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Adult Status for SACE

An adult student is a person who is at least 18 years old on 1 January in the year he or she completes the SACE, and who has left school for at least one continuous year.

On re-entry, you are awarded a maximum of 110 credits at Stage 1.

To complete the SACE, you will have to satisfactorily complete:

  • Stage 2 SACE Board-accredited subjects or VET courses worth 60 credits
  • the Research Project (10 credits)
  • other Stage 1 or Stage 2 Board-accredited subjects or VET courses worth 20 credits
  • meet minimum literacy and numeracy requirements.
Adult students do not have to do the Personal Learning Plan.

Adult Education Provision Policy

People who are 21 years and older, who have not achieved their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and have not been enrolled and attending a government school for more than 6 months, are eligible to complete their SACE through an adult education provision (AEP) at Thebarton Senior College.

Adults who have achieved their SACE, International Baccalaureate, tertiary degree or VET diploma, or SACE equivalent are not eligible to enrol in government schools.

On enrolment, eligible students must sign a SACE Pathways Plan (SPP). The SPP is developed in partnership with the student and the college, and outlines the agreed learning pathway that the student intends to undertake to complete their SACE.

For more information, please Click Here to access the Department for Education's Adult Education Provision Policy.