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Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)


Your straightforward university pathway.

The Year 12 Western Australian Certificate of Education courses are designed to give you a range of options to complete Year 12 with the view of entering a tertiary institution. 

With your WACE certificate, you can gain entry into a Western Australian public university, government and private universities throughout Australia and overseas, as well as entry into State Training Providers.

CRICOS Course Code 097571G.


Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) for students who meet the WACE requirements. All Year 12 students on the completion of their secondary schooling will also receive a Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA) from the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA).


This program starts in February and is completed in November and is a standard program suitable for all students who meet minimum entry requirements.

February Entry: 10 months (February – November)

April Entry: 8 months (April – November)


This program guarantees entry into State Training Providers as well as government and private universities throughout Australia, provided you also meet the universities’ entry requirements. You’ll have a choice of undergraduate courses.

WA public universities are Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia. Successful WAUFP students also have guaranteed entry into the University of Notre Dame (Australia).


Students must study English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) and select 4 or 5 other subjects.

List A (Arts/Languages/Social Sciences)
  • Business Management & Enterprise
  • Economics
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
List B (Mathematics/Science/Technology)
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Human Biology
  • Mathematics Applications
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Physics
  • Psychology


Students are required to have an English standard approximately equal to IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0). Students must also have satisfactory completion of Year 11 studies or equivalent.


  • January Entry 2023: AUD$23,578 plus Overseas Student Health Cover*
  • April Entry 2023: AUD$23,578 plus OSHC*

*OSHC — BUPA Overseas Student Health Cover. This is a compulsory medical cover for ALL international students, as required by the Department of Home Affairs. The price varies according to the length of the course.