A NOA is specifically used for young people in the last years of compulsory education (typically Year 11 and 12). Irrespective of the year group the student is currently in, the birth date range must be adhered to for the purpose of an NOA.
Youths who are younger than typical Year 11 students or older than typical Year 12 students may not be eligible for a NOA. An NOA is used for an alternative to full time school in one or more activities such as approved forms of education, training or employment. A combination of activities is permissible provided they equate in total to full-time participation.
Department of Education
151 Royal Street
EAST PERTH WA 6004
Young people of Year 11 or Year 12 age must be on an approved NOA unless they are:
An exemption is used for young people who are typically in Year 10 or younger seeking permission to participate in activities other than full-time school. It also may be used for older students where a Notice of Arrangements (NOA) is not appropriate. Very specific conditions must be met in order for an Exemption to be approved. The process is explained in the information sheet Exemption (word form) or Exemption (PDF form) which also includes the Exemption Form to be completed and lodged with:
• the school where the young person is or was last enrolled; or
• the local Education Regional Office (location of offices can be found at http://www.det.wa.edu.au/schoolsonline/district.do)
For enquiries please contact one of the above.