Last date for changes to Year 12 student enrolments
Jenny Offer (08) 9273 6313
Schools are reminded that the last date for changes to Year 12 student enrolments in ATAR, General, Foundation, Preliminary and VET industry specific courses is Wednesday, 6 April 2016.
After Wednesday, 6 April, SIRS will be locked and no further changes (except withdrawals) will be accepted.
Year 12 students are able to withdraw from the following courses:
* ATAR courses with practical examination components: able to withdraw until Friday, 29 July 2016
* ATAR courses which do not have practical examination components: able to withdraw until Friday, 26 August 2016
* General, Foundation, Preliminary and VET industry specific courses: able to withdraw until Friday, 26 August 2016.
The last date for receipt of enrolments as non-school candidates in ATAR course examinations by the Authority is also Wednesday, 6 April 2016. No further applications will be accepted after this date.
Reporting work placement modules through the Authority-developed Workplace Learning (ADWPL) endorsed program
Angela Kiely (08) 9273 6751
Nicole Gazey (08) 9442 9401
Students can continue to report the achievement of work placement modules which are required as part of a pre-apprenticeship program or school-based apprenticeship via ADWPL. Schools are reminded to follow the established processes and guidelines for meeting ADWPL requirements.
For students who are completing a pre-apprenticeship in schools or school-based apprenticeship, the non-assessable modules, currently referred to as work placement coordination modules (W codes) and previously known as supervised skills practice (Y codes) can continue to report these work placement hours through ADWPL and have them contribute towards the WACE as an endorsed program. Schools are reminded to follow the established processes and guidelines for meeting ADWPL requirements.
For students who are completing a pre-apprenticeship in schools or school-based apprenticeship, the assessable modules:
- 21410 On-site Work Placement 1
- 21411 On-site Work Placement 2
- 21412 On-site Work placement 3
- 21413 On-site Work placement 4
can either be recorded as the units of competency within the relevant qualification (through VET credit transfer or VET industry specific credit arrangements) or schools may report the modules through ADWPL and have them contribute towards the WACE as an endorsed program. Students cannot use the time in the workplace accrued in these modules recorded both against their qualification and to meet the requirements of ADWPL.
Where the On-site Work Placement modules are reported as units of competency linked to a qualification and ADWPL has also been reported for a student, it is expected that the ADWPL hours are in addition to the hours completed as part of the qualification. Schools are reminded to follow the established processes and guidelines for meeting ADWPL requirements.
For more information on pre-apprenticeship in schools and the Western Australian Pre-Apprenticeship Program Business Rules 2016 visit the following address: http://www.vetinfonet.dtwd.wa.gov.au/VETinschools/Pages/Pre-apprenticeshipsinSchools.aspx.
Application to study Year 12 ATAR Units 3 and 4 and sit the 2016 ATAR course examinations for students in Year 10
Kerry Tarrant (08) 9273 6770
Permission must be obtained from the School Curriculum and Standards Authority for a student who is in Year 10 to study a pair of Year 12 ATAR units (Units 3 and 4) and sit the 2016 ATAR course examinations.
A student who sits an examination for a particular Year 12 ATAR course in Year 10 must be exiting the course and will not be permitted to enrol in the Year 12 ATAR course (Units 3 and 4) and sit the ATAR course examination in Year 12.
An application form for permission to sit an examination for students in Year 10 is available on the Authority website at: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Events_and_Forms/Application_Order_Forms.
Applications close Wednesday, 6 April 2016. No changes will be made to student enrolments to study a pair of Year 12 ATAR units (Units 3 and 4) and sit the 2016 ATAR course examinations after this date.
Schools should note that applications for students in Year 11 to study ATAR units (Units 3 and 4) and sit the 2016 ATAR course examination are no longer required.
ATAR course Year 12 Practical examinations 2016
Kerry Cribb (08) 9273 6787
Jenny Morup (08) 9273 6309
A letter has been sent to all schools with students enrolled in a Year 12 ATAR course with a practical examination. The letter is to inform schools that the practical examination requirements documents and practical marking keys for 2016 are available on the specific ATAR course page of the Authority’s website. Please see the links below.
Teachers and students must be familiar with the course specific practical examination requirements document and practical marking keys. They contain important information about the reporting of achievement, how the examination is structured and conducted and key dates.
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