These VET (Vocational Education and Training) courses are designed for students who have identified a specific career focus and wish to follow an educational pathway towards that goal.
Most Stage 2 courses are of a year’s duration and count as 20 credits towards the Student Pathway Plan. A compulsory part of the SACE at Stage 2 is the Research Project which is a semester in length and counts as 10 credits. To complete SACE, students must achieve a C for this subject. VET certificates at level III can contribute to the SACE at Stage 2 level in accordance with the SACE Board Recognition Register.
Completion of certificate competencies contributes to achievement of the SACE. A nominal 50 hours of competencies equals 10 credits. It is possible to gain a maximum of 180 credits (out of the 200 required for the SACE) through completion of certificate competencies.
Certificates at level II can contribute to SACE Stage 1 and certificates at level III can contribute at Stage 2 level. The SACE Board provides a Recognition Register that details the certificates that qualify in the SACE and the number of credits that each contributes.
Students who use a certificate to work towards their SACE will need to include further study at Stage 1 or 2 to achieve the 200 credits required. This will include study of a Research Project of a semester’s duration.