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The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is internationally recognised as the educational pathway most South Australian students would use to gain entry to TAFE and university courses in South Australia, interstate and overseas.

SACE can be tailored to meet the needs of individuals. Study programs can be created from a range of SACE subjects as well as Vocational Education and Training courses. There is also a link to the International Baccalaureate. It is also possible to include other courses that are available outside of school.

There are two stages to the SACE.  Stage One (which usually begins in Year Ten) sees students studying the Personal Learning Plan and continuing through Year Eleven. 

Stage Two is generally undertaken in Year Twelve. To qualify for SACE students must complete a minimum of two hundred credits (ten credits is normally the equivalent of one semester’s work) and meet a minimum level of achievement (a C grade or higher in the Stage One compulsory subjects and a C- or higher in their Stage Two compulsory subjects).

All SACE subjects place a high emphasis on literacy and numeracy. The capacity to develop and use research skills is also prominent.