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  • Don’t have time for study due to work commitments?
  • Can’t attend face to face classes at this time?
  • Don’t want to be away from school one day a week to undertake a VET course?
  • Need help to pursue a future career pathway?

VET Subjects

Take control of your future! Study VET courses online with OAC.

OAC online courses allow you to:

  • engage in a range of courses in Community Services, Media, Business and Education
  • receive the training and skills that you require.
  • engage in training  delivered the way you need it and how you need it.
  • gain recognition for skills you have attained outside of formal training
  • receive your nationally recognised training from a team of highly experienced teachers.
  • transition into employment
  • use completed units toward SACE completion

Learn in an educational environment which is:

  • efficient
  • accessible
  • supportive
  • engaging
  • flexible

To take the first step in your future career contact Client Services for further information and an enrolment appointment.

VET Pathways

Vocational education and training (VET) qualifications allow students to receive dual accreditation. If you achieve the learning outcomes of a unit of competency or the full Certificate of Training, and are assessed to be competent, you will gain credit through a Registered Training Organisation (eg TAFE).

You will also gain credit towards your SACE requirements.

Students can earn 5 SACE credits for successfully completing 35 hours of VET, and 10 SACE credits for 70 hours. The SACE VET Recognition Register documents whether the SACE credits earned for a particular VET qualification will be recognised at Stage 1 or Stage 2.

VET options in the SACE encourage students to complete, or make significant progress towards completing, VET qualifications while completing the SACE.

Entry to TAFE Courses

TAFE SA courses offered through SATAC have Course Admission Requirements (CAR) which all applicants must meet in order to be eligible for selection.

Course Admission Requirements

TAFE entry varies depending on whether courses are considered competitive or non competitive. Courses are considered competitive if there are limited places available, and non-competitive if all interested and qualified students will be accepted. The TAFESA website identifies which courses are considered competitive.

There are no CAR for non-competitive Certificate I, II and III level courses. Admission requirements into competitive Certificate I, II and III level courses will vary.

Competitive courses generally only offer one or two intakes per year. Applications must be made within the advertised dates for these intake periods. Non competitive courses have immediate application and entry.

Further information can be found in the course descriptions on the TAFE website.

All higher level qualifications including Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma, whether competitive or non competitive, will have specified entry requirements. These will vary by course and will be either:

  • satisfactory completion of SACE Stage 2 (or equivalent)
  • any completed award at level Certificate III or higher
  • satisfactory achievement in the TAFE SA Assessment of Basic Skills (TABS)
  • specific prerequisite subjects or related study.

Selection into competitive TAFE SA courses

TAFE SA Selection processes for competitive courses are based on merit. The TAFE SA Selection Score is used to rank applicants in order of merit, and is a score out of 60.

The TAFE SA Selection Score is calculated from the scaled scores of the best 40 Stage 2 credits of Tertiary Admissions Subjects (TAS) plus the best outcomes from either:

  • the score of a third 20 credit TAS or Recognised Studies
  • or any two of the following:
      – half the score of another 20 credit TAS or Recognised Studies
      – the score of a 10 credit TAS or Recognised Studies
      – the score of another 10 credit TAS or Recognised Studies

Recognised Studies are non-SACE Academic Programs. These studies must be approved by the SACE Board.

For more information on Recognised Studies, please refer to the SATAC Tertiary Entrance Booklet  2014, 2015, 2016 or the SATAC website.