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It is a School Curriculum and Standards Authority requirement that all students wishing to study a WACE language course obtain permission to enrol in that course in the year prior to first enrolment in the course. Second language courses are for students who have typically learnt everything they know about a second language and its culture through classroom teaching in Australia.

Applications for permission to enrol in 2024 were due to SCSA by 25th August 2023. Information about these requirements is available on the SCSA website . SIDE is required to confirm eligibility before enrolling students in WACE language courses.

Application already submitted to SCSA

Schools may check on the outcome of applications submitted to SCSA by downloading report CSE 208 from SIRS. If approval has been obtained, please forward a screenshot of the report showing the student’s name and course.

Application not yet submitted to SCSA

If you have not yet obtained approval from SCSA for the student to enrol in a WACE Year 11 or 12 Language Course, please ensure the student completes an application form which is accessed on the SCSA website and which requires supporting documentation

  • The application form and guidelines for completing the form are accessed from the SCSA website .
  • There is both a school guide and a student guide for online applications.
  • The application form includes sections to be completed by the student, a parent/carer and a teacher from your school. The completed form must be endorsed by the principal.
  • The Authority will process the online applications and determine a student’s WACE language course enrolment status. Students will see this determination in the student portal, and it will be reflected in SIRS.
  • Note: Please contact SCSA for any queries regarding the application process.

Enrolments for 2024 is now open. Please read Fast Track to SIDE and Courses and Programs information at Curriculum Overview.

SIDE provides courses for students whose school cannot provide an appropriate course.

This would include situations such as a student transferring schools or the transfer of a teacher. It may also be the case where an individual’s needs cannot be catered for within a school timetable or within teacher expertise. SIDE Principal approval must be given under these circumstances.

Enrolment is subject to:

  • The capacity of SIDE to deliver the course.
  • The base school determining the level of access to SIDE that is appropriate for the school.

All schools enrolling students at SIDE agree to the conditions outlined in the School Partnerships – Service Provision document (Please note this document is under review for 2024).

Schools are expected to appoint a SIDE Supervisor to assist students to manage their learning program.

Where students have Special Circumstances and needs, please contact the SIDE Psychologists directly on 9311 1400 to discuss the appropriateness of SIDE services and eligibility requirements for the Referral Program.

SIDE timetable structure 
All new enrolments should check the Timetable options and send through your preferences.

Please see the specific SCSA enrolment requirements for Year 11 and 12 WACE Languages and English as an Additional Language or Dialect  .