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Careers & VET Services

YEAR 12 STUDENTS

On Thursday 16 September, a SEQTA message was sent to all Year 12 students with some important reminders. Please ensure you read this message and share the information with your parents/caregivers. Students need to be aware that whilst the SATAC university application deadline falls in the holidays on 30 September, there is only effectively four school days left to make an appointment and get help if required. Students are asked to visit the LEC Main Desk to make an appointment.

FLINDERS UNIVERSITY YEAR 11 CONDITIONAL OFFER DEADLINE 30 SEPTEMBER

Students who wish to have a Conditional Offer to an eligible Flinders University Course (based on your best five Year 11 grades), they need to have the relevant course as the first preference on their completed SATAC application by 30 September. In addition to this, students also must have completed the details on the Year 11 Pathway section on the Flinders University website. Click here to fill in the form, you will need to scroll down until you reach ‘steps to apply’ and go to step two ‘online form link’.

To check what combination of grades is required for what courses see ‘Steps to Apply Step 1 List of Eligible Courses’ pamphlet. You can change preferences around 5 October as this will give Flinders time to capture and consider eligibility for an offer. This can be in addition to any offer you have from University of Adelaide and can be in addition to any offer you may have received from the Flinders University Assessment Centre Conditional Offer you may have participated in.

SATAC APPLICATIONS DUE: UNIVERSITY ON 30 SEPTEMBER AND TAFESA ASAP

UNIVERSITY

Please be aware that after 30 September it will cost $185 to apply and register on SATAC.

Once you submit and pay, that application can be changed all the way through to second semester next year as you may want to consider mid-year entry. Some courses have strict application deadlines, see the inside cover of the SATAC Guide for more information.

For most courses, once they are on your SATAC application by 1 December, they will be equally considered. You can add some after this date however they may not be considered equally if they have ‘closed’. Many courses have this flagged on the ‘Course Description’ on the SATAC website. You can change the order of your preferences all the way through to 10 January 2022.

You can also apply and defer and have the course on hold whilst you have a “gap year”.

TAFESA 

Please consider applying to TAFESA as soon as possible, it is free to apply and there are many TAFESA options with better employment outcomes than for University graduates. If you get an email to sit the CSPA Test please organise to do this ASAP – it could save you thousands of dollars!

Those who are looking to apply interstate must get onto their applications ASAP.

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE PARENTS ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION

Tuesday 21 September 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 

This is an online opportunity for parents, caregivers and families of high school students to meet experts from the Domestic Recruitment Team at The University of Adelaide and hear information about future tertiary applications.

At this 2021 Parent Information Session you will be able to hear about degree choices, SATAC procedures, timelines, support services, accommodation, and everything else that is involved in the lead up to life at university. There will also be a chance for you to ask questions or discuss anything else that they might be able to help with. Click here to access the zoom link.

FLINDERS UNIVERSITY UPDATE

Year 12 Enhanced Campus Tours 

We understand choosing a university is a big decision for students and Year 12s have had limited opportunities to visit universities throughout the pandemic. During the October school holidays, Year 12 students are invited to register for an Enhanced Campus Tour. This is an excellent opportunity to explore university life, take a campus tour and ask questions about future course options.

During student appointments they will meet with a Student Advisor to talk through their study options, followed by a current student-lead tour of the campus and the study interface showcasing an insider-view of what it’s like to study at Flinders.

Students are welcome to visit with friends or parents/caregivers. Flinders University look forward to welcoming you on their campus!

Open Days 365 – Explore Flinders all year round 

Flinders annual Open Days will be accessible to students all year round via their online Open Days 365 platform. They have developed an online program flyer for you to look at.

The Flinders Open Days 365 virtual platform will allow students to:

• Meet academics and students during year-round livestream information sessions
• Access more than 70 on-demand presentations on career and study areas
• Chat with study area experts about career pathways
• Engage with current students and alumni

Students can click here to register for Open Days, and then log-in to watch live. Each live session will be available on-demand for students shortly after the conclusion of the session.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN AVIATION

Hartwig Air Flight Academy located at Parafield Airport offers an Associate Degree in aviation through RMIT University. This is the ideal pathway for students looking at becoming professional pilots.

Interested St Michael’s College students can tour their facilities on 30 September from 2:00pm.

Please contact Liam Sullivan for more details: phone 0459 109 902 or email liam.sullivan@hartwigair.com.au

EDUCATION USA SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP

Interested in a pathway to study USA through a sports scholarship? Education USA Have many valuable online events coming up. Please here for more information.

