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Careers and VET Services

YEAR 12 STUDENTS

We have 90 Year 12 students who have received either one or more conditional offers for a University course in 2021. Historically we see well over 95% of our Year 12 students who have applied to SATAC receive an offer based on the ATAR selection rank. Given the new conditional offer programs from Flinders University and The University of Adelaide, we will not have the same levels of apprehension leading into the SACE results release day scheduled for 15 December, or the SATAC first round offers scheduled for 15 January.

We remind students to ensure they have completed all aspects of their SATAC applications. Some students need to upload their Teaching Capabilities Statement by 1 December, some have yet to pay their SATAC fee, and others can see on the welcome page that their Certificate 3 certificate/transcript may need to be submitted or students who are eligible for equity bonus points may need to have uploaded evidence. Unfortunately, at our end there is much we are not privy to, so we cannot remind students of all required information. If in doubt, please send Ms Coorey or Mr Vizaniaris an email. In addition to this, we wish to clarify for students who will have a completed ‘approved’ Certificate 3 by the end of November that the College will upload this to SACE so it becomes a ‘recognised studies’ subject and contributes to the ATAR calculation. There is nothing that students will need to do for this. If any student feels they will not have their Certificate 3 completed and resulted by 25 November they must contact a careers counsellor urgently.

MUSIC GRANT FOR YEAR 12 STUDENTS

Australian band, The Rubens, are offering 10 $500 music grants to Year 12 students. Please click here for more information about this exciting opportunity. Applications close 1 November 2020.

UPCOMING CAREERS EVENTS

Defence Force Recruiting would like to invite you to their upcoming Army Reserve information session at Keswick Barracks.

You can learn more about Army Reserve opportunities in your local area and chat to current Army Reservists. You’ll hear about their experiences, opportunities for development, and the unique rewards that come with a role in the Army Reserve and you’ll be able to ask questions and learn how the Army Reserve can fit around your lifestyle. Please click here to register.

Date: Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Keswick Barracks, Adelaide
RSVP: Monday, 2 November 2020

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 next week. You can join the panel on campus and chat to the expert presenters before or after the session. Please click here to register.

Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Time: 5:45pm – 7:00pm
Location: TAFE SA Adelaide City Campus

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 a 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 Counsellor