Student Declaration and Permission

The following students are required to complete the online Student Declaration and Permission:

  • All Year 12 students
  • Year 11 students who are studying ATAR Unit 3 and Unit 4 and sitting the 2017 ATAR course examinations
  • Year 10 students who have been given approval to study ATAR Unit 3 and Unit 4 and sit the 2017 ATAR course examinations.

Student Declaration

All students, as listed above will need to declare that they are aware of the requirements to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and for sitting the ATAR course examination. These requirements are listed in the Year 12 Information Handbook which is available on the Authority website at http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/publications/year-12-information.

Student Permission

All students, as listed above, will be asked to give permission for the following:

(a)    Release of their name should they win an award

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority award winners are published in the media and on the Authority’s website if permission to do so has been given by the student.

Note: award winners who do not provide permission through completing the Student Declaration and Permission will be acknowledge as ‘Not for publication’ in the winner lists.

(b)    Use of school work for creating support materials

The Authority is seeking permission for the use of school work produced during 2017, e.g. assignments, projects, portfolios, tests, school-based exam responses.

(c)    Use of examination responses (written and practical)

The Authority is seeking permission for the use of:

  • ATAR course written and practical examination responses (copyright owned by the student); and
  • images and sound recordings of the student in photographs, audio recordings and audio visual recordings that are made during the ATAR course practical examinations (copyright owned by the State of Western Australia).

Resource development

The use of school work material (b) and examination responses (c) as specified above may be used in resources developed by the Authority in carrying out its functions relating to the development and accreditation of courses and the standards, assessment and certification of student achievement.

The material will be used under the following terms:

  • Anything which identifies the student or school will be removed from the material before use by the Authority.
  • The Authority may make the resources containing the material available in whole or in part, in print and electronic formats, and on the Authority’s website. The resources containing the material may be copied, or made available on an intranet, for non-commercial purposes in schools offering the WACE.
  • This permission continues indefinitely until the student revokes it by notifying the Authority in writing that he/she no longer wants the material to be used by the Authority. The Authority will not provide payment for the use of the material.

Students must (if under 18 years of age) have discussed their responses with their parents/guardians before submitting them online. Students cannot complete the student permission unless they click on ‘Yes’ to ‘I have discussed my responses with my parents/guardians’.

To complete the student declaration and permission online go to http://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/the-wace/student-declaration and follow the login instructions. This student declaration and permission needs to be completed online by Thursday, 22 June 2017.