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    • Abstract: RESOURCES MANUAL FOR CAREER PRACTITIONERS3. Secondary educationWestern Australia offers five years of secondary schooling (Years 8 to 12). The first years of secondary schoolconsist of a general program undertaken by most students. In later years students have a wider range of

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3. Secondary education
Western Australia offers five years of secondary schooling (Years 8 to 12). The first years of secondary school
consist of a general program undertaken by most students. In later years students have a wider range of
options. The school leaving age rose from 15 to 16 years of age in 2006 and will rise again from 16 to 17 years
of age on January 1, 2008. This does not mean that students have to stay at school but it does mean that
doing nothing is no longer an option. If school is not the best option, students may seek permission to attend a
TAFEWA college or other registered training organisation, gain an apprenticeship or traineeship or work in a
job with prospects. Students must complete a form to do this. For further information refer to the website at
det.wa.edu.au/schoolleavingage.
3.1 Public and private education authorities
3.1.1 Public (refer to section 2.1)
3.1.2 Private
Anglican Schools Commission Inc Association of Independent Catholic Education Office
Wollaston Road Schools of Western Australia 50 Ruislip Street
Mount Claremont WA 6010 Suite 3 Leederville WA 6007
T: (08) 9286 0290 41 Walters Drive T: (08) 9212 9212
F: (08) 9384 5023 Osborne Park WA 6017 F: (08) 9381 3201
W: asc.wa.edu.au T: (08) 9244 2788 W: ceo.wa.edu.au
F: (08) 9244 2786
W: ais.wa.edu.au
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3.2 Fast Track
Fast Track is an access and bridging program designed for students who are either seeking to enter further
education and/or training beyond Year 10 or to enter employment. Typically these programs cater for students
who do not possess the necessary skills to cope adequately with either mainstream post-compulsory education
or the world of work.
Belmont City College Carnarvon Senior High School Cyril Jackson Senior Campus
Fisher Street Cleaver Street Reid Street
Belmont WA 6104 Carnarvon WA 6701 Bassendean WA 6054
T: (08) 9479 2200 T: (08) 9941 1334 T: (08) 9379 5122
Fremantle Fast Track Hedland Senior High School Merredin Senior High School
(North Lake Senior Campus) Roberts Street Woolgar Avenue
cnr Cantonment and Parry Streets South Hedland WA 6722 Merredin WA 6415
Fremantle WA 6160 T: (08) 9172 1244 T: (08) 9041 0900
T: (08) 9430 7376
Northam Senior High School Safety Bay Senior High School Sevenoaks Senior College
Kennedy Street Malibu Road 275 Sevenoaks Street
Northam WA 6401 Safety Bay WA 6169 Cannington WA 6107
T: (08) 9622 1155 T: (08) 9527 0200 T: (08) 9356 4900
Warwick Senior High School
Erindale Road
Warwick WA 6024
T: (08) 9342 7422
PLUS
Vocational education and training in
schools
Department of Education and Training
T: (08) 9264 4783
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3.3 Country boarding
Nine country residential colleges provide a boarding service during the school year for students of compulsory
school age attending secondary schools and TAFEWA colleges. Although anyone can go to a country
residential college, priority is given to students living in isolated areas. The residential colleges are situated
adjacent to public senior high schools in Albany, Esperance, Geraldton, Katanning, Merredin, Moora, Narrogin
and Northam. A new residential college has been established in Broome for students attending either Broome
Senior High School or St Mary’s College.
In 2007, the boarding and amenities fee is $8,635 (payable in three instalments). This covers a student’s room,
meals, care and access to residential college facilities and student services. Boarding fees can be substantially
reduced for families eligible for assistance through a number of State and Australian Government schemes.
Students 16 years of age and older can apply for Youth Allowance.
For more information go to det.wa.edu.au.
