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ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) is a student-focused program which promotes personal and social development. ASDAN originated in the United Kingdom and aims to prepare students for life after school by developing independent living and communication skills through personalised learning.

ASDAN at Cannington Community ESC is delivered across both campuses. ASDAN Awards offered include:

Stepping Stones 1Year 7
Stepping Stones 2Year 8
Key StepsYear 9
WorkrightYear 10
Towards Independence: Work RightYear 10
Towards Independence: E-SafetyYears 10 to 12
Towards Independence: Money: IntroductionYears 11 and 12
Towards Independence: Food PreparationYears 11 and 12

Students’ progress through each award and receive an accredited ASDAN certificate when they complete the award. Work Right, E-Safety, and Food Preparation are all School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) – endorsed programs and when completed results are recorded on student’s WASSA and/or WACE.

Further information on ASDAN courses can be found at

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