Education at UWA

UWA Summer School

Further Information

Enrolments for Summer School will open Monday 13th November 

How to enrol  


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Enquiries regarding Summer Session units should be directed to the relevant Faculty Adviser.

UWA Summer SchoolBeginning summer 2017/2018, a new and more comprehensive Summer School will commence at UWA.

For students, UWA Summer School will provide an improved experience with options to accelerate, make up or spread the load of their studies and provide flexibility in study plans.

For staff and faculties, UWA Summer School offers flexibility and innovation in teaching for academic staff, and greater utilisation of the University's teaching resources and facilities. It also provides the opportunity to offer broadening and elective units, and to increase reach (students from other universities, and study abroad students).

Summer School dates

Summer School is a teaching period during the summer vacation. Teaching for a summer school unit may commence at any time during the official period of summer school teaching block which is from the first week in December of the previous year to the last week in January of the current year.

The span of active teaching for a summer school unit during this period is six weeks, or equivalent for units taught in intensive mode. No lectures are held on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day or Australia Day. If any of these days fall on a weekend, no lectures are held on the related Public holiday Monday.

Summer school examinations are held for an additional week in the first week of February each year.


High School




Relational Database Management Systems

WACE Mathematics 2C/2D 



Natural History (Albany Campus)




French Studies 1


WACE French FRE 2A/2B 


Italian Studies 1


WACE Italian ITA 2A/2B 


Multivariable Calculus

WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D 



Mathematical Theory and Methods

WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D



Mathematics Foundations: Specialist

WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3A/3B 

Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D



Introduction to Marketing




Music Language 1

WACE Music 3A/3B 



Music Ensemble 1

Some ensembles are subject to audition (e.g. Symphony Orchestra, Vocal Consort); some ensembles are non-auditioned and require no previous experience (e.g. percussion ensemble)



Introduction to Critical Thinking




The Global Family (Albany Campus)




Spanish Studies 2




Physical Fitness and Health




Economic and Business Statistics

WACE Mathematics 3A/3B 



Pathways to Citizenship



Guiding principles for selection of units

Faculties will select units to teach in the UWA Summer School based on the following principles. The selection of units will also take into consideration faculty contextual factors; for example, the nature of the faculty courses and the faculty level strategic goals.

Operational principles
Pedagogical principles

The guiding operational principles for selection of Summer School units:

  • Units with high demand/high enrolment and with a high margin
  • Units that will facilitate students' ability to accelerate, progress, catch up or spread their course load
  • Units that will be attractive to international students, to students from other universities and to high school students as a 'taster' unit
  • Units with high potential for contribution to formal continuing professional development
  • Units that will improve asset utilisation

The guiding pedagogical principles for selection of Summer School units:

  • Units that can readily be modified to intensive mode teaching
  • Demonstrated high quality pedagogy and digital presence
  • Compliant with UWA's Assessment Policy
  • High levels of student satisfaction (SURF/SPOT)