Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

In the Western Australian Curriculum, the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area comprises four subjects:

Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History.

By studying Humanities and Social Sciences, students will develop the ability to question; think critically; make decisions based on evidence; devise proposals for actions; and communicate effectively. The Humanities and Social Sciences subjects provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to develop a broad understanding of the world in which we live and how people can participate as active and informed citizens in the 21st century.

In Senior School, we offer both ATAR and General courses as well as providing an opportunity for students to complete an Endorsed Program – Workplace Learning.

Workplace Learning
Workplace Learning (WPL) is an Authority-developed endorsed program that is managed by individual schools. To complete this endorsed program, a student works in one or more real workplace/s to develop a set of transferable workplace skills. The student must record the number of hours completed and the tasks undertaken in the workplace in the Authority’s Workplace Learning Logbook. The student must also provide evidence of his/her knowledge and understanding of the workplace skills by completing the Authority’s Workplace Learning Skills Journal after each 55 hours completed in the workplace.

For any questions and enquiries about WPL please contact our WPL Coordinator, Maxine Merchant via email

Subjects offered at Kiara College:

  • HASS (7-10) based on the Western Australia Curriculum. Students study Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History
  • Year 11-12 Geography ATAR, Career and Enterprise Endorsed Program and Workplace Learning

Visit SCSA for more information about curriculum, assessment and standards (Year 7-10), (Year 11-12).