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Careers and VET Services

SCHOOL-BASED APPRENTICESHIP

Congratulations to Year 12 student, Jonte Dametto, who started his school-based apprenticeship last week with West Elite Electrical.

As a Year 11 student, Jonte completed a Certificate II in Electrotechnology and Certificate II in Electronics at PEER. During his VET studies, Jonte undertook work experience with an electrician, though they were not ready to recruit an apprentice but recommended him to West Elite Electrical. Over the summer holidays, Jonte undertook some work experience with West Elite Electrical as a junior labourer. They were so impressed with Jonte’s hard work that they offered him a school-based apprenticeship.

Jonte will be able to finish Year 12 and receive his SACE as well as commence his apprenticeship to become an electrician. He will be completing a Certificate III Electrotechnology Electrician and working on the tools every Wednesday and Thursday

Congratulations again to Jonte, as he begins his journey towards a career as an electrician.

For more information regarding Australian Apprenticeships, please click here.

Ms Leanne De Young, VET Coordinator

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORING PROGRAM

Register now for the ‘Girls on Track’ program held at the 2022 Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix.

Open to: Women aged 15-22
Date: Thursday 7 April 2022
Registrations close: Friday 11 March 2022

Click here for more information.

YEAR 12 STUDENTS AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU) EARLY DIRECT APPLICATION NOW OPEN

Australian National University (ANU) direct applications for 2023 admissions are now open. Interested students must be eligible for an ATAR and will be assessed on Year 11 results and Co-Curricular or Service requirement (CCS). CCS is a mandatory section of the ANU application asking you to demonstrate involvement in activities outside the classroom including sport, paid work, volunteering and more.

Applications close on 23 May 2022 and outcomes will be released 5 September 2022. Don’t forget to check out the scholarships page while you’re there. Please be aware if you wish to apply for a scholarship as well, the application deadlines are much earlier. Click here for more information.

ANU THE TUCKWELL SCHOLARSHIP

The 25 students awarded the Tuckwell Scholarship at ANU each year receive $22,350 per annum (2021 rate) (increasing with inflation) for each year of the length of their undergraduate degree. This will cover on-campus residential costs, books, and general living expenses priority access guaranteed to ANU-approved student accommodation. They will also receive an annual allowance of up to $2,000 to assist with their move to Canberra and to support two annual return journeys (e.g. airfares) between their home and the university for each year of their degree. The allowance will be dependent on the proximity of their family home to ANU. There is also an allowance to help cover the transport costs for your parents/caregivers to attend Commencement Weekend at the start of the program, and an ANU Sports Centre membership for the length of the degree. Click here for more information.

CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY NSW EARLY ADVANTAGE APPLICATIONS

The Charles Sturt Advantage early offer program is open to Year 12 students Australia wide for 2023 entry. CSU assess two things, your Year 11 results and your ‘soft’ skills. In short, you need to respond to three questions demonstrating your communication, resilience, empathy and motivation. Round one applications are already open meaning you could receive a course offer as early as May. Although there are three rounds, popular courses can fill up in the first round (apply by 31 March 2022). Please note the locations of the Charles Sturt Campus include Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga. Some of the courses which are part of this program include Medical Radiations. Click here for more information. Charles Sturt Advantage – Study (csu.edu.au)

DEFENCE WORK EXPERIENCE

Year 11 Virtual Work Experience
A new government initiative to help build the Defence industry is the Virtual Work Experience Program. The Defence Industry Virtual Work Experience Program will provide opportunities for students who may face geographic or other barriers to participating in traditional work experience. Students will undertake collaborative, group science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects, including projects linked to real-world research and industry challenges. The program will commence in Term 2, 2022 with a pilot of approximately 30 students. Please email workexperience@csiro.au to register for more information.

To be eligible to participate in the Virtual Work Experience, students must be:

  • A Year 11 student
  • Aged 15 to 17 years old for the duration of the work experience
  • Enrolled in a school in Australia and able to commit to the designated days as specified by the supervisor (with students seeking approval from their school)
  • Be supported by a teacher, parent or other approved adult in their physical location throughout their work experience project

The experience will be run by the Department of Defence in conjunction with Australia’s National Science Agency, CSIRO.

Year 11 and Year 12 Defence Work Experience Program (in person)
There are already a range of work experience opportunities for students advertised on the Defence Work Experience Program website.

These include:

  • 11 to 14 April, Army Familiarisation – RAAF Edinburgh
  • 12 to 13 May, Army Familiarisation – Keswick Barracks
  • 23 to 26 May, Air Force Familiarisation – RAAF Edinburgh
  • 28 to 29 July, Army Familiarisation – Keswick Barracks
  • 19 to 22 September, Air Force Familiarisation – RAAF Edinburgh
  • 27 to 29 October, Army Familiarisation – Keswick Barracks

Students need to in Year 11 or Year 12 participate with the support of St Michaels College and must be able to get to the location as public transport options to Edinburgh are extremely limited.

WORK EXPERIENCE 2022

Work Experience Term 1 Holidays

Please note: the first allocated week for Work Experience this year is in Week 1 of the Term 1 holidays (Monday 11 April to Friday 14 April 2022).

Students will need to complete all Work Experience requirements by the end of Week 8 (Friday 25 March 2022). Students in Year 11 and 12 that are considering Work Experience at any time during the year for VET requirements, subject requirements or career research must attend a compulsory preparation session to be held on Thursday 10 March from 9:00 am to 9:40 am in the LEC Auditorium. This session will provide students with the information required to prepare for work experience during the year.

Students requiring Work Experience for VET will automatically be registered for this session. Any student who is considering undertaking Work Experience this year either for Workplace Practices, Maths in the Workplace or for their own career research / choice must register to attend by emailing Ms Tidd nikki.tidd@smc.sa.edu.au by no later than Wednesday 2 March 2022.

NO PLACEMENTS CAN BE AUTHORISED OR COVERED BY INSURANCE WITHOUT ATTENDING THIS SESSION AND MEETING ALL PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS.

2023 AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE GAP YEAR APPLICATIONS FOR YEAR 12 STUDENTS OPENING IN MARCH

If you’re 17-24 years old and interested in experiencing the Navy, Army of Air Force without making a long-term commitment, the ADF Gap Year program is a great option. The program will enable you to get paid for meaningful work while travelling around Australia, gain skills for life, and make lifelong friends.

Applications open in March and with more than 20 roles to choose from, you’re sure to find one to suit you and your interests.

The program offers experiences including what it’s like to be an officer, in management, engineering, logistics, warehousing, combat, security and administration. The very popular roles such as Helicopter Pilot fill up as soon as applications open, so we advise checking each day in March to seize this opportunity.

With an ADF Gap Year you’ll:

  • Enjoy a great salary package plus free healthcare.
  • Gain valuable skills and work experience.
  • Have job security and stability.
  • Live a varied, active, and healthy lifestyle.
  • Make friends with like-minded people.
  • Have the opportunity to see more of Australia.

Click here for more information.

FLINDERS UNIVERSITY STEM CLUB NEWSLETTER FOR STUDENTS

Expand your interest interest in STEM by subscribing to the Flinders University STEM Club eNewsletter. Students can win prizes worth $100 each newsletter just by subscribing! Readers will be engaged with STEM breakthroughs that will leave their minds blown. Click here for more information.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Careers Counsellors