11to12 Circulars

March 2017 - Extraordinary

General Information

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.

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The 22149VIC Certificate II in Applied Language is no longer current and has been replaced with the 10297NAT Certificate II in Applied Languages.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

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