Keep up to date with the latest information about school curriculum and assessment, standards and certification of student achievement in Western Australia.

In this edition:

General Information, SIRS and Enrolments

Last date to process changes in enrolments for Year 12 students and Year 11 students enrolled in Year 12 ATAR courses

Year 12 teachers, WACE coordinators

Application to study Year 12 ATAR Units 3 and 4 and sit the 2017 ATAR course examinations for students in Year 10

School leaders, teachers

Schools are reminded that 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 2017 ATAR course examinations. Schools are no longer required to seek permission for students in
Year 11.

Application for writers and checkers of the 2018 ESTs

Teachers, heads of learning areas

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).

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

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.

Request to keep Student Registration information up-to-date

School leaders, SIRS users

All schools should regularly upload their SRGDG file to SIRS.


Clarification of disclosure requirements for notes accompanying financial statements

School leaders, teachers of Accounting and Finance ATAR Year 12

Teachers attending the Accounting and Finance Examination Forum requested clarification regarding the disclosure requirements in the notes for revalued assets and dividends.

2017 Dance Practical (performance) examination– Performance 1 update

Heads of Learning Area – the Arts, Teachers of Dance ATAR Year 12 course

Teachers are advised that the options provided to a candidate for playing their music recording for Performance 1 of the Dance Practical (performance) examination in 2017 have been extended.


Reminder about 2017 Consensus Moderation meetings

Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads of Learning Area, Teachers

Schools are reminded that they should have received a letter in the week beginning 20 March outlining details of the registration process for consensus moderation in 2107

Applications for reviewing the 2017 Externally Set Tasks (EST)

Senior secondary teachers

The Authority is seeking qualified people interested in reviewing 2017 Externally Set Tasks.


Media Production and Analysis ATAR course teachers’ practical (production) marking workshop

Year 12 Coordinators, Teachers of Media Production and Analysis ATAR course

There is a practical (production) marking workshop opportunity for Media Production and Analysis ATAR course teachers

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

2017 Vocational Education and Training (VET) Qualification estimates (ESQUAL) – important information

VET coordinators

The VET Qualification estimates (ESQUAL) is a mandatory WACE reporting activity required by the Authority to be completed by 24 April 2017.

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