Students can gain a maximum of 130 credits for an interstate or overseas qualification, of which up to 20 credits can be recognised at Stage 2.
Students who have successfully completed a full Australian or overseas senior secondary program that is considered the equivalent of Stage 1 will be granted up to 110 credits at Stage 1 (70 credits, plus 20 credits for meeting the literacy requirement, 10 credits for meeting the numeracy requirement, and 10 credits for the Personal Learning Plan).
Such students are required to demonstrate that they have met the literacy and numeracy requirements from the range of options described in the SACE Accreditation, Recognition, and Certification Policy in the SACE Board of South Australia SACE Policy Framework.
Students who enrol during Year 11 (Stage 1) may apply for some credits at Stage 1. The equivalent of one semester of Stage 1 study will be granted a maximum of 50 credits. Students who enrol at the start of, or during, Semester 1 are required to complete the Personal Learning Plan and demonstrate that they have met the literacy and numeracy requirements.
Students with interstate or overseas qualifications (including the International Baccalaureate Diploma), who begin their Stage 1 studies in Semester 2, or who undertake Stage 2 only, will be granted recognition against the Personal Learning Plan.
Students who have partially completed Year 12 senior secondary school certificates from other states (e.g. the Victorian Certificate of Education, the Tasmanian Certificate of Education, or the New South Wales Higher School Certificate) may apply for credits at Stage 2; however, scores cannot be credited. If a Year 12 subject has been successfully completed, recognition will be granted towards SACE completion and an equivalent score will be calculated for tertiary admission purposes. Up to 20 credits can be recognised at Stage 2.
Recognition will not be granted for Stage 2 Research Project or for the compulsory 60 credits at Stage 2.
- SACE Accreditation, Recognition, and Certification Policy in the SACE Board of South Australia SACE Policy Framework [DOC 147KB]
- Recognition application — Stage 1 and Stage 2 equivalent studies [DOC 134KB]