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Careers and VET Services

Jobs in Defence and Space

There have been numerous articles in this week’s media about skill shortages in the Defence and Space industries here in SA. Everything from Engineering and Human Resources to Cybersecurity

Lot 14 now have there own Jobs Board and it is very interesting to see some of the innovative job titles popping up (Space Operators and Threat Analysers) and the strength of the companies based here in SA

For students even from Yr 10 we encourage you to broaden your horizons and look into the variety of jobs in this sector

Click on the hyperlinks below:

https://sasic.sa.gov.au/
Job Portal | Lot Fourteen

https://careers.sa.gov.au/explore-industries/jobs-in-space

https://www.industry.gov.au/australian-space-discovery-centre/pathways-career-space

See under Big Opportunities for Work Experience in Space Industry Applications closing 17th November 2022.

Year 12 SACE Results Monday 19th December

We wish the Year 12 students all the best in the final stage of their SACE assessments and we will continue to send students and parent Career information emails right through until SACE results release. Monday 19th December will be the day we will be here at the College to support students on SACE Results Release Day.

It is important that students have had a practice log on to SACE Students Online THIS WEEK and make sure they have an active PIN. See: https://apps.sace.sa.edu.au/students-online/login.do

In the coming weeks Students Online shuts down in the lead up to results.

Year 11 and Year 12 SACE Community Learning Extra SACE Points

Students can get extra SACE points for their participation in various approved Community Learning activities. These points cannot contribute to the compulsory sections within SACE, but once listed, they do generate points in excess of the 200 required to achieve SACE. There is no other advantage of having extra SACE points beyond the set 200, but it may be nice to have the actual approved Community Learning Activity acknowledged and recorded on a student’s SACE Record of Achievement. Note: If these qualifications are used for other SACE Credits like Cert 3 in Public Safety Aquatics, they cannot be counted in the Community Learning category as well.

If students have been involved in Community experiences like Surf Lifesaving, Duke of Edinburgh, Music and Dance qualifications, Cadets, etc then it is worth checking out the link of approved involvement.

If a student wishes to claim these SACE points they can collect a form from the Display Wall in the LEC, complete it and attach colour photocopies of the required certificates and return to Mr Schirripa via Student Service ASAP. Ms Coorey, Career Counsellor is also available to help with any questions.

Graduating Year 12 students looking for an overseas experience in 2023

Camp America

Camp Counsellor USA
CCUSA is one of Australia’s top summer camp and international work adventure specialist
We have something for everyone!

WORK IN SUMMER CAMPS: You could be working at a summer camp in America, Canada, Croatia or Russia, leading a group of children in various activities including sports, arts, water and outdoor adventures and many more.

  • WORK IN SKI RESORTS: Spend a winter season working and playing at one of the premier ski resorts in the US & Canada.
  • WORK IN THE UK: Pubs work
  • WORK IN USA: Job in your degree field, Tourism, Hospitality and many more.

These are just a few of the great opportunities CCUSA can provide you!

Since 1985, we have been dedicated to providing the highest level of service in summer camp jobs, work and travel experiences and volunteer adventures. We have placed hundreds of thousands of young people in positions at summer camps and seasonal jobs across the USA, as well as in other countries around the world.
CCUSA is an American owned company whose head office is based in San Rafael, California. With a fulltime office and many more local representatives based right here in Australia – we have the support network, knowledge and expertise to assist you in your ultimate international adventure.
If you’re ready to take off on your own overseas adventure, simply browse through our available programs and pick one that is perfect for you. We’ll help you do the rest.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Flinders | Creative Arts & Industries – Livestream Information Session

Friday 2 December 2022, 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Online

Find out more about our Creative Arts & Industry options at Flinders. We will cover entry requirements, course content, placement opportunities and specialisation options including

FLINDERS Digital Media, Festivals and Arts Production, Film and Television, Interactive Design, Music, Theatre and Performance and Writing and Publishing.

Flinders | Music – Livestream Information Session

Monday 5 December 2022, 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Online

If you’re passionate about music and are looking for a way to make it your career, then this is the session for you. Suited to those who would like to gain key industry knowledge as well as business and marketing skills to be successful professionals in a competitive environment, this music degree is ideal for passionate musicians and budding industry professionals.

This session will cover entry requirements, course content, placement opportunities and specialisation options. Find out more.

