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/the-sace/teachers-schools/teaching-the-sace|Teaching the SACE
2013 Key Dates Professional Development Literacy and Numeracy Policies
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SACE Subjects Modified Subjects VET and other Recognised Learning Policies
- Modified Subjects
Community Learning Local and Integrated Programs
Assessment Responsibilities Stage 1 School Assessment and Moderation Stage 2 School Assessment and Moderation External Assessment and Exams Merits in the SACE Policies
- Special Provisions
SACE Aboriginal Education Strategy Aboriginal Voice Aboriginal Perspectives in Subjects Aboriginal Student Pathways Conference Real Stories of Success Aboriginal SACE Completers Poster Support Materials with an Aboriginal Perspective or Focus
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/the-sace/students-families/about-the-sace|About the SACE
Literacy and Numeracy Subjects Modified Subjects VET & Other Courses Special Provisions
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- Stage 2
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2013 Examination Timetable Past Exam Papers General Rules for Examinations Conduct at Examinations Declaration at the Time of an External Examination Use of Calculators and Dictionaries in Examinations Research Advice Study Tips Help and Counselling Services
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University Entry Requirements Tertiary Admissions Subjects Subject Combinations Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) TAFE Entry Requirements TAFE SA Selection Score
/the-sace/students-families/merits-in-the-sace|2012 Merit recipients
Governor of SA Commendation Recipients Student Merit List Awards & Prizes Merit Ceremony Photography
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SACE Policy Framework SACE Assessment Responsibilities Assessment and Moderation Subjects and Courses Freedom of Information Research Policy Circulars Governance
- Letters to Principals
/the-sace/school-leaders/sace-leaders-forums|SACE Leaders Forums
Business and Community
The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is designed to provide a range of options for students who want a more direct path into the workforce.
The SACE remains the main credential for entry into university and TAFE. Students wanting to gain entry to university will still need to complete the correct combination of subjects required for an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and any pre-requisite subjects stipulated by the university course for which they are applying. More details on tertiary entrance requirements can be found in the University and TAFE Entry section.
The SACE also offers senior secondary students a wide range of accredited activities through which to achieve their SACE, including school subjects, TAFE and non-TAFE training courses, university subjects, online courses, regular experience in a work environment, and community-based activities. Young people are able to leave school well on the way to a trade or para-professional qualification.
Students who are active in their community gain valuable work and citizenship skills and the SACE enables them to count certain forms of community learning towards their SACE. This may include recognised volunteer training such as Country Fire Service training, or the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. It may also include work experience and other roles such as being a caregiver or volunteering for a community service organisation.