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TAFE SA’s courses for school students are designed for students in Year 10 to Year 12

They give students the opportunity to learn specific industry skills and gain credit towards a nationally recognised qualification such as a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma, all while undertaking their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).


Our courses are designed in partnership with industry to give students the practical, hands-on skills and experience that employers value. Students gain access to our state-of-the art facilities and learn from industry experts, ensuring they graduate with the competitive edge.

What are the options?

There are three different ways for school students to study with us; either through the SA Government’s Flexible Industry Pathway Program, a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship or the Stackable VET Program.

Flexible Industry Pathways

The South Australian Government’s Flexible Industry Pathways program is available for students turning 16 years or older and enrolled in Year 11 or Year 12 in 2024.

Students will study with TAFE SA while undertaking their SACE, and graduate with a nationally recognised qualification from Certificate II to Certificate III level, in one of South Australia’s growth industries.

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Specialised courses for secondary students
('Stackable VET')

As well as the qualifications available through the State Government’s Flexible Industry Pathways Program, TAFE SA offers accredited courses especially for high school students in Year 10 to 12. These courses are part of the South Australian Government’s ‘Stackable VET’ program and provide students with highly valued vocational skills, prepare them for the workplace and allow them to try out different areas before committing to a qualification. ‘Stackable VET’ courses may also earn credit towards a student’s SACE.

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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.


Tours of TAFE SA campuses

TAFE SA offers hosted campus tours to help student learn more about TAFE SA's specialist teaching spaces and the courses on offer.

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Need help?

If you need more information about TAFE SA’s courses for school students contact us on 1800 882 661.

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