Scholarships Year 12 students can apply for:

Playford Trust Resources Sector Engineering Scholarship: Mining Engineering or Petroleum Engineering at the University of Adelaide

Value: $20,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: October 3, 2022 – January 20, 2023

Up to 20 scholarships are now available for talented Year 12 STEM students hoping to study either Mining Engineering or Petroleum Engineering at the University of Adelaide. Find out more

Ehrenberg-Bass Undergraduate Scholarship: University of South Australia Undergraduate Marketing degrees

Value: $10,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

The Ehrenberg-Bass Institute is offering up to ten scholarships for students commencing study from 2023 in one of the University of South Australia Undergraduate Marketing degrees for the first time. Find out more

Work Experience Opportunities

Applications are open for Space Industry Work Experience Program 3 (2021-2022)

Application Period: Tuesday 19th October, 2021 – COB Wednesday 17th November, 2021

The South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC) and the Commonwealth funded SA Student Pathways Program within the SA Department for Education have opened applications for the structured Space Industry Work experience program using the Workplace Learning Procedures 2016 that are endorsed by government and non-government schooling sectors for all workplace learning undertaken by school students in South Australia.

Please note when registering for WorkPRO, currently only Government schools are listed as an option, for Catholic and Independent school students please just choose your closest Government school to continue registration. This will not affect your final certificate and registration of a fully completed application for the Space Industry Work Experience Program.

Student applications for the work experience program will be completed and submitted online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GMB3FVP and students will be notified by email about their application registration and advised whether they have been shortlisted after applications have been reviewed by SASIC and the Department for Education.

To have their applications fully registered students will need to complete all questions on the online application, including submission of the following;

  • Complete the online Workplace Learning Self-Assessment course at creating-a-plink-account-and-logging-on-to-workpro-3.pdf (whs.sa.edu.au), save the Certificate of Completion as a pdf and submit the certificate pdf file.
    • Students who are not Department for Education should use their school email
    • Students who have previously completed the WorkPRO or previous certificate before 30th September, 2020 need to complete the WorkPRO Refresher Modules.
    • Submit signed endorsement form from Parents/Guardian (Teacher Reference/Principal & Caregiver Endorsement Form)
    • Submit a signed endorsement from a Teacher including a written reference (Teacher Reference/Principal & Caregiver Endorsement Form)
    • Submit a signed endorsement from their school Principal submitted with the final application (Teacher Reference/Principal & Caregiver Endorsement Form)
    • Submit a student declaration within the survey (up to 300 words) discussing why they should be chosen for the Work Experience Pilot Program
    • Submit a signed media release form https://www.education.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/consent-form-use-likeness-child-student.pdf?v=1629439138
Last call for Year 11 students contemplating a University Subject in 2023

Within SACE there are very generous provisions for a Year 12 student to undertake a University/ Higher Education Subject. Students apply to the College for approval and then to the University. Students can undertake one subject each semester and it can contribute to a students ATAR. BUT please be aware because it is factored in to the ATAR as Recognised Studies, only the University Higher Ed subject(s) or a Certificate 3 can be included. Given the value of the experience in transitioning to university, the very generous conversation of a University grade to a scaled score, and possibly the opportunity to get credit at that particular University it is something high achieving students should consider. For students aiming for an ATAR above 98 and who are very organised. It does require a very independent, self-motivated approach. Students can pick options where they attend the university in person or do subjects online. We have emailed all Year 11 students directly and students can collect a handout from the Display Wall in the LEC. Interested students need to submit the St Michael’s application by November 18th to Mr O’Reilly in Student Services. It is very important that the expression of interest is driven by the student as a measure of their personal interest and commitment. We do not approve students taking on Higher Education on top of a full load back at St Michael’s College. If students want more information they can book in to see Ms Coorey, Career Counsellor.

