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


An SMC old scholar is opening an Italian dessert bar in Findon later this month at 3/237 Grange Road Findon 5023 and seeks casual staff to join his team.

They are looking for students who have an interest in cooking or have past experience. The main duties will include:

  • Serving customers
  • Preparing food
  • Cleaning duties
  • Frying/cooking

Training will be provided for all students who are successful in their application.

If this sounds like you please send your resume to Zeppolenco@gmail.com


Cavpower is currently recruiting Diesel Mechanic (Heavy Vehicle) Apprentices for 2023. For students interested, more information is available at here.

Ms Leanne De Young, VET Coordinator


Students have now received all their subject selection materials and are working through this in Pastoral Care and in their PLP classes. Students should have familiarised themselves with the materials and looked at the 2023 Curriculum Booklet accessible on the Year 10 Portal and via the link sent out in emails. If students still require support in making appropriate subject selections they are invited to visit the LEC Desk in person and make an appointment with one of the Career Counsellors. They will be given an Appointment Preparation sheet to complete and will bring this to their 30 minute appointment. It is imperative that students begin this process ASAP as all online and hard copy forms need to be submitted by Wednesday 24 August. At the Subject Counselling Day on 30 August, the discussion is predominantly a review of the choices rather than starting from scratch therefore students are encouraged to research and have discussions before lodging their forms on August 24.


Given the complexity of the pathways into these very popular areas, the Careers Team will run a lunch time session this coming Wednesday, 17 August in LEC Room 3 to go over the requirements. We hope the timely presentation of these requirements will inform better subject selection decisions into Year 11 and 12. Interested students must attend this event rather than booking in for a separate counselling session as most questions will be answered during the session.


The pathway to being competitive for a Division 1 or Division 2 Sports Scholarship starts with Year 9 subjects and grades. There is a CORE subject requirement to be eligible. Students who wish to discuss this are invited to book in for Career Counselling appointment with Ms Coorey ASAP. The best place to start investigations is the US Consulate: EducationUSA Facebook page and to get an understanding of core course requirements, please click here.


The Careers Team have now sent the link to parents/caregivers to access the 2023 Year 12 Parent SATAC Talk video and it has also been posted on the Careers and Vet Portal Tile on SEQTA under Important Information Presentations. In the video and the PowerPoint presentation there is a great deal of information including links to the recently announced School Leaver ATO Job opportunites for 2023.

This coming Monday, August 15, we will be presenting to Year 12 students interested in a Tertiary pathway to university and/or TAFESA in the LEC Auditorium at 1:45pm to 2:30pm. Given the continuation of the Flinders University Year 11 Grade Conditional Pathway into 2023, even students who will not be eligible for an ATAR can get an offer to particular courses at Flinders based on their Year 11 grades. This may mean that some students are only now contemplating a pathway. The first deadline for Year 12 students in this category is Tuesday 23 August at 5:00pm for the University of Adelaide Conditional Offer scheme.


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