languages and the 22150VIC Certificate III in Applied Languages have been assessed as having a vocational focus and deemed to be primarily aimed at preparing students for work rather than directly articulating into a job role.

The courses are recognised in the WACE for the value they offer students in preparing them for work through the allocation of unit equivalence. The Authority has made the same assessment of the 22150VIC Certificate III in Applied Languages.

From 2018 the following accredited courses:

  • 22149VIC Certificate II in Applied Language (not current)
  • 10297NAT Certificate II in Applied Languages (current)
  • 22150VIC Certificate III in Applied Languages (current).

will be classified ashaving a vocational focus and awarded the following recognition towards the WACE:

Category

Awarded unit equivalence

Can be used to meet the Certificate II minimum requirement

Vocational

Yes

No

These arrangements apply to:

  • new enrolments for Year 10 and 11 students from 2018
  • new and continuing enrolments for Year 10-12 students from 2019.

Note: Qualifications that are a part of a nationally endorsed training package attract full credit towards the WACE and are not subject to the classification scheme for VET accredited courses.

Application for writers and checkers of the 2018 ESTs

Contact
Buddhini Daluwatta (08) 9273 6761
buddhini.daluwatta@scsa.wa.edu.au

Kerry Cribb (08) 9273 6787
kerry.cribb@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is seeking applications from qualified people who wish to be considered for appointment as writers and checkers of the 2018 Externally set task (EST).

Please see the link below to apply online and to read the terms of reference.
http://scsa.wa.edu.au/about-us/employment/application-for-writing-ests

Applications must be received at the Authority no later than 5pm on Friday, 24 March 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified after Friday, 7 April 2017.

WACE – Recognition of prior studies (Year 11)

Contact
Jenny Offer (08) 9273 6313
jenny.offer@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools may enrol a student in Year 12 if they consider that studies completed elsewhere indicate the student has achieved the equivalent of Year 11 studies.

To gain recognition of a student’s prior studies, schools are required to complete the Year 11 equivalent studies for a WACE form that is available under WACE Equivalence on the Authority website at: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/forms/forms.

The form should be returned to the Authority by Friday, 19 May 2017.

If the student successfully meets the WACE requirements, recognition will be given for having achieved the equivalent of one year or one semester of senior secondary studies (Year 11) overseas, interstate or through training. Qualifications within the suite of Certificates of General Education for Adults (CGEA) accredited courses are not recognised for block credit.

Details about subsequent achievement in Year 12 that is required to achieve the WACE are available on pages 95 and 96 of the WACE Manual. TheManual is available on the Authority website at: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/wace-manual.

Schools can access the School Information Records System (SIRS) to identify students who have been awarded block credit for Year 11 studies at: https://sirs.scsa.wa.edu.au.

Schools are encouraged to submit applications for Year 11 equivalence at the start of the school year, for students in Year 12, 2017.

Some students were at risk of not achieving the WACE in 2016 because their schools did not request Year 11 equivalent studies. This caused unnecessary stress and inconvenience for the students affected.

The cost of reprinting the Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA) is the responsibility of the school.

If a school determines that studies completed elsewhere by a student indicate the potential to achieve the WACE, the student may be enrolled in Year 12.


Search for WA student numbers (WASN) in the Student Information Record System (SIRS)

Contact
Lynn Galbraith (08) 9273 6702
lynn.galbraith@scsa.wa.edu.au

If a student arrives at your school from another school in Western Australia, or even from overseas/interstate, you have the ability to search in the Student Information Records System (SIRS) for that student’s WASN using a surname, given name and date of birth.

All student registrations are recorded in SIRS by the end of March. After this time, you will be able to search for students including the student’s previous school/s. You will know where to send a transfer note, if required.

  1. Hover over Enrolments in the menu bar.
  2. Click on Student Enrolment > Student Maintenance > Find Student Number (see image below).

The Find Student Number directory will appear (see image below). Enter the student’s Family Name, Given Name and Date of Birth.

  1. Click Search.If the information you have entered exactly matches the information in SIRS, you will find a result even if the student is not at your school (see image below).

If the details you have requested are different from the information in SIRS (e.g. date of birth is different, Jackie is spelt as Jacky etc.), no information will be found. In this case, please email numbers@scsa.wa.edu.au and provide the student’s:

  • Family name (surname)
  • Given Name (First name)
  • Date of Birth
  • Academic Year
  • Previous School (if known).

1.1.1 Troubleshooting: Search WASN

  1. What happens if the requested information does not show?

    Email numbers@scsa.wa.edu.au and provide student name, academic year and date of birth.

  2. What happens when a single year (for example, 2012 to 2012) is entered in the date range?

    Only a result for that year will be returned.

  3. What does it mean when the Department of Education is shown as the student’s main provider?

It means the student is likely to be under a Notice of Arrangements or may have been on the Whereabouts Unknown List (more likely with Years 7, 8, 9 and 10).


Year 12 student enrolments in course units for 2017 – timeline

Contact
Jenny Offer (08) 9273 6313
jenny.offer@scsa.wa.edu.au

Last dates for changes and withdrawals
Schools are reminded that the last date for changes to enrolments in ATAR, General, Foundation, Preliminary and VET-industry specific courses for Year 12 students is Wednesday, 5 April 2017. After this date:

  • SIRS will be locked and no further changes (except withdrawals) will be accepted
  • Year 12 students are able to withdraw from ATAR courses with practical examination components until Friday, 28 July 2017
  • Year 12 students are able to withdraw from ATAR courses which do not have practical examination components until Friday, 25 August 2017
  • Year 12 students are able to withdraw from General, Foundation, Preliminary and VET-industry specific courses until Friday, 25 August 2017.

If schools do not withdraw students from Year 12 ATAR courses before the above deadlines, then these students are enrolled in the course and are required to sit the ATAR course examinations. Where the Year 12 ATAR course has both written and practical examinations, students are required to sit for both of these examinations.

Students who do not sit an ATAR course examination and do not have an approved sickness/misadventure application for that course, will not have the grades for the pair of units completed in that year contribute to the calculation of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). Further details relating to the consequences of not sitting examinations in 2017 and WACE requirements can be found in the January 2017 11to12 Circular which is available on the Authority website at http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/circulars/11to12-circulars under Circular 2.

Non-school candidate enrolments
Enrolments as non-school candidates in ATAR course examinations must be received at the Authority by Wednesday, 5 April 2017. No further applications will be accepted after this date.

The Non-school candidate enrolment form 2017 can be found under Enrolments on the Authority website at:
http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/forms/forms.

Other enrolment-related forms
The following enrolment-related forms are due:

  • Year 11 equivalent studies for a WACE are due on Friday, 19 May 2017
  • Year 12 Overseas full fee-paying student declaration form – 2017 with payment (for schools in Western Australia only) are due on Tuesday, 16 May 2017.

These forms can be found under Enrolments on the Authority website at:
http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/forms/forms.



Social media 2017

Contact
Jo Merrey (08) 9273 6348
jo.merrey@scsa.wa.edu.au

The Authority uses Facebook and Twitter accounts in 2017 to provide information to its stakeholders.

https://facebook.com/SCSAWA is for students in Years 10, 11 and 12, their parents, teachers and community stakeholders. The focus of the page is on providing information to students working towards the WACE.

https://facebook.com/SCSAWAteachers is for teachers and community stakeholders. The focus of the page is on providing information to teachers delivering the Western Australian curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12. Reminders about key dates as listed in the Activities Schedule are published on this page.

https://twitter.com/scsawa provides general information to the Authority’s stakeholders.

The Authority treats its social media spaces as ‘family friendly’ and has a zero tolerance approach to abusive and offensive posts. The Facebook pages operate as moderated forums.

Teachers, students and stakeholders are encouraged to use the Authority’s Facebook and Twitter pages to access information and stay in touch with Authority.


Courses

Changes to Course Principal Consultants

Contact
John Newman (08) 9273 6757
john.newman@scsa.wa.edu.au

Heads of Learning Area for the Arts and Science are advised that Principal Consultant for the following subjects have changed:

  • Music
  • Media Production and Analysis
  • Integrated Science
  • Human Biology.

Music (First term only)
Leonie Squires (08) 273-6756
Leonie.squires@scsa.wa.edu.au

Media Production and Analysis
Naidina Avery (08) 9273-6334
Naidina.avery@scsa.wa.edu.au

Integrated Science and Human Biology (Monday – Wednesday)
Stephanie Griffiths (08) 9273-6381
Stephanie.Griffiths@scsa.wa.edu.au

Design Glossary

Contact
Lisa Honczarenko
(08) 9273 6763
lisa.honczarenko@scsa.wa.edu.au

Teachers of Design ATAR and Design General Year 11 and 12 courses are advised that a Design Glossary of terms for all ATAR and General course syllabuses is now available on the Design course page. This glossary is provided to enable a common understanding of the key terms in the Design course syllabuses. It is located under support materials for both ATAR and General courses.


Moderation

Consensus moderation process 2017 - Year 11 and Year 12

Contact
Mandy Hudson (08) 9273 6755
mandy.hudson@scsa.wa.edu.au

Participation in this moderation process is compulsory for all schools delivering a course involved in the particular year. The courses involved for 2017 are listed in the table below.

Course

Course type

Business Management and Enterprise

General Year 11 and Year 12

Design (Dimensional, Graphics, Photography, Technical Graphics)

General Year 11 and Year 12

Engineering Studies

General Year 11 and Year 12

EALD

Foundation Year 11

Health Studies

General Year 11 and Year 12

Materials Design and Technology (Metals, Textiles, Wood)

General Year 11 and Year 12

Mathematics: Essential

Year 11 and Year 12

Music

General Year 11 and Year 12

Physical Education Studies

General Year 11 and Year 12

Schools will receive a letter from the Authority in the week beginning 13 March outlining details of the registration process for consensus moderation in 2017. Schools will be required to nominate a teacher for each course in consensus moderation that is delivered by the school. The nominated teacher will be required to register online for a meeting using the information provided in the letter to the Principal. Registration opens on 20 March and closes on Friday 7 April. Registrations will be managed electronically and schools will receive notification at the point of registration as to the meeting date, time and venue. The process will be conducted for Year 12 courses from 6 June 2017 – 23 June 2017 (Weeks 7 to 9 Term 2) and for Year 11 courses from 24 July 2017 – 11 August 2017 (Weeks 2 to 4 Term 3)

There are two parts to the consensus moderation process in 2017:

Part 1: marking a common task to be completed prior to attending the meeting
The initial part of each meeting will involve a discussion of the marking of a common task, and the use of the marking key, as provided by The Authority. Prior to attending the meeting, the teacher registered to represent the school will be required to download two Authority-selected student scripts and mark the scripts using the marking key provided by the Authority in preparation for discussion about marking and grading standards for the course. Teachers will be required to upload their two marks prior to attending the meeting. The process should take 30 minutes in total.

Part 2: grading student assessment files during the meeting
During the second part of the meeting, teachers will be reviewing assessment files from other schools. All assessment files are reviewed independently, twice, by other teachers attending the meeting.

All teachers participating are required to provide three (3) student assessment files. For each assessment file, feedback is provided from each reviewing teacher in the form of a grade and a supporting comment for that judgement.

The following details are provided to assist teachers when preparing student assessment files for the meeting. For the course, each assessment file must contain:

  • all the marked assessment tasks for that student up to the time of providing the file
  • the task (or task brief or task description) if not included with the student's work
  • the marking key for each task
  • the assessment outline

The assessment files provided should be those of a mid-A student, a mid-B student, and a mid-C student.

Note: should the anticipated grade distribution at the school not include one or more of these grades, a total of three files is still required (e.g. in a class of 5 students all of whom are working at a C grade standard, provide the files of the 3 students furthest from the grade cut-offs for B and D).

When preparing the files:

  • teachers may choose to provide photocopies rather than the originals of student’s work if there is a concern about the risk of the student work being lost at the meeting
  • teachers may choose to remove or conceal indications of the school and student name from the students’ work and from the task if it is considered appropriate for the course
  • teachers may choose to remove or conceal the final mark for the task if it is considered appropriate for the course.

Alternative arrangements will be made for those schools more than 100km from the nearest meeting.

Please email consensus.moderation@scsa.wa.edu.au for any enquiries about the consensus moderation process.


Examinations

Examinations marked online

Contact
Jenny Morup (08) 9273 6309
melanie.jasper@scsa.wa.edu.au

Melanie Jasper (08) 9273 6732
melanie.jasper@scsa.wa.edu.au

In 2017, online marking of examinationswill continue for the following ATAR courses:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect
  • Human Biology
  • Literature
  • Mathematics Applications
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Physical Education Studies
  • Physics
  • Religion and Life.

In 2017, online marking may be introduced for the following ATAR courses:

  • Economics
  • Modern History.

For examination scripts to be scanned for online marking, the format of the paper includes the following features:

  • a barcode at the bottom of the front page
  • a solid 5mm square in each corner of the front page
  • a unique identifying number printed on every page within the paper.

