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.

Training Guarantee for SACE 

To study a Training Guarantee for SACE (TGSS) course, you must be in year 11 at a minimum, and be 16 years old, or turning 16 during year 11. A TGSS course allows you to start studying a TAFE SA qualification while you're still at school, and you'll be guaranteed a place to finish the qualification at TAFE SA upon completion of your 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.

Flexible Learning Options

Department of Innovation and Skills provides training places in courses on the Subsidised Training List to FLO students unable to meet the criteria for Training Guarantee for SACE Students and whose application for an exemption from eligibility has been approved by the Department for Industry and Skills (DIS).

Schools must submit a   FLO Application for Exemption Form to the Department for Innovation and Skills who will consider and if supported, provide the school with an approved FLO Exemption Code that the school then must provide to TAFE SA.   This code will provide TAFE SA with the authority to then enrol the student if they are suitable for the course of choice, TAFE SA will work closely with Case Managers to monitor numbers of FLO engaged in programs with TAFE SA.

Schools can download the FLO Application for Referral form here.  FLO Case Managers should contact TAFE SA to ahead of the application process to discuss course suitability and assistance with commencing the process.

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