General Information, SIRS and Enrolments

Introduction to SIRS 2019 – Secondary Schools

Lynn Galbraith (08) 9273 6702 opens in new window

Kerry Tarrant (08) 9273 6770

Limited places are available for secondary school staff, using the Student Information Records System (SIRS), to attend a familiarisation seminar at the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. The seminar is aimed at new and existing secondary school users who have not previously attended a seminar.

Ideally, two staff members should attend: the clerical staff member who may be responsible for maintaining the changes on the school database and the Deputy or Associate Principal who is responsible for timetable changes for students.

The seminar will cover the basic operations and functions of SIRS. This includes data transfer and the generation of reports which enable the information transferred to SIRS to be checked.

The seminar will be approximately two and a half hours duration. Participants will log into SIRS using their own school login and password.

There will be eight sessions available prior to school commencing in 2019, which may be preferable for staff in remote and country Western Australia.

Seminar dates and times (2019)




Wednesday 16 January 2019

9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:30 PM – AM – PM

Friday 18 January 2019

9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:30 PM ­– AM ­– PM

Tuesday 22 January 2019

9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:30 PM – AM – PM

Thursday 24 January 2019

9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:30 PM – AM – PM

Wednesday 6 February 2019

9:00 – 11:30 AM

1.00 – 3.30 PM – AM – PM

Monday 11 February 2019

9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:30 PM – AM – PM

Wednesday 13 February 2019

9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:30 PM – AM ­ – PM

More sessions may be provided if these sessions are fully booked.

The seminars will be held in the Mason Bird Building Training Room 1 at 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington. Further details will be supplied to participants once registered.

In previous years, two sessions were held in Bunbury for South West participants, and if we have enough interest for 2019, it may be possible to conduct sessions there again. Please contact if you would be interested in attending SIRS familiarisation in Bunbury.

Sessions were also funded in 2017 by schools in Port Hedland, Kalgoorlie and Geraldton and any future sessions in these areas would include a session dedicated to primary schools only.


2019 Externally Set Task (EST) content for all Year 12 General and Foundation courses

Naidina Avery (08) 9273 6334

John Newman (08) 9273 6757

The Externally Set Task (EST) is administered in schools during Weeks 2, 3 and 4 of Term 2, 2019. All students enrolled in a General Year 12 or Foundation Year 12 course are required to complete the EST for that course. The EST is based on Unit 3 syllabus content and schools are advised that the syllabus content, highlighted within the document, is now available in the Assessment section of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Years 11 and 12 website at

All Foundation course ESTs will include the skills of literacy and numeracy in association with the identified 2019 EST Unit 3 content.

The Authority will publish the Externally Set Tasks Handbook 2019 in January 2019.


Opportunity to join examining panels for the 2019 ATAR course examinations

Naidina Avery (08) 9273 6334

Jeni Jakovleva (08) 9273 6761

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) invites applications from current and retired teachers and TAFE and University lecturers to participate in the development of the 2019 ATAR course examinations.

Positions that may be available for all examining panels are:

  • Chief examiner
  • Examiner
  • Independent reviewer
  • Paper Checker.

The Authority is seeking applicants with at least three years’ experience in teaching and assessment, an excellent understanding of examination-setting techniques and familiarity with the syllabus to be examined in 2019 in the relevant course.

The Authority may offer a panel position different from those selected on the original application form.

At the point of applying all applicants must have a current screening clearance number obtained by gaining a National History Check through CrimTrac.

Applications for positions are to be made online at the Authority website at:

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, 19 October 2018.  Appointment to positions will be finalised by Friday, 16 November 2018.