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Understanding the VET Recognition Register

Industry Area

The first column in the VETRecognition Register indicates the industry area classification of the qualification, for SACE recognition purposes.

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VET Qualification

The second and third columns provide the national code and title for the qualifications.

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SACE Stage

This column provides details of the SACE Stage at which credits for completed VET towards a particular qualification will be recognised.

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SACE Credits (range)

These columns detail the minimum and maximum number of SACE credits that a student might expect to be granted for completion of a particular VET qualification.

The information in the SACE Credits (range) column is based on the range of nominal hours for completion of the qualification, as outlined in the Training Packages Implementation Guide.

The actual number of SACE credits granted to an individual student is dependent on the units of competency undertaken, and their associated nominal hours, that are completed by the student towards the qualification.

Students will earn 5 SACE credits for the completion of 35 nominal hours of VET and 10 SACE credits for the completion of 70 nominal hours of VET, up to the maximum credit allocation, for the qualification. Units of competency are only granted as SACE credits once.

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Declared Vocation or Trade

The last column indicates qualifications identified under the Training and Skills Development Act 2008 that lead to occupations declared as trades (apprenticeships) or vocations (traineeships) in South Australia, as listed in the Traineeship and Apprenticeship Pathways Schedule (TAPS).

Therefore the qualifications listed in this column are those that may be undertaken as apprenticeships and traineeships.

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Shaded Qualifications

For shaded Qualifications, school students and schools are advised to take into account a range of factors that may influence the pathways in the industry area, for example:

  • age-appropriate aspects
  • any award or industrial implications
  • whether the qualification leads to a future pathway or employment opportunities.

Factors that apply to one qualification may not necessarily apply to other qualifications. Links to information and advice from various stakeholders are available by clicking on the industry area column in the VET Recognition Register.

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Non-Shaded Qualifications

Non-Shaded Qualifications are qualifications that may create pathways for young people, if commenced within a secondary schooling context.

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Certificate IV and above qualifications

As a general principle, SACE credits, for successfully completed VET towards Certificate IV and higher level qualifications with a specific industry qualification outcome will be granted at SACE Stage 2.

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