For information contact:
Country High School Hostels Authority (CHSHA)
T: (08) 9264 5434 or 1800 645 212 (country callers)
F: (08) 9264 5433
W: det.wa.edu.au/boarding
Country High School Hostels Authority (CHSHA) residential colleges
Albany Broome Esperance
PO Box 1402 Locked Bag 2047 Doug Murray Drive
Albany WA 6330 Broome WA 6725 Esperance WA 6450
T: (08) 9842 1007 T: 0439 521 172 T: (08) 9071 9666
Geraldton Katanning Merredin (St Michael’s)
PMB 80 Round Drive Caw Street
Geraldton WA 6530 Katanning WA 6317 Merredin WA 6145
T: (08) 9965 6000 T: (08) 9821 1691 T: (08) 9041 1400
Narrogin Northam St James (Moora)
Gray Street Inkpen Street Edgar Lewis Place
Narrogin WA 6312 Northam WA 6401 Moora WA 6510
T: (08) 9881 2481 T: (08) 9622 1383 T: (08) 9651 1240
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3.4 District education offices
The Department of Education and Training has 16 offices across the State. Schools are designated to each
district and staff support those schools. For more information visit the website at det.wa.edu.au/education.
District office staff includes teachers, vocational education and training for school students, psychologists,
social workers and school welfare officers.
Metropolitan districts
Canning Fremantle–Peel Swan
Mason Bird Building Fremantle Office 18 Blackboy Way
303 Sevenoaks Street (cnr Cecil 184 Hampton Road Beechboro WA 6063
Ave) Beaconsfield WA 6162 T: (08) 9442 6666
Cannington WA 6107 T: (08) 9336 9563 F: (08) 9442 6600
T: (08) 9311 0500 F: (08) 9430 8028 E: swan. [email protected]
F: (08) 9356 2561 E: [email protected]
E: [email protected]
West Coast
Cnr Shenton & McLarty Ave
Joondalup WA 6027
T: (08) 9406 7300
F: (08) 9406 7311
E: [email protected]
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Country districts
Albany Bunbury Esperance
85 Serpentine Road 5th Floor, Bunbury Tower 86 Windich Street
Albany WA 6330 61 Victoria Street Esperance WA 6450
T: (08) 9841 0333 Bunbury WA 6230 T: (08) 9071 9100
F: (08) 9841 7542 T: (08) 9791 0300 F: (08) 9071 2796
E: [email protected] F: (08) 9791 2228 E:
E: [email protected] [email protected]
Fremantle – Peel Goldfields Kimberley
Peel Office Federal Road 10 Coghlan Street
24 Sutton Street Kalgoorlie WA 6430 Broome WA 6725
Mandurah WA 6210 T: (08) 9093 5600 T: (08) 9193 6488
T: (08) 9550 2555 F: (08)9093 5656 F: (08) 9193 6718
F: (08)9550 2500 E: [email protected] E: [email protected]
E: [email protected]
Midlands Mid West Narrogin
McIver House Level 2, SGIO Building Homer Street
267 Fitzgerald Street 45 Cathedral Avenue Narrogin WA 6312
Northam WA 6401 Geraldton WA 6530 T: (08) 9881 0000
T: (08) 9622 0200 T: (08) 9956 160 F: (08)9881 3178
F: (08)9622 3996 F: (08)9964 1391 E: [email protected]
E: [email protected] E: [email protected]
Pilbara Warren – Blackwood
Cnr Searipple and Welcome 49 Rose Street
Roads Manjimup WA 6258
Karratha WA 6714 T: (08) 9771 7100
T: 08 9185 0111 F: (08) 9771 2474
F: 08 9185 0137 E:
E: [email protected] [email protected]
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3.5 Residential agricultural schools and colleges
The Western Australian College of Agriculture has six campuses offering full-time agricultural programs in
Years 11 and 12. Each campus is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and the programs enable
students to study a mix of Curriculum Council subjects and units of competency from national training
packages. Campus programs vary according to the subjects and units of competency offered. Some campuses
offer programs for Year 10 students. Participation in a comprehensive range of sporting and leisure activities is
encouraged.
Curriculum Council subjects studied include:
• senior English or vocational English
• structured work-based learning
• vocational mathematics
• farm practice
• animal production and marketing
• plant production and marketing
• metal constructions
• automotive workshop
• furniture woodwork
• building and construction
• small business management
• management and marketing.
The program also may include some qualifications and units of competency from the following national training
packages:
• rural production horticulture
• conservation and land management
• metals and engineering
• automotive
• furnishing
• sport and recreation
• building and construction
• food processing – wine
• forest and forest products
• seafood – aquaculture.