JOB SEARCH UPDATE

Australian Public Service have advertised for applications from Year 12 students interested in securing employment in 2022. There are many government departments that take on Year 12 graduates. Applications close 1 October. Click here for more information. For more information on ‘job growth areas’, please click here to watch an informative video.

YEAR 12 ACCOUNTANCY PATHWAY

Year 12 students who are considering a career as an Accountant should email Ms Coorey ASAP as there is a wonderful opportunity to work and study with an Old Scholar’s dynamic new business.

A reminder to keep an eye on the Western Technical College ‘Jobs Board’ as many employers are contacting us for possible apprenticeships and this is where they are listed. This week there are opportunities in hairdressing carpentry and metals engineering. Click here to access this information.

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES

Key insights will be provided into animal behaviour, animal science and veterinary technology degrees, and discussions on how you can become a vet through University of Adelaide’s veterinary program. Register here.

HOLIDAY REVISION COURSES

We do not encourage promote or endorse any external revision programs as we believe there is plenty of resources and support here at the College. We provide the following links to external revision programs for a family’s own assessment and consideration:

Adelaide University Year 12 Revision, click here
Adelaide Tuition Centre Seminars,
click here
Adelaide Education Group Spring Revision Seminars, click here
Year 12 Accounting – If you are interested in a special free UniSA Exam Revision, there is a session being held on Saturday 23 October. Sessions will be delivered by UniSA’s teaching staff and is supported by the Business & Enterprise Teachers Association of SA Inc. Register here.

EY READY TO LAUNCH

Free Webinar, Tuesday 5 October 4:30 – 6:00 pm AEST

This event will give attendees an opportunity to start shaping their future careers – the focus will be on developing a global mindset and how they can start building future skills now.

What to expect:

  • Welcome and icebreaker
  • EY and the Future of Work – overview of EY and introduction to the Future of Work
  • Mindset over skillset – demonstrating the importance of mindset over skillset, how to develop a global mindset, and the importance of diversity within teams
  • Career Conversations – EY professionals will talk about their journey from high school to uni and then to EY. They will provide an overview of the work they do. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions
  • Getting future ready – Overview of future EY programs on offer to students and how/when to apply for these.

Click here to register.

YEAR 10 AND YEAR 11 STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MEDICINE DENTISTRY AND ORAL HEALTH

A SEQTA direct message was sent to all Year 10 and Year 11 students and parents alerting them to the very timely information accessible on the SEQTA Black Green Careers and VET tile: Important Information: Careers Presentations: 2021 Medicine Dentistry and Oral Health handout. There may even be interested Year 9 students who wish to check this out. We have asked any students who are interested in being added to an email distribution list for future updates to email rose.coorey@smc.sa.edu.au. We ask that students email and not parents on students’ behalf. We always try and encourage self management in terms of Career Planning.

PREPARING FOR THE UCAT

This week, in addition to all the information on the handout placed on the Careers and VET tile on SEQTA, we have heard from many UCAT Preparation companies with upcoming sessions. We remind families that UCAT ANZ and the participating universities do not recommend or endorse any UCAT preparation courses or tutoring as they believe there is enough free revision information available on the UCAT Website.

NIE

Considering a career in Medicine or Dentistry Oral Health? UCAT, Interviews, Med School Applications, and Pathways into Medicine and Dentistry will all be covered in a free webinar held on 11 October 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (AEST). Click here to register.

iCanMed

iCanMed are running a free two hour after school webinar about the UCAT, interviews and medical school selection process for Year 10 and 11 students from Westminster School and St Michael’s College.

The webinar will run from 4:30 pm on Tuesday 21 of September. Please click here to register ASAP and for more information regarding the session. 

iCanMed also provide a free resource for students and parents/caregivers.

FRASER’S UCAT

Over the past 10 years, Fraser’s has supported students pursuing the undergraduate and postgraduate pathways to Medicine & Dentistry with customised tutoring and resources. 

In early preparation for 2022 UCAT, they are partnering with schools to help expose Year 9 to 12 students to the key concepts tested in the UCAT. They offer a range of free events throughout the year to help students optimise their studies. 

They are offering students an opportunity to attend their upcoming free workshop on 26 September. The full-day workshop will include: 

  • Medical pathways seminar
  • UCAT-intensive workshop
  • Balancing UCAT + ATAR seminar

For more information about Fraser’s UCAT upcoming session, please email rishabh.goyal@frasersucat.com.au and click here to visit the website.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Careers Counsellors