The margins of each page will be excluded from the area available for writing and will be marked with the wording ‘DO NOT WRITE IN THIS AREA AS IT WILL BE CUT OFF’.

It is highly recommended that you advise your students not to use pencil, except in diagrams.

The front covers of each examination will be sent to schools in August.


Media Production and Analysis: Practical examination Data Collection Form and Collaborative Form for 2017

Contact
Naidina Avery (08) 9273 6334
Naidina.Avery@scsa.wa.edu.au

Gayathri Haththotuwa Gamage
(08) 9273 6712
Gayathri.Haththotuwa-Gamage@scsa.wa.edu.au

There is a change in the requirements for schools for the submission of the Data Collection Form and Collaborative Form for the practical (production) in Media Production and Analysis.

In 2017, the Student Information and Records System (SIRS), will indicate by default audio-visual and individual for all students enrolled in the Media Production and Analysis ATAR course examination. From 4 August 2017, teachers are advised to download, from SIRS, a report to check their Media Production and Analysis enrolments, media type for each student and the type of submission (individual or collaborative).

Data Collection Form

The Data Collection Form must be completed only if the media type, for any candidate, is either:

  • Print Production
  • Photography
  • Radio Production or
  • Digital Production.

Audio-visual submissions do not require students to complete the Data Collection Form. The form requires the teacher to list each candidate’s name, SCSA student number and media type for the practical (production) examination submission.

Collaborative Form

The Collaborative Form must be completed only if the submission is collaborative. Individual submissions do not need to complete this form.

Submission details

From 4 August 2017, the 2017 practical examination – Data Collection Form and 2017 practical examination - Collaborative Form can be downloaded from the Authority’s website, http://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/arts/media-production-and-analysis under Examination Materials.

The signed and completed Data Collection Form and Collaborative Forms must be received by the Authority no later than 4.00 pm 18 August 2017.

The requested changes in the Data Collection From and Collaborative Form will be reflected in SIRS after 25 August 2017. Teachers are advised to check SIRS to verify the information is correct.


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Endorsed Programs update

Contact
Leanne Meldrum (08) 9273 6746
leanne.meldrum@scsa.wa.edu.au

2017 Endorsed programs list
The revised list of endorsed programs available to students in Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2017 is available now on the Authority website. The web link for endorsed programs is:
http://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/endorsed-programs

Authority-developed endorsed programs
The program outlines for each of the Authority-developed endorsed programs may be downloaded from http://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/endorsed-programs. They are:

  • Administration and Management (ADAM)
  • Community Arts Performance (ADCAP)
  • Community Service (ADCS)
  • Elite Sports Performance (ADESP)
  • Music Performance Ensemble (ADMPE)
  • Off-campus Enrichment Program (ADOEP)
  • Recreational Pursuits (ADRP)
  • School Production (ADSP)
  • Workplace Learning (ADWPL).

A reminder that a student who graduated in 2016 or beyond will be able to count a maximum of 4 unit equivalents from endorsed programs for WACE purposes, two in Year 11 and two in Year 12.


WACE rules relating to 220 nominal hours – Clarification

Contact
Angela Kiely (08) 9273 6751
angela.kiely@scsa.wa.edu.au

Nicole Gazey (08) 9442 9401
nicole.gazey@scsa.wa.edu.au

There are two WACE requirements relating to students completing 220 nominal hours of Vocational Education and Training (VET).  One relates to the recognition of Certificate II qualifications and the other relates to the partial completion of a Certificate III or higher.

Completed Certificate II qualifications

The full allocation of unit equivalence is only awarded for completed Certificate II qualifications where the total achievement in units of competency is equal to or greater than 220 nominal hours (the equivalent of four course units). The 220 nominal hours can be achieved and reported over Years 10, 11 and 12.

Certificate II qualifications with units of competency that are less than 220 nominal hours in total will meet the minimum Certificate II qualification requirement, however, the qualification will only contribute towards the WACE as two Year 11 unit equivalents.

Please note: a combination of results which include 20 (competent), 60 (credit transfer) or 51 (RPL granted) can make up the minimum 220 nominal hours for a completed Certificate II.

Partially completed Certificate III or higher

To be awarded unit equivalence for a partially completed Certificate III or higher students must complete in Year 12 at least 220 nominal hours of new VET enrolments.

