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What is WACE?

The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

Schools cater for students from diverse backgrounds and needs. They can be university-bound, have a specific vocation in mind involving further education and training or be planning to enter the workforce on leaving school.

A range of education and training courses and programs are available to provide all young people with the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and skills about themselves, their community and the broader world in which they live.

To cater for differences in interests, rates of learning and motivation, schools can consider a mixture of courses, vocational education and training (VET) and endorsed programs when planning student pathways.


Year 11 and Year 12 students select courses developed as part of the senior secondary reform announced by the Minister for Education in January 2013. These courses are ATAR, General, Foundation, VET industry specific, and Preliminary.

For more information about courses for Year 11 and Year 12 students see Section 1 of the WACE Manual 2015-16.


Other WACE Resources

Study Tips
Find a WACE Tutor
Universities in Western Australia (WA)

For the most updated information, please visit WACE website.

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