Study Pathways - Northern Adelaide Senior College

Northern Adelaide Senior College provides quality senior secondary school education for adults, with passionate teachers and skilled support staff available to help students succeed in their studies.

All students enrolled at NASC must be committed to completing their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

Students can choose from more than 80 courses and easily combine VET courses with SACE subjects.

What is the SACE?

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is a nationally recognised achievement awarded to students who successfully complete their secondary schooling in South Australia.

Achieving your SACE

The SACE consists of two parts – Stage I (completed in Year 11) and Stage II (completed in Year 12). For our students, Stage I and Stage II are usually completed over a few years depending on each student’s study history, abilities and enrolment (i.e. part-time or full-time).

Many of our students will study a combination of Stage I and II subjects during a semester. Students can also choose to include VET courses that have assigned ‘credits’ at either Stage I or Stage II. To obtain ‘credits’, you must pass each subject to the required standard. To achieve your SACE, you need a total of 200 ‘credits’.

To understand how the 200 ‘credits’ make up the SACE and which type of subjects you need to select, check out this summary.

We operate differently to mainstream schools and take into consideration your past history and experience when determining what you’ll need to study to achieve your SACE. This may mean that the compulsory subjects and requirements, as outlined in the summary above, may not be applicable to you.

For more information about the SACE, speak with one of our helpful enrolment counsellors by email or calling (08) 7285 1600. Alternatively, you can visit the SACE website for an overview.

Career Pathways

Career education is an important element in preparing young people to successfully move from school to further education, training, or employment. You can read more about Northern Adelaide Senior College's commitment below.

Career Development Purpose Statement