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Careers and VET Services


Football SA are seeking a Junior Staff member (preferably aged 15-16) to work in their Canteen. Candidates must be able to work at Adelaide Shores Football Centre (West Beach) and VALO Football Centre (Angle Park) on Friday nights, weekends and occasional weeknights.

Please include your availability with your resume. To submit your resume or for more information please contact Mercedes at mercedes.clarson@footballsa.com.au.


Western Technical College in Rosewater, where many of our VET Courses are delivered (Construction, Metal Engineering and Hair, and Makeup), advertise a range of available jobs on their ‘JOBS BOARD’. While most are apprenticeship based, there are others that may interest our students. There’s currently a job available at Harley Heaven as a Motorcycle Spare Parts Interpreter. This is certainly ‘heaven’ for a Harley enthusiast! The JOBS BOARD is always refreshed. See all available opportunities by clicking here.


Renewal SA’s Work Program has work experience opportunities in the areas of Marketing and Communications as well as Commercial Real Estate. If interested, please see Mr Woolford or Mr Vizaniaris for more information.

Mr Kevin Woolford, VET Coordinator


On Sunday 28 March, this year’s most important Career Expo will be held. South Australian and interstate tertiary providers and major employers will be there for inspiration, research and individual questions. There will be a schedule of presentations that you can register to attend closer to the date. For more information click here.


The Careers Portal can be accessed from the black and green tile on SEQTA.

This year the Commonwealth Government has extended the career research website ‘myfuture’ to all school students. We encourage all students to register on the myfuture website to utilise the myriad of resources available.



Students can get a taste for the shipbuilding industry with a free online ‘Shipbuilding Taster Course’. The course is designed to provide an overview of the work happening across Australia and the many career opportunities this work will provide.

You will gain an understanding of common shipbuilding terminology, production processes and increase your knowledge of some of the most technologically advanced programs in the world, and begin your journey to a rewarding, life-long career in Naval Shipbuilding!

Click here to have a go at the 30 minute free online quiz.


For students who take part in community service and volunteering there is significant rewards on offer at La Trobe University. La Trobe has a special admissions program that goes beyond the ATAR to factor in community service and leadership when making offers. Applications open in April. LaTrobe has campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton, Melbourne, Sydney and online.

The Aspire Early Admissions Program rewards your involvement in community, leadership and volunteering with an early conditional offer into your chosen course at La Trobe. This means you’ll know if you have a place at university in September or sooner! You’ll also receive exclusive benefits designed to nurture your skills and give you the support you need to succeed at La Trobe and beyond.

Some of the courses in the scheme include Dental Science, OT and Physio.

Please click here for more information.


ANU in Canberra have their alternative admissions pathway applications open on 3 March. Students can be considered based on their Year 11 results, as well as other factors such as community service. For more information click here.


Applications are open for Year 12 students who live in Australia outside of Victoria, or in New Zealand, to join our online community of Aspiring Scholars. Students in this program are connected by their interest in moving to Melbourne to study at the University of Melbourne.

Through the community, students gain exclusive access to the Aspiring Scholars 2021 Facebook group where they’ll:

  • Get to know an Australian/New Zealand network of like-minded high achieving students.
  • Uncover our University community and get a taste of life at Melbourne.
  • Have access to a dedicated staff member for support and to answer any questions you have throughout the year.
  • Receive exclusive invites to webinars and information sessions on topics related to the Melbourne curriculum, choosing the right degree, finding accommodation and help with applying through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
  • Be invited to meet staff members and other Aspiring Scholars in your state at networking events (dependent on travel restrictions).
  • Have the chance to win a trip to the University of Melbourne’s 2021 Open Day to explore the campus (dependent on travel restrictions).

If you are a high-achieving student with an interest in future study at Melbourne, you are encouraged to fill out the application form by clicking here. Applications close 7 March 2021.


Year 11 or Year 12 students contemplating one of the work experience opportunities below must meet the St Michael’s College preparation requirements as outlined previously. Please email Mr Anthony Vizaniaris if you are unsure of this. No work placement can be approved without prior requirements completed. Please note that Year 10 students are not covered in our work experience program unless it is a compulsory requirement in their VET course.

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Work Experience Program
SAHMRI provides work experience as an opportunity for participants to gain an understanding in health and medical research and the transformation of research into health outcomes. The SAHMRI work experience program has been developed for students to work in and be exposed to a variety of research programs and themes, such as our Aboriginal health equity theme, cancer program, heart and vascular health, and Hopwood Centre for Neurobiology. They are offering a limited number of students who are currently undertaking Year 11 or Year 12 the opportunity for a work experience placement. You will gain a practical understanding of the different types of work in our research areas, which may help you when making your career decisions. SAHMRI will be running two work experience programs in 2021. Each program runs for one week, and program two may fall during your school holidays. Please ensure that you are available to attend the full program before applying.

Program One: 28 June – 2 July 2021. Applications close 3 May 2021.
Program Two: 27 September – 1 October 2021. Applications close 2 August 2021.

Click here for more information.

Work Experience at SA Water
Work experience is the ideal way to immerse yourself in a career. If you’re interested in a career in the water industry, a work experience placement will allow you to work with industry leaders and specialist staff as you complete your course requirements.

There are work experience placements arranged for:

  • Engineering
  • Life sciences
  • Laboratory
  • Chemistry
  • Information technology
  • Finance

For more information please click here.

Work Experience at the Adelaide Festival Centre
Are you a student who is organised, creative and passionate about the arts? Are you interested in pursuing a career in arts administration, programming, marketing or visual arts? If so, we encourage you to apply for work experience at Adelaide Festival Centre during the 2021 school year.

The Adelaide Festival Centre Work Experience Program 2021 will involve two placement weeks with four students on each placement. Students must be in Year 10 or 11 in 2021 to participate in this year’s program.

The first placement is from Monday 5 July to Friday 9 July 2021 and the second placement is from Monday 27 September to Friday 1 October 2021.

Please note that places are limited and very competitive. In your application, please be sure to detail your experience in, and passion for, the arts and why you would be a great fit for the program.

Please click here for more information.

2022 Defence Force GAP Year Program
Year 12 students may wish to investigate the 2022 Defence Force Gap year program. Please be aware that the programs deemed most popular will fill up. However, they are still accepting applications for Cabin Crew with the Airforce. It is a 12 month program with no requirement to commit to the service at the end of the program and you get paid whilst doing your gap year. Please note that there is an upcoming information session on 18 March.

Please click here for more information.

The Defence Force will be holding the following information sessions. Please click the title links to register in advance.

Navy Careers Information Session
Date: 9 March
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Adelaide Defence Force Recruiting Centre

ADFA Information Session
Date: 11 March
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Adelaide Defence Force Recruiting Centre

Gap Year Information Session
Date: 18 March
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Adelaide Defence Force Recruiting Centre

Indigenous Pathways Information Session
Date: 23 March
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Adelaide Defence Force Recruiting Centre

Women in Defence Information Session
Date: 24 March
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Adelaide Defence Force Recruiting Centre

Army Reserve Information Session Evening
Date: 30 March
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Keswick Barracks

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Career Counsellors