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Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2012 and beyond. Information for Year 10. Information for Year 11, 2013. Last updated: April 2012. This session covers:. WACE Course Stages VET and Workplace Learning TAFElinks University Entry TAFE Entry The Counselling Process

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Western australian certificate of education wace 2012 and beyond

Western Australian Certificate of Education(WACE)2012 and beyond

Information for Year 10

Information for year 11 2013
Information for Year 11, 2013

Last updated: April 2012

This session covers
This session covers:

  • WACE

  • Course Stages

  • VET and Workplace Learning

  • TAFElinks

  • University Entry

  • TAFE Entry

  • The Counselling Process

  • Course Selection

  • Como Assessment Policy

  • Q&A

Wace requirements 2012 and beyond
WACE requirements 2012 and beyond

  • Breadth and depth

  • Achievement standard

  • English language competence

  • Examinations

Wace requirements 2012 and beyond1
WACE requirements 2012 and beyond

  • Breadth and depth

  • complete a minimum of 20 course units or the equivalent

  • the 20 course units must include:

    - four course units from English, Literature and/or English as an Additional Language/Dialect, studied during Year 11 and Year 12 (at least two units completed in Year 12)

    - one pair of course units from each of List A (arts/languages/social sciences) and List B (mathematics/science/technology) completed in Year 12


Wace requirements 2012 and beyond2
WACE requirements 2012 and beyond

Achievement standard

C grade average

16 units

8 in Year 12

Reductions for significant numbers of endorsed programs and/or Vocational Education and Training (VET) credit transfer


Wace requirements 2012 and beyond3
WACE requirements 2012 and beyond

English language competence

Demonstrated by:

Achieving a C grade in an English course unit


work samples


Examinations 2012 and beyond
Examinations 2012 and beyond

Compulsory at Stage 2 and 3 (unless exempt).

Students may apply for exemption if they are enrolled in three or fewer stage 2 or 3 pairs of units and are enrolled to complete at least 220 nominal hours of VET (leading to the completion of a qualification or approved skill set)

NB: Students requiring an ATAR must sit exams


Examinations 2012 and beyond1
Examinations 2012 and beyond

  • Special provisions are available for practical and written examinations. There are two types of special provisions for the WACE examinations:

    • Special examination arrangements for candidates who have a temporary or permanent disability that could disadvantage them. Application is made prior to the examinations.

Examinations 2012 and beyond2
Examinations 2012 and beyond

- Sickness/misadventure provisions for candidates who suffer from a temporary sickness,

non-permanent disability or unforeseen event close to or during the examinations. Application is made immediately after the examinations.

Endorsed programs benefits
Endorsed programs – benefits:

Acknowledge additional learning by students that is not covered in courses

Provide options for a wide range of students

Can be tailored to meet student needs

Can be part of a student’s Year 10 program

Can assist in meeting WACE requirements


Categories of endorsed programs
Categories of endorsed programs

Workplace learning

University studies

Community organisation

Personal development


School curriculum and standards authority generic personal development programs
School Curriculum and Standards Authority generic personal development programs

Examples: Work Skills, Whole School Production, Recreational Pursuits, Administration and Management, School Trip, Music Performance (Ensemble)


Community organisation programs
Community organisation programs development programs

Examples: Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, WA Recreational Skipper’s Ticket, Sea Trek, Bushrangers Level 1, SLWA Bronze Medallion, SIM Music Ensemble Performance

A copy of evidence must be sighted by the school before achievement can be reported


Vet and workplace learning
VET and Workplace Learning development programs


Vocational education and training in schools vetis
Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) development programs

  • Involves the training and demonstration of competencies by the student

  • May include Workplace Learning (WL) and integrated units of competency

  • VET credit transfer counts towards WACE

  • Partnership arrangements with Registered Training Organisations (RTO)

Benefits of vet for students
Benefits of VET for Students development programs

  • Nationally recognised qualifications

  • Access to VET after leaving school

  • Access to industry expertise and equipment

  • Links with employers and industry

  • Broadens courses available to students

  • Alternative university entry pathway

School based apprenticeship
School Based Apprenticeship development programs

  • Apprenticeship part time basis while still at school

  • Legally binding Apprenticeship Agreement

  • Generally:

    • 3 days at school

    • 1 day at the RTO

    • 1 day workplace

  • Could be 2 days in workplace and block release to RTO

School based traineeships
School Based Traineeships development programs

  • Paid employment based training

  • Four units of English (two in final year)

