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Last week the College hosted the CESA/ AISSA VET and Careers Counsellor’s Professional Development Day. As a part of this day the Motor Trades Association provided a fun and interactive session for students at lunchtime. Students got to learn about careers in the Motor Trades as well as honing some of their practical skills such as changing a tyre in the Pitstop Challenge. A big thank you must go to Oscar Whatson, Isabella Sedgman and Charlotte Desteno who were excellent ambassadors / tour guides for the College and showcased our VET offerings to the group.

Upcoming events:
September 15 - The University of Adelaide Information Session, lesson 2 and 1:1’s all day in the Library.
October 21 - Annual Mentor’s Breakfast, 7.30 – 8.30am. Must pre-book.

SATAC DATES - pop these in your diary now!
September 30 - Last date for no late fee, Flinders Year 11 results deadline, 5pm.
December 1 - Equal Consideration Closing date
January 4 - Change of Preference cut-off date
January 12 - Main offer round 1
January 25 - Second offer round
February 2 - Third offer round. Offers will continue through February and March.

Visit for up-to-date information.

Medicine at Flinders (December 1) and University of Adelaide have their own final dates, please check carefully. As does Vet Bioscience, Dentistry, Oral Health (September 30) Check all dates in the green book and uni websites. Creative Arts at Flinders closes November 28. Charles Darwin’s clinical sciences, midwifery, nursing and paramedicine closes December 1.

VET 2023

Any students thinking about undertaking VET studies in 2023 should make an appointment to discuss their plans as soon as possible, especially for funded VET courses. Ideally students could undertake exploratory VET in the form of a Try a Trade, Work Experience or a VET Immersion experience whilst in Year 10 then apply for VET whilst in Year 11. For more information regarding VET at the College go to Career Tools VET page to read about how VET can fit into the SACE.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Uni is great but there are other ways to get a qualification! Have you considered an apprenticeship or a traineeship? These pathways are still a part of the Australian Qualifications Framework, but you can also earn money whilst learning. Think of it as being paid to study and get your qualification. Whether you’re looking at an apprenticeship, traineeship or a cadetship, there’s a training package for everyone, in areas as diverse as IT, Sports Management, Business, Office Admin as well as traditional trades.

Here's a selection of the types of traineeships that are available:


AFL Sports Ready Sports Traineeship Expression of Interest


AFL SportsReady is seeking expressions of interest for our traineeship program in 2023, specifically within the sport and recreation industry.

The successful applicants will:

  • Be employed by AFL SportsReady
  • Work on-site within a school across South Australia
  • Study for an accredited qualification: Certificate III Sport & Recreation


Our traineeships are the best way to fast-track your career. We will provide you with the real skills and experience needed to succeed when first starting your career.

As the successful applicant, you will:

  • GET PAID: Earn while you learn (National Training Wage)
  • GET EXPERIENCE: Real work-place experience
  • GET NETWORKED: Build a network of key industry contacts
  • GET EDUCATED: Combine work with education and study for a fully funded qualification
  • GET SUPPORTED: Dedicated AFL SportsReady staff members (Field Officers and Educators) will support you every step of the way
  • GET INTO UNI: Direct entry and course credit to one of our University partners (Conditions apply, visit University partners for details)
  • GET A HEAD START: Experience + Education + Networks

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you will also receive one-on-one mentoring support and networking opportunities.


  • General administrative support
  • Assist with the delivery of sporting programs and competitions
  • Liaise with other schools regarding interschool sports
  • Support sports coaches
  • Organise sports awards
  • Maintain sporting records
  • Maintain sports equipment
  • Communication with students and parents


  • A permanent right to work in Australia
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good time management / organisational skills
  • Capacity to problem-solve
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude

This position requires a COVID-19 proof of vaccination and a Working with Children Check. If successful, AFL SportsReady will assist in your application.


$24,000 – $28,000 plus 10.5% Superannuation

  • National Training Wage Award
  • Fully funded qualification


People with tertiary qualifications need not apply. Current university applicants may have to defer their studies to be eligible for this traineeship.

The position is best suited to a:

  • 2022 school leavers

Applications for this position must include:

  • A cover letter telling us a bit about yourself and your career ambitions.
  • Information about any organisations/schools you would like to work at
  • A resume / CV

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Fulton Hogan Cadetships in Construction

Love the outdoors and getting your hands dirty? Looking for a rewarding career where no two days are the same?
Fulton Hogan’s Cadetship Program could be for you!

The Cadetship Program is a structured two-year program that gives you a full 360-degree experience of our business so you can make the best choice for your future. You’ll gain experience in:

  • Quarrying & surfacing
  • Construction
  • Infrastructure maintenance

As a cadet, you’ll have support from our senior team members while you learn on the job and work towards a Certificate III in Civil Construction – Bituminous Surfacing.

This is the perfect opportunity for a school leaver ready to discover what the construction industry has to offer!


Microsoft Traineeship Program in Adelaide

  • Working in IT OR looking to start your IT career
  • Naturally curious, keen to learn and a great communicator
  • Genuinely passionate about technology and driven to build a career in IT
  • Want to work full time and get paid to learn
  • Ready to commit to the Microsoft Traineeship Program for up to 24 months
  • Willing to undertake Police Check

About the Microsoft Traineeship Program
The Microsoft Traineeship Program offers you an opportunity to secure both IT knowledge and paid work experience, creating a platform that you can use to build an amazing future career. If you're ready to give your technology/IT career a kickstart, the Microsoft Traineeship Program is a great way to get ahead and earn while you learn. Once you've completed your traineeship, you'll have the expertise, experience, nationally accredited qualification, and Microsoft global certification you need to take the next step in your career or further your education.

The Microsoft Traineeship Program is designed to support budding technology/IT professionals take the first step in their career.

When you join the Microsoft Traineeship Program, MEGT will be your legal employer. This means we will pay your wages and monitor your training while you are placed with a Host Employer within the Microsoft Australia partner network.

Working with partners MEGT and Registered Training Organisations, you'll get valuable on-the-job experience while you work towards a nationally accredited qualification - a Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking.

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