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Mentor’s Breakfast 2022

The annual Mentor’s Breakfast was held last Friday morning in the Kranewitter Hall. This year was a bumper year, with approximately 60 students and 30 Mentors covering a wide range of courses from Architecture to Engineering to Allied Health! The premise of this event is to provide our students with a chance to informally chat with a mentor, who is ideally in their 2nd to 4th year of a course of study, to provide some handy insights into the course, offer life hacks, and advice such as which of the electives are most useful, and generally be a smiling face on campus next year! I give my heartfelt thanks to our very generous and insightful mentors, some of whom have assisted for many years. To those who are now completing their degrees we wish them all the best in their future endeavours and careers …. and, we will see you at the Careers Market next May!

Last call to apply for a funded VET course in 2023!

Any students thinking about undertaking funded VET studies in 2023 should make an appointment with me to discuss their plans as soon as possible. Ideally students could undertake exploratory VET in the form of a Try a Trade, Work Experience or a VET Immersion experience such as the one in the attached flyer for Civil Train, then apply for VET whilst in Year 11 or 12. For more information regarding VET at the College go to Career Tools VET page to read about how VET can fit into the SACE.

Students can still apply to study VET externally in Fee for Service Courses with Registered Training Organisations such as Queensford College. All students looking at studying any VET should have a conversation with me first to go through all the implications.

The official VETRO cut-off is October 28, but courses will still accept students after this. However, places will fill up fast. Get you paperwork in asap.


Your next deadline is Dec 1. Students must enter in all courses they are interested in by then, in any order in order to be considered equally with other applicants across the state. Then they must place them in order by Jan 4, 2023.

Many students have already received an early conditional offer from University of Adelaide and soon Flinders University, based on their Year 11 grades. Make sure you read and follow the instructions carefully. A key point to remember is to keep that course in your application on Jan 4 change of Preference deadline.

Remember your top 2 preferences will be automatically accepted should you be successful, so make sure you order them in order of what you actually want to study!

December 1 Equal Consideration Closing date, put in your top 6 preferences to be considered equally with the rest of the applicants.

Jan 4 Change of Preference cut-off date, change your preferences in order you want them.

Jan 12 Main offer round 1

Jan 25 Second offer round

Feb 2 Third offer round. Offers will continue through Feb and March.

Visit for up to date information.

Cert II Horticulture

Students who are interested in a career in Landscaping may be interested in completing the Certificate II in Horticulture, which TAFESA delivers at Urrbrae. While the course is a Certificate II in Horticulture, it has been designed with a Landscaping focus and is based around the construction of a Butterfly Garden. This will be the fourth year that TAFESA have delivered this specific program. It has had excellent employment outcomes for students looking for a traineeship or apprenticeship in this area.

The Certificate II in Horticulture is a 12 month course giving over 50 Stage 1 credits. It is very well suited for students looking for a hands-on, outdoor career pathway. It is planned that the course will be offered on Fridays again next year.

This is a funded course. To apply for funding you need to complete a VETRO application. Email me asap for the forms for both the course and for VETRO.

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