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Certificates and other records of achievement

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Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) sample

What award does the Curriculum Council of Western Australia issue to students on successful completion of study in Years 11 and 12?

Students are awarded the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) if they meet the requirements.

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What must students do to be awarded the Western Australian Certificate of Education?

To be eligible for the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) students must meet the requirements of breadth and depth, achievement standard and English language competence in their senior secondary schooling.  Full details of the WACE requirements are set out on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website.

Courses, VET credit transfer and endorsed programs can contribute to the WACE. Students who complete the equivalent of one year or one semester of senior secondary studies (Year 11) overseas, interstate or through training can have this study recognised towards meeting the WACE requirements.


Western Australian Certificate of Education Statement of Results sample

Which document(s) lists the courses studied in Year 11 and/or Year 12?

The Statement of Results is issued to Year 12 students who complete at least one course unit, endorsed program or unit of competency.  The statement of results records whether the WACE requirements have been achieved.  If the WACE requirements have not been achieved, the statement of results records English language competence, if achieved.  It also records:

  • exhibitions and awards granted
  • WACE course scores
  • Grades achieved in course units
  • VET qualifications and VET units of competency successfully completed
  • endorsed programs successfully completed
  • number of community service hours completed
  • results in D and E code subjects and WACE courses from previous years.

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Western Australian Certificate of Education Course Report sample

A WACE course report is issued to students who sit the external examination in that course. The WACE course report records:

  • school grades
  • school marks*
  • moderated school marks*
  • raw examination marks*
  • standardised examination marks*
  • WACE course score
  • a description of the knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated by the student
  • state-wide distribution of WACE course scores
  • the candidature of the course.

* A course that has a practical examination component will have the written and practical marks reported separately.

The WACE course report shows how a student performed relative to:

  • the course standards (ie 69 represents high achievements for that pair of units)
  • all other students who completed and sat the examination in that pair of units (represented by a location in the distribution).

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What advice is given relating to tertiary selection?

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority does not provide information to students about tertiary selection.
The Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) calculates and communicates a student’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  All communication with students about their ATAR is TISC’s responsibility.  Please refer to the TISC website (www.tisc.edu.au) for further information.


Who issues this?

The Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) calculates and communicates a student’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Please refer to the TISC website (www.tisc.edu.au) for further information.

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