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School years

Education options

When making choices about education, from pre-school to post-secondary, families should allow enough time to find out what is available in their area, and consider options that best meet their child’s educational requirements.

Schooling within mainstream primary and secondary schools may also include specialist schools and education support units; optional alternatives for students requiring higher levels of support.

School years support links

Australian Government

Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme

This Australian Government scheme provides support for parents and carers of primary or secondary students who cannot go to an appropriate State school because of geographical isolation, disability or special health need.

My Child

Australian Government information about finding child care services in your area (includes long day care, family day care, vacation care, in home care, and before and after school care).

Disability Standards for Education

These Australian Government standards clarify the obligations of education and training providers to ensure that students with disability are able to access and participate in education and training on the same basis as those without disability.

West Australian Government: concessions


Government of Western Australia: public schooling

Directory of public schools

Education planning and pathways including inclusive education

Public school information 

Private schooling

Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia 

Catholic Education Office of Western Australia 

Tertiary study

Tertiary Institutions Service Centre

The Centre conducts admission tests and admission applications to undergraduate courses at all State universities.

Inclusive education

National legislation