SACE Subjects:

Stage 1

Personal Learning Plan

PLP is based around the personal development of each individual student in aspects such as interpersonal skills, goal setting and future aspirations. Students will investigate effective work-place practices, have opportunities for volunteering and create personal transition plans.(10 Credits)

Essential English (2 Semesters)

Running a full year, Essential English allows FLO students to undertake their compulsory English requirement. The subject is based around the students gaining an understanding of different styles of communication. Examples include developing creative writing skills, analysing different forms of media and developing grammar skills through research assignments.(20 Credits)

Essential Mathematics

Essential Mathematics allows FLO students to complete their compulsory mathematics requirement. The subject is catered toward developing a basic understand of the use of mathematics in everyday life.(10 Credits)

Integrated Learning - Healthy lifestyles

Healthy Lifestyles is a basic introduction to the importance of physical health. Topics such as nutrition, exercise and sport, sleep and current health trends are investigated in an easy-going environment.(10 Credits)

Self-Directed Community Learning

Students can count up to 90 credits of community learning at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2. An individual activity outside of school such as participating in a sport, acting as a carer, volunteering and more can be assessed. Students will sit an interview with a Community Assessor Trained teacher, where they will provide evidence of their learning outside the classroom.

Duke of Edinburgh (Bronze, Silver & Gold Award)

Delivered by Baptist Care SA, the Duke of Edinburgh program is a real adventure from beginning to end. You can do programs at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential. You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).(SACE credits vary on the award completed)

Education Skills and Development (ESD)

Certificate 1 and 2 (up to 40-60 credits): This course is for students with a basic level of literacy and numeracy. This course focuses on the development of language, literacy and numeracy competencies in order to increase students' opportunities for participation in employment, training and community life. Students can earn up to 50 SACE Stage 1 credits upon successful completion of this course.

Certificate 1 – ‘It’s My Life’ (up to 40 Credits) ESD It’s My Life combines all the skills developed in traditional ESD, however investigates issues facing young people today including health, relationships and effective communication skills.

Certificate 2- 'Getting Started' (up to 60 Credits): This course is designed to help young people update their educational, vocational and social skills so that they can successfully compete for positions in employment, further education or training programs. Students can earn up to 60 SACE Stage 1 credits upon successful completion of this course.

Stage 2

Research Project

Research Project allows the students to research a topic of their interest, using a research question to build a report discussing their findings. The subject focuses in building effective research skills through planning and undertaking research and ultimately reflecting on their experiences. (10 credits)

Watch this space! More Stage 2 subjects/courses are currently being planned for delivery on-site at the NESPN CLC in 2018!

Study Group & SACE Catch-Up

Come along to the Study Group! Experienced teachers, tutors and volunteers, will be able to support you in a range of areas - bring along your schoolwork and get the support you need.


Here at the NESPN CLC, we focus on the SACE compulsory subjects.

In addition to this, we offer accredited courses (on and off-site), which can go towards your Stage 1 or Stage 2 SACE credits. The flexible learning and teaching environment provides a suitable platform for students to successfully complete each subject.


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