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Each campus has its own boarding facilities and students may be eligible for financial assistance through
Youth Allowance or the Isolated Students’ Scheme. Limited numbers of places are available at some schools
for day students.
On satisfactory completion of the course, students achieve secondary graduation and are issued with a
Western Australian Certificate of Education from the Curriculum Council. Students may also achieve nationally
recognised entry-level qualifications from rural production and other training packages.
Access to post Year 12 studies in agriculture and related areas is available through TAFEWA colleges and the
Muresk Institute of Agriculture.
General enquiries:
Western Australian College of Agriculture
Department of Education and Training
151 Royal Street
East Perth WA 6004
T: (08) 9264 5146
W: det.wa.edu.au/wacoa
Applications should be directed to:
Esperance Farm Training Centre WA College of Agriculture – WA College of Agriculture –
T: (08) 9078 2064 Cunderdin Denmark
T: (08) 9635 1302 T: (08) 9848 0200
W: cunderinag.wa.edu.au W: denmarkag.wa.edu.au
WA College of Agriculture – WA College of Agriculture – WA College of Agriculture –
Harvey Morawa Narrogin
T: (08) 9729 0500 T: (08) 9971 1158 T: (08) 9881 1255
W: harveyag.wa.edu.au W: morawaag.wa.edu.au W: narroginag.wa.edu.au
3.6 Secondary education programs
In Years 11 and 12 there are vocational programs for students with a wide range of interests and abilities,
including programs preparing students for employment, further education and/or training.
Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
This is a Curriculum Council subject enabling Year 11 and 12 students to participate in a workplace program
where their skills are assessed by industry trainers using specified, industry endorsed skill lists. Satisfactory
completion of an SWL subject counts towards secondary graduation.
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Vocational education and training in school (information is accurate at time of publication)
Vocational education and training is the attainment of knowledge and skills relevant to employment. It involves
the acquisition of units of competency. Vocational education and training is relevant for all school students.
Schools also offer school based traineeships, school based apprenticeships and the School Apprenticeship
Link (SAL) program as part of their vocational education and training programs.
Vocational education and training programs have the following characteristics:
• students are enrolled in the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
• students are enrolled in units of competency
• programs need to comply with the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) standards
• students receive a statement of attainment from the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) as well WACE
certification from the Curriculum Council.
Most vocational education and training students see their post-school destination as training or employment.
Fast Track
Fast Track is an access and bridging program designed for students who are either seeking to enter further
education and/or training beyond Year 10 or to enter employment. For full details see section 3.2.
For more information contact:
Public schools Private schools
Local district education office Association of Independent
(see section 3.4) Schools of Western Australia
T: (08) 9244 2788
Catholic Education Office of
Western Australia
T: (08) 9212 9212
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3.7 Senior college and campuses
Eight colleges and campuses offer students the opportunity to study a variety of programs, including TEE, to
complete secondary school.
3.7.1 Canning College
Canning College has a range of programs and support services for adults re-entering or continuing with their
education. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Both day and evening classes are offered in most
programs.
Tertiary Entrance Examination (TEE) courses are equivalent to those offered in secondary schools. Students
can choose a number of subjects to study, enabling them to sit (or re-sit) the TEE at completion of a year's
study. Enrolment starts in December of the year preceding study.
Flying Start is a secondary upgrade program that gives students the opportunity to improve their education to
a level at least equivalent to the final year of education. Entry is available in any term. Students from this
program have progressed to TEE studies or directly to TAFEWA or university.
Short courses are offered including learning skills, personal development, computing, word processing,
business and general interest courses. Courses are available each term and are advertised in newspapers.
Pathways to Office Employment program assists students returning to the workforce after substantial periods
away from the workplace. The course is geared for those who previously worked in office/clerical positions to
upgrade their skills and knowledge. Courses are available each term.
Understanding the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) courses are conducted throughout the year for
people who wish to sit the STAT. Applicants must be 20 years of age or over as of 1 March of the following
year to be eligible. Morning, evening and one day courses are available.
Students should contact Canning College to determine their eligibility to enrol, but must be 16 years of age or
older on 1 January in the year of enrolment.
