The SACE is a high quality, internationally recognised pre-university program that opens pathways leading to vocations and careers, further studies and employment. In South Australia, it is the basic requirement for entry to higher education.
Recent changes to the SACE structure have aligned it more closely with the needs of students, families, higher and further education providers, employers and the community. These changes help students to develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in our modern context and to engage as worthwhile members of their local and global communities. The SACE offers a significant diversity of subjects for study as well as diverse approaches to learning and assessment, especially in the area of recognition of community learning.
The compulsory requirements of the SACE have been streamlined and there is a greater emphasis on students actively planning their chosen academic pathway for the senior years, in collaboration with their parents, teachers and community mentors. Students can choose to specialise in certain key areas of interest or to maintain a breadth of subjects in these final years, incorporating some of the more flexible elements such as Vocational Education and Training subjects accredited within the SACE program. Students will consult a variety of primary and secondary sources to collate relevant information related to career pathways and devise a plan that they will revisit and modify over the next two years as they progress through the final phase of their secondary schooling.