Some links to dive deeper:
The conversion from the University level of achievement to Scaled Score for ATAR is very generous
See: https://www.satac.edu.au/recognised-studies

More Information can be found at:
University of Adelaide HeadStart Program

https://www.adelaide.edu.au/headstart/

Note: There is an upcoming information session, but this is held after Expression of Interest forms due here at the College: The annual Headstart Scholarship Program Information session has been scheduled the details are below:

Wednesday 23rd November
5:30 – 6:30pm
Braggs Lecture Theatre

Hear more about: Entry criteria and application, What to expect, Services available to support Headstart participants, SACE recognition and contribution towards the Selection Rank.
Registrations are mandatory and must be done so through this link:

Flinders University Extension Studies Program

University of South Australia Accelerate Program

Note: The UniSA Accelerate applications close Wednesday 30 November 2022
UniSA Accelerate Webinar

Date: Tuesday 8 November
Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm (ACST)
Registrations: Online

Big Opportunities: Holiday Courses and Work Experience 2023

We provide the information below for your families own consideration and assessment. We do not endorse or recommend such programs. All costs are paid for by the Families.

Duke at the ZOO Register your interest ASAP

We provide the information below for your families own consideration and assessment. We do not endorse or recommend such programs. All costs are paid for by the Families.

Zoos South Australia is the first zoo in the world to be an accredited Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Centre.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development program, empowering young people to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance.

As a non-formal education framework, the Award can play a vital role in providing opportunities for young people to develop essential life skills, increase their employability and foster their creativity and innovation.

The Award is transforming individuals, communities and societies around the world. We have developed nine impact measures to quantify and explain the relationship between short term personal outcomes in young people and the longer term social impact of the Award. It is likely to take many years for the results of the impact measures to become evident, therefore we have also established a set of ten outcome measures that can be observed in the short-term. We are currently measuring these outcomes in young people doing the Award and will report on them shortly.

The Zoos SA program is open to adventurers aged 16-20, and will run as a course parallel to the school year, February to November with classes at both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park.

The program will involve participants developing skills to support the Adventurous Journey section of the Award as well as the Leadership component. In addition to this, all participants will complete the Service section of the Award with monthly activities at Monarto Safari Park. See ‘Dates and locations for more details’.

In 2023, we are proud to offer a significant number of subsidised places for participants from disadvantaged background thanks to our new partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Defence Force Work Experience Opportunities for 2023 now open

The Defence Work Experience Program provides opportunities for young Australians interested in a career at Defence to gain exposure to the type of work that is available.

Defence is committed to providing a national work experience program designed to:

  • demonstrate the wide variety of interesting careers available within Defence
  • ease the transition of students into the workplace
  • contribute to the development of the skills of young Australians.

Opportunities are available for both secondary and tertiary students and participants must be in Year 11 or Year 12 in 2023.

Applications are open for Space Industry Work Experience Program 3 (2021-2022)

Application Period: Tuesday 19th October, 2021 – COB Wednesday 17th November, 2021

The South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC) and the Commonwealth funded SA Student Pathways Program within the SA Department for Education have opened applications for the structured Space Industry Work experience program using the Workplace Learning Procedures 2016 that are endorsed by government and non-government schooling sectors for all workplace learning undertaken by school students in South Australia.

Please note when registering for WorkPRO, currently only Government schools are listed as an option, for Catholic and Independent school students please just choose your closest Government school to continue registration. This will not affect your final certificate and registration of a fully completed application for the Space Industry Work Experience Program.

Student applications for the work experience program will be completed and submitted online and students will be notified by email about their application registration and advised whether they have been shortlisted after applications have been reviewed by SASIC and the Department for Education.

To have their applications fully registered students will need to complete all questions on the online application, including submission of the following;

  • Complete the online Workplace Learning Self-Assessment course at creating-a-plink-account-and-logging-on-to-workpro-3.pdf (whs.sa.edu.au), save the Certificate of Completion as a pdf and submit the certificate pdf file.
    • Students who are not Department for Education should use their school email
    • Students who have previously completed the WorkPRO or previous certificate before 30th September, 2020 need to complete the WorkPRO Refresher Modules.
    • Submit signed endorsement form from Parents/Guardian (Teacher Reference/Principal & Caregiver Endorsement Form)
    • Submit a signed endorsement from a Teacher including a written reference (Teacher Reference/Principal & Caregiver Endorsement Form)
    • Submit a signed endorsement from their school Principal submitted with the final application (Teacher Reference/Principal & Caregiver Endorsement Form)
    • Submit a student declaration within the survey (up to 300 words) discussing why they should be chosen for the Work Experience Pilot Program
    • Submit a signed media release form https://www.education.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/consent-form-use-likeness-child-student.pdf?v=1629439138

 

NIE | Academic Insights Program Webinar

We provide the information below for your families own consideration and assessment. We do not endorse or recommend such programs. All costs are paid for by the Families.

