Welcome to the SACE

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is a modern, internationally-recognised secondary school qualification designed to equip your child with skills, knowledge, and personal capabilities to successfully participate in our fast-paced global society.

How it has changed

The SACE has evolved to provide your child with more flexibility to choose subjects that reflect their interests, skills, and career goals, using a combination of SACE subjects, vocational education and training (VET), community learning, university, and TAFE studies. SACE subjects are made up of investigations, performances, and other assessment tasks to demonstrate students’ skills, knowledge, and personal capabilities throughout the year. Some subjects will have an end-of-year exam worth a maximum of 30% of the overall grade.

Your child’s SACE journey

To complete the qualification, your child will need to attain 200 credits from a selection of Stage 1 and Stage 2 subjects. A 10-credit subject is usually one semester of study, and a 20-credit subject is usually over two semesters. Here’s how it works.

For more information on completing the SACE at Cardijn College, please contact either:

Mr Chris Burrows
8392 9500 |

Mr Patrick Harmer
8392 9500 |

SACE resources