International Education

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority offers an international education program to approved schools in six countries – Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. The program includes delivery of:

  • the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline (K–10)
  • the western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE – Year 11-12)
  • the one-year Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT – Year 12).

At present there are 13 international schools offering the Western Australian programs. Students at these schools are able to study for the same qualification and curriculum program as Western Australian Pre-primary to Year 12 students without leaving their own country. The senior program provides a seamless transition into universities within Australia and around the world.

For further information please refer to the publications below and/or contact the Authority’s Principal Consultant, International Education (08 9273 6736).

Please Note: Under the Australian Government’s Social Security Act 1991, in order to qualify for Youth Allowance, one element that must be satisfied by the student is that they are undertaking an approved course at an approved institution. Approved courses and institutions are contained in the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2009 (No.2) (the Determination).

In accordance with section 6 of the Determination, secondary schools are regarded as approved for Youth Allowance where the institution is located in Australia and is either:

  • A government secondary school, or
  • Recognised as a secondary school under the law of the State or Territory in which the institution is located.

As international schools offering the Western Australian curriculum are not located in Australia, they cannot be considered an approved institution for Youth Allowance purposes.