FAQs

Teachers

I'm a teacher new to the SACE. Where can I find the important information I need?

An overview of the SACE and information about requirements of the SACE are located in the Schools section on the website.

This section is very useful for all the information you need about assessment, school news and events.

The SACE Operations minisite is also a valuable tool for finding all key operational documents.

The subject ‘minisites' are designed to be a single port-of-call for teachers in relation to each SACE subject – curriculum, operational information, and support materials are all readily accessible from each minisite.

How do I get to my subject minisites?

There are three quick ways to access your subject minisites from the Learning section:

  1. We've introduced a new Subjects A–Z search function. Type in your subject and select it from the drop-down menu
  2. There is a full list of all Stage 1 and Stage 2 subjects
  3. Subjects are listed under their learning areas.

For more detailed information about finding your subject minisite, please visit the General help page.

Where can I find operational information?

Overall SACE operations documents and information are still available from the SACE Operations minisite, linked from the Schools and Connect sections.

Subject operational information is still available from each subject minisite.

Even though the design looks different, the content and layout of information on the minisites has not changed.

On the SACE Operations minisite, look under the Documents heading to reveal the SACE Operations documents page.

On this page, there is a list of key documents, SACE subjects and codes, key term dates, SACE assessment responsibilities and timetables.

All forms and information sheets are also listed under the Documents heading.

How do I find my subject outlines?

Even though the design looks different, the content on all subject minisites has not changed.

Once you go to your subject minisite (see directions above), you will find the subject outlines in the same location as last year:

  • Stage 1 > Planning to teach > Subject outline
  • Stage 2 > Planning to teach > Subject outline

Subject outlines are also available on each minisite homepage, as the first blue button on the right hand side of the page.

How do I know when to send the Stage 2 school and external assessment materials in to the SACE Board?

Each minisite includes information about the key dates and deadlines associated with that subject, via the following path:

  • Stage 2 > Planning to teach > Subject operational information

This information is also located on the SACE Operations minisite.

You can also find all the key dates and deadlines you need in the online calendars on the SACE Operations minisite.

How do I book in for a workshop?

Workshops and meetings, including clarifying forums, remain in the Connect section on the website. Please refer to the How to book in for a workshop document for more detailed instructions.

Where do I find information on preparing and submitting learning and assessment plans?

Each subject minisite includes information about the key dates and deadlines associated with that subject.

Once you have arrived at your chosen minisite, you can find information on preparing your learning and assessment plan and due dates, by following these paths:

  • Stage 1 > Planning to teach > Learning and assessment plans
  • Stage 2 > Planning to teach > Learning and assessment plans
  • Stage 2 > Planning to teach > Subject operational information

This information is located on the SACE Operations minisite.

Where can I find information about special provisions?

There is a link to the Special Provisions minisite under the Schools section. The minisite includes forms and information sheets for schools, case studies, policies and other support materials.

Where do I access information about Vocational education and training (VET)?

There is now a new minisite dedicated to VET. You can find a link to the VET minisite in the Learning section.

Students

I'm about to start my SACE studies. How do I find out about the requirements of the SACE?

All the information you need as a new SACE student or parent can be found in the Students section. This includes:

  • Information about Stage 1 and Stage 2
  • Subject requirements
  • Assessment and results
  • Student news and events
  • Information for Aboriginal, interstate, overseas and adult students
  • What you need to know after you achieve your SACE.

Where do I find examination information?

In the Students section, there is an area dedicated to assessment and results. Within this area, there is a page called examination information which tells you everything you need to know about how to prepare for examinations, rules and conduct at examinations, and examination timetables.

Where can I find Students Online to access my results?

Students Online remains in the Connect section of the website.

You can also find useful information about results in the Students section, under My results.

Where is the information about university or TAFE entrance?

The Students area is home to a section called After SACE. This includes information about university and TAFE entry requirements and other pathways following secondary school.

Where can I find the timetable for written and oral examinations?

On each subject minisite that has a written or oral examination you can find the timetable by following the path:

  • Stage 2 > Assessment > External assessment > Written examinations
  • Stage 2 > Assessment > External assessment > Oral examinations (for languages subjects)

You can also access the timetables on the main site via:

  • Students > Examination information

Where can I find information about research advice, writing and referencing skills?

The SACE website includes a whole section dedicated to research advice, writing skills, referencing tips and other support materials for teachers and students.

These pages are located under Learning.

I am studying VET. Does this count toward my SACE credits?

You will find all the information you need about earning SACE credits through Vocational Education and Training (VET) on the new VET minisite.

Once you are on the minisite, you can calculate the maximum / minimum SACE credits you can earn through VET, via the Vet Recognition Register page.

Where can I get a copy of the latest Achieve magazine?

Achieve magazine remains in the News section.

If you hover over the News heading, you will find the link to the Achieve page under School news.

Where can I find Students Online?

Students Online remains in the Connect section of the website.

Where can I find information about special provisions?

There is a link to the Special Provisions minisite under Schools. The minisite includes forms and information sheets for schools, case studies, policies and other support materials.

General

Why do I need a SACE account?

To access come content and functionality, including workshop bookings and online forums, users need to be logged in. Current SACE teachers and school-based professional have a SACE account which is also used to access Schools Online.

If you would like to attend a workshop and you don’t have a Schools Online account, you will need to create a SACE account to enable you to create and manage workshop bookings, receive confirmation and reminders about the workshops.

Where can I find a list of SACE policies?

All SACE policies remain in the About section.

Where is SACE News located?

SACE News remains in the News section. If you hover over the News heading, you will find the link to the SACE News page under School news (on the left hand side).

Where are the letters to principals located?

The letters to principals are located in the News section, under the School news heading.

Where can I find information about special provisions?

There is a link to the Special Provisions minisite under the Schools section. The minisite includes forms and information sheets for schools, case studies, policies and other support materials.

Where can I find information about research advice, writing and referencing skills?

The SACE website includes a whole section dedicated to research advice, writing skills, referencing tips and other support materials for teachers and students.

These pages are located under Learning.