For more information contact:
Canning College
Marquis Street
Bentley WA 6102
T: (08) 9458 9644
F: (08) 9451 5143
E: [email protected]
W: canningcollege.wa.edu.au
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3.7.2 Cyril Jackson Senior Campus
Cyril Jackson Senior Campus caters for student from16 years of age to mature aged and offers a learning
environment especially designed for older students and Year 12 repeaters.
Year 11 and 12 courses lead to university/TAFEWA options or employment. There are various modes of
study, including night school and home study.
Repeat TEE program is for students wishing to repeat Year 12.
Flexible timetable means that students may meet Centrelink and study commitments over three days a week
and work the remainder of the time. There is also a program designed across the middle of each day to suit
parents with school aged children.
Vocational education and training subjects including employment-related subjects and certificate I, II and III
courses are available which can be taken with structured work based learning to gain experience in the
workplace and add credit to a TAFEWA application. Cyril Jackson Senior Campus is a Registered Training
Organising (RTO) able to deliver such courses.
CJAccess is a Fast Track program offering an equivalency of approximately Year 10 (Certificate of General
Education for Adults II) and/or preparation for Year 11 and 12 subjects. The aim of the course is to assist
students in gaining the academic skills and personal confidence to continue further education or training.
Open Learning Program gives students the opportunity to study a range of Year 11 and 12 subjects in their
home environment. This is ideal for people who work full-time, who have family commitments or who cannot
otherwise easily access education.
For more information contact:
Cyril Jackson Senior Campus
Reid Street
Bassendean WA 6054
(near Ashfield train station and with easy access to major bus routes)
T: (08) 9379 5122
F: (08) 9379 5111
W: cyriljackson.wa.edu.au
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3.7.3 Mandurah Senior College
Mandurah Senior College offers a comprehensive range of courses in TEE, wholly school assessed, vocational
education and training, enterprise education and online. The focus is on Year 11 and 12 subjects with a flexible
timetable that allows mature aged and part-time students to continue their education.
Traditional secondary courses are offered on a full-time or part-time basis leading to secondary graduation,
TAFEWA and/or university entrance. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening or online.
Repeat TEE program is for students wishing to repeat Year 11 or 12.
Flexible timetable allows students to meet Centrelink, work and sporting commitments.
Vocational education and training subjects including employment-related subjects are offered which can be
taken along with structured work based learning and school based traineeships to gain experience in the
workplace and add credit to secondary graduation and TAFEWA entry.
Online learning program gives students the opportunity to negotiate a self-paced learning program with
subjects that may be taken online.
Night school classes are offered (subject to numbers) in English, human biology, discrete mathematics,
applicable mathematics, history, geography, computing and chemistry at Year 12 level for mature aged
students who wish to gain entry into university.
For more information contact:
Mandurah Senior College
Carleton Place
Mandurah WA 6210
T: (08) 9586 7373
E: [email protected]
W: msc.wa.edu.au
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3.7.4 North Lake Senior Campus
North Lake Senior Campus offers a far broader range of courses than a traditional secondary school. The
focus is on Year 11 and 12 subjects with a flexible timetable that allows mature aged and part-time students to
continue their education.
Traditional secondary courses are offered on a full-time or part-time basis leading to secondary graduation,
TAFEWA and/or university entrance. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening or online.
Semester length courses are available in some Year 11 subjects to provide greater flexibility for students. As
more courses units come online, greater access will be provided to semester courses.
Discrete vocational courses are offered in information technology, hospitality operations (food/customer
service), industrial studies, defence force (police and emergency services preparation course), beauty therapy,
community services, and multi media. These vary from year to year depending on student interest.
Mixed mode vocational courses have been developed to enable students who wish to study specific
TAFEWA courses to do so, along with school studies and structured work placements.
Fast Track through North Lake Senior Campus has the only off-campus Fast Track course in the State, based
at the Fremantle Education Centre (see section 3.2 for more information). Two courses are offered
• Access and bridging – to assist students to develop literacy, numeracy and career education knowledge.
• Transition – to assist students to get back on track if social, emotional, educational barriers have hindered
them in the past.
