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Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2012 and beyond

Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2012 and beyond

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Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 2012 and beyond

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  1. Western Australian Certificate of Education(WACE)2012 and beyond Information for Year 10

  2. Information for Year 11, 2013 Last updated: April 2012

  3. 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

  4. WACE requirements 2012 and beyond • Breadth and depth • Achievement standard • English language competence • Examinations

  5. 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 5

  6. 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 6

  7. WACE requirements 2012 and beyond English language competence Demonstrated by: Achieving a C grade in an English course unit OR work samples 7

  8. 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 8

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. ENGLISH

  12. Mathematics

  13. All other courses 13

  14. Endorsed Programs 14

  15. 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 15

  16. Categories of endorsed programs Workplace learning University studies Community organisation Personal development 16

  17. 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) 17

  18. Community organisation 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 18

  19. VET and Workplace Learning 19

  20. Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) • 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)

  21. Benefits of VET for Students • 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

  22. School Based Apprenticeship • 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

  23. School Based Traineeships • 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

  24. Workplace Learning Course • 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

  25. Endorsed Program - Workplace Learning 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

  26. Pre-Apprenticeships in Schools 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

  27. Metal Trades Centre • 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

  28. Enrolled Nursing • 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)

  29. TAFELINKS • 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.

  30. What are the choices? • Courses (including Workplace Learning) • Endorsed Programs (including VET, Workplace Learning) • TAFELINKS (Refer to your school handbook for information on course requirements)

  31. University Admissions Requirements

  32. University Admission Requirements • An ATAR high enough to get into a course of your choice (University entry is competitive) • Competence in English • Meet any prerequisites

  33. ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank • 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

  34. ATAR • 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

  35. Como 2011 • Top ATAR – 99.65 • Second Top 99.20 • 6 students above 95 • Median ATAR 76.8

  36. Scaling 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

  37. Prerequisites • 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

  38. English Language Competence • 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

  39. University Alternative EntryInformation can be found in the Year 11 subject selection booklet

  40. Curtin University • AQF/TRAINING WA • Step Up • Open Universities Australia • Bridging/Enabling Courses • Special Consideration

  41. Murdoch University • High School Entry Awards • TEA/Dean’s Entry/Director of Admissions Entry • Tertiary Options Project (TOP) • AQF/TRAINING WA • On Track • Murdoch University Preparation Course • Access South-West • Indigenous programs

  42. Notre Dame University • AQF/TRAINING WA • Notre Dame Tertiary Enabling Program

  43. University of Western Australia • UWay • Broadway UWA • Fairway UWA • Provisional Entry Scheme • AQF/TRAINING WA • Special consideration

  44. Edith Cowan University • 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

  45. TRAINING WA (State Training Provider)) Admissions

  46. TRAINING WA entry 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: http://www.trainingwa.wa.gov.au

  47. TRAINING WA entry 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

  48. Selection Criteria for Competitive Entry Maximum score = 100 points: • Qualification pathway (29 points) • Work experience/employment (29 points) • Secondary education (42 points)

  49. Secondary Education (42 Points) • 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

  50. TRAINING WA (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 http://www.trainingwa.wa.gov.au You can see which courses you qualify for at; http://tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/Reckoner/Default.aspx