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Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET)

The Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) is a two-year Certificate course for secondary students in Years 11 and 12 (called Stage 1 and 2). It provides pathways for future work or for further education. The NTCET is aligned with the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

The NTCET also incorporates Vocational Education and Training programs (VET) and school-based apprenticeships.

Who Should Study the NTCET

The Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) caters for all students and is recognised by universities throughout Australia.

NTCET requirements relate to literacy, numeracy, breadth and depth of study, standard of study, and free choices. All of these studies are determined by SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) Board of South Australia and include some compulsory requirements. Nine free choice units allow you to customise the NTCET so that it diversifies the students' chosen study, career, or employment pathways.

To qualify for the NTCET students must undertake specified studies at Stage 1 (Year 11), and undertake free choice units from the Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 (Year 12) subjects offered. A NTCET unit is 50 to 60 hours of programed school time, usually taken as a half-year of study (one semester).

Compulsory Requirements

Year 10 Personal Learning Plan (PLP)

Stage 1 (Year 11)
20 credits of English
10 credits of Maths
Stage 2 (Year 12)
At least 3, Stage 2 subjects equal to 60 credits


To gain the NTCET, the student will have completed 200 credit points. Subject achievement scores are based on A to E. To meet the standards required to qualify you must:

  • Achieve an A, B, or C or all the compulsory subjects or courses
  • Achieve an A, B, or C in 140 credits.


Not all NTCET subjects are examinable. NTCET examinations start in November and are resulted in December of each year.

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