Introduction to the SACE
What is SACE?
- SACE stands for South Australian Certificate of Education
- A qualification for entry into universities and further training that is recognised nationally and internationally
- The SACE is flexible, and caters for learning both in and outside school
- Students can combine study and part-time work, a traineeship or school-based apprenticeship
- Students can receive credit for SACE subjects, vocational education and training, community learning, and university studies
- Students need 200 credits to achieve the SACE of which at least 70 must be at Stage 2
- Most 10-credit subjects are studied over one semester and most 20-credit subjects are studied over two semesters
- Students need to achieve a C grade or higher for Stage 1 requirements and a C- grade or higher for Stage 2 requirements to achieve the SACE
SACE Stage 2
The SACE Stage 2 Curriculum is usually undertaken by students in Year 12. At Stage 2 students select subjects to the value of 80 credits (60 of which must be at Stage 2 to fulfil the requirements of the SACE).
To be eligible for an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) students need to select and successfully complete (C- grade or higher) four 20 credit Tertiary Admissions Subjects (TAS) subjects (80 credits) plus the Research Project (10 credits) for a total of 90 credits . They must also have successfully completed all compulsory requirements of the SACE.
SMAF: Stage 2 Chemistry, Physics and Specialist Mathematics are delivered at the Flinders University Science and Mathematics Academy at Flinders (SMAF) .
Extension Studies at Flinders University: Stage 2 students, not involved in SMAF, may apply to undertake ONE subject at Flinders University, which will count as both a TAS Stage 2 subject and be accredited as a First Year University subject. Further details available via the Extension Studies Flinders University website.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in SACE: As part of their SACE (Stage 1 and 2), students can complete vocational education and training (VET). The flexibility of the SACE means that students can achieve their SACE with a focus on VET. Recognition can be given for up to 150 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET. For more information please visit the APHS Vocational Education and Training Page.
Please click on the link below to download the subject selection form