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Careers and VET Services


Students Hannah Moore (9GPC-03) and Christian Dianos (11PC-08) volunteered as part of The Smith Family Reading Mentoring program ‘Student 2 Student’ for an 18 week block during 2020.

Hannah and Christian were assigned reading buddies that they connected with twice a week via a Chatty Kids Website, listening and encouraging their reading. Both their buddies recorded significant improvement in their measured reading ages, as well as a genuine growth in confidence. The commitment demonstrated by Hannah and Christian also allowed them to further develop qualities such as problem-solving, perseverance, confidence in public speaking, time-management and a deeper understanding of the barriers some students face in their learning. Both Hannah and Christian wrote on their reflection that they were very thankful to be involved and felt that they got so much out of the experience.

On behalf of the College we would like to thank Hannah and Christian for this very valuable service.

In 2021 we have six students who are joining the program. Traditionally we aim this at Year 10 and Year 11 students, if you would like to be involved please email Ms Coorey or Mr Vizaniaris.

Click here for more information.


Year 12 students been emailed the 2020 Final Careers Newsletter which is a document containing information about SACE results, SATAC procedures and advice on transitioning to study in 2021. Students have been asked to share this information with their parents/caregivers and to please mark Tuesday 15 December in your calendars.

In order to be able to access Year 12 results, students must make sure their PIN is working. We have urged students to check this as soon as possible on SACE Students Online.

Please be reminded that as of Wednesday 9 December, Careers and VET Services are off Campus for the Christmas break and are only available by email. However, the team will be present on Campus on Tuesday 15 December for appointments following the release of Year 12 results.

For information regarding the Federal Governments new school leavers information kit and access to free one-on-one career counselling please click here.


Careers and VET Services have sent a very detailed SEQTA direct message to all Year 11 students. We ask that you please share this information with your parents/caregivers.

Topics that were covered in the SEQTA message are:

  • 2021 subject changes
  • University of Adelaide Year 11 grades conditional offers
  • Year 11 SACE results
  • Holiday revision and preparation for Year 12
  • Preparing for the UCAT Medicine, Dentistry or Oral Health,
  • Finishing off your Certificate III
  • Understanding the ATAR
  • Changes to ATAR equity adjustment factors and bonus points for 2022 University entry
  • University extension study and HeadStart schemes
  • SACE STAGE 2 subjects outside St Michaels College and thinking ahead for 2021 ADF Gap Year

If you require any more information please email Ms Coorey.


UniSA have released a new video on what it’s like to study and work as a Civil and Structural Engineer. To watch the video click here.


As you may have read we are very excited that Year 12 student, Jennifer has won an ICHM scholarship for their world renowned Bachelor of Management course. Her interest was sparked by attending a Careers Week event when she was in Year 11. Next year they are running a one day event to increase awareness about opportunities in International Hotel Management pathways. The ICHM ‘Discovery Day’ will be held Friday 15 January 2021. This event aims to get students thinking differently about their career development, and covers a range of exciting topics including international business and tourism, luxury hotel design and hospitality opportunities. For more information click here.


We often hear that Australia’s future naval fleet will be one of the most technologically advanced in the world. Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics are just some of the technologies that are changing the way we think and work, and these are being applied in the design, build and sustainment of our naval vessels.

It’s an exciting time for young Australians, with a diversity of career pathways in the naval shipbuilding industry that will harness their creativity and offer them the career journey of a lifetime.

To find out more about the jobs on offer and to join the Workforce Register, please visit the Naval Shipbuilding College by clicking here.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Career Counsellors