The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is a modern, internationally-recognised secondary school qualification designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and personal capabilities participate in our fast-paced global society.

You’ll be awarded the SACE if you successfully complete requirements that include a range of skills and subjects you may study at school or may have acquired through other education, training or experience.

To complete your SACE:

  • You’ll have to achieve 200 credits in the two stages
  • Some of the credits come from compulsory requirements, and the rest are from the subjects or courses you’ll choose to suit your interests and career goals
  • The compulsory requirements are together worth 50 credits, which means you’ll have to choose other subjects or courses that are worth at least 150 credits as you study for your SACE

The SACE can be tailored to each student’s needs and interests:

  • You will be able to gain credit for a wide range of learning activities, including undertaking a trade, studying at TAFE or other registered training organisations, and for some part-time work
  • To gain credit for part-time work you will need to produce evidence that shows how your job has helped you to build skills and knowledge
  • An apprenticeship can count towards the SACE. This means you can gain on-the-job skills while working towards both the SACE and a recognised VET Qualification.

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