Application for endorsement Contact details
Schools, community organisations and private
providers can apply to the Curriculum Council for For further information go to
endorsement of programs they have developed for
young people. www.curriculum.wa.edu.au
To be eligible for endorsement, a program must: If you have a query, email
• involve a series of lessons, classes or activities email@example.com
with a common goal or set of learning outcomes
• provide opportunities for students to present
evidence of achievement
or call the Endorsed Programs Coordinator
on (08) 9273 6746 More choice
• not duplicate existing courses developed by the
Curriculum Council. for senior secondary
The application form can be downloaded from the Street and postal address
Curriculum Council website,
27 Walters Drive
http://www.curriculum.wa.edu.au/Senior_ Osborne Park
Secondary/Endorsed_Programs Western Australia 6017
Curriculum Council officers are available to assist Business hours:
with the application process. Please ring Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
(08) 9273 6707 for assistance with completing an (closed public holidays)
application for endorsement.
Endorsed programs Examples of endorsed programs Selecting programs
An endorsed program is a significant learning Schools may select from the list of endorsed
program that has been developed by a school, programs to offer students in their school.
community organisation or private provider, and • Cadets WA (Air Force, Army, Navy, Police
endorsed by the Curriculum Council for students in Rangers, Emergency Services and Bush It is also possible for schools to advise the
Years 10, 11 and 12. Such programs offer a range Rangers) Curriculum Council of student achievement in
of exciting activities not covered by traditional • Surf Life Saving WA certificates and awards endorsed programs undertaken outside of school.
school subjects or courses. • Music and Speech and Drama examinations
(Australian Music Examinations Board, While most programs can be undertaken by any
WACE recognition Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, student, some have been endorsed for a specific
Endorsed programs include informal and extra- Trinity College London and St Cecilia’s) student, school or network group.
curricular learning, workplace learning, vocational • Information Technology programs (Cisco, Aries)
programs and university studies. Achievement of Detailed information about each endorsed program
• Service Clubs (Leos, Interact)
endorsed programs can contribute up to 50 per is available on the Curriculum Council website.
• WA Recreational Skipper’s Ticket
cent of the new Western Australian Certificate of
• Yachting Australia Small Boat Sailing programs Students participating in endorsed programs
Education (WACE) requirements.
• PADI Diver certificates (Skin, Scuba, Open outside of school should discuss this with
Flexible delivery Water) their school. It may be possible to count such
In conjunction with schools, endorsed programs • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award achievement towards their WACE.
can be delivered in or out of school time, by • Rock Eisteddfod Challenge
community organisations, universities, training • Whole School Production: Performance
organisations, schools and workplaces. • Music Performance (Ensemble)
• Community Arts Performance
Evidence of learning • Department of Education and Training ‘Life
Some programs provide a statement of attainment, Skills for Senior School Students’
qualification, academic transcript, certificate or • University programs (selected units from WA
award as evidence of learning. Others require
students to draw together a portfolio of evidence to
• Workplace learning programs
demonstrate what they have learnt.
• Vocational education and training programs
To view the complete list of endorsed programs,
updated quarterly, go to