At Navigator College Senior School the curriculum is diverse to allow students every opportunity to gain their SACE certificate. The College offers a mainstream SACE curriculum and a Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) program to allow all students different modes of study to complete the SACE certificate.

To gain the SACE and complete their secondary schooling students complete about two years of full-time study which most students spread over three years.
There are two stages to the SACE:

  • Stage 1, which most students complete in Year 11, apart from the Personal Learning Plan, which most students are likely to complete in Year 10.
  • Stage 2, which most students complete in Year 12.

Each subject or course successfully completed earns ‘credits’ towards the SACE. At least 200 credits are required for students to gain the certificate. Ten credits are equal to one semester, or two terms, of study in a subject, and 20 credits are equal to a full-year subject.

Students will receive a grade from A to E (A+ to E- at Stage 2) for each subject. For compulsory subjects, they will need to achieve a C grade or better to pass their SACE.

The compulsory subjects are:

  • Personal Learning Plan (10 credits at Stage 1)
  • Literacy – at least 20 credits from a range of English subjects or courses (Stage 1)
  • Numeracy – at least 10 credits from a range of Mathematics subjects or courses (Stage 1)
  • Research Project – an in-depth major project (10 credits at Stage 2)
  • Other Stage 2 subjects totalling at least 60 credits.

The remaining 90 credits can be gained through additional Stage 1 or Stage 2 subjects or Board-recognised courses of a student’s choice.

VET in the SACE

From 2011, the recognition arrangements for VET in the SACE will enable students to include more vocational education and training (VET) in their SACE studies. Students can gain recognition for up to 180 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET.

These recognition arrangements help students to build coherent pathways in the SACE through VET, and encourage students to complete, or make significant progress towards completing VET qualifications while completing the SACE.

If you would like to know more about the SACE certificate please make a time to speak to Stuart Cox (Head of Senior School).