Courses available in Semester 2, 2013
Information for students and families
All you need for a great job and rewarding career could be at
your fingertips if you are:
- 16 years of age or over
- enrolled in SACE at school
- already doing VET in an approved Certificate III
If that sounds like you, the State Government Training
Guarantee means you can start your Certificate III qualification
pathway at school and have a guaranteed funded place at TAFE
SA to complete it when you leave.
Some conditions do apply. The State Government Training
Guarantee will guarantee you a subsidised place at TAFE SA if:
- you successfully complete the SACE, including at least 30
SACE credits of nationally accredited VET in certain
qualifications and at least 140 hours of relevant work
placement in an identified, approved qualification
- after you finish school, you intend to complete the
Certificate III (or higher) at TAFE SA that you commenced
as part of your SACE
- you don't intend to take a break or 'gap year' after
The first thing you need to do is to speak to your school's career counsellor or VET Coordinator to make sure you meet all the
conditions and then work out the details.
Next, all these things will be included in a formal Education and
Training Plan that you, your parent/guardian, your school and
TAFE SA will negotiate and agree to.
If you are a School Based Apprentice, you don't need to do anything - your training will continue to be funded after you
leave school in the qualification shown on the Training Contract
Where your VET studies post school are in a trade qualification,
you will need to find an employer to take you as an apprentice
you can start at TAFE SA (if you can't get an apprenticeship, you may have to do an alternative
The training guarantee means there are no tuition fees for your
Certificate II qualification and only some fees for your
Certificate III qualification.
The only things you will have to pay for are personal items such
as tools, clothing or other materials needed for your training.
Talk to your school's career counsellor or VET coordinator now.
For more information visit www.skills.sa.gov.au