Department of Education

Policies

Policies

To achieve a complete multimedia experience when browsing this web site please install the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

Pre-compulsory and compulsory education period

The pre compulsory education period is:

  1. from the beginning of the year in which the child reaches the age of 4 years and 6 months; and
  2. until the end of the year in which the child reaches the age of 5 years and 6 months.

The compulsory education period is defined as:

  • From 1 January 2008 until 31 December 2013:
  1. from the beginning of the year in which the child reaches the age of 6 years and 6 months; and
  2. until:
  •  the end of the year in which the child reaches the age of 17; or
  •  the child satisfies the minimum requirements for graduation from secondary school established under the Curriculum Council Act 1997, whichever happens first.
  • From 1 January 2014:
  1. from the beginning of the year in which the child reaches the age of 6 years and 6 months; and
  2. until:
  • the end of the year in which the child reaches the age of 17 years and 6 months;
  • the child satisfies the minimum requirements for graduation from secondary school established under the Curriculum Council Act 1997; or
  • the child reaches the age of 18, whichever happens first.

Page last updated 21 December 2009

Pre-compulsory and compulsory education period
http://det.wa.edu.au/policies/detcms/policy-planning-and-accountability/policies-framework/definitions/pre-compulsory-and-compulsory-education-period.en?oid=com.arsdigita.cms.contenttypes.GlossaryItem-id-3870002