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Last Friday we had Olivia from UniSA talk to the Year 10s about unpacking their UniSA My Career Match quizzes to help them understand a possible future direction for their career. Unfortunately, due to Covid this event had to be Zoomed into the Year 10 classrooms, but in true “the show must go on” spirit, Olivia and the Year 10s managed to make this work! By now, all Year 10s have completed this quiz as well as the Coaching Young People for Success My Career and Life Plan. Parents should feel free to discuss both with your children. Students will now start to compile a list of possible industries / jobs they can research in Term 2.

Below: Olivia from UniSA talks to students in Year 10s


Students should by now be actively seeking work experience placements. If you are having difficulty, please email myself or your PLP teacher for advice. Unfortunately, the much anticipated (and more user friendly!) form is still not approved by the Department for Education so we will run with the old forms.

Our dates are June 28, 29 and 30.

There are two forms to complete. The WHS Checklist and The Learning Agreement Form. BOTH must be completed and returned to the new work experience email address by Monday 4 April (Monday Week 10).

My provider has said yes! What do I do now?

  1. Fill out your details on the Learning Agreement Form and send it and the WHS Checklist to the provider.
  2. They fill out their sections and SIGN.
  3. Your parents fill out their details and SIGN.
  4. You SIGN.
  5. Send the form to me at or print and give to Mrs Carey.
  6. We fill in our section, sign it and send a copy to all involved.

The class who has the most forms by 4 April wins a prize!

Students who might need a WWCC should begin this process as soon as possible. Email me for the instructions.


All students In Years 11 and 12 who are planning to do some work experience in the upcoming holidays should also complete both forms, as well as complete the WHS “refresher” found on Career Tools. Go to SEQTA>Careers>Career Tools>Student Secure Area then click on Workplace Safety on the left hand side. Complete the modules, then submit a copy of your certificate with your forms. This is a requirement of the SA Workplace Learning Guidelines. Please also do so by Monday 4 April (Monday week 10)


Applications are now open for this certificate in Semester 2.

You will gain skills appropriate to numerous fields of work within the plumbing industry. Successful completion of this qualification will enable students to transition to work through an Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASBA) or fully indentured apprenticeship. Western Technical College provides support to students to transition to work through the Western Technical College Industry Connect program.

This Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship) is a Flexible Industry Pathway (FIP) and is partially funded by the Department of Innovation and Skills (Subsidised Training List).

You will learn about safe work practices, how to use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations, basic sheet metal practices and basic oxy-acetylene welding & cutting.

This is a funded course, so students will need to demonstrate interest / experience and undergo the VETRO process. Work Experience is highly desirable.

For more information email Lisa McDonald or look at the Western Technical College website


SA’s largest Careers & Employment Event is open on May 6 & 7, 2022.
The Expo will host over 100 organisations and employers with career opportunities for all ages.

The event is for school students, parents, teachers, graduates, job seekers, people looking for courses and workers seeking new training options.

The Expo is packed with Free advice, you can…

  • Talk with over 120 training organisations & employers
  • Gain Free Career advice
  • Experience the daily Career Seminars
  • Learn how to write a winning resume
  • Try a trade at the Interactive Zones
  • Talk with employers at the New Automotive Huband New Construction Hub
  • Discover what jobs are available in the Defence Industry
  • Find your ideal role at the Australian Defence Force Display

If you are looking for a job, career change, courses or you are a school student looking for a career path, you can’t afford to miss this event.

Friday May 6 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday May 7 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Adelaide Showground

To register

Careers expo

Lisa McDonald
Vocational Service Co-ordinator

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