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


The Brickworks Dental Clinic at Torrensville has a great opportunity for a school leaver that is interested in a Dental Assisting Traineeship. If you are interested, please send your resume to admin+apply@brickworksdental.com.au


Jason from Wiseman Made Furniture on Anzac Highway at Ashford is seeking an apprentice to join his business. If you are interested, please contact Jason on 0408 335 793 or 8295 2487 to discuss further details. More information on this business can be found by clicking here.  


Auctus Training and Education are currently offering a Business Traineeship for their Payneham based business. The traineeship is for an entry level role working in their office as part of the admin team. The trainee will complete a Certificate III in Business as part of this role over a 12-month period. Students who  would like to know more information are welcome to contact their office on 83374441.


A local business in the Grange area is looking for an apprentice Cabinet Maker. If you have your driver’s licence and are interested, please see Mr Woolford ASAP.

Mr Kevin Woolford, VET Coordinator


SACE results release Tuesday 15 December
Please make sure you can be available for any follow up discussion that you may require on Tuesday 15 December i.e. SACE results release date. This is the only day that careers counsellors are back at school to assist in person.

Conditional Offers News
Over 60 Year 12 students received a conditional offer to their desired University of Adelaide course based on their Year 11 grades. Ten students who applied for the University of Adelaide STEM Academy have also received conditional offers. Flinders University have indicated their Year 11 conditional offers will not be sent until the end of November.

We would like to congratulate Year 12 student Nadia Spaccavento (12PC-07) who has received an early offer to The University of Technology in Sydney to study a four year double degree, Bachelor of Design Fashion and Textiles/Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. This is one of the most exciting Fashion Design courses in Australia and had a selection rank last year of 98.9. Once Nadia achieves an ATAR she will be officially accepted. Nadia is a creative and dynamic student and we wish her every success in her future endeavours.

Good Employment News
Congratulations to Year 12 student Meena Bhattarai (12PC-11) who recently completed her Certificate III in Individual Care has secured employment at an Aged Care Home in Mawson Lakes. The pathway from a VET qualification to employment is again cause for celebration.

Another student in Year 12 applied on the IWORKSA website for entry level admin work and will be starting employment at The Women’s and Children’s Hospital upon completion of Year 12. It is great to hear of so many proactive students seeking and securing exciting positions for 2022. We wonder how many students followed up on the SA Police Protective Services call for applicants, click here for more information.

The long awaited ‘dream’ gap year job, Sports Traineeships in Schools positions through AFLSportsready have now been advertised. Please click here for more information.

SATAC Preferences
All Year 11 conditional offer scheme deadlines have now past and students must begin putting preferences into the order they prefer. Be sure not to take off any preferences that has a set closing date for 30 September 2021 as you will not be able to add them back on again. Please double check the inside cover page of The SATAC Guide which has other important dates listed.

By 1 December 2021, please make sure you have paid the fee, have all the preferences you are considering added, uploaded your completed Teaching Competency Statement and attached any required Certificate III proof and or Equity Centrelink proof as required. You will have until 10 January 2022 to change the order of your preferences before University offers come out on 14 January 2022.

For those who have applied to TAFESA, please ensure you have organised to sit the CSPA by 23 November 2021 so you can be eligible for December offers.


Students who wish to teach in a Catholic school can get a head start to add subjects within their undergraduate course that may be beneficial on future job applications. UniSA offer four subjects within their Catholic Studies Subject Listings. You can do these within a Teaching Degree at UniSA or you may get permission to do these within another teaching degree at another university via what is called ‘Cross Institutional Studies’, for example as an outbound student from the University of Adelaide, please click here for more information.

If you study all four subjects you will be “tertiary accredited” to teach in a SA Catholic School upon graduation and will not have to complete further tertiary study to meet this requirement. Please note there are prerequisites for these subjects

If you have any elective spaces in your degree you may wish to start with Catholic Scriptures.

For more information click here or contact Greg Bowyer or Julie Trinidad greg.bowyer@unisa.edu.au


Please be reminded that this year UniSA will be considering the best three grades you receive, regardless of subjects, as a guaranteed pathway into specific degrees. For more information please click here.


Congratulations to the 20 students who organised a work placement over the October holiday period. Most students completed a placement as part of their Vocational Education requirements whilst the remainder sought to ‘try out’ a career area. We were so proud of the way students represented the College and we have heard great feedback. Once again, Louise Kennewell supported our Certificate III Fitness students at her business Female Training Centre (FTC), a wonderful local business where we know many of the females in our community attend. Year 11 student Amelia Hartwig (11PC-04) completed her placement at FTC and got a glowing report. Amelia is just finishing off  her Certificate III Fitness which will contribute to her ATAR in Year12 2022. We hope it was worth some of those 6:00 am starts at FTC!

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Careers Counsellors