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SATAC applications

This has been a jam-packed week of events at Saint Ignatius’ as we start preparing the Year Twelves for their SATAC applications. On Monday I presented to the cohort about the mechanics of making an application. Who is SATAC, how does the process work, key dates, how to respond to an offer and how to structure your preferences. Jon Auccone from Flinders presented a very similar session aimed at parents on Tuesday evening. If you were unable to attend, please email me for a PDF of the slides.

Students have been sent the PowerPoint slides and have all received the SATAC guide and materials from the universities to assist their decision making. If your son / daughter was absent please tell them to pop into the Careers Office to get their “SATAC showbag”.

SATAC Dates 2024

  • September 29 applications close to avoid a late fee. Medicine (and other courses with hard deadlines) closes.
  • Dec 1 Equal Consideration cutoff
  • Jan 3 2024 Change Of Preference cut off
  • Jan 11 2024 Main Offer
  • Jan 24 2024 2nd offer

Plan B for Medicine and Flinders 1:1 Preference planning

On Wednesday Jon from Flinders returned and guided students through a “Plan B for Medicine” session at lunchtime to assist students in making sure they have all their bases covered. He was also available for students to book a 1:1 to assist planning their preference orders.

UniSA 1:1 Preference planning

Finally, on Thursday Lauren from UniSA also held 1:1 preference planning sessions, to ensure the best chance of success in gaining an offer in their desired courses at UniSA. This was a follow up session from Hannah Holton’s initial presentation which outlined all the new courses at UniSA for 2024.

Upcoming events celebrating National Skills week 2023 / VET 2024

Next week we are celebrating National Skills Week for the first time at Saint Ignatius’ College! This week is all about celebrating all things VET and Vocational Learning. We have some exciting events planned.

Tuesday: Spotlight on Hospitality. Come and see a lunchtime cooking demonstration with the Adelaide Institute of Hospitality. Bhu from AIOH will show students how to make a delicious risotto and / or pasta dish. Bhu will also talk about the great careers in Hospitality which is an area of forecast growth in employment. This is a great way to see if you are interested in our brand new Certificate III in Hospitality which we are launching with Year 11’s in 2024. Meet outside the Flynn Theatre.

Wednesday: Careers in Construction Management / Tour of new building site

SARAH will take time out from their busy day to present to students of all year levels about the many and varied careers in Construction Management. The presentation is open to all students, however, the site tour is strictly capped at 15. I strongly urge all potential Construction Managers to attend! CA203. Please book via email to attend the tour.

Thursday: Born to Build / Eloise Fry women in trades

Ryan Palmer from Born to Build and Old scholar Eloise Fry will speak to all Year Elevens about Trades in construction and with a special focus on diversity and breaking down of stereotypes in trades. Bellarmine Room, Period 3.

VET in Schools programs 2024

Applications are now open for a variety of VET courses around Adelaide. For more information on VET at saint Ignatius’ go to SEQTA> Career Tools> VET.

Internal VET at Saint Ignatius’ College 2024

Certificate III Hospitality

In 2024 we’re very excited to announce a new VET option. The College will be offering a cert II in Cookery and Cert III in Hospitality. These courses must be completed together. They will be delivered by the Adelaide Institute of Hospitality in the Dennett Centre Kitchen. This is a nationally recognised qualification under ASQA. The cost will be subsidised by the College and will be $600. Please note a compulsory work placement is a requirement of this course.

We will also continue to offer the Certificate III in Screen and Media.

External VET

Here is a small selection of VET courses available externally to students.

VET at Grand Junction Trade Training Centre (St Pauls’ College) 2024

Applications are now open for VET courses at Grand Junction Trade Training for 2024.

Cert II Electrotechnology

Cert II Construction pathways

Skills Cluster : Advanced Carpentry

Skills Cluster: Floor and Wall Tiling


Cert II Electrotechnology

Cert II Construction pathways

Cert II Engineering Pathways

Cert II Plumbing

St Mary’s College / PEER Girls only!

Cert II Electrotechnology

Media Makeup

Cert II Retail Cosmetics

Cert II Makeup

Skills Cluster Intro to Makeup

Lisa McDonald
Vocational Services Coordinator

Upcoming Dates - Senior School
SA Squash Championships