  • Four other course units

  • Up to 10 course unit equivalents in VET or endorsed programs

  • 3 – 4 days at school

  • 1 – 2 days in the workplace

Workplace learning course
Workplace Learning Course development programs

  • School Curriculum and Standards Authority course with a grade

  • Focuses on employability skills

  • Different workplaces experienced

  • Helps to inform decisions about transition from school to work, training, further education and community participation

  • Units of competency are included

Endorsed program workplace learning
Endorsed Program - Workplace Learning development programs

Assists students seeking full/part time employment or Registered Training Organisation entry. Options are:

  • WL1 – On the job training

  • WL2 – Employability skills

  • PWGS – Work Skills

Pre apprenticeships in schools
Pre-Apprenticeships in Schools development programs

Polytechnic West

  • Auto

  • Carpentry

  • Building Metals

  • Hospitality

  • Electronics

    2 days per week (good for TAFELINKS)

    Cert II Qualifications count as subject equivalents

    Workplace organised by TAFE – Count towards WPL

Metal trades centre
Metal Trades Centre development programs

  • Mr Thurston – All day Thursday – Own transport

  • Joint facility at Kent St

  • Certificate II in Engineering

  • Includes a work placement in Metals Fabrication

  • Aimed at Mining and Defence Support Industries

  • Try a trade day 8 June

Enrolled nursing
Enrolled Nursing development programs

  • Certificate II in Allied Health

  • Parent night

  • 5 days in the training centre

  • 10 days in a nursing home

  • Possibility of employment on School Based Traineeship (18 months/ 1 day per week)

Western australian certificate of education wace 2012 and beyond

TAFELINKS development programs

  • Enrolment in TAFElinks provides:

    • credit toward TAFE entry

    • an option of completing Years 11 and 12 over three years

    • equivalent of full-time study

  • TAFElinks classes are run from 8.45 am to 1.00 pm, with one day a week at Workplace Learning placement and a second day at TAFE (if applicable).

  • TAFElinks offers the following learning program

    • English 1A and/or 1B

    • Mathematics 1B and/or 1C

    • Workplace Learning 1A and1B

    • 1 course from the Year 11 grid

    • 1 endorsed course

  • All students applying for this course will need to satisfy the college that they are committed to the Vocational Readiness Program. Enrolment is subject to an interview and signing a college agreement.

What are the choices
What are the choices? development programs

  • Courses (including Workplace Learning)

  • Endorsed Programs (including VET, Workplace Learning)


    (Refer to your school handbook for information on course requirements)

Western australian certificate of education wace 2012 and beyond

University development programs

Admissions Requirements

University admission requirements
University Admission Requirements development programs

  • An ATAR high enough to get into a course of your choice (University entry is competitive)

  • Competence in English

  • Meet any prerequisites

Atar australian tertiary admission rank
ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank development programs

  • A percentile rank

  • TISC ranks students because there are more applicants than places

  • Students are numbered from 99.95 down

  • An ATAR of 96 = top 4% or better than 96% of the Year 12 school leaver age population

  • 96 ATAR = scaled average of approx 75

Western australian certificate of education wace 2012 and beyond
ATAR development programs

  • TISC will assign a ranking (ATAR) based on the student score (TEA)

  • The TEA is the sum of the best four final scaled scores

  • TEA will be a combination of 50/50 school and external exam results

  • TEA can be accumulated over 5 years for all public universities

Como 2011
Como 2011 development programs

  • Top ATAR – 99.65

  • Second Top 99.20

  • 6 students above 95

  • Median ATAR 76.8

Scaling development programs

Courses are scaled to ensure that students studying the more difficult courses are not disadvantaged

2011 Top Mark (Scaled)

Maths Specialist, Music – 100

Physics – 99.1

Chemistry – 98.1

Biology – 94.2

Geography – 89.7

Maths 2AB – 61.2

Outdoor Ed 2AB – 70.2

Prerequisites development programs

  • Some university courses have defined prerequisites

  • A final scaled mark of at least 50 may be required for some courses

  • Some university courses may also require specific units

  • For more information, go to TISC websitewww.tisc.edu.au

    • See University Admissions guide

English language competence
English Language Competence development programs

  • Students must meet required English Language Competence

  • Varies between universities, but a scaled score of 50 in an English course at Stage 2 or 3 will meet requirements

University alternative entry information can be found in the year 11 subject selection booklet
University Alternative Entry development programsInformation can be found in the Year 11 subject selection booklet

