Vocational Education and Training (VET) is education and training that gives students skills and knowledge for work. VET operates through a national training system and is delivered, assessed and certified by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

The SACE enables students to include a significant amount of VET in their SACE studies. Students can gain recognition for up to 150 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET.

These recognition arrangements help students build a coherent pathway in the SACE through VET and encourage students to complete or make significant progress toward completed VET qualifications while completing the SACE.

Roma Mitchell Secondary College offer a variety of specialist vocational courses which prepare students for specific career pathways or continued study in that area at TAFE. Successful completion of vocational training courses will enable students to receive SACE accreditation.

Training for these pathways may be delivered by accredited teaching staff, TAFE SA staff, other schools in the North Eastern Vocational Opportunities (NEVO) group or registered private training providers. In most cases the training will be conducted offsite from Roma Mitchell Secondary College.

Courses are available on site to Roma Mitchell Secondary College students.


The SACE can be tailored to each student’s needs and interests:

  • You will be able to gain credit for a wide range of learning activities, including undertaking a trade, studying at TAFE or other registered training organisations, and for some part-time work.
  • To gain credit for part-time work you will need to produce evidence that shows how your job has helped you to build skills and knowledge.
  • An apprenticeship can count towards the SACE. This means you can gain on-the-job skills while working towards both the SACE and a recognised VET Qualification.