About NEVO (under review)


It provides curriculum and learning choices to assist students in our schools in their efforts to achieve the SACE and it offers pathways that lead to further education, training and/or employment.

The North East Adelaide Trade School for the Future, NEVO, is a cluster of DECD Secondary Schools which work collaboratively with non-DECD secondary schools to provide students with access to learning in a range of industry areas;

  • Age Care;
  • Automotive;
  • Beauty;
  • Construction;
  • Creative Industries;
  • Disability;
  • Electronics;
  • Electrotechnology;
  • Engineering;
  • Hair;
  • Health Services;
  • Horticulture;
  • Hospitality;
  • Sports & Recreation.

Students are also able to achieve their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) while learning skills and working toward industry-accredited qualifications through Vocational Education and Training, NEVO-VET courses and the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS).


The Training Guarantee for SACE students means that training can begin at school for Certificate lll qualification with a guaranteed funded place at a Skills for All training provider when schooling is completed. For more information, visit the Work Ready Skills for All website.

Other options, available to DECD secondary schools only, is provided by having access to the Australian School-Based Apprenticeship Program (ASBA). A senior school student can start their trade pathway while completing their SACE at school. For more information, visit the Trade School for the Future website.

The North East Adelaide Trade School for the Future has a dedicated Apprenticeship Broker based at Windsor Gardens Secondary College (the administrative hub) who links students to employment opportunities, training, traineeships, and apprenticeships, including School-Based Apprenticeships.

Industry Pathways Programs

DECD has an Industry Skills Program (ISP) which is a package of vocational learning for secondary school students offered in partnership with Registered Training Organisation and other enterprises which provides credit towards their SACE.

Industry Skills Programs allow SACE to become more relevant and can assist young people to move quickly and successfully into more highly skilled occupations and further training.

An Industry Skills Program:
  • provides credit towards some or all of the following compulsory SACE requirements,

Stage 1: Literacy (English Subjects), Numeracy (Mathematics subjects) Personal Learning Plan
Stage 2: Research Project

  • provides credit towards a recognised VET qualification, in some cases allowing students the opportunity to complete the whole qualification. ISP’s can also lead to shorter time spent in an apprenticeship.
  • can provide pathways into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education or training and direct employment.
  • focuses on existing and emerging industry areas where there are skills shortages.
  • provides practical vocational experiences (including time spent in workplaces), builds skills and understanding of the industry, of career
  • development and of vocational literacy and numeracy.
Currently students in North East Adelaide can participate in an Industry Skills Program in the skills shortage areas of:
  • Automotive
  • Health Services
  • Civil Construction
  • Construction
  • Construction Plumbing
  • Creative Industries
  • Electronics
  • Electrotechnology
  • Engineering

Schools in the region also host a wide range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses which are not listed on the NEVO website. Students can acquire increased career pathway options by visiting school websites for further VET Courses.

Download the 2021 NEVO Brochure