Opportunity to join examining group for 2015 WACE examinations

Kerry Cribb (08) 9273 6787
Buddhini Daluwatta (08) 9273 6761

The Authority invites applications from current and retired teachers and TAFE and university lecturers to participate in the development of the 2015 WACE examinations.

Positions that may be available for all Stage 2 and Stage 3 examining groups are:

  • Chief examiner
  • Examiner
  • Independent reviewer
  • Final checker.

The Authority is seeking applicants with at least five years experience in teaching and assessment, an excellent understanding of examination-setting techniques and familiarity with the syllabus to be examined in 2015 in the relevant course.

Applications for positions are to be made online from a link on the Authority’s home-page athttp://www.scsa.wa.edu.au. All applicants must have a current Teachers’ Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) number or a National Police History Check or National Police Certificate (required at the time of contract). Further information about these positions – including terms of reference, duties of members and the code of conduct – is available online.

Applications must be received no later than 5pm on Friday, 24 October 2014.  Appointment to positions will be finalised by 21 November 2014.


Requests for SCSA student numbers for 2015

Lynn Galbraith (08) 9273 6702
SCSA student numbers info line (08) 9273 6344

Effective 13 October 2014, schools may request School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) student numbers automatically through the student information record system (SIRS) for both Year 7 and Year 8 students starting in 2015.  Details of how to request SCSA student numbers are in Section 5.1 of the WACE Procedures File, available online at http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Publications/WACE_Procedures_File.

Registration of secondary students (including Year 7) and early registration of Year 10 and Year 11 students in 2015

Lynn Galbraith (08) 9273 6702

Schools and other education providers will be required to register their Year 10 and Year 11 students with the Authority by Thursday, 19 February 2015.  All other students in years 7, 8, 9, and 12 must be registered by Friday, 20 March 2015.

It is critical that Year 10 and Year 11 students are registered by 19 February 2015 to ensure their inclusion in the compulsory Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment in March (unless pre-qualified through Year 9 NAPLAN performance, or who have already achieved the standard as Year 10s). Demonstrating the minimum standard in the three components of the assessment (reading, writing and numeracy) is a requirement for students to achieve the WACE from 2016.

Last date for changes to Year 12 student enrolments

Jenny Offer (08) 9273 6313
Jenny Morup (08) 9273 6309

Schools are reminded that the last date for changes to Year 12 student enrolments in Stage 3 course units that do not have a practical examination is Wednesday, 24 September 2014.

Schools can upload changes to Stage 3 course unit enrolments which do not have a practical examination (until Wednesday, 24 September) directly into SIRS, instead of providing the changes in writing to the Authority.

Please note:

  • changes to Year 12 student enrolments in Stage 2 course units closed on Wednesday, 2 July 2014
  • changes to student enrolments to sit the 2014 WACE examinations in Stage 3 courses with a practical examination closed on Friday, 1 August 2014.