Night school classes are offered (subject to numbers) in English, human biology, applicable mathematics,
physics, history, geography and chemistry at Year 12 level for mature aged students who wish to gain entry
into university.
For more information contact:
North Lake Senior Campus
Winterfold Road
Kardinya WA 6163
T: (08) 9314 0444
F: (08) 9337 8498
W: northlake.wa.edu.au
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3.7.5 Sevenoaks Senior College
Sevenoaks Senior College offers a wide range of courses to young people up to 21 years of age. The timetable
structure and online programs give students a high level of flexibility and allows them to meet part-time work
and study commitments.
Traditional secondary courses are offered on a full-time or part-time basis leading to secondary graduation,
TAFEWA and/or university entrance. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening or online.
Repeat TEE program is for students wishing to repeat Year 11 or 12.
Industry access programs allow students to develop industry-standard training and incorporate workplace
learning. Where possible, the college works with students and employers to place students into school-based
traineeships that allow students to work in paid employment for one or two days per week. Areas include
information technology, building and construction, automotive, business/retail and beauty/retail.
Fast Track courses cater for young people with varied educational backgrounds and learning styles who want
to enter mainstream education or to raise their education standard to Year 10 level so they can access
TAFEWA programs.
For more information contact:
Sevenoaks Senior College
275 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington WA 6107
T: (08) 9356 4900
F: (08) 9258 5918
W: sevenoaks.wa.edu.au
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3.7.6 Tuart College
Tuart College specialises in providing educational opportunities for adults returning to education, those wishing
to improve their educational qualifications or those wishing to take part in adult continuing education short
courses.
Tertiary Entrance Examination (TEE) courses are equivalent to those offered in secondary school. Students
can choose a number of subjects to study, enabling them to sit (or re-sit) the TEE at the completion of the
year's study. Mature aged students, and those not in Year 12 in the year preceding study, enrol from November
of the year preceding study. Enrolment details are advertised in newspapers. Further enrolments will be
accepted during January. Day and evening classes are available.
Year 10 and 11 level Flying Start courses enable students to prepare for TEE studies in the year before they
enrol. This program is based on semesters. Students can commence in February and July. Students are
eligible for the Certificate in General Education for Adults (CGEA).
Entry Course for Australian Academic Studies (ECAAS) is for students whose first language is not English.
Full-time is for 18 weeks or 36 weeks to prepare students for entry to further study.
Understanding the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) courses are conducted throughout the year for
those who wish to sit the STAT. Students must be 20 years or over as of 1 March of the following year, to be
eligible. Each course runs over three mornings or evenings.
Short courses in adult and continuing education start in February, June and September and are advertised in
newspapers each term.
All students entering Tuart College must be 16 years of age or older on 1 January in the year of enrolment.
For more information contact:
Tuart College
Banksia Street
Tuart Hill WA 6060
T: (08) 9444 9377
F: (08) 9444 8538
E: [email protected]
W: tuartcollege.wa.edu.au
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3.8 Schools of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE)
SIDE is the Department of Education and Training’s centre to provide learning programs in one or more
courses to students who are not able to access them in the usual way. Adults may be eligible to enrol if they
cannot attend evening classes or are in circumstances such as shift work which preclude regular attendance at
evening classes. Students in a public school who are unable to access a subject because of low class numbers
or timetable issues also access SIDE.
SIDE offers the same subject choices as most primary and secondary schools. As well as print lesson
materials (eg traditional correspondence), a wide range of communication systems is used to increase the
interaction between student and teacher. These include telephones, electronic mail, interactive multimedia and
television programs via satellite technology. Learning and teaching programs can be adjusted to the needs,
potential and specific circumstances of each student.
At the secondary level various combinations of subjects are available.
The Leederville campus of SIDE houses two schools – a primary school (Kindergarten to Year 7), and a middle
school (Years 8 to 12).
SIDE also includes five Schools of the Air at Kalgoorlie, Meekatharra, Carnarvon, Port Hedland and Derby.
For more information contact:
Schools of Isolated and Distance Education
164-194 Oxford Street
Leederville WA 6007
T: (08) 9242 6300
F: (08) 9242 6861
W: side.wa.edu.au
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