Courses for School Students

TAFE SA has designed a range of accredited and non-accredited courses especially for high school students. These courses provide an opportunity for school students to trial studies in a particular area of interest.

The accredited short courses may provide a pathway to further studies through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students, School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships or further studies with TAFE SA. Some courses may gain credits towards SACE – check with your school teacher or VET coordinator for clarification.

Talk to us about customising a course for your students if you can't see what you need.

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

A School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SBAT) allows senior secondary students to begin their apprenticeship or traineeship in Years 10, 11 or 12, combining paid employment and structured work-related training as part of their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

SBATs are a pathway to employment in a trade or occupation, self-employment, further training or higher education.

Maintaining Partnerships

The Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS) is for school students who plan undertaking vocational training upon leaving school. If you're 16 years or older and studying a TGSS course, you're guaranteed a place to finish the qualification upon completion of SACE.

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Helping students achieve their goals

TAFE SA supports the provision of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools.

Undertaking a VET program enables students to develop industry specific skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification while completing the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

Flexible Learning Options

TAFE SA is approved to accept school students who are not intending to complete SACE as part of the Department of Education's Flexible Learning Options strategy (FLO).

Schools must provide TAFE SA with a letter of exemption prior to commencement as this provides important detail with regard to funding for the student. TAFE SA will work closely with Case Managers to monitor numbers of FLO engaged in programs with TAFE SA.

FLO Case Managers should contact TAFE SA to commence the process.


Vocational Education and Training for Schools (VET for Schools)

At TAFE SA students can get a head start in industry while they are studying Year 10, 11 or 12 through the vocational education and training (VET) for schools program.

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