Students who are currently in years 10 and 11 can use the information on the SATAC website to help them prepare for future tertiary study. Where possible, SATAC will provide information and updates to planned changes in the coming two years to assist you with SACE/NTCET subject choices.

TAFE SA entry requirements

The TAFE SA Course Admission Requirements (CAR) are reviewed each year but will continue to recognise SACE completion.

Undergraduate entry requirements

You can use the current course search to find information about the prerequisite and assumed knowledge requirements for individual courses. There will no doubt be changes to the courses/programs available but students can use present courses as a guide to assist them in their SACE/NTCET Stage 2 (year 12) subject choices.

Updates for 2021 and 2022

The information below shows forecasted changes to SACE/NTCET subjects in 2021 and 2022, as well as any changes to prerequisite or assumed knowledge subjects that SATAC has been advised of.

Tertiary entry in 2021

Changes to prerequisite subject requirements for tertiary entry in 2021
SATAC code Course/program Prerequisites Assumed knowledge
The University of Adelaide
334181 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Architectural and Structural) Mathematical Methods, Physics, Specialist Mathematics  Nil
334801 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) double degrees Chemistry, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics  Nil
334221 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) double degrees Mathematical Methods, Physics, Specialist Mathematics  Nil
334821 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) double degrees Mathematical Methods, Physics, Specialist Mathematics   Nil
334191 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental) Chemistry, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics Nil
334201 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental) double degrees Chemistry, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics Nil
334841 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) double degrees Mathematical Methods, Physics, Specialist Mathematics  Nil
334861 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) double degrees Mathematical Methods, Physics, Specialist Mathematics  Nil
334871 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum) Mathematical Methods, Physics, Specialist Mathematics  Nil
334881 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum) combined degrees Mathematical Methods, Physics, Specialist Mathematics  Nil
334231 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum) with major Mathematical Methods, Physics, Specialist Mathematics  Nil
334891 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Software) Mathematical Methods, Physics, Specialist Mathematics  Nil
CQUniversity Australia
5C4005 Bachelor of Accident Forensics One 20 credit subject from either English, English Literary Studies or English as an Additional Language Biology or Chemistry, Mathematical Methods
5C4003 Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety One 20 credit subject from either English, English Literary Studies or English as an Additional Language Biology or Chemistry, Mathematical Methods
5C5002 Associate Degree of Occupational Health and Safety One 20 credit subject from either English, English Literary Studies or English as an Additional Language Biology or Chemistry, Mathematical Methods
Tertiary Admissions Subjects approved for tertiary entry in 2021
Newly accredited subjects in 2020 Precluded combinations*
2ACO20 Accounting 2ACG20 Accounting
2AFL20 Australian Languages - First Languages# 2FMA10 First Language Maintenance I
2FMA20 First Language Maintenance II
2BNV20 Business Innovation 2BUE10 Business and Enterprise
2BUE20 Business and Enterprise
2BES10 Business and Enterprise: Local Program
2BES20 Business and Enterprise: Local Program
2DCS20 Digital Communication Solutions 2CCA10 Communication Products I
2CCA20 Communication Products I
2CCB10 Communication Products II
2CCB20 Communication Products II
2IES20 Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions Nil
2MRS20 Material Solutions 2MMA10 Material Products I
2MMA20 Material Products I
2MMB10 Material Products II
2MMB20 Material Products II
2PHD20 Physical Education 2PHE20 Physical Education
2RES20 Robotic and Electronic Systems 2SSA10 Systems and Control Products I
2SSA20 Systems and Control Products I
2SSB10 Systems and Control Products II
2SSB20 Systems and Control Products II

*If two subjects are a precluded combination they cannot both be counted in the calculation of your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or TAFE SA Selection Score. 
#A counting restriction of a maximum of 20 credits from the group of Australian Languages subjects applies.

Tertiary entry in 2022

Tertiary Admissions Subjects approved for tertiary entry in 2022
Newly accredited subjects in 2021 Precluded combinations*
2ENO20 Economics 2EMS20 Economics

*If two subjects are a precluded combination they cannot both be counted in the calculation of your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or TAFE SA Selection Score. 

Changes to IB to ATAR national conversion for 2022 tertiary entry

Students who complete the IB from 2021 onwards will have their IB score converted to an equivalent ATAR using finer-grained data than in previous years.

In addition to the whole-number score received when completing the IB Diploma, students in South Australia and the Northern Territory will also receive an admissions score from SATAC. This additional score adds decimal places to your Diploma score based on your average performance within each band of subject results. The change is due to more detailed information about your IB results being available to SATAC.

This change affects IB Diploma students nationally, and the extra information will allow tertiary admissions centres across Australia to better differentiate between IB students with the same overall IB score.

While SATAC will add more detail to your IB Diploma score it will not change it, and your admissions score and Diploma score will always start with the same number. Therefore, it would not be possible for a student with a Diploma score of 34 points to obtain a higher selection rank than a student with a Diploma score of 35 points.
For most students there will not be a substantial change in the selection rank they will receive under the new system compared to the current (2020) national conversion table. 

Fact sheet - IB combined rank changes (97KB PDF)

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