You can build the skills employers want through vocational education and training (VET) while you’re still at school.
If you have a career path you'd like to follow or try out, undertaking VET while you're still at school may suit.
Whether you complete a qualification or a handful of units, your VET study can count towards your South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
Get VET qualifications while you’re at school through:
- VET courses offered through your school
- starting an identified pathway as part of your SACE, through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS)
- a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.
VET in schools
To find out what VET qualifications are offered through your school, talk to your school career counsellor or VET coordinator.
School-based apprenticeships and traineeships
Secondary school apprenticeships and traineeships enable you to combine work and training with years 10, 11 or 12.
For more information and to find out if you're eligible, see School-based apprenticeships and traineeships.
Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS)
Kick start your training at school and continue it when you leave.
Eligibility for TGSS
To be eligible for the training guarantee, you need to be:
- 16 years or over
- enrolled in SACE or equivalent
- completing, or have completed, VET or a work placement related to your career pathway.
You'll be guaranteed a funded place at a training provider after completing school, when you:
- successfully complete the SACE, including a minimum of 30 SACE credits of nationally accredited VET in certain qualifications and at least 140 hours of relevant work placement in an approved qualification
- continue the certificate III (or higher) course started as part of your SACE.
To start VET training while you're at school, talk to your school career counsellor or VET coordinator.