Western Australian Certificate of Education

Successfully attaining a WACE is one of the ways you can gain admission into UWA.

The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) is the qualification used for admission to the University by many students. It offers a wide range of courses and stages to accommodate students' varied interests and abilities.

For entry to UWA, WACE students must have an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) calculated.

If you are studying the WACE, have never undertaken tertiary study and are not a mature-age student, you will be considered for admission to UWA if you:

Minimum ATAR

ENTRY POINT

MINIMUM ATAR

Bachelor of Arts

80.00

Bachelor of Commerce

80.00

Bachelor of Design

80.00

Bachelor of Science

80.00

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) [1]

98.00

Direct Pathways – Engineering

92.00

Direct Pathways – Psychology (Honours) [1]

95.00

Direct Pathways – Dentistry [1]

99.00

Direct Pathways – Law [1]

97.00

Direct Pathways – Medicine [1]

99.00

Direct Pathways – Medicine (Equity programs and International Students) [1]

99.00

[1]: A limited number of places are available and are subject to a competitive entry process. Achieving the minimum ATAR does not guarantee admission; additional selection criteria may apply.

Language (LOTE) bonus

UWA offers an ATAR bonus to WA Certificate of Education students who study a language other than English in Year 12.

Maths Bonus

UWA offers an ATAR bonus to WACE students who take higher level maths subjects from 2018 (Year 12s in 2017).

Similar to the LOTE bonus, this includes a 10 per cent TEA bonus on the scaled score for students taking Mathematics Methods, plus an additional 10 per cent TEA bonus on the scaled score for students taking Mathematics Specialist.