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Get more from WACE in 2024

Whether you are looking to complete the WACE, or you didn’t get the ATAR score you were hoping for in 2023, Canning College can get you on track for university entry.

If you’re motivated to get more from WACE in 2024, we can help you enjoy your studies and strive towards university entry by starting with us in Term 1.

Now open to local/domestic students as well as internationals, Canning College is perfect for students who want to work towards achieving WACE ATAR (WA Certificate of Education Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) in a university-style environment.

As an Independent Public School, the fees for local students align with the requirements of the Department of Education, which means you’ll pay around the same as you would at other WA State Government schools.

We don’t have a local intake boundary, which means students from across the metropolitan area can take advantage of our unique learning experience.

Casual campus, serious study

Studying at Canning College is different to many schools in how our expert teachers and caring support staff interact with our students, who are treated as valued members of our College community.

Students aren’t asked to wear uniforms and there are no bells or sirens to tell them when it’s time to move on to their next lesson or to have lunch.

Instead, Canning College students, like those already in universities, are expected to manage their own time – perhaps with the occasional reminder from our experienced educators – and understand their responsibilities to be respectful of their peers and staff.

Our students refer to our teachers and other staff members by their first names, just as tertiary students converse with lecturers and tutors.

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Our casual social approach and welcoming campus lifestyle is complemented by rigour in our teaching that prepares students academically to achieve their university-entry goals.

Local/domestic students can use their WACE ATAR to enter Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, the University of Notre Dame Australia and The University of Western Australia.

If you performed well in Year 11 but feel a change of environment can push you towards even higher standards, or if you weren’t able to achieve your potential in Year 12 and you want to try again, our environment may help you achieve your goals.

Canning College also offers Year 10 and Year 11 studies that prepare students for the completion of WACE ATAR.

Alternative pathways to university

If you are seeking an express pathway into university, our fee-free Certificate IV in University Access Program is completed in just six months. Successful completion is the equivalent of a 70 ATAR and provides entry into many courses at Curtin University and Murdoch University.

If business is your thing, Canning College offers a Diploma of Commerce that is equivalent to first-year Bachelor of Commerce degree programs at The University of Western Australia and Curtin University.

Choose Canning College as your pathway into leading universities. 

Our programs

The Year 12 WA Certificate of Education is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to achieve an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank and ensure a successful transition into university degree programs.

In addition to English or EAL/D, students study four or five other courses in which they intend to sit the external exam at the end of their course. The four or five courses selected should include at least one from both List A and List B.

Subjects offered*

List A: Business Management and Enterprise; Economics; English; English Language as an Additional Language or Dialect. List B: Accounting and Finance; Chemistry; Computer Science; Human Biology; Mathematics Applications; Mathematics Methods; Mathematics Specialist; Physics; Psychology.

*Subjects offered are dependent on enrolments and may change.

The Year 11 WA Certificate of Education program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to ensure a successful transition into Year 12 studies and the achievement of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank. This program is studied over four terms, across two semesters. Year 11 students must study six ATAR courses in both Semester 1 and Semester 2, contributing 12 units of the 20 units required to achieve the WACE. Students select ATAR English or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D), for qualifying students only, and five other ATAR courses including at least one from both List A and List B.

Subjects offered*

List A: Business Management and Enterprise; Economics; English; English as an Additional Language or Dialect. List B: Accounting and Finance; Chemistry; Computer Science; Human Biology; Mathematics Applications; Mathematics Methods; Mathematics Specialist; Physics; Psychology.

*Subjects offered are dependent on enrolments and may change.

The Year 10 program comprises the mandated learning areas of Western Australian Curriculum for Year 10: Mathematics, English, Science, and Humanities and Social Sciences (“MESH” subjects) and Health and Physical Education. Students will study two hours of Physical Education, one hour of Health Education and the equivalent of five hours of each of the MESH subjects each week.

*Subjects offered are dependent on enrolments and may change.

 

The Certificate IV in University Access Program is a one semester pre-diploma program designed to prepare students for university studies. It leads into the Canning College Diploma of Commerce as well as some degree programs at Curtin University and Murdoch University. The successful completion of the Certificate IV (in UAP) is equivalent to a 70 ATAR.

Subjects offered*

Compulsory: Mathematics; Academic Communications. Others: Computer Science; Legal Studies; Management; Chemistry; Human Biology; Accounting; Economics; Marketing.

National Recognised Training code – 52901WA

*Subjects offered are dependent on enrolments and may change.

 

The Diploma of Commerce is equivalent to first year Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia (UWA) or Curtin University. On successful completion of the Diploma, students will articulate into Year 2 of the bachelor degree at the relevant university.

Subjects offered*

The University of Western Australia Stream: Financial Accounting; Economics; Marketing; Management; Business Law; Communication Studies; Introduction to Finance; Consumer Behaviour; Business Statistics.

Curtin University Stream: Accounting; Economics; Marketing; Management; Accounting (Managerial); Consumer Behaviour; Business Information Systems; Introduction to Finance; Business Law.

National Recognised Training code – 52903WA (UWA Stream), 52902WA (Curtin Stream).

 

 

*Subjects offered are dependent on enrolments and may change.

The WAUFP is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to achieve entry into university degree programs. Local/domestic students (including Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents and certain Temporary Resident visa holders) who meet the relevant entry requirements and have completed no more than two years of high school education in Australia, are eligible to enrol.

Subjects offered*

Compulsory: English Language and Australian Cultural Studies. Others: Accounting and Finance; Business Management and Enterprise; Chemistry; Computer Science; Economics; Human Biology; Mathematics Applications; Mathematics Methods; Mathematics Specialist; Physics; Psychology.

*Subjects offered are dependent on enrolments and may change.

Take the next step now

Our staff are ready to talk to you about how you can make the most of academic potential in 2024. Call us on +618 9278 3500 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm) or email canning.col.local@education.wa.edu.au and a member of our team will be in touch. Alternatively, visit our local/domestic students page or complete the enquiry form below.

Ignite your study goals and career ambitions at Canning College.

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