UNIVERSITY OR TAFE
All students interested in participating in any higher education course (University or TAFE) are strongly urged to discuss entry requirements with the Year Level Coordinator, Senior School Leader or Student Counsellor.
Entry to universities is based on a student’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and their achievement of the SACE. Entry to TAFE is based on a student’s TAFE Selection Score. Both these scores are based on SACE Stage 2 results.
Entry requirements for courses can change from year to year, calculated on at least 4 Stage Two subjects and the Research Project. VET courses at Certificate III level can also contribute towards entry requirements.
The aggregate for university entrance is based on 90 credits. Students can use four Year 12 twenty credit subjects (Tertiary Admission subjects and Recognised Studies) plus the ten credit compulsory Research Project for their 90 credit university aggregate. VET courses at Certificate III level can contribute towards an ATAR for 20 credits. Students can also, if they choose, do five Year 12 twenty credit subjects (Tertiary Admission subjects and Recognised Studies) plus the ten credit compulsory Research Project, and the 90 credit university aggregate is calculated to give the best possible score from their subject results.
Please refer to the SATAC (South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre) website www.satac.edu.au for further details.
FLEXIBLE LEARNING PROGRAMS
There are a number of flexible programs included in the SACE, including Community Studies and Workplace Practices. In addition, students can gain SACE points for community contributions such as Lifesaving and CFS. All of these subjects are flexible, to meet the needs of each student. Students will need to provide certificates for these completed courses to the Senior Leader, Student Pathways. These will then be validated and forwarded to the SACE Board for recognition. This means that the content covered and the learning of each student will be different and personally relevant. For example, it is possible to complete Community Studies with a focus on any aspect of life and learning. Workplace Practices allows students to develop skills and knowledge relating to an area of career interest. Community Studies does not contribute to an ATAR.