Year 11


Students in year 11 continue their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) by undertaking mainstream academic subjects or a transition to work pathway.

Students commence their NTCET in Year 10 with the introduction of the Personal Learning Plan (PLP). Students may also study a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification and in some instances a Stage 1 subject. The school has a 10 day timetable, enabling year 10 students to undertake a full day course each Thursday.

What if I want to go to University?

To gain entry into university students require their NTCET as well as an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).University courses will have a minimum ATAR score requirement for each course and this varies year to year. It is important to investigate to see if there are any prerequisite subjects for university courses you may be considering

Transition to Work

This is an alternative pathway leading into a trade/traineeship or fulltime work. It provides the opportunity to complete the NTCET and develops employability skills such as;

  • Communication 
  • Self-management 
  • Team work 
  • Problem solving 
  • Planning and organisation 
  • Technology

Students must be in part-time work, which can be paid or unpaid, to be eligible for transition-to-work.

Students will complete a year-long VET course or be in a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship. VET courses are offered by Taminmin Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and other providers as listed below.

Compulsory Subjects

All year 11 students must attain a C grade or better in;

  • Mathematics– one semester
  • English– two semesters

Achieving the NTCET

There are two stages of the NTCET:
Stage 1, which most students do in Year 11, apart from the Personal Learning Plan subject, which most students do in Year 10 Stage 2, which most students do in Year 12.

Each subject or course successfully completed earns ‘credits’ towards the NTCET , with a minimum of 200 credits required for students to gain the certificate.

Students will receive a final grade from A to E for each Stage 1 subject and A+ to E- for Stage 2 subjects. For compulsory requirements, to gain their NTCET they will need to achieve:
a C grade or better at Stage 1
a C- grade or better at Stage 2.

The compulsory requirements are:
Personal Learning Plan (10 credits at Stage 1)
Literacy – at least 20 credits from a range of English subjects or courses (Stage 1 or Stage 2)
Numeracy – at least 10 credits from a range of mathematics subjects or courses (Stage 1 or Stage 2)
Other Stage 2 subjects totalling at least 60 credits.

The remaining 90 credits can be gained through additional Stage 1 or Stage 2 subjects or Board-recognised courses (such as VET or community learning) of a student’s choice.

For more information, please visit the SACE Website at or download the information booklet for Year 11 2019 booklet below.

Subject Selection Booklet

Download the info Booklet

Contact us

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Postal Address

PO Box 21
Humpty Doo, NT, 0836

Physical Address

Challoner Circuit
Humpty Doo, NT, 0836

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