Monday 14 November 2022, 7:00 pm

Online

The Immerse Education Summer School in Sydney is a unique opportunity for participants to live and study in the highest-ranked university in Australia, The University of Sydney.

During this webinar, we will discuss how this immersive Academic Insights summer program will provide ambitious high school students with an unrivaled experience studying undergraduate-level subjects at the University of Sydney.

Webinar topics:

  • A detailed look at the Academic Insights Program; syllabus, curriculum details, and program inclusions.
  • Summer School program benefits and how it can help with gaining admission into highly competitive undergraduate courses, like medicine & dentistry. Find out more.
Academic Insights Summer Programme

Wednesday 4 January 2023, 9:00 am – Saturday 14 January 2023, 5:00 pm

The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus

This Summer School in Sydney is a unique opportunity for you to live and study in the highest ranked university in Australia for graduate employability.

The immersive Academic Insights summer programme provides ambitious high school students from around Australia and the world with an unrivalled experience studying undergraduate-level subjects at the University of Sydney.

In enrolling in this programme, you’ll benefit from expert teaching, blended with admissions sessions and essential skill development. Each subject follows a specifically-designed summer school syllabus combining theoretical knowledge with practical application.

Immerse Education tutors from the world-leading university of Oxford and Cambridge will support students in forming a strong foundational knowledge, understanding, and skillset within their field of interest. Students will uncover their academic potential, by choosing from the below subjects:

STEM Accelerator Tour 2023

We provide the information below for your families own consideration and assessment. We do not endorse or recommend such programs. All costs are paid for by the Families.

Thursday 5 January 2023, 9:00 am – Wednesday 18 January 2023, 5:00 pm

United States

Do you have a passion for STEM and do you want to learn how it is shaping the world we live in? Join Crimson’s exclusive tour of the USA in January 2023 and be inspired for your future.

Be immersed in a stimulating learning environment with other like-minded students from across the world and accelerate your growth.

  • Meet and learn from NASA Research Scientists
  • Get behind the scenes of Silicon Valley Giants
  • Explore some of the world’s top universities
  • Immerse yourself within US Culture
  • Travel with an international group of like-minded students

Explore some of the world’s top universities to see the opportunities that they could open for your own future. Find out more.

The Santos Science Experience

We provide the information below for your families own consideration and assessment. We do not endorse or recommend such programs. All costs are paid for by the Families.

The Santos Science Experience is a unique program for students in Years 9 and 10, taking place in over thirty-five universities and tertiary institutions across the country. Each program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work. Programs can vary from between 1 to 4 days in length. Programs run throughout the year in multiple locations. Take a look at upcoming dates here. The Santos Science Experience

Exploring Self-Employment Workshop

We provide the information below for your families own consideration and assessment. We do not endorse or recommend such programs. All costs are paid for by the Families.

Monday 20 February 2023, 9:30 am – Friday 24 February 2023, 3:00 pm

Twelve25 Youth Centre

An interactive exploration of self-employment for youth aged 15-30.

In collaboration with Salisbury Council, the Exploring Self-Employment Workshop is designed to give you an understanding of entrepreneurship and self-employment to support your business idea or dream of being your own boss.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

Competitions

Little Stories Big Ideas Flash Fiction Competition for Secondary School Students

Little Stories Big Ideas is a writing competition for Australian Secondary School Students. As part of the comp, students write a story in 100 words or less to a specific themed prompt, in any literary style they like – prose, poetry, haiku or song. There are two entry categories, Year 7 to 9 (Junior) and Year 10 to 12 (Senior).

The comp runs every school term with great prizes on offer and is free to enter.

Cash prizes of $100 plus Gift Vouchers and Memberships are up for grabs.

Entries are now open for our Term 4 competition with the theme “Fear”. Entries close Friday December 23 2022 at Midnight. Find out more: https://littlestoriesbigideas.com.au/

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023

The call for entries for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023 is open! One of our most popular annual events promotes the best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers.

The winner will nab a $30,000 cash prize from us AND photographic equipment – courtesy of our imaging partner, Canon. There are a raft of other prizes too, including Highly Commended supported by EIZO and an Art Handlers’ Award thanks to IAS Fine Art Logistics.

Entries close at 9:00am (AEDT) on Tuesday 31 January 2023. Find out more and enter here.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Career Counsellors