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Certificate III Film and Media at Saint Ignatius’ College

Parents of all students who are eligible for the Cert III in Film and Media will be sent an Edsmart next week to confirm their participation and fee structures. Could parents please attend to this email as soon as possible so we can confirm numbers for 2023 and enrol students with the Registered Training Organisation. Enrolment cannot be completed retrospectively

Any queries please email Lisa McDonald at

Work Experience

Year 10 – Diary Dates! Tuesday, 27 June - Thursday, 29 June 2023

The College’s Work Experience Program will occur with the Year 10's in the last week of Term 2 from Tuesday, 27 June to Thursday, 29 June 2023. Parents and Students received an Edsmart last year outlining the processes and guidelines for Work Experience. Work Experience is a vital component of the College’s Careers Program for a variety of reasons providing opportunities for students to develop employability skills related to enterprise, encourages students to develop industry-related competencies and enables students to explore potential career choices and pathways.

Year 10 students should now be actively looking for Work Experience placements. Start asking your friends, sports contacts, neighbours… even cold-calling businesses!

Work Experience for students in Years 11 and 12
For students in other year levels, don't forget to adjust the dates on the Learning Agreement Form.
You must also see Mrs McDonald to complete a WHS "refresher" on Career Tools and attach it to your forms prior to completing your placement. Please allow 3 days to process the forms and complete a Risk assessment.

Please email Lisa McDonald for all forms and guidelines for Work Experience at

Temperate Marine Biology presented by the University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania is once again proud to present Year 11 and 12 students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a week as a marine biologist. This is our 2023 Marine Discovery Competition. In the past, one of our Old Scholars, Mahalia Cronin was lucky enough to win a position at this camp!

A Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology is an introduction to our Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science degree. Upon completing this course, they will receive credit unit towards their future University of Tasmania degree.

This is a 5-day field trip based on the picturesque Maria Island, on the Tasmanian East Coast. Led by marine ecologist, Dr Scott Bennett, students will be doing field work and experiencing the sights and sