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Careers & VET Services


Towards the end of Term 2, Year 10 and 11 students have been hearing about the many subjects available to them in 2021 at St Michael’s College. In Term 3, students will be asked to submit a list of subjects they wish to study next year. In preparation for this, the Year 10 students review their subject choices within the PLP program.

This year we have the extensive Careers and VET Portal accessible on SEQTA by clicking on the black and green tile. It is the gateway to answering most career questions. Around Week 4, students will receive hard copies of resources to aid in the process, as well as attending extra assemblies outlining the 2021 Subject Selections. In terms of the extra support of Career Counselling, students who require assistance are encouraged to book in for an appointment with one of the Career Counsellors. There is a pre-appointment form to fill in before the first appointment to ensure students are well prepared to make the most of this session. Parents are also welcome to attend at the scheduled time. The Subject Selection process culminates in a Subject Counselling session where students and their parents attend a 10 minute review discussion of their subject choices to finalise selections.

At this stage, most students wait to receive their package of materials and attend the Subject Selection assemblies and respective Parent Evenings, so they have a more informed understanding of what is required. Careers appointments are about drilling down to the finer details, rather than having the process explained in advance. Please email your questions to rose.coorey@smc.sa.edu.au or anthony.vizaniaris@smc.sa.edu.au. For Vocational Education questions, please contact kevin.woolford@smc.sa.edu.au.


On Monday 3 August, a link will be sent for the video presentation of the Year 12 Parent SATAC pathway presentation. On Tuesday, the supporting PowerPoint with additional details and live links will be uploaded to the Careers and VET Portal.

Year 12 Students will receive their SATAC Materials on Wednesday 5 August and will attend a talk on Monday 10 August in the LEC to learn the mechanics of applying to SATAC for Uni and or TAFESA. The talk will start at 1:45 pm and finish at 2:45 pm.

 Alternative Pathways to University for 2021

Parents would have recently received a digital letter outlining the alternative pathways to University (other than just ATAR). We have placed the letter on the black green SEQTA Tile: Careers and VET Portal under Important Information/ Yr 12 Pastoral Careers Presentations/ Alternative Pathways to University Entrance 2020/ 21.

In the letter there is a link that takes parents to a form to give consent to upload information as part of the University of Adelaide Year 11 Conditional Offer application. If your son or daughter is interested in applying under this scheme, we ask that you click on the link and give consent by the 20 August. It is a bit of the “cart before the horse” as we will be explaining the scheme in full to students on Monday 10 August. You can leave it until after that date, or complete it now if you wish.

Making Contact with Universities

Flinders University

You can book in a time for a Flinders Careers Advisor to phone you back to discuss options at Flinders University. See: https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/contact-us/one-on-one-appointment

University of South Australia

UniSA has developed an online booking form for Year 12 students and parents to book a phone appointment with a Student Liaison Officer. These are 15 minute appointments aimed to answer any questions your students may have around degree information, entry requirements, pathways, and the application process. www.unisa.edu.au/schools/appointments

University of Adelaide

Go to: https://future.ask.adelaide.edu.au/

You can book in a 1:1 zoom chat at a particular time – see bottom of page.


TAFESA have a contacts page for email questions: https://www.tafesa.edu.au/about-tafesa/contact-us

Please note The TAFESA website is currently set up for Semester 2 2020 intake and will not be updated for 2021 pathway options until late August 2020.


During mid-August there will also be University Open Days where students and families can check in “virtually” at the University. To participate in these online events you need to register in advance.

University of Adelaide

University of SA

Flinders Uni

TABOR College

Torrens University

Central Queensland University

Charles Darwin University

Year 13 Future of Work EXPO


The Australian Sub Corp ASC are calling for applications for 2021 Apprenticeships. Applications close 18th August See: https://careersmanager.pageuppeople.com/436/cw/en/job/972558/asc-2021-national-apprenticeship-program

MEGT are accepting applications for the Microsoft IT Traineeships and many other apprenticeship areas See: https://www.megt.com.au/job-board

Please keep an eye on SEEK, as many companies are now recruiting for 2021. There are currently many Office Administration Traineeships on offer. https://www.seek.com.au/traineeship-jobs/in-South-Australia-SA

  • The next scheduled week for Work Experience is during the first week of Term 3 holidays Monday, 28 September to Friday, 2 October.
  • Students must return the completed Workplace Learning Agreement Form and the Work, Health & Safety Checklist to Ms Tidd nikki.tidd@smc.sa.edu.au in the LEC by  Week 7 (Thursday 3 September).
  • Students will then be booked in for a risk assessment with Mr Vizaniaris once the forms have been returned. This must take place prior to the student undertaking the placement.
  • A work experience placement cannot be authorised or covered by the College’s insurance unless all paperwork and preparation has been completed prior to the placement.
  • Work Experience students who do not meet the Week 7 deadline this term may have to rearrange their placement for the allocated weeks in Term 4, Weeks 7 and 8.
  • No placements can be authorised after 4 December 2020, so if students need to meet VET requirements, it should be a priority to complete the required hours in the Term 3 holiday period.

Contact Mr Vizaniaris if you have any questions: anthony.vizaniaris@smc.sa.edu.au



We have recently received information about available apprenticeships in the areas of hairdressing, bricklaying, metal fabrication, demolition, fitter/machinist and carpentry. Holding a Driver’s Licence is essential. See Mr Woolford in the Lasallian Education Centre if interested.