The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) is achieved by students who have completed their secondary education.

For those who would like to attend university, they can choose academic subjects that count towards their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Vocational subjects are options for young people wishing to:

  • obtain a trade, apprenticeship or traineeship
  • complete further study at a registered training organisation
  • obtain employment after school.

Additionally, they can choose a mixture of vocational and academic subjects.

Whatever direction chosen, our schools offer the courses and programs to help achieve the goals of young people across the State.

Find out about changes to the WACE for students entering Year 11 in 2020 and Year 12 2021.