Wide range of courses

Our professional, enthusiastic, merit selected staff provide a broad range of subjects and activities that promote the skills and abilities of our students. Current and former students have excelled in their academic, cultural, civic and sporting achievements.

We provide the largest range of courses at both ATAR and General levels found in the South West Region. If you factor in our VET offerings, the opportunities are enormous. All of our courses are delivered within the framework of the Western Australian Curriculum to allow out students to achieve their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). By providing a wide range of courses we are encouraging our students to become inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young adults to pursue a full range of tertiary or vocational pathways when they leave us.

As we are a senior college our students are encouraged to work hard and acquire high levels of self-discipline and self-esteem. Though our students come from a vast variety of educational backgrounds all students will benefit from being encouraged and challenged. The courses offered at Manea allow you to design a pathway that meets your future needs.


WACE is the Western Australian Certificate of Education, which students receive upon the successful completion of their senior secondary education. It is recognised nationally by universities and other tertiary institutions, industry and training providers. WACE is commonly referred to as graduation; if a student graduates it means that they have successfully achieved their certificate.

To achieve the WACE (or graduate) students need to meet a series of minimum standards: Students must:

  • demonstrate a minimum standard of literacy and a minimum standard of numeracy (NAPLAN Band 8 or higher in Numeracy, Reading and Writing)
  • complete a minimum of 20 units; four units from an English course (a pair of units in Yr12)
  • complete at least four Year 12 ATAR courses or complete a Certificate II or higher in a VET qualification
  • achieve at least 14 C grades or higher in Year 11 and 12 units, including at least six C grades (or equivalents) in Year 12 units.

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At Manea we have the largest range of ATAR courses within any school in the South West Region. ATAR courses are designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter universities directly.

To enter a university directly a student needs a minimum of four ATAR courses. English is the only compulsory subject however it does not have to be included in the four courses that make up your ATAR score. At Manea students are required to complete five ATAR courses through Year 11 and Year 12 if they are an ATAR student.

Students completing a vocational pathway (VET student) may choose to study an ATAR course, particularly in English or Mathematics. Not only is this beneficial for employment prospects but an ATAR English course linked to a Certificate IV course opens up possibilities for an alternative university entrance.

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At Manea we have a range of General courses available to compliment the vocational certificates we offer. A General course is designed to provide students with the minimum depth of knowledge for future training opportunities.

At Manea all of our Year 11 General courses have semester examinations to prepare students for Year 12. In Year 12 it is compulsory for every student studying a General course to ‘sit’ an Externally Set Task (EST). The EST is structured like an examination and is conducted here at Manea.

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At Manea we have created some work samples for a range of courses on offer. These work samples are designed to give you a general idea of what to expect in each course. We suggest you take a look.

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Course descriptions are prepared by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) for all schools in Western Australia and provide in depth detail about the courses, their content, skills involved and the overall assessment structure. Visit the SCSA website for more information on individual courses. SCSA Website