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Careers and VET Services


The STEM Academy team at The University of Adelaide is excited to host this exclusive event for students and parents who have an interest in STEM. Featuring information for parents of students in Years 8 to 12, as well as an opportunity to network with industry professionals from leading STEM sectors in South Australia.

What: The Future of STEM in SA
When: Monday 11 October 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Ingkarni Wardli Building, The University of Adelaide
Light refreshments will be provided

Registrations are essential. Please click here to book your place.


ICHM Discovery Days are aimed towards Year 12 students who are unsure on what their next step may be when they leave school, or for students who are interested in business, hotel management and hospitality, and want to discover more about a possible career path in a luxury hotel. It is an opportunity for prospective students to experience the ICHM learning approach as well as get the chance to gain a behind the scenes experience at two of Adelaide’s finest luxury venues (EOS by SkyCity and The Oval Hotel at Adelaide Oval). The Discovery Day is free of charge to students and includes a complementary lunch!

The next Discovery Days are being held on:

  • Friday 8 October, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Monday 29 November, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Click here to register.


On Wednesday a SEQTA Message was sent to all Year 12 students and parents/caregivers who had not yet registered for SATAC university preferences. Many students will not choose a university pathway in 2022 which is also a good decision, however at this stage we are flagging all students who have not registered.


Students who wish to have a Conditional Offer to an eligible Flinders University Course (based on your best five Year 11 grades), they need to have the relevant course as the first preference on their completed SATAC application by 30 September. In addition to this, students also must have completed the details on the Year 11 Pathway section on the Flinders University website. Click here to fill in the form, you will need to scroll down until you reach ‘steps to apply’ and go to step two ‘online form link’.

To check what combination of grades is required for what courses see ‘Steps to Apply Step 1 List of Eligible Courses’ pamphlet. You can change preferences around 5 October as this will give Flinders time to capture and consider eligibility for an offer. This can be in addition to any offer you have from University of Adelaide and can be in addition to any offer you may have received from the Flinders University Assessment Centre Conditional Offer you may have participated in.



Please be aware that after 30 September it will cost $185 to apply and register on SATAC.

Once you submit and pay, that application can be changed all the way through to second semester next year as you may want to consider mid-year entry. Some courses have strict application deadlines, see the inside cover of the SATAC Guide for more information.

For most courses, once they are on your SATAC application by 1 December, they will be equally considered. You can add some after this date however they may not be considered equally if they have ‘closed’. Many courses have this flagged on the ‘Course Description’ on the SATAC website. You can change the order of your preferences all the way through to 10 January 2022.

You can also apply and defer and have the course on hold whilst you have a “gap year”.

Please consider applying to TAFESA as soon as possible, it is free to apply and there are many TAFESA options with better employment outcomes than for University graduates. If you get an email to sit the CSPA Test please organise to do this ASAP – it could save you thousands of dollars!

Those who are looking to apply interstate must get onto their applications ASAP.


Year 12 Enhanced Campus Tours
We understand choosing a university is a big decision for students and Year 12s have had limited opportunities to visit universities throughout the pandemic. During the October school holidays, Year 12 students are invited to register for an Enhanced Campus Tour. This is an excellent opportunity to explore university life, take a campus tour and ask questions about future course options.

During student appointments they will meet with a Student Advisor to talk through their study options, followed by a current student-lead tour of the campus and the study interface showcasing an insider-view of what it’s like to study at Flinders.

Students are welcome to visit with friends or parents/caregivers. Flinders University look forward to welcoming you on their campus!

Open Days 365 – Explore Flinders all year round
Flinders annual Open Days will be accessible to students all year round via their online Open Days 365 platform. They have developed an online program flyer for you to look at.

The Flinders Open Days 365 virtual platform will allow students to:

• Meet academics and students during year-round livestream information sessions
• Access more than 70 on-demand presentations on career and study areas
• Chat with study area experts about career pathways
• Engage with current students and alumni

Students can click here to register for Open Days, and then log-in to watch live. Each live session will be available on-demand for students shortly after the conclusion of the session.


Hartwig Air Flight Academy located at Parafield Airport offers an Associate Degree in aviation through RMIT University. This is the ideal pathway for students looking at becoming professional pilots.

Interested St Michael’s College students can tour their facilities on 30 September from 2:00pm.

Please contact Liam Sullivan for more details: phone 0459 109 902 or email liam.sullivan@hartwigair.com.au


Interested in a pathway to study USA through a sports scholarship? Education USA Have many valuable online events coming up. Please here for more information.


Australia Public Service
Australian Public Service have advertised for applications from Year 12 students interested in securing employment in 2022. There are many government departments that take on Year 12 graduates. Applications close 1 October. Click here for more information. For more information on ‘job growth areas’, please click here to watch an informative video.

South Australian Police – Year 12 Graduates
SA Police are actively recruiting both COVID Protective Security Officers and Police Officers. They are seeking fit and healthy individuals over 18 years old.

A career with South Australian Police can offer great pay, job diversity, career progress, flexibility and a supportive team environment.

Please be aware that the recruitment process for upcoming Year 12 graduates has begun. Please click here for more information. There are also pathways through COVID Protective Security Officers, please click here to read more.

If you wish to discuss this further, please contact 7322 3353, SAPOL Recruiting Section.

Woodville Hotel Part Time Staff:

Year 12 Accountancy Pathway
Year 12 students who are considering a career as an Accountant should email Ms Coorey ASAP as there is a wonderful opportunity to work and study with an old scholar’s dynamic new business.

Western Technical College
A reminder to keep an eye on the Western Technical College ‘Jobs Board’ as many employers are contacting the College for possible apprenticeships and this is where they will be listed. This week there are opportunities in hairdressing, carpentry and metals engineering.

Click here to view the board.


Key insights will be provided into animal behaviour, animal science and veterinary technology degrees, and discussions on how you can become a vet through University of Adelaide’s veterinary program. Register here.


We do not encourage promote or endorse any external revision programs as we believe there is plenty of resources and support here at the College. We provide the following links to external revision programs for a family’s own assessment and consideration:

Adelaide University Year 12 Revision, click here
Adelaide Tuition Centre Seminars,
click here
Adelaide Education Group Spring Revision Seminars, click here
Year 12 Accounting – If you are interested in a special free UniSA Exam Revision, there is a session being held on Saturday 23 October. Sessions will be delivered by UniSA’s teaching staff and is supported by the Business & Enterprise Teachers Association of SA Inc. Register here.


Fraser’s UCAT Preparation are offering students an opportunity to attend their upcoming free workshop on 26 September. Please click the links below to register. The full-day workshop will include:

For more information about Fraser’s UCAT upcoming sessions, please email rishabh.goyal@frasersucat.com.au and click here to visit the website.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Careers Counsellors