Changes to SACE/NTCET subjects

The SACE Board is currently reviewing subjects as part of its strategic plan. SATAC will provide updates on any changes and how they affect tertiary entry for students as information is made available.

The information on this webpage will be updated as the tertiary entrance status of subjects is approved by SATAC's member institutions.

Key milestones for subject review

The SACE Board has provided SATAC with approximate timelines for key SACE/NTCET subject development activities. The following document provides an outline of these activities.

Subject renewal overview of key milestones 2016 to 2018 (45KB PDF)

Newly accredited SACE/NTCET subjects for 2018

The following new or redeveloped subjects have been accredited by the SACE Board and will be implemented in 2018 (for tertiary entry in 2019):

  • Ancient Studies
  • Geography
  • Modern History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Agricultural Production
  • Agricultural Systems

Precluded combinations and counting restrictions

To download a copy of the table outlining precluded combinations (university and TAFE SA entry) and counting restrictions (university entry only) for the newly accredited subjects in 2018, click the link below.

Precluded combinations and counting restrictions for newly accredited SACE/NTCET subjects 2018 (87kb PDF)

Subject equivalents for prerequisite subject requirements

The continued rollout of the Australian Curriculum in 2018 requires the implementation of a variety of science subjects. This will affect prerequisite subject requirements for 2019 undergraduate entry.

Subject prerequisites which are affected are as follows:

SACE/NTCET subjects in 2017 SACE/NTCET subjects in 2018
Sciences Learning Area
2AHC20 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2AGY20 Agricultural Systems
2BIG20 Biology 2BGY20 Biology
2CME20 Chemistry 2CEM20 Chemistry
2GOY20 Geology 2EES20 Earth and Environmental Science
2PSY20 Physics 2PYI20 Physics










Newly accredited SACE/NTCET subjects for 2019

SATAC will provide details of newly accredited SACE/NTCET subjects for tertiary entry in 2020 once information is available.

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