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Careers and VET Services


The last day to submit completed and signed work experience paperwork for the Term 3 school holidays is Week 7, Thursday 8 October. Forms are available from the LEC Reception Desk, please note that no late forms will be accepted.


As South Australia faces an unprecedented skills shortage across multiple industries, there are many apprenticeship and traineeship positions being advertised. This issue has been the focus of this week’s National Jobs and Skills Summit. We’ve recently been contacted by businesses who have a connection with the College who are keen to employ young school leavers.  These opportunities are described below:


An old scholar is looking to take on a first-year solid plastering apprentice – a school-based apprenticeship would be considered for the right applicant. Rendering makes up a large component of the work and you would also develop skills in venetian and indoor plastering.

Should you require any additional information or wish to discuss in further detail please contact Tom via email tomjlindsay@outlook.com

  • 2 x Carpentry Apprenticeships (commercial and industrial)
  • 2 x Roof Plumbing Apprenticeships (commercial and industrial)

Hi-Crete Roofing & Cladding seeks young school leavers with a positive, can-do attitude to join their team. You must be willing to learn and be comfortable using your initiative.

If this interests you,  please contact:
Shaun Plummer
Director, HiCrete Roofing & Cladding
265-273 Cormack Rd Wingfield
Moblie: 0400885737
Email: shaun@hicreteroofing.com.au


SA Power Networks are now accepting applications for their 2023 intake commencing in January and March.  Positions are located in metropolitan and regional locations. Applications close 18 September.

For more details please click here.


Carpenters: multiple positions
3x for the southern suburbs, no licence required for initial start (will consider school based).
3x or more for on site work, licence or accommodating parent/guardian required (will consider school based).

Timber Truss and Frame manufacturing trainees (18 month to 24 month traineeship)
2x Southern suburbs

Timber Manufactured Product Traineeship (18 month to 24 month traineeship)
2x Wingfield (will consider school based).

Bricklaying Apprenticeships
Licence or accommodating parent/guardian required (will consider school based).
Multiple positions available (3 to 4).
Retail or Warehousing Trainees
3 x positions West / Central and East

Contact details:
Ph: 1800 822 621

  • Agricultural Mechanical Technology – (Riverland)
  • Automotive Underbody Technology – (Mount Barker)
  • Baker – (Meningie)
  • Bricklaying – (Riverland & Adelaide)
  • Bricklaying & Block laying – (Murraylands & Adelaide Hills)
  • Cabinet Maker – (Murray Bridge)
  • Carpentry – (Adelaide, Gawler, Barossa & Norwood)
  • Carpentry/Installer – (Adelaide Hills)
  • Commercial Cookery – (Hay Valley)
  • Concreting – (Riverland)
  • Electrical Machine Repair – (Glandore)
  • Electrician – (Glandore)
  • Engineering Fabrication – (Murray Bridge, Adelaide Hills, Regency Park & Renmark)
  • Engineering Mechanical – (McLaren Vale & Renmark)
  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology – (Murray Bridge & Riverland)
  • Plumbing – (Stirling)
  • Wall & Ceiling Tiling – (Adelaide)
  • Business Administration – (Adelaide & Hilton)
  • Business Finance – (Murray Bridge)
  • Horticulture – (Riverland)
  • Agricultural Mechanical Technology – (Karoonda)
  • Automotive Underbody – (Mount Barker)
  • Baker – (Meningie)
  • Bricklaying – (Riverland & Adelaide)
  • Bricklaying & Block laying – (Murraylands & Adelaide Hills)
  • Business Administration – (Hilton & Murray Bridge)
  • Carpentry – (Adelaide, Gawler, Barossa Norwood & Goolwa)
  • Commercial Cookery – (Hay Valley)
  • Concreting – (Riverland)
  • Electrician – (Riverland)
  • Engineering Fabrication – (Regency Park & Renmark)
  • Engineering Mechanical – (Renmark)
  • Horticulture – (Riverland)
  • Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology – (Riverland)
  • Plumbing – (Stirling)
  • Wall & Ceiling Tiling – (Adelaide)

Job descriptions can be viewed online by clicking here. If you are interested in any of these jobs, please register online and email your resume to admin@mtesa.com.au

Ms Leanne De Young, VET Coordinator


Registrations are now open for the next round of Talent Search testing! SASI want to identify high school students who have the potential to achieve success at the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics. Their sessions involve a range of tests that provide each participant with a personalised report of their top five sports.

Click here to register for the October school holidays testing.


We remind students choosing subjects in Year 9 2023, that even the Defence Force likes to see a continuation of Maths and Science subjects for General Entry. If you do not select Aerodynamics and Chemistry as a second semester Science subject in Year 10 you may be ineligible for some General Entry pathways as there is an expectation of two semesters of Science in Year 10. Students interested in the Defence Force have many virtual events coming up. Click here for more information.

ADFA is where students live in at ADFA Canberra, study for a degree through UniNSW (no debt) and begin Officer training. Any Year 11 student contemplating applying to ADFA are encouraged to begin research and applications this term.

Adelaide: Army Airforce Navy: Trade Careers Information Session
Thursday 8 September 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (ACST)
Register here.


We encourage all Year 10 to 12 students to create an account on the Careers and VET Portal. It is accessed via the SEQTA Homepage: the Black and Green tile. Students can access many resources and see on the opening screen many upcoming Career Events. We ask students that they only register with their St Michael’s College email account and not a private email accounts.


For majority of TAFESA courses, the minimum age to apply is 16 years and not a current school student. As such, some Year 11 students may contemplate applying for a course in 2023. Whilst SACE completion is required for some courses, it is not required for most.

This week’s announcement by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese heard that the National Cabinet has reached an agreement to create 180,000 fee-free TAFE places for 2023, which will be a $1.1 billion package. In terms of how this plays out is SA, we will have to keep an eye on the subsidised fee section on the relevant TAFE course page. We anticipate this will not be updated for a while. Please note, not all TAFESA courses will be free.

We hope any student interested in a TAFESA course for 2023 has now applied on the SATAC website. As emphasised in both presentations, any student contemplating a TAFESA pathway is encouraged to apply via SATAC as soon as possible. Nursing has now become competitive meaning there are more applications than places available. Once all Course Admission requirements are met by the due dates, offers will be made by earliest date of the SATAC application as the selection criteria. Not all courses have this method of selection.

There are upcoming Information sessions in the area of Fashion and Merchandising and combined courses with Flinders University. Please click here for more information .

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Career Counsellors