The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) prepares students for work, life and learning in a changing world.

SACE (Years 11 - 12)

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is awarded to students who successfully complete their senior secondary education. The Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia (SSABSA) administers the SACE for all schools in South Australia qualifying students for admission to universities throughout Australia.

The SACE meets community expectations that school-leavers should have:

  • Developed skills and knowledge for successful participation in Australian society
  • Achieved a certain level of literacy
  • Studied a broad range of subjects
  • Been equipped to undertake further studies and employment

Students studying for the SACE undertake a course of subjects, usually over 2 years; Stage 1 (Year 11) and Stage 2 (Year 12).

Both the current and new SACE have compulsory requirements to be completed. These are detailed in the curriculum handbooks which will be available for download once they have been updated. These handbooks will also help to clarify subject offerings in the following year and to guide subject choices.

Year 11-12 Subject Choices for 2019 SACE subjects is currently being updated. 

For further information regarding the SACE Programme, please contact:

John Brazzatti
SACE Coordinator
P: 8372 3200
E: jbrazzatti@mercedes.catholic.edu.au