Curtin university
Curtin University development programs


  • Step Up

  • Open Universities Australia

  • Bridging/Enabling Courses

  • Special Consideration

Murdoch university
Murdoch University development programs

  • High School Entry Awards

    • TEA/Dean’s Entry/Director of Admissions Entry

  • Tertiary Options Project (TOP)


  • On Track

  • Murdoch University Preparation Course

  • Access South-West

  • Indigenous programs

Notre dame university
Notre Dame University development programs


  • Notre Dame Tertiary Enabling Program

University of western australia
University of development programsWestern Australia

  • UWay

  • Broadway UWA

  • Fairway UWA

  • Provisional Entry Scheme


  • Special consideration

Edith cowan university
Edith Cowan University development programs

  • Portfolio Entry to Bachelor Courses:

    • student studying 3 courses at Stage 2 or 3 and 1 course at Stage 1

  • Portfolio Entry to University Preparation Courses:

    • student studying 2 courses at Stage 2 or 3 and 2 courses at Stage 1

  • Indigenous University Orientation Course

Western australian certificate of education wace 2012 and beyond

TRAINING WA development programs

(State Training Provider))


Training wa entry requirements
TRAINING WA development programsentry requirements

  • All applicants must meet entry requirements

  • Courses are split into competitive and non competitive for entry purposes

  • About 10% of courses are competitive and selection criteria need to be met

  • Check the website for latest details:


Training wa entry requirements1
TRAINING WA development programsentry requirements

Entry requirements may be expressed as:

  • A prerequisite competency based qualification (For example, entry to Cert IV Disability Work on successful completion of Cert III in Disabilities)

  • Generic competencies that cover communication (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and mathematics skills

Selection criteria for competitive entry
Selection Criteria for Competitive Entry development programs

Maximum score = 100 points:

  • Qualification pathway (29 points)

  • Work experience/employment (29 points)

  • Secondary education (42 points)

Secondary education 42 points
Secondary Education (42 Points) development programs

  • Stage 3 A grade -7 points

  • Stage 3 B grade – 6.25 points

  • Stage 3 C grade/2 A grade – 5.75 points

  • Stage 1 A grade/2 B grade – 5.5 points

  • Stage 1 B grade/2 C grade – 5.25 points

  • Stage 1 C grade – 5 points

  • D’s do not count

Training wa state training provider
TRAINING WA development programs(State Training Provider)

  • Preferred subjects have been removed from selection criteria

  • Applicants will be able to provide any school-based evidence, formal certification, evidence of work and life experience to meet entry requirements for TRAINING WA.

  • See TRAINING WAwebsiteforentry requirements


    You can see which courses you qualify for at;


Other choices for next year
Other choices for next year development programs

These pathways are:

  • a program of study provided by a university established within Australia

  • An accredited training program (this includes TRAINING WAcolleges and private registered training organisations)

  • an apprenticeship or a traineeship

  • approved employment

  • an approved (gazetted) course with a community based organisation

  • a combination of any of the above, including school

Subject selection
Subject Selection development programs

  • Information Disc contains subject descriptions and the selection form.

  • Individual counselling Mon 18 and Tues 19 June.

  • Appointments to be made online.

  • Details on who your mentor is and how to book a time will be posted to you on Thursday 7th June.

The counselling process
The development programsCounsellingProcess

What s happening at school
What’s happening at school? development programs

  • 12 to 14hr program in SAE

  • Commences week 6 - 10 term 2

Western australian certificate of education wace 2012 and beyond

Outcomes development programs

  • Individual career pathway plan

Course counselling resources
Course Counselling Resources development programs

  • Career guidance software - JigCal

  • MyFuture website

  • Career Centre

  • Form completion guidelines

  • Useful Websites

  • CAVE coordinator/Course Counsel or/Student Services

  • Subject Recommendations

Individual counselling sessions
Individual Counselling Sessions development programs

Parent and Student contact during

Years 11 and 12.

Will i get what i want
Will I get what I want? development programs

  • Most students get their selection

  • If not, then two courses/subjects occur at the same time or the course/subject has been cancelled

  • Pre-requisites will be enforced.

  • Have a 7th choice in mind.

  • Re-selection occurs in Term three.

Can i change
Can I Change? development programs

  • Early is better

  • Restricted choices

    • some classes may be full

    • choices must fit the timetable

  • You will need to catch up on assessments

    6 subjects + weeks missed

  • After the cut off date for course changes – can only occur at the end of semester one.

Assessment policy
Assessment development programsPolicy

Western australian certificate of education wace 2012 and beyond

Questions development programs