South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Stage 2

Introduction to the SACE

What is SACE?

  • SACE stands for South Australian Certificate of Education.
  • A qualification for entry into universities and further training that is recognised nationally and internationally.
  • The SACE is flexible, and caters for learning both in and outside school.
  • Students can combine study and part-time work, a traineeship or school-based apprenticeship.
  • Students can receive credit for SACE subjects, Vocational Education and Training (VET), community learning, and university studies.

Additional Information about the SACE

SACE Requirements

  • Students need 200 credits to achieve the SACE of which at least 70 must be at Stage 2.
  • Most 10 credit subjects are studied over one semester and most 20 credit subjects are studied over two semesters.
  • Students need to achieve a C grade or higher for Stage 1 requirements and a C- grade or higher for Stage 2 requirements to achieve the SACE.

SACE Stage 2 Curriculum

The SACE Stage 2 Curriculum is usually undertaken by students in Year 12. This can include Year 11 IGNITE students.

At Stage 2 students undertake subjects to the value 70 Credits, which contributes to their SACE completion.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) in SACE:  As part of their SACE (Stage 1 and 2), students can complete Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. The flexibility of the SACE means that students can achieve their SACE with a focus on VET. Recognition can be given for up to 150 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET. For more information please visit the APHS Vocational Education and Training Page.

Year 12 (SACE Stage 2) Subjects
The Arts

Business and Enterprise

Cross Disciplinary Studies

Design Technology and Engineering

Digital Technologies


Health and Personal Development

Humanities and Social Sciences




Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Please click on the link below to download the subject selection form.
Year 12 Subject Selection Form 2024

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