Please note: A result of 20 (competent) in Year 12 can only be used towards meeting the minimum 220 nominal hours for a partially completed Certificate III or higher.


Certificate I and II completion, nominal hours and unit equivalence – important information

Contact
Angela Kiely (08) 9273 6751
angela.kiely@scsa.wa.edu.au

Nicole Gazey (08) 9442 9401
nicole.gazey@scsa.wa.edu.au

A reminder to schools about the nominal hour requirement for completed VET qualifications for students to be awarded the full allocation of unit equivalence in the WACE.

Please note: If a student completes a Certificate I or II qualification in either Year 10, 11 or 12 and is relying on the full allocation of unit equivalence for meeting WACE requirements that there is a specified minimum nominal hour requirement for the full allocation of WACE credit.

VET credit transfer and unit equivalence

Completed qualification

Total Equivalents

Year 11 Credit allocation (unit equivalents)

Year 12 Credit allocation (unit equivalents)

Satisfies the minimum VET qualification requirement for WACE

Certificate I*

2 units

2

0

No

Certificate II**

4 units

2

2

Yes

Certificate III or higher – partial

4 units

2

2

Yes

Certificate III or higher- full

6 units

2

4

Yes

*Equivalence is only awarded for completed Certificate I qualifications where the total achievement in units of competency is equal to or greater than 110 nominal hours (the equivalent of two course units).

**Equivalence is only awarded for completed Certificate II qualifications where the total achievement in units of competency is equal to or greater than 220 nominal hours (the equivalent of four course units). Certificate II qualifications with units of competency that are less than 220 nominal hours in total will meet the minimum Certificate II qualification requirement, however, the qualification will only contribute towards the WACE as two Year 11 unit equivalents.

Additional information on VET credit transfer and unit equivalence can be found in section 4.6 of the WACE Manual http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/wace-manual


The importance of the Results: VET qualification (RSQUAL) file for WACE certification

Contact

Kerry Tarrant (08) 9273 6770
kerry.tarrant@scsa.wa.edu.au

Jessica Wright (08) 9273 6752
jessica.wright@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools are reminded of the importance of ensuring the VET Qualification Results (RSQUAL) file is uploaded to the SIRS database at the end of each calendar year. The information in the RSQUAL file is used to allocate unit credit towards the WACE and to determine that a student has met the Certificate II or higher requirement. The VET units of competency (RSVET) file is used to determine subsidiary rules associated with VET achievement.

Failure to upload this file will result in students not achieving their WACE and therefore considered not eligible for first round offers for entry into university and TAFE courses.

If there are errors in student achievement data after the deadlines that are a result of the school providing incorrect or incomplete data, the school will be charged a fee for reprinting the student’s certification documents.

Schools are also reminded that if the RSQUAL is not uploaded at the end of that year for Year 11 students who have completed a qualification this may also prevent students from achieving their WACE in the following year.

It is also important for schools to ensure that the RSQUAL file processes successfully to SIRS and any error messages are resolved before achievement due dates. If a student does not have the correct number of units of competency linked to a qualification in SIRS the RSQUAL will not upload successfully.

The RSQUAL file should be uploaded at the conclusion of the year that the student completes the full qualification (whether that be Year 10, 11 or 12). The diagram below illustrates the process for resulting student VET achievement and when to report whether a certificate has been issued or not in the RSQUAL file.

Schools can check that the qualification has been recorded correctly by running the report CSE007 – VET qualifications achieved in full. The pathway to this report is: Reports > Other Reports > Report type: Achievements > Report: CSE007.

More detailed information about the RSQUAL file is provided in the Data Procedures Manual 2017 in Section 8: Achievements (links are provided to database-specific manuals) available on the Authority website at http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/data-procedures-manual.


2017 VET Qualification estimates (ESQUAL) – important information

Contact

Nicole Gazey (08) 9442 9401
nicole.gazey@scsa.wa.edu.au

Angela Kiely (08) 9273 6751
angela.kiely@scsa.wa.edu.au

The VET Qualification Estimates (ESQUAL) is a mandatory WACE reporting activity required by 24 April 2017. Schools who do not meet the deadline will be contacted to provide the information.

Schools are required to report the qualifications being undertaken by students (including students who access training offsite at external providers) and the student details for each qualification.

Details of the units of competence within each qualification are not required to be reported. Schools are only required to update the ESQUAL file after the 24 April deadline if there is a significant change in VET offerings.

