Sign up to a Training Guarantee while you’re at school as part of your South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and you’ll put yourself on a clear pathway to a job or trade.
How the Training Guarantee for SACE students works
The Training Guarantee for SACE students means you start training for your certificate III qualification at school and have a guaranteed funded place at a Skills for All Training Provider when you leave.
You’ll earn credits towards your VET qualification and your SACE, and you’ll do some work placement for on-job training.
Certificate II qualifications are fee-free. You’ll pay some fees towards certificate III qualifications, and you’ll have to pay for personal items such as tools, clothing or other materials for your training.
Students eligible for the Training Guarantee
To be eligible for the Training Guarantee, you must be:
- 16 years or over, and
- enrolled in SACE at school and already doing (or have completed) VET or work placement that is related to your pathway.
You are guaranteed a funded place at TAFE SA or other approved Skills for All Training Provider when you leave school if:
- you complete the SACE, including at least 30 SACE credits of nationally accredited VET plus 140 hours of relevant work placement
- you intend to complete the Certificate III (or higher) at a Skills for All Training Provider
- you don’t intend to take a break or ‘gap year’ after finishing school.
Start a Training Guarantee
If you’re a school student:
- Speak to your school’s career counsellor or VET coordinator to make sure you meet all the eligibility criteria and then work out the details.
- You, your school and the Skills for All Training Provider will draw up a formal Education and Training Plan. (Your parent/guardian will also need to agree to this.)
For schools and training providers
If you're a school career counsellor, VET coordinator, or Skills for All Training Provider, read the Instructions and Advice for managing TGSS and completing the Education and Training Plan proformas.
For more information about VET in schools, please visit the SACE website.