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Schools Curriculum & Standards Authority Notices

Non School-Candidates 2019

Non-school candidates are typically Year 12 WACE students who wish to sit a language examination through interstate language examination where the course is not offered at Scotch College (e.g. Italian, German, Indonesian Background Speaker) or a Year 12 student who is undertaking the French background language examination where the course is not offered at Scotch College.

Applications forms for Non-School Candidates are available from Mr Frusher at Scotch College. Applications close on Thursday 4 April 2019.

Changes to Enrolments Year 12 students

Year 12 students are able to withdraw from ATAR courses with practical examination components up until Friday 26 July and from ATAR courses which do not have practical examination components up until Thursday 15 August 2019.

Year 12 students are able to withdraw from General courses up until Thursday 15 August 2019.

Students need discuss any changes of enrolments with Mr Frusher prior to the dates indicated above. 


Year 10 & 11  – Individual Advisory Sessions

During the upcoming school holidays, UWA will be holding Individual Advisory Sessions for Year 10 - 11 students. These sessions are available from the 15 - 17 April. This is the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about:

  • UWA courses
  • Entry requirements
  • Subject selection advice
  • The ATAR process
  • The UWA student experience

Bookings are essential due to a limited number of sessions.

Parents/guardians are welcome to attend

  • 15, 16 and 17 April 2019, 10am – 7:30pm

Register now  

St George's College

St George's College provides accommodation for students studying at universities in Perth and is the oldest and most prestigious residential college in Western Australia.  Free gym memberships, tutoring, social events and three meals a day are included in our competitive fees. Apply today to join the community of St George's College for 2020. Applications are welcome from metropolitan, regional and international students.

For more information check out our webpage,  email  or call 9449 5555. Information about scholarships can be found here:

Notre Dame University

0ne-on-one advice sessions

Fremantle   15 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019

Considering your university options but unsure of the right degree for you?

Notre Dame advisors can introduce you to a range of programs that align with your strengths and interests to help you find the right degree for you.

Book your 1-on-1 session here >

Can't make it? Contact us on 08 9433 0533 or email  to arrange an alternative time.

National Institute of Dramatic Art – Introduction to Acting

Saturday 20 April 2019
A series of 50 minute sessions to be held throughout the day.  Visit our tent on the corner of High St & Packenham St

Notre Dame is proud to host this workshop by the National Institute of Dramatic Art as part of the Notre Dame West End Weekender in conjunction with the City of Fremantle's Street Arts Festival.

See what acting is all about in this complimentary come-and-try session especially for children and young adults.

Work with a NIDA professional to explore improvisation, character and scene-work as you take your first steps on your creative journey.

50 minute sessions to be held throughout the day.

To register go to:

Murdoch University

Health Open Night Wednesday 10 April 2019  
5.00 - 7.30pm

Whether you're passionate about caring for others or curious about how the human body works, a Health degree from Murdoch will help you discover how people think, function and move. Learn about our Sport Science course, ranked amongst the best in the world, and experience our specialist Nursing and Chiro facilities.

Book now

Murdoch University | A Day in the Life of a Health, Engineering, Science, and Education Student

Tuesday 23 April | 9.00am - 3.00pm | Murdoch University

Experience life as a Murdoch student through our popular A Day in The Life series. Pick classes for the day and attend workshops, lectures and labs with potential new classmates. You will experience a taste of everything Murdoch has to offer, from our world class facilities to our green and vibrant campus.

If you're in Year 11 or Year 12 you're invited to join us to experience everything Murdoch has to offer! Explore our facilities, meet our staff, experience campus life and attend a variety of classes of your choice. You'll also be able to learn about our courses in Health, Engineering, Science and Education.

Find out more here:


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Interactive ICT Career Wheel

This site provides an interactive way to explore your possible future in an IT career. It shows which kinds of skills are necessary for different jobs in IT. Check it out –

Apprenticeship Opportunities

 Apprenticeship Central  advertises full and part-time apprenticeships as well as a number of opportunities for school-based apprenticeships.

Directions WA  is a community based, not for profit organisation working with employers, students and jobseekers in WA. Directions also take expressions of interest for a number of other positions that are not yet open.

Academic Associates

Year 12 enrichment program at UWA 23-27 April 2019.

ATAR enrichment courses will consist of 10 hours in each subject, two hours each day over five days with academic extension in ATAR courses with advanced content insight and practise in higher level exam questions.

Enrol on-line:

Academic Group

ATAR Revision will help students to consolidate their subject knowledge, boost their confidence and apply what they have learnt a school to maximise their marks. The program will be taught by excellent teachers who will provide structured revision for students and prepare them for their first semester exams.

Each course is six hours (three hours/day over two days at Churchlands SHS, Rossmoyne SHS and Perth Modern.

Enrol on-line:

  Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser