The Western Australian Curriculum

There are eight learning areas:

  • English

  • mathematics

  • science

  • humanities and social sciences (including history, geography, civics and citizenship and economics and business)

  • the arts

  • languages

  • health and physical education

  • technologies

These learning areas remain broadly consistent with the Australian curriculum but have been modified to suit Western Australian teachers and the children they teach.

You can find out about the specific content for each learning area and each year level from Pre-primary to Year 10 at School Curriculum and Standards Authority.

Reporting Requirements

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority has established the reporting requirements for all schools in Western Australia.

Every public school must have an assessment and reporting plan which tells you how it reports your children’s progress to you.

Your children’s teachers should also keep you informed of your children’s progress during the school year, including their learning, depth of understanding and skills.

For further information you can contact your local school at any time.

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is an independent statutory authority that regulates school curriculum and assessment for all Western Australian children from Kindergarten to Year 12. 

It is responsible for:

  • setting standards of achievement, and assessment and certification, for your children

  • developing an outline of curriculum and assessment that sets out the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes your children are expected to acquire

  • developing guidelines for the assessment of achievement

  • developing and accrediting courses for schools by setting and recording each person’s achievement against standards, and reporting on those standards.

More information

If you would like to know more about the Western Australian curriculum, talk with your local school or visit The School Curriculum and Standards Authority.