Schools will also need to indicate the delivery arrangement (e.g. auspice, profile, fee for service) for each VET qualification.

For more information about the reporting process, the full list of delivery arrangement definitions and the ESQUAL file format, refer to the 2017 Data Procedures Manual, Section 3.3 VET qualification estimates (ESQUAL). The manual can be downloaded from the Authority website at: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Publications/Data_Procedures_Manual.

Important information

Uploading an ESQUAL file to Student Information and Record System (SIRS) causes the previous file to be completely erased. To correctly update the information in your ESQUAL upload file, all students should be included in each upload. This ensures that information on your school record in SIRS is maintained correctly.


VET industry specific WACE course integrity check Term 3 2017

Contact

Angela Kiely (08) 9273 6751
angela.kiely@scsa.wa.edu.au

A reminder to schools who have students enrolled in a Vocational Education and Training (VET) industry specific course in 2017 that there may be a request to provide details about student workplaces to ensure the requirements of the relevant VET-industry specific course are being met.

Schools that were required to provide information in 2016 to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority will not be included in the 2017 integrity check.

The purpose of the VET industry specific integrity check is to assess whether the students who are enrolled in a VET industry specific course are in a workplace that:

  • is aligned to the qualification undertaken
  • provides an opportunity to reinforce the learning of the qualification undertaken
  • is undertaken concurrently to the qualification.

Schools are provided with an opportunity to ensure the student can meet the workplace requirements where it is initially assessed that those requirements are not being met.

What are schools required to do?
An email with an attached spread sheet will be sent to selected schools in early Term 3, 2017. The spreadsheet will be pre-populated with course enrolment details and request the following workplace information from schools:

  • (New) Student enrolment status (current, left)
  • Main job role
  • Employer
  • (New) Supervisor nameand contact
  • Start Date
  • Work placement arrangement (block release, daily/weekly)
  • Workplace occurrence (total number of weeks released, days per week in the workplace)
  • Scheduled work placement (during the semester, holidays, combination)
  • Course duration (1 or 2 years)
  • Delivery arrangement (auspice, SBT, SBA, profile, NoA, fee for service, combination)
  • RTO name.

Schools may choose to include any or all of the details required into their recordkeeping practices.


VET industry specific course mandatory co-requisite – linking Authority-developed Workplace Learning Endorsed Program (ADWPL)

Contact
Angela Kiely (08) 9273 6751
angela.kiely@scsa.wa.edu.au

A reminder to schools that for students enrolled in a VET industry specific course, the Authority-developed Workplace Learning Endorsed Program (ADWPL) must be linked to the relevant qualification code when reporting enrolments and achievements in ADWPL.

For SIRS to allocate course credit for VET industry specific courses, it is a requirement that ADWPL is linked to the relevant qualification code before uploading to SIRS.

ADWPL is reported through ENEND and RSEND SIRS file formats.

To identify the link between ADWPL and the relevant VET industry specific course, there is a qualification code field in both ENEND and RSEND file formats. See SIRS file format excerpts below:

16

P

Qualification Code

Mandatory when ADWPL is part of a VET industry specific course enrolment, otherwise leave blank

Maximum field length=12

15

O

Qualification Code

Mandatory when ADWPL is part of a VET industry specific course result, otherwise leave blank

Maximum field length=12

For further details see section 9.4 of the Data Procedures Manual http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/data-procedures-manual.

Please note: The qualification code is not required for ADWPL completed independent of a VET industry specific course.


Reminder about enrolments in the Automotive VET industry specific course in 2017

Contact
Angela Kiely (08) 9273 6751
angela.kiely@scsa.wa.edu.au

A reminder for student continuing enrolments in the Automotive VET industry-specific courses in 2017, please use one of the following qualification codes found under the course code summaries for 2016-17 or 2017-18. These can be found at http://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/vet-industry-specific.

Superseded qualification codes (continuing enrolments only)

  • AUR10112 Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation (VEVAU)
  • AUR20712 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (VEVAUP, VTVAUP)
  • AUR20512 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (VEVAUV, VTVAUV)
  • AUR20912 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (VEVAUB, VTVAUB).

Current qualification codes

  • AUR20916 Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology (VEVAUB, VTVAUB).
  • AUR10116 Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation (VEVAU)
  • AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation (VEVAUP, VTVAUP)
  • AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (VEVAUV, VTVAUV).

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