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Endorsed programs

An endorsed program is a significant learning program that has been developed for senior secondary students. The program may have been developed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, or it may have been developed by a private provider or a school and subsequently endorsed by the Authority.

Each endorsed program consists of a series of lessons, classes and/or activities designed to lead to the achievement of a common goal or set of learning outcomes. Endorsed programs can be delivered as part of the school curriculum or as extra-curricular activities.

All endorsed programs successfully completed and reported to the Authority
  • are listed on the student’s Statement of Results
  • may contribute towards the breadth-and-depth requirement of the WACE
  • may contribute towards the C grade requirement of the WACE.

Currently there are four categories of endorsed programs. They are:

From 2015, programs will be endorsed or re-endorsed in one of the following three categories:

1. Authority-developed endorsed programs
These endorsed programs are developed by the Authority to provide WACE recognition for students undertaking activities of a similar nature and for which no quality-assured certificate or award is issued. A program outline for each Authority-developed endorsed program can be downloaded by clicking on the link above. The program outline includes the program details and completion requirements.

2. Provider-developed endorsed programs
These endorsed programs are developed by a private provider such as a university, community organisation or training institution. Provider-developed endorsed programs recognise structured learning programs that result in the attainment of a quality-assured certificate or award.

3. School-developed endorsed programs
These endorsed programs are developed by individual schools in response to a particular need which cannot be met through a WACE course, a VET qualification or another endorsed program.

Each endorsed program is allocated one, two, three or four unit equivalents.

Currently a student can count a maximum of 10 unit equivalents from endorsed programs for WACE purposes. A student who will graduate in 2016 and beyond will be able to count a maximum of 4 unit equivalents from endorsed programs, two in Year 11 and two in Year 12.

Endorsed programs WordPdf 
Endorsed programs enrolment declaration form
Provider-developed program application for endorsement form
School-developed program application for endorsement form
2014 Endorsed program codes and achievement descriptors
2015 Endorsed program codes and achievement descriptors
Endorsed programs brochure