The Authority

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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.

The work of the Authority is supported by a secretariat of about 148 staff.

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
    • the achievement of students during those years
    • records of assessment in respect to students.

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority complies with the Western Australian Government's Public Sector Standards. Our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and our Workforce and Diversity Management Plan are available for your information.

Conflict of interest

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority complies with the Western Australian Government’s Public Sector Standards. Any potential for a conflict of interest by a board or committee member, secretariat staff or persons completing work for the Authority must be declared.

Please refer to the our Conflict of Interest policy and guidelines for further information