The School Curriculum and Standards Authority administers the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

At the completion of Year 12 students will receive the Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA). This may also include a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

The WASSA is issued to all Year 12 students at the completion of their secondary schooling. It is a formal record of courses completed and grades achieved and this is what employers and TAFEs will be taking into account as students apply for employment or further training.


Western Australian Certficate of Education (WACE)

The WACE is awarded to students who have completed at least 20 units (or equivalents) including:

  • a minimum of 10 Year 12 units; at least one pair of units from Year 12 List A courses and one pair of units from a Year 12 List B course
  • a minimum of four Year 12 ATAR courses including the external examination (i.e. be eligible for an ATAR) or a complete Certificate II or higher;
  • two Year 11 English units and a pair of Year 12 English units.

Students will also need to achieve a minimum of 14 C grades in Year 11 and Year 12 units (or equivalents) including at least 6 C grades in Year 12 units (or equivalents) and to demonstrate a minimum literacy and numeracy standard.  This standard is achieved by scoring Band 8 in Year 9 NAPLAN or achieving Level 3 in the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA).

All Sevenoaks Senior College staff are here to help students in any way we can.  Students are supported to understand the WACE requirements and how this relates to their future university, career or further training options by their Advocate Teacher and College’s Careers Advisor.