The NTCET is a secondary school certificate that is equivalent to all Year 12 Certificates around Australia.  It is recognised by all jurisdictions and is accepted for university entrance by all national universities and with appropriate application, can be used internationally for tertiary studies.

At Taminmin College, all Senior School students begin to study the 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.  By studying PLP, VET  or a Stage 1 subject in Year 10, students go into the two stages of the NTCET already having achieved 10 or more credits.

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 see the PowerPoint presentation below or visit the SACE Website at


Senior School students are offered a range of Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) programs designed to give students the opportunity to try a profession while still at school. VET studies at school contribute towards achieving their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET).

By participating in VET programs, students learn about the skills and requirements of a particular job at school or through a local registered training provider, and can complete a number of work placements during the year. To find out more about the VET programs offered at Taminmin College, visit the VET tab of this website


The College continues to work hard to deliver a range of school to work transition programs. The Workready Program is a school to work transition program that aims to assist and encourage suitable Year 11 and 12 school students to take part in structured Vocational Education and Training (VET) that leads to school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, and hopefully, to an ongoing apprenticeship or traineeship.

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships aim to provide students with an increased ability to perform in the workplace, leading to increased career choices and opportunities to transition from school to full time apprenticeships, employment or further education and training and giving interested students the opportunity to participate in the workplace and in an industry in which they are interested.

To find out more, please contact the Taminmin College Workready Coordinator