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It’s been a huge week in Careers at Ignatius this week! To celebrate National Careers week we’ve had a range of events and activities to assist students with exploring their futures.

Careers in the Energy Sector

Tuesday saw students exploring Careers with the APA Group, one of SA’s largest energy and gas companies. Sophie and Emily took students through a range of career options from HR, Accounting, Office Admin, Engineering to trades. Students learnt about graduate positions and traineeships and apprenticeships.


Students at the 'Careers in the Energy Sector' session

Careers Market

Wednesday was our annual Careers Market. The Dennett Centre was chock a block with over 50 different occupations represented by our generous community of parents and old Ignatians. Occupations ranged from various aspects of Law, Commerce, Podiatry, Physio, Occupational Therapy, Space Careers, Engineering, Horticulture, Journalism, Optometry, Digital Media, Paramedicine, Medicine, Policing, ADF Careers, Nursing, Hospitality, Environmental Science, Animation and Film FX, Music careers, Marketing … the list goes on! Additionally, an array of tertiary universities, RTOs, VET options, and industry bodies were present. A huge thank you to all who came along and helped create an amazing experience for our students! To view photos from the evening please visit the From the Principal article.


Old Ignatian Tom Gransbury discusses his career in medicine with students Ryan Tanti and Sienna Bradley

Medical and Engineering Careers

Thursday was a busy day with two seminars running. Tia from University of Adelaide took students through how to apply to Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Allied Health at the University of Adelaide. Tia spoke to students about the ins and outs of the degrees, placements, rural placements, specialisations as well as the processes involved to apply.

Then, after lunch the University of Adelaide, Women in Engineering group addressed the entire Year 9 cohort regarding “What is Engineering”. Students learnt about the many varieties of engineering available to study, as well as the opportunities for growth in co-curricular activities and the excellent employment opportunities in the field of Engineering.


Year 9s at the University of Adelaide, Women in Engineering 'What is Engineering' session

Cooking Demonstration and Hospitality Careers

Friday lunchtime saw a group of students enjoying a cooking demonstration in the undercroft by the Adelaide Institute of Hospitality. As well as learn how to make dumplings, students learnt about the many careers available to them in the Hospitality industry, as well as how they can use VET Hospitality to complement their SACE and to gain valuable skills in order to gain a part time job while they are at Uni.


Students enjoying the cooking demonstration

Career Education in Mentor Group

Lastly, all Senior Years Mentor Groups have been utilising The Career Tools Website and The Careers Department Website to spend a series of lessons doing career exploration and research. If you’d like to have a look at the variety of resources on career Tools go to to have a look!

This site has a lot to offer students, especially the Student Secure Area. This area contains a fantastic array of resources such as career quizzes, job videos, resume writing and writing application letters.

The For Parents section contains many valuable resources, such as a documents entitled “Helping your Teenager with Career Planning”. Post School Options allows students to research universities, compare courses, and contains government reports such as the “Beyond School Study Guide” as well as access information such as applying for apprenticeships, traineeships and applying for Austudy. The Career Targets allow students to access careers and information based upon their favourite subjects at school and is all linked to the Good Careers Guide.

For more information on any of the above please contact me on

Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust Scholarships

AVCAT scholarships, including the Long Tan Bursary, are tertiary scholarships for the children and grandchildren of Australian ex-serving veterans. Scholarships are $4000–$6000 per year for three years.

Applications open on 18 August 2022, Vietnam Veterans' Day, and close at midnight AEDT on 31 October 2022.

Apply online at

Mrs Lisa McDonald
Vocational Services Co-ordinator

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