Absentee Line - Text 0417 596 611 or Phone Primary 8150 2397, Secondary 8150 2323 or Email student.reception@smc.sa.edu.au

Careers and VET Services


As South Australia faces an unprecedented skills shortage across multiple industries, there are many apprenticeship and traineeship positions being advertised. Here are just a few opportunities for students to consider:

School Based Apprenticeships
Automotive Body Repair Technician – (Loxton)
Automotive Underbody – (Mount Barker)
Baker – (Meningie)
Bricklaying and Blocklaying – (Murraylands and Adelaide Hills)
Business Administration – (Hilton)
Carpentry – (Adelaide, Norwood, and Goolwa)
Commercial Cookery – (Hay Valley)
Fabrication – (Regency Park)
Horticulture – (Riverland)
Plumbing – (Stirling)
Wall and Ceiling Tiling – (Adelaide)

Arboriculture – (Murray Bridge)
Business Administration – (Adelaide and Hilton)
Events Trainee – (Murray Bridge)
Horticulture – (Riverland)

Full Time Apprenticeships
Automotive Body Repair Technology – (Riverland)
Automotive Underbody Technology – (Mount Barker)
Baker – (Meningie)
Bricklaying and Blocklaying – (Murraylands and Adelaide Hills)
Cabinet Maker – (Murray Bridge)
Carpentry – (Adelaide and Norwood)
Carpentry/Installer – (Adelaide Hills)
Commercial Cookery – (Hay Valley)
Electrical Machine Repair – (Glandore)
Electrician – (Glandore)
Fabrication – (Murray Bridge, Adelaide Hills, and Regency Park)
Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology – (Murray Bridge)
Mechanical Engineering – (McLaren Vale)
Plumbing – (Stirling)
Sign Writer – (Murray Bridge)
Wall and Ceiling Tiling – (Adelaide)

Job descriptions can be viewed here


TAFE SA will be conducting a series of information sessions in the month of August, promoting the post school options in the Defence Industry. The next information Session will be held at TAFE SA Regency campus on Tuesday 23 August from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Students who are interested to learn more about the possibility of a rewarding career in Defence can click here for more information.

For more information please click here.

Ms Leanne De Young, VET Coordinator


To ensure families can make the most of the Tertiary Pathways Night (with representation of the major SA Universities, TAFESA and SA Police) here at the College on the evening of Monday 8 August, we are offering a video presentation of the Year 12 SATAC presentation rather than present in person. We will be sending a link to the Parent Presentation on Thursday 11 August, apologies for the delay. We hope as a family you can now attend the event together, anytime between 6:00 – 8:00 pm. More information to come next week.


Students and their families predominantly in Years 10 – 12, are encouraged to attend the events listed below which may provide career opportunities previously not considered and to delve more deeply into Career paths currently being considered.

The Universities and TAFE open up like this once per year and you need to register in advance to attend. We hope this weekend you can sit down as a family and book into talks etc. that you may wish to attend.

University of Adelaide

On campus: Sunday, 14 August | Online: Friday, 19 August

Note: You need to register for both online and/or on campus – please be warned, it will book out!

Click here >  Open Day

Plan your day if attending on Campus here > Open Day Planner

UniSA Open Days

Online and On Campus > UniSA Open Day
Register for UniSA Open Days here > UniSA Open Day Registration

Online – Virtual Open Day, Tuesday 9 August, 4:00pm – 8:00pm 

Access all of your study and career information in one place. You can download resources, watch a degree presentation and join a live Q&A. You can also explore our student life and support services, or take a virtual tour around our campuses.

On Campus from 7-28 August 

Get to know UniSA by meeting teachers and explore the campus. Learn about your degree and career options by attending a panel presentation, tour the unique learning spaces and facilities, visit an information booth to connect with staff and students, talk to career advisers, or go through the university application process and alternative entry pathways (including UniSA College) with the UniSA team. Requires pre-registration.

  • City West + City East Campus Open Day, Sunday 14 August, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mawson Lakes Campus Open Day, Sunday 21 August, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Magill Campus Open Day, Wednesday 24 August, 4:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Mount Gambier Campus Open Day, Sunday 7 August, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Whyalla Campus Open Day, Sunday 28 August, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Flinders University Open Days

Bedford Park: Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August 2022
Tonsley Campus: Friday 20 August

On Campus, register here

They have set Course talks and exciting displays, see the timetable here > Timetable

Online 365: Flinders provide extensive videos accessible all year at Flinders Online 365 > Online 365 Registration


Information Sessions
Many TAFESA Courses have Information Sessions scheduled on 10 and 24 August
There are many sessions covering everything from Acting to Veterinary Nursing, please check the list carefully. You need to register in advance > TAFESA Info Session

Defence Industry
TAFESA are also running a session on Careers Courses in the Defence Industry – Wednesday 17 August from 6.30-7.30 pm at the TAFE SA Regency Park (137 Days Road, Regency Park – Room H77). As the number of major Australian defence projects increase over the next decade, the demand for highly skilled and industry-ready employees is on the rise.
If you’re keen to work in this ever-expanding industry, attend our information session on Wednesday 17 August to learn about opportunities and TAFESA courses aligned to this industry.  It’s a chance for you to ask questions so you can choose the study path that’s right for you.

Check out their specialised webpage on Defence > Defence Info Session

Register your interest


Discovery Day
Not sure about your next step? An ICHM Discovery Day could be for you! ICHM Discovery Days aim to get you thinking differently about your post-high school studies and career development, covering a range of exciting topics including international business and tourism, luxury hotel design and hospitality opportunities. So join us for a day of fun and discovery while finding out about different areas of learning, that could help you develop and explore a future in hospitality and business management.

Wed 5 Oct 2022 9:30am – 3:30pm

ICHM Discovery Day Registration

What is included?

  • Interactive sessions with ICHM lecturers and key staff
  • Lunch with ICHM staff and students
  • Behind the scenes tours of Adelaide’s finest hotels and venues

Torrens University Virtual Open Day

Tuesday 16 August 2022: VirtualVirtual Open Day Registration

University of Melbourne Open Day

Register ASAP if interested in attending. Sunday 21 August 2022 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Register > Click Here

Mrs Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Career Counsellors