School Curriculum and Standards Authority

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is an independent statutory authority that is responsible to the Western Australian Minister for Education. It is administered by a board consisting of seven members appointed for their expertise in education and assessment.


    View our SCSA Year 12 Information Handbook and Year 10 Information Handbook. The information in these handbooks may be useful to students from other year groups.

    The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is responsible for

    • setting standards of student achievement and for the assessment and certification of student achievement according to those standards
    • developing an outline of curriculum and assessment in schools that, taking account of the needs of students, sets out the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes that students are expected to acquire and guidelines for the assessment of student achievement
    • developing and accrediting courses for schools
    • maintaining a database of information relating to
      • the participation by students during their school years in education, training or employment as provided by the School Education Act 1999
      • the achievement of students during those years records of assessment in respect to students
    • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Years 11 and 12.
    • Western Australian Curriculum And Assessment Outline Kindergarten to Year 10.