What is WACE?
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. 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
- 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.
- One pair of Year 12 units from each of List A (arts/languages/social sciences) and List B (mathematics/science/technology).
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