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Careers and VET Services

YEAR 12 STUDENTS

Year 12 students have received a detailed SEQTA Direct Message this term with important updates. This update includes TAFESA and SATAC updates, upcoming career events, ‘stress buster’ information and much more. We encourage students to share this information with parents/guardians.

UPCOMING CAREERS EVENTS

TAFESA Apprenticeships Traineeship Information Session
If students and families would like to know more about pathways for apprenticeships or traineeships, TAFESA are hosting an information session. Please click here for more information.

Interested in Engineering?
For more information about all the options in Engineering, students are encouraged to register to participate in the display of University of Adelaide Engineering Graduates project work at the Ingenuity event to be held on Tuesday 27 October. Please note you must register in advance. For more information click here.

SPACE CAREERS AND WORK EXPERIENCE
In the daily notices the College has been advertising opportunities for Year 11 students to apply for work experience within the SA Space Industry. It is a very involved and highly competitive application process, so interested students have been encouraged to book in and see Mr Vizaniaris this week.

South Australian secondary school students will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the state’s thriving space sector. This unique work experience program will give students personal insight into the space industry, an understanding of skills and qualifications required, networking opportunities and act as a catalyst for inspiring young people to pursue STEM careers.

Placements will be for 2-5 days, starting towards the end of November. Applications close midnight, Tuesday 27 October 2020.

YEAR 11 STUDENTS

The University of Adelaide have notified the College that the Year 11 grade conditional offer scheme established this year for current Year 12 students will be extended to 2021 Year 12 students. This provides current Year 11 students an added incentive to focus on achieving their highest possible grades this semester. This year the University of Adelaide considered students Year 12 Research Project grades, in addition to students four best SACE Stage 1 grades. For more information regarding the 2021 scheme program please click here.

YEAR 11 STUDENTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADVANCED STUDIES AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL

The University of Adelaide run a HeadStart Program where Year 11 students who have demonstrated significant aptitude in a subject area may wish to consider incorporating a University level subject(s) into their 2021 subject mix. Families who would like to know more about this as an option may wish to attend the upcoming information session at the University of Adelaide.

Registrations will fill fast so please register as soon as possible via this link. There are strict COVID guidelines we need to adhere to and because of this there is a very strict capacity for this event. It is advised that students only bring one parent/guardian with them and each attendee will need an individual registration.

Date: 11 November 2020
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: The Mezzanine, North Terrace Campus

For more information please click here. Any questions can be directed to headstart@adelaide.edu.au

Flinders University offer a similar scheme, for more information please click here.

Please note that at a school level we have some suggestions and guidelines around these types of opportunities therefore enrolment is not automatic.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Career Counsellors

APPRENTICESHIPS

The College receives a number of enquiries seeking school leavers interested in beginning an apprenticeship. Recently, we received opportunities in the following areas; electrical, refrigeration, automotive mechanic, metal engineering and machinists. A local hairdressing salon are seeking a current Year 10 student to begin a two year school based apprenticeship.

If you are interested and would like further information, please contact Mr Woolford via email or phone 8150 2351.

Mr Kevin Woolford, VET Coordinator