Frequently asked questions

How can I contact my teacher?

The easiest way to contact your teacher is via their email address (refer to our staff directory). Alternatively, you can call reception on 7285 1600.

Do I need to contact the school if I’m going to be away?

Yes. If you’re going to be absent for any lessons, it is important to phone reception on 7285 1600 to let us know. We will alert your teachers so that they can support you and keep you up to date with any missed work. You will need to bring a doctor’s certificate to your next class if your absence was due to illness, and being sick kept you away from school for more than 2 consecutive classes.

How many years do people normally study at NASC for?

The length of time spent studying with us really depends on individual circumstances; for example, whether you’ll be studying part-time or full-time, number of subjects you choose and what stage you’re at with your studies. Most students are generally at NASC for 4 years. If you commence your studies with us after you have turned 21, you have 5 years in which to complete your SACE. These years do not have to be consecutive.

How old are the students?

Our students are generally aged between 17 and 70 years old. The average age is currently 20.

What are the facilities?

Northern Adelaide Senior College was fully refurbished in 2015 and we continue to upgrade facilities and resources for students as technology and study requirements change. Check out our full list of facilities.

Does it cost anything to study at NASC?

There is a small cost associated with studying at NASC. Our fees vary depending on the particular course you choose, the number of subjects you study and your personal circumstances. If you qualify for School Card you can study with us for free. Find more information about specific costs on our fees page.

Are there any night classes?

We currently have a small selection of classes available in the evenings, including  Stage 2 Specialist Maths,  Stage 2 Food and Hospitality,  Stage 2 Workplace Practices and Stage 2 Research Project Tutorial.

Please let us know if you’re interested in seeing any other classes run in the evenings. We constantly seek student feedback and try to accommodate individual needs, where possible.

Is there an age restriction to enrol?

Generally speaking, to be eligible to enrol you must be over the age of 17, been out of school for at least six months and have not completed the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or its equivalent. If you’re over the age of 21, there will be some restrictions on how long you have to complete the SACE and the subjects you’re able to study. The best thing to do (even if you don’t think your current circumstances fit our criteria) is to make an appointment with our enrolment counsellors to discuss the possibilities further, by calling 7285 1600.

How can I tell the difference between TAFE teachers and students and the school’s teachers and students?

Our teachers wear lanyards and name badges with our school logo and colours, and our students wear lanyards with their student ID cards.

Will I need any textbooks?

Subject requirements vary and you will need textbooks for some subjects. These can be borrowed from the library. All subject requirements are outlined during enrolment meetings and during orientation sessions at the start of each semester.

Is there a childcare centre?

We offer students free crèche facilities for children aged 1 week to 4 years. Crèche runs during class times and parents are asked to supply nappies and food for their children. Check out our Support for Young Mums facilities and programs for more information or to book in for childcare.