The public, educators and stakeholders are being encouraged to have their say on the review of the Stage 2 requirements of the SACE.
A public consultation period around the terms of reference for the review is now open and submissions will be received over the next six weeks.
The review, led by Ms Wendy Johnson, the highly regarded Principal of Glenunga High School, is being undertaken with the support of the SACE Board.
The terms of reference for the review particularly include:
- The number of Stage 2 subjects required to be undertaken by students
- The compulsory requirement of the Research Project, whether it should continue to account for 10 credits at Stage 2 and what improvements might be made, with specific reference to entrepreneurial education; and
- The role of Vocation Education and Training (VET) in the SACE, including what improvements can be made and how entrepreneurial education might be incorporated into VET pathways.
It is expected that a final report from the review, including recommendations, will be delivered by the end of the year.
Education Minister John Gardner said the Government is welcoming feedback into the review.
“We need a world-class SACE that contributes to a stronger South Australian economy, delivering the best academic outcomes possible and the right vocational pathways for students to get the skills they need to get jobs,” said Minister Gardner.
“The review is also exploring new ways to embed genuine entrepreneurial education into the curriculum, equipping students with the skills they require to run a business or help an established company innovate and grow.
“I encourage anyone with an interest in the education of our young people to have their say on the review and help us deliver on our ambition to provide the best SACE possible.”
Submissions close on 17 August and you can find out more at sace.sa.edu.au/review.