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Career and VET Services


Students contemplating a University Pathway in 2021 or 2022 are strongly encouraged to apply to SATAC by Wednesday 30 September. In Week 10, families of students who are eligible for an ATAR but have not lodged a SATAC Application will be emailed, giving them a week to register if they wish. There are a number of courses that cannot be added after this date and there is a late fee charged for applications after this date.

Students considering a pathway to an interstate university must check the requirements in the coming week and apply as soon as possible. As these pathways are often less familiar, it is critical students seek help over the next week. Please do not leave this until Week 10.

Students have been encouraged to apply to TAFESA as soon as possible, as many courses use the date of application as the basis of offers once a course is deemed competitive, for example, on the TAFESA website Nursing has already been classified as competitive. The TAFESA application through SATAC is free and we encourage any student contemplating TAFESA options to apply as soon as possible. Interesting options for consideration are courses such as Outdoor Leadership, Tourism, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, and associate degrees in Engineering and IT courses, especially in Cybersecurity

Students aiming for employment in 2021 are encouraged to make an appointment as soon as possible to ensure they are best positioned in their job search journey. All resumes are improved with the inclusion of work experience, students requiring a work placement to add more depth to their resumes should see the Work Experience section below.

  • The week for Work Experience during the October school holidays is during the first week – Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October.
  • Students are reminded that they should have the completed Workplace Learning Agreement Form and the Work, Health & Safety Checklist to Mrs Nikki Tidd in the LEC by  Monday 7 September.
  • Students will then be booked in for a risk assessment with Mr Vizaniaris once the forms have been returned. This must take place prior to the student undertaking the placement.
  • A Work Experience placement cannot be authorised or covered by the College’s insurance, unless all paperwork and preparation has been completed prior to the placement.
  • Work Experience students who do not meet this coming Monday deadline may have to rearrange their placement for the allocated weeks in Term 4, Weeks 7 and 8.
  • No placements can be authorised after 4 December 2020, so if students need to meet VET requirements, it should be a priority to complete the required hours in the Term 3 holiday period.
  • Contact Mr Vizaniaris if you have any questions.

This week the Federal Government Local Jobs Program is likely to help many in our community as it runs in a specific geographical area. Most of our families live in the eligible Adelaide North area. The program is focused on upskilling, reskilling and establishing local employment pathways for those looking to enter the workforce. We hope to be able to give specific information to the services members of our community early in Term 4. For more information please click here.


This week has seen an increase in casual, apprenticeship and traineeship positions advertised on SEEK. We encourage students looking for work to check in weekly. Students requiring help with resumes etc, should email a Careers Counsellor who will send a template to assist with this. Once completed, students can then book in for an appointment to refine this important document.

The SA Government Dental Traineeship application portal is now open and closes mid September. Click here for more information.

AFL Sportsready are offering Traineeships in a General Admin Support Role. This position is open to current Year 12 students. Click here to read about specific duties and details and to register your interest.


ASC Shipbuilding are looking for highly motivated young individuals to join the workforce in 2021. If you’re in Year 10 this could be the career opportunity for you.

Commencing 31 August 2020, ASC Shipbuilding will welcome applications for the second intake of the Shipbuilding Readiness Training Program for 2021, as part of the Hunter Class Frigate Program, which involves a school based traineeship and apprenticeship. Please note applications close Friday 25 September 2020.

The program incorporates comprehensive training, supervision, coaching and mentoring, and will give you a first-hand understanding of a range of shipbuilding trades. The program will help you to determine which trade stream to pursue in your Certificate III School Based Apprenticeship – the next step in your journey at ASC Shipbuilding.

In January 2021, successful candidates will commence Certificate III in Engineering or a Certificate III in Electrotechnology, training under a flexible school based apprenticeship. During the year you will complete on the job training which will consist of four, two week paid blocks of workplace activities at the Osborne Naval Shipyard, while continuing to study Year 11 or Year 12.  You will continue your flexible school based apprenticeship during 2022 and also continue your TAFE training, whilst also working towards the completion of your SACE. In January 2023 you will continue your apprenticeship as a full time apprentice working at the shipyard as well as attending TAFE. Please note that some workplace activities at the Osborne Naval Shipyard may be conducted during school holiday periods throughout the year.

They will be recruiting in four trades areas:

  • 14 Apprentice Steelworkers (Boilermaker/Welder – Heavy Fabrication)
  • 2 Apprentice Sheet Metal workers (Light Fabrication)
  • 4 Apprentice Pipe Fitters (Boilermakers)
  • 2 Apprentice Electricians

In order to be considered for the Shipbuilding Readiness Training Program and apprenticeship commencing in January 2021, you will need to be:

  • Studying Year 11 in 2021 and Year 12 in 2022, or
  • Studying Year 12 in 2021 with a commitment to undertake Year 13 in 2022
  • Eligible to enrol in a Cert II Engineering or Electrotechnology course for 2021
  • An Australian citizen
  • Able to successfully pass a police check
  • Able to undergo and successfully pass a pre-employment health assessment

Preference may be given to those who are undertaking a Cert II Engineering/Electrotechnology pathways course in Semester 2 of 2020.

For more information please click here. For those interested, please see Mr Woolford to collect an expression of interest form. Please note that this may impact on 2021 VET pathways for our current Year 10 students moving in to Year 11.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Career Counsellors & Mr Kevin Woolford, VET Coordinator