Exhibitions and Awards

Exhibitions and awards are granted by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) to senior secondary students studying Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses and vocational education and training (VET). The awards recognise individual excellence in both Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses and VET.

The two peak awards are the Beazley Medal: WACE and the Beazley Medal: VET. Other awards for ATAR courses and VET include: exhibitions; special awards and certificates of excellence, distinction and merit.

The final decision on the granting of each award is made by a panel comprising the Chair of the Authority Board, a Board member and the Executive Director – School Curriculum and Standards.

To be eligible to achieve an award, a student must:

  • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia
  • have been enrolled as a full-time student in a registered secondary school
  • have satisfied the requirements for a WACE at the time of the determination of the award/exhibition (except for Subject Exhibitions and Subject Certificates of Excellence).

Special General Awards, Special Subject Awards, Special VET Awards, and Special Subject Certificates of Excellence may be awarded to students who do not meet the general eligibility criteria.

For further information relating to exhibitions and awards, click on the link below.

2019 recipients

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