All College-based students enrolling at Open Access College will have an individual face to face interview with a counsellor at enrolment to assist them in planning for future pathways.
Completion of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) leads to employment and/or tertiary study at university or in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
For help with applying to TAFE or university for 2017, refer to 2017 TAFE and Uni Entry (Pdf).
Completion of SACE and gaining an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) provides one major pathway to university.
The SATAC Tertiary Entrance 2017-2019 booklet provides detailed information about university entry via SACE completion. SATAC Publications can be found here.
There are pathways to university through VET and special entry, for adult students eighteen years of age and above by completion of the STAT.
VET courses enable students to gain specific skills and knowledge for work.
There is a wide range of VET courses available through both TAFE and private providers. VET courses may be completed as part of SACE to gain credit at Stage 1 or 2 level.
Open Access College offers several VET courses.
TAFE SA is a major provider of VET.
The SACE Board VET Recognition Register lists over 200 of the most common VET courses and the credits applicable for SACE.
The VET sector is a complex area with many pathways and your counsellor will assist you with planning.