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Key dates for SATAC applications

This Friday I held a special assembly in lesson 3 for all Year 12’s to walk them through the SATAC application and distribute the SATAC booklet and university info.

Next week we begin a series of information sessions. Tuesday 16th is a live streamed event for parents. It is basically a repeat of what we ran for students on Friday.

Also from week 4 we have the following:

  • August 18 - Lesson 2 UniSA presentation, lunch Plan B for Med.
  • August 25 - UniSA 1:1
  • September 1 - Flinders Uni lesson 2 and 1:1’s
  • September 8 - Flinders Unitest
  • September 25 - The University of Adelaide lesson 2 and 1:1’s

SATAC DATES pop these in your diary now!

  • August 1 - SATAC opens
  • August 23 - University of Adelaide Year 11 results deadline 5pm.
  • 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 Feb and March.

Visit for up to date information.

Medicine at Flinders (Dec 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.

TAFE SA Defence Industries Courses 2023

Interested in a well paying career that DOES NOT involve Uni? Not sure about committing to a 4 year degree? Want to dip your toe in and see what working in Defence Industries is like first? You can gain qualifications from TAFE SA and be earning money well before those who do a uni degree! If you love it? It can lead into a degree!


  • HR
  • Engineering
  • Trades
  • Cyber Security plus a lot more!

Come and learn more at the TAFE SA Defence Industries Info night, 23rd August at TAFE SA, Regency Rd, Regency Park. Scan the QR code to register on the attached flyer.

Australian Public Service HR and ATO School leaver Programs

Applications are now open for a variety of roles with the Australian Public Service!

The Australian Public Service HR School leaver Program is for school leavers from 2021 and 2022 who would like to work in an entry level, full time HR role in a variety of agencies. Whilst working you wil complete a Certificate IV in HR Management. Applications close September 5, 2022. Go to

The ATO School Leaver Program is for people who have successfully completed Year 12 in 2021 or will complete Year 12 in 2022. You'll perform a range of duties through the program that will develop you and your career. Our program will give you work experience and formal training with one of Australia's largest government organisations. Applications open on 8 August 2022 and close at 11:00 pm AEST on 5 September 2022.

Newman College University of Melbourne

Did you know that the Jesuits have their own residential College located on campus at The University of Melbourne? Newman College offers accommodation to 280 students drawn from rural and regional Victoria as well as interstate. They also boast modern facilities, a comprehensive tutorial system, an instant social life as well as academic mentoring. Many opportunities to meet others are provided in dinners, extracurricular sport as well as drama and music. Newman College’s fees are the lowest of all the colleges on campus ($26,500) and you do not get evicted in Winter Break. In addition, if you are awarded DUX you automatically get a scholarship of $10,000, $5000 for 2nd ranked student in your cohort, and $2,500 for 3rd. Students who can demonstrate exemplary leadership in your school community can be awarded $5,000. Do you sing? Apply for a choral scholarship! You can also apply for a bursary depending on your financial situation. Newman College is open to students from The University of Melbourne, RMIT, ACU and Monash Pharmacy. Go to www.newman, or call 08 9342 1607. Or go to

Ideally apply by the end of September, but applications formally close December 1. If you’d like a tour call the number above to arrange an in person tour, or attend the University of Melbourne Open Day on the 21st August. Applications are competitive so don’t delay!

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) comes to students in 2022 with the ADFA Open Day! This year they’ll have the opportunity to attend the Canberra or virtual event.

ADFA Open Day – Canberra

Date: Saturday 20 August

Time: 9am to 4pm

Location: ADFA Campus, Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT

Learn more about what’s happening on the day here.

ADFA Open Day – Virtual

If your students can't make it in person, they can still experience all the action on Saturday 20 August with our virtual ADFA Open Day!

At ADFA, your students can kick-start their careers with the Australian Defence Force and gain a fully paid, world-class degree from the University of New South Wales. They'll receive military training, plus earn a salary while they study. Upon graduation, they'll walk straight into a job - HELP debt-free.

On the day, your students will get to:

Hear from ADFA Commandant, Air Commodore Jules Adams CSC, to learn more about ADFA and how to get the most out of the virtual Open Day;

Hear from ADFA trainee officers, alumni, and UNSW staff about life and studying at ADFA;

Explore UNSW degrees, with Information Sessions on Business, Science, Engineering & IT, and Humanities and Social Sciences;

Participate in Instagram Q&As with current ADFA trainee officers, so they can get all their questions answered;

Take a virtual tour of the campus, and much more!


A Taste of Tafe


The TAFE SA Regency Campus is hosting a TASTE of TAFE information evening at the Regency International Centre on Tuesday 23 August from 4.00pm - 7.00pm.
Join us to find out about the range of study options available for you to study while you are at school in 2023 and the options post school.

The TASTE of TAFE information evening will cover the study pathways for the following in-demand industries:
• Travel, Tourism and Event Management
• Commercial Cookery
• Hospitality
• Retail Meat
• Patisserie & Bakery
• Sport & Recreation.

