The Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)

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) and as a part of their Vocational Education and Training (VET) program as conducted at the College.  By studying PLP and VET in Year 10, students go into the two stages of the NTCET already having achieved 10 or more credits at Year 11 level.

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 SACE, 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 SACE 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 http://www.sace.sa.edu.au/the-sace

Introduction to the SACE power point