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Careers and VET Services


PEER on Port Road, Albert Park are offering a free, girls only ‘Try A Trade’ event on Friday 10 September. This is a great chance for girls to learn new skills such as the safe use of hand tools and equipment. They will have the opportunity to learn some of the building/construction trades at PEER, in a safe and nurturing environment. A free lunch will be provided and the day will finish with a small presentation from women in trade, where girls can ask questions and find out what it is like to be a woman working in a trade profession. This event is limited to 30 girls, so please register before Friday 3 September to avoid disappointment.

Please click here for more information.


There have been a number of apprenticeships advertised recently in plastering, automotive and carpentry. Please see Mr Woolford ASAP if you are interested.


Renewal SA are offering Work Experience in Land Surveying in Week 1 of the September school holidays. Please see Mr Woolford for more information.


A VET option for elite soccer players in Year 11 is the Certificate 3 in Sport (Athlete – Football Program). Skill trials for students seeking to participate in this qualification next year will be held on Wednesday 29 September commencing at 10:00am (Metro Stars FC – TK Shutter Reserve, Fourth Avenue, KLEMZIG SA 5087).

To register, students are required to complete the required form. Please click here to access the form.

Course commencement is February 16 2022 and is delivered each Wednesday through to September 7 2022. The course fee for 2022 is $3,475. Please discuss with Mr Woolford if you are interested as students will miss a full day of academic work.


A number of Year 10 students are currently undertaking VET ‘taster’ courses in various pathways. Recently I visited the Motor Trades Association where students were actively engaged in pulling an engine apart. Great skills boys!

 Mr Kevin Woolford, VET Coordinator


SA Space School Year 10 Camp
The SA Space School Camp will be held in the 2021 October school holidays. This 4-day residential camp includes students being involved in microgravity and astronomy investigations, building and launching rockets at Hamilton Secondary College Space School, undertaking a full day ‘Mission to Mars’ at the Hamilton Space Science Centre, a tour of the new Space Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen as well as visiting many other space research and industry groups. Click here to find out how to apply. Please note there will not be any St Michael’s staff attending this “camp” so it will be individual families to make their own assessment about suitability etc. Applications close 31 August 2021.

Mission Discovery Adelaide Camp
For students who have been inspired by attending the SA School Space Camp previously and/or have saved up to go overseas to the NASA Space Camps in Alabama, there is now an alternative in Adelaide. Running for the first time in January 2022 and open to all 14 to 18 years olds, this Mission Discovery Adelaide” camp will be based at St Peter’s College, Adelaide with a NASA astronaut and a host of world renowned scientists. The camp has an overall mission of working in a team under the guidance of NASA astronauts and top scientists to design an experiment destined for the International Space Station (ISS). At the end of the week camp judges will pick the best experimental idea which will be built by King’s College London, launched to the ISS, and carried out in space by the astronauts aboard the station. Please be aware it is very expensive at $1800 and is family funded. Click here to find out more.

Opportunities in the Space Industry
‘Your Voice, Your Future in the Space Industry’: Check out this video from Defence SA’s #SAYouthWeek series featuring South Australian Space Industry Centre’s Director, Space Darin Lovett as he goes through the universe of opportunities available to young people seeking a career in #SouthAustralia’s #SpaceIndustry! Click here to watch the video.

STEM FastTrack
This year STEM FastTrack will be holding its first ever summit!

The ESTEAM summit is a competition where the brightest young minds around the state come up with solutions to the worlds’ problems using entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, arts/design, and mathematics (ESTEAM). You can register as an individual or as a team.

The competition is broken into two parts:

  1. Students identify a problem in one or multiple given topics (space, cyber security, artificial intelligence, pandemic, environment), before researching and coming up with a solution using one of the given focus areas (ESTEAM). Students will then present their solution as a video, TikTok, short essay or infographic. Students can work in groups of up to three people.
  2. Our judges will select the most impressive submissions to present their findings in front of a panel like shark tank. The top five solutions will be invited to the summit event to present their solutions in front of the panel, for the chance to win. Entries are now open and are due 14 October 2021 at 5:00 pm (1700).

Entries can be sent via email or by tagging ESTEAM on TikTok: @esteamsummit, #esteamsummit

Click here for more information on how to enter. Click here for general information regarding STEM FastTrack.


This Saturday at the Tonsley Campus, Flinders will be offering tours and demonstrations. See the timetable below for specific topics.

9:00 am: Maths
10:00 am: Engineering – Mechanical, Biomedical, Maritime, Engineering Technology
11:30 am: Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering
12:00 am Engineering – Civil, Environmental, Robotic, Electric & Electrotechnology
1:00 pm Information Technology, Game Development, Cybersecurity

Click here for more information and to register.

Rolling virtual open events will be held from Monday 6 September. Click here for more information.


Students wishing to consider applications for interstate universities should take advantage of early applications and opportunities for scholarships. These students should be looking into this by now. Please read page 10 of the SATAC Guide are the interstate SATAC equivalents. Students must act fast on these opportunities, for example, if you are looking for a different way into Physiotherapy be aware the deadline for the Charles Sturt University Early Offer scheme at Albury-Wodonga, Orange and Port Macquarie for Physiotherapy closes Tuesday 31 August.

UNSW offer a special COOP scholarship for those seeking interaction with industry leaders and other exciting opportunities. Applications close in four weeks. For those aspiring to the highest levels of leadership and achievement we encourage you to check this out! Please click here for more information.


Dance and Acting Live Auditions in September
Admissions to acting and dance requires strict talent-based selection through audition. Don’t miss your chance to audition, a career in the performing arts can take you to places you’ve never dreamed of.

Dance Live Auditions
Dates: Monday 20 September 2021, Friday 15 October 2021, and Wednesday 24 November 2021
Time: Commencing 9:00 am sharp on each day
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Venue: Adelaide College of the Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide, 3rd Floor, Dance Rehearsal Studio

Acting Live Auditions
Dates: Friday 24 September 2021, Monday 13 December 2021 and Friday 14 January 2022
Time: 9:30 am
Call-backs: Mon 13 Dec 2021 and Jan 14 2022 at 2pm
Venue: Adelaide College of the Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide


Year 12 students who are planning on applying for a course at Flinders University in 2022 may be interested in sitting the Flinders uniTEST.

If you’re interested in sitting the uniTest, please email Mrs Tidd at nikki.tidd@smc.sa.edu.au the following details in bold by today Friday 27 August 2021. This is the last call.

  • Name
  • Personal Email – This needs to be a non-school email as all school emails will be wiped from the network at the end of the year. Please note: if you are creating a personal email address, please do not use symbols like underscores or hyphens. Try to keep it as professional as possible.
  • SATAC Application Number – If you have already submitted a uni application through SATAC
  • Postal Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Student mobile number

This information will be forwarded to Flinders University and ACER who administer the test (these details are required for us to obtain login details for you).

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Careers Counsellors