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Careers and VET Services

A CAREER IN AVIATION

Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) will be holding a seminar/webinar at Parafield Airport on Tuesday 9 February at 6:30pm. Student are encouraged to attend in person, however you may log in remotely.

At this event you will be shown in detail how different training programs are delivered, and discuss finance options as well as FTA’s outlook on the aviation industry. The event will conclude with a Q&A session.

Attendance is free and we ask that you register your interest by clicking here.

If you have any queries please contact Karen Jamieson or visit www.flyfta.com for more information.

UCAT PATHWAY FOR MEDICINE, DENTISTRY AND ORAL HEALTH

In a recent presentation, Careers and VET Services provided information about UCAT preparation providers for family’s own consideration and evaluation. Please be aware none of the universities who use the UCAT as a basis of selection, promote or endorse these courses and believe there is enough preparation material on the UCAT website. For more information about the UCAT click here to watch this informative video.

Year 12 students on a Health Care Card can now register for concession application. Registrations and booking for all other students opens 1 March 2021.

For information on UMED, one of the options for group tutoring sessions, please click here.

The MedEssentials free introductory overview session has not yet been set, however interested students must register now for information on the MedEssentials website to be kept informed once registrations open.

Please click here to access the ICANMed book which provides information about interstate study options.

CITIZENSHIP STATUS AND IMPLICATIONS – ELIGIBILITY FOR HECS SUPPORT

Each year we come across one student who has wanted to go on to university or TAFE, but did not meet one of the following categories for HECS or VET Student Loans eligibility. To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen and meet the residency
  • be a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder or permanent humanitarian visa holder and meet the residency requirements

As such, they were confronted with the option of full international fees. We bring these categories to your attention so your family can make the necessary application requirements well in advance.

Please note there are also restrictions on applications to the Australian Defence Force (click here) and the SA Police (click here).

WORK EXPERIENCE 2021 (YEAR 11 & 12 ONLY)

Students interested in work experience attended a workshop last week as part of the first compulsory step in meeting the requirements in undertaking a Work Experience Placement. Students would be aware the second step is to return the signed key dates letter (back page only) to Ms Tidd at the LEC desk by Friday 12 February. From here, students will source and verbally secure their own placement. Step three requires students to either collect the required form or download it from the SEQTA black and green ‘Careers and VET’ tile. There are set weeks in each school holiday block that are approved for Work Experience outlined in the key dates letter. Students cannot go out at other times, unless special circumstances exist and it is pre-approved by Mr Vizaniaris. Each year we get a number of students who consider the value of a block of work experience to test out a particular career interest area or to add to their resume. Mr Vizaniaris may run repeat compulsory preparation sessions later in the year for students who wish undertake a work experience opportunity.

TERM 1 DATES FOR PLACEMENTS
Term 1 Week 11, Tuesday 6 April – Thursday 8 April: Specifically for VET and Workplace Practices students if unable to be done in the holidays. Please note, Monday 5 April is Easter Monday and Friday 9 April is Mission Action Day.

Monday 12 April – Friday 16 April: First week of Term 1 holidays.

TERM 1 FORMS DEADLINE
Week 8, Friday 19 March – Deadline for returning the signed and completed Workplace Learning Agreement Form and Work, Health and Safety Checklist for placements scheduled in either of the above allocated weeks.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Career Counsellors