The primary intent of the review is to help all Western Australian school students reach their full potential by accessing the post-school study, training or employment pathways that align with their abilities and aspirations.
The review will explore whether current pathway options are effectively preparing students for the full range of further study, training, and work options available to them. A key outcome will be to investigate whether current certification and university entry requirements assist students to make the best study choices as well as identify the barriers to students being able to access equitable pathways.
The review will also examine:
- the needs of higher education, vocational education and training, employers, and education communities
- emerging practices in WA (and elsewhere)
- the needs of Aboriginal students, those from rural and remote areas, students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, students with a disability and other students at risk of not making a successful transition from school to further education, training and/or work
- innovative practice in other jurisdictions in Australia and beyond
- future proofing approaches given wider and national conversations about the future of ATAR.
An expert panel of education specialists, including principals and tertiary education leaders, will lead the review and work with a larger advisory committee, representing key stakeholder groups.
The review will be conducted over the remainder of the 2023 school year and conclude early in 2024, with consultation workshops and targeted stakeholder engagement occurring across the state.