The evening will include course information, tours of the facilities, live demonstrations, and the chance for you to speak with our expert lecturers to discuss a pathway that is right for you.

Listen to industry guest speakers from Bunnik Tours, SkyCity Adelaide, The Event Crowd and Sealink and gain real insights into the Tourism, Travel and Event Management industries.

Presentations will be held at: 5.00pm, 5.20pm, 5.40pm & 6.00pm.

Our VET courses in Hospitality, Kitchen Operations and Food Processing (Bakery) cater exclusively for high-school students; with small class sizes and hands-on learning from our highly skilled lecturers that have extensive industry experience.

Studying the Certificate II programs whilst you’re at school is a great way to explore these industry sectors, whilst also earning SACE credits upon completion of your chosen qualification.

Register Today!

VET 2023

Any students who are considering doing any funded VET courses in 2023 should speak to me as soon as possible to ensure that their VETRO (VET readiness) application is completed correctly.

VET options at Grand Junction Trade Training Centre (St Paul’s College)

TAFE has not finalised courses / locations as yet but students can submit an expression of interest in the following courses at Grand Junction Trade Training Centre (location : St Paul’s College) See mrs McDonald for EOI forms.

Whilst GJTTC planning is not completed they are looking to offer the following courses:

Certificate II in Construction Pathways (Flexible Industry Pathways course)

Certificate II in Electrotechnology – Career Start (Flexible Industry Pathways course)

Advanced Carpentry Skills Course (Year 12 – Stackable VET Program *)

Advanced Wall and Floor Tiling Skills Course (Year 12 – Stackable VET Program *)

* Please note, these Stackable VET Programs receive funding support from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and whilst we anticipate this support continuing in 2023 the CITB are not yet in a position to formally approve this. Both courses require a minimum of 12 students before they can proceed.

Please email Mrs McDonald for an Expression of Interest Form. Please note to apply and receive funding from CITB students should show an awareness of the industry either through a work placement or a Try a Trade course at Year 10 / VET / work experience at Year 11.

VET options at Western Technical College (Mount Carmel College, Rosewater)

In 2023 Western Technical College will introduce 5 new courses in addition to our current courses

New Courses

  • 22569VIC Certificate II in Plumbing FIP 2023
  • SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics FIP2023
  • ICT30120 Certificate III Information Technology FIP2023
  • CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media FIP2023
  • BSB30120 Certificate III in Business FIP 2023

Ongoing Courses

  • AUR20520 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology FIP2023
  • CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways FIP2023
  • MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways FIP2023
  • SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant FIP2023
  • UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology FIP2023
  • Advanced Carpentry Skills Stackable VET 2023
  • White Card CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

For all of the above courses, VET readiness must be demonstrated via the VETRO process. Having completed Work Experience or a Try a Trade program is required.

University Open Days
It will soon be Open Day Season! Students can take advantage of both on campus and virtual open days at universities all across Australia!

Torrens University

Did you know you can book a private tour of Torrens University?

Torrens is a small, boutique uni who offers a more personal style of study. The Wakefield Street campus located in the historic Menz Biscuit Factory. This campus offers courses in Business, Design and Health, as well as spaces for studying, creating and socialising.

To book a personal tour go to;

University of Adelaide | Open Day 2022

On Campus: Sunday 14 August 2022, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Online: Friday 19 August 2022, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Experience live Q&A sessions with our experts, take a campus tour and find out more about study areas.

UniSA| Open Day 2022

Virtual Tuesday 9th August 4.00pm-8.00pm

On Campus: Sunday 14 August 2022 City West and East, 10.00am -3.00pmpm

Mawson Lakes Sunday 21 August 2022, 11.00am-3.00pm

Magill Wednesday 24th August, 4.00pm-7.00pm.

Flinders | Open Day 2022

On Campus: Friday 12th & Saturday 13th August 2022

Register for hands on activities and workshop / demonstrations!




Gap Year program for 2023 and 2024

New Ventures Worldwide (Formerly Lattitude Volunteering) is a UK-registered not-for-profit community interest company. Our motivation is still to promote international volunteering for young people as part of their personal and professional development. Keeping the cost of our programs as affordable as possible is key to us. Lattitude was charging over AUS$4000 for the ever-popular UK school or Canada camp programs, which we currently offer for AUS$2300. We will restart programs in Vietnam, Argentina and hopefully Fiji in 2023, priced at just US$950 (AUS$1400) for up to 6 months. With increases in flights and insurance, we don’t want our fee to turn people away.

NVW have scheduled three online ‘NVW Info Sessions’ on:

Tuesday 30th August - 7pm AEST

Thursday 1st September - 7pm AEST

Saturday 3rd September - 7pm AEST

Sign up here: Volunteer Overseas Information Session - New Ventures Worldwide.

Lisa McDonald
Vocational Services Co-ordinator

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