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Career and VET Services

YEAR 10 AND YEAR 11 SUBJECT SELECTION

The phase of Year 10 into 2021 Year 11 Subject Selection has begun and students have until Wednesday 19 August to lodge their Subject Selection on WebChoice and to hand in their completed blue Subject Selection form to their Pastoral Teacher or directly to Student Services in the Benilde Centre.

Year 11 students will begin their phase 2021 Year 12  Subject Selection at the Assembly on Wednesday 12 August, with their WebChoice subject submission and yellow Subject Selection form due on Wednesday 26 August, and the Subject Selection Counselling review appointment on the Thursday 3 September.

For students to get the most out of the allocated Subject Selection Counselling review appointment, it is imperative they begin the selection process as soon as possible. We encourage students to utilise the new careers and VET Portal accessible via the black and green tile on SEQTA and to discuss their choices with the relevant Semester 1 and or Semester 2 teachers. In terms of the extra support of Career Counselling, students who require assistance are encouraged to book in for an appointment with a Career Counsellor as soon as possible. These should be well in advance of the respective deadlines – Year 10 as of Wednesday 19 August and Year 11 as of Wednesday 26 August.

There is a pre-appointment form to fill in before the appointment to ensure students are well prepared to make the most of this session. Parents are also welcome to attend at the scheduled time. Later in this section students will also see there are many Tertiary Virtual Open Day activities that students can pre-register to be involved in. If students have any specific questions they may wish to email in the first instance but an email response may take a school day to turn around. Please email your questions to Rose Coorey or Anthony Vizaniaris. For Vocational Education questions, please contact Kevin Woolford.

To make an appointment, students need to visit the Lasallian Education Centre (LEC) Reception or parents can phone the College and ask to be put through to LEC Reception to arrange an appointment.

The central message is to encourage your sons and daughters to get on to this during this coming week and not to leave until the deadline.

YEAR 12 PARENT SATAC VIDEO AND YEAR 12 STUDENTS SATAC UPDATES

We hope that parents of Year 12 students who wish to consider a pathway to University and/or TAFE in 2021 or beyond, have now viewed the video that outlines some key information that may be of interest from a parent perspective. The PowerPoint that provides further information and live links supporting the video content is now accessible on the Careers and VET Portal under “Impt Info; Yr 12 Presentations”. The PowerPoint that will be presented to students On Monday 10 August focusing on the process of applying, will be available from Tuesday 11 August.

URGENT REMINDER: ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS TO UNIVERSITY FOR 2021

Parents have recently received a digital letter outlining the alternative pathways to University (other than just ATAR). This letter has been uploaded on the black and green SEQTA tile: Careers and VET Portal under Important Information/ Yr 12 Pastoral Careers Presentations/ Alternative Pathways to University Entrance 2020/ 21.

In the letter there is a link that takes parents to a form to give consent to upload information as part of the University of Adelaide Year 11 Conditional Offer application. If your son or daughter is interested in applying under this scheme, we ask that you click on the link and give consent by Thursday 20 August. You can complete this now or you may wish to wait until the scheme is explained in full to students on Monday 10 August.

We will be asking students who wish to be eligible for the University of Adelaide Year 11 Grades Conditional Offer Scheme to ensure they have put their eligible course and completed the SATAC Registration process by Monday 24 August at the latest.

At the assembly on Monday (10 August), we will be providing more details about registering for the Flinders UniTest and for the Flinders University Assessment Centre Conditional Offer program. There will be very strict closing dates for both these schemes, which we will advertise in next week’s newsletter. Please encourage your son/daughter to check their emails so they do not miss critical communication, especially concerning deadlines.

CONTACTING UNIVERSITIES

Flinders University

You can book in a time for a Flinders Careers Advisor to phone you back to discuss options at Flinders University. Click here

University of South Australia

UniSA has developed an online booking form for Year 12 students and parents to book a phone appointment with a Student Liaison Officer. These are 15 minute appointments aimed to answer any questions students may have around degree information, entry requirements, pathways, and the application process. Click here

University of Adelaide

You can book in a 1:1 zoom chat at a particular time – see bottom of page. Click here

TAFESA

TAFESA have a contacts page for email questions. Click here

Please note The TAFESA website is currently set up for Semester 2 2020 intake and will not be updated for 2021 pathway options until late August 2020.

UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS (STARTING THIS SUNDAY)

During August there will also be university open days where students and families can check in “virtually” at the university. To participate in these online events you need to register in advance.

THIS SUNDAY IT BEGINS with University of SA

  • Virtual Open Days – Sunday 9 and Monday 10 August 2020. Students must register to log in: Click here
  • Step on Campus will be on Sunday 16 August 2020. Bookings required: Click here

University of Adelaide

  • There will be a Virtual Online Open Day on Sunday 16 August 2020.
  • There will be timetabled talks and much more happening.
  • Click here

Flinders Uni

  • Flinders will be stretching out their Virtual Online Open Days over Monday 10 – Friday 15 August 2020.
  • There will be over 60 video presentations, virtual campus tours, and prizes to be won.
  • Register here ASAP

TABOR College

Torrens University

  • Virtual Open Day Tuesday 11 August 2020 Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (AEST)
  • Register here

Central Queensland University

Charles Darwin University

CAREER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Year 13 Future of Work EXPO

Click here for more information

 Join a Webinar to learn about pathways at Ernst and Young

Ready to Launch for Parents: Click here for more information

Apprenticeships A Career in Finance Accounting Management without going directly to University: Click here for more information

TAFESA CyberSecurity

TAFESA invites Year 12 students with an interest in pursuing a career in Cyber Security to attend an information session to learn about future opportunities.

You will meet with TAFESA teaching staff and industry guest speakers to learn more about IT and Cyber Security courses and traineeships on offer in 2021 including career advice, course content, admission requirements and the application process.

Attendance numbers will be capped and social distancing measures will be applied on the night.

Date: Monday 7 September 2020
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: TAFESA Adelaide City Campus
Room: Lecture Theatre B.127

Registrations are essential, please click here

EMPLOYMENT AND APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Last call for The Australian Sub Corp ASC applications for 2021 Apprenticeships. Applications close Tuesday 18 August. Click here for more information.

CavPower are also recruiting for 2021 Apprentice Diesel Mechanics.Click here for more information.

It is amazing to see how many businesses are currently recruiting apprentices on SEEK and through MEGT. This is something we haven’t seen in a long time and more vacancies that we see at years end:

SA Government Dental Traineeship application portal will open Thursday 20 August. Keep an eye out here.

We have recently received information about available apprenticeships in the areas of hairdressing, bricklaying, metal fabrication, demolition, fitter/machinist and carpentry. Holding a Driver’s Licence is essential. See Mr Woolford in the Lasallian Education Centre if interested.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris,  Career Counsellors

Mr Kevin Woolford, VET Coordinator