About the Program


Marcellin is a coeducational senior secondary technical campus providing a unique and dynamic educational experience enabling students to study the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) alongside a Vocational Education and Training program designed to deliver workplace specific skills and knowledge.

The learning opportunities at Marcellin, whether they be on campus or off, provide the skills and practical experience needed for a successful transition into an Australian School-based Apprenticeship / Traineeship (ASbA/SBAT).

At the heart of our program lies our desire to assist students in becoming work ready. As a result, our SACE courses are designed to complement a student’s vocational training, linking classroom learning with practical skills and knowledge. This enables students to finish their schooling with dual qualifications: their SACE, an internationally respected senior secondary education qualification; and Vocational qualifications that are nationally recognised. Together these two qualifications equip students with the knowledge, skills, and capabilities they need to progress to further learning and work as confident and responsible global citizens.

Each of the SACE subjects that students engage with at Marcellin are designed to promote employability skills and to gain workplace knowledge.

Students develop key skills in literacy and numeracy, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication, flexibility, accessing and synthesising information, self-management, the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work and technical knowledge related to their vocational field.

Students participate in vocational trade training and work placements that directly provide them with occupational skills. These VET qualifications provide an excellent basis from which to enter the workforce, but they also provide students with a base from which they can progress to higher-level qualifications once they begin their apprenticeship/traineeship.


  • complete Year 11 and 12


  • get trade training in:
  • Animal Studies
  • Automotive
  • Cabinet Making
  • Carpentry
  • Early Childhood
  • Electrotechnology
  • Engineering – Fabrication Trade
  • Engineering – Mechanical Trade
  • Hairdressing
  • Hospitality
  • Individual Support (Ageing)
  • Plumbing


  • pathway to an apprenticeship/traineeship post school

Contact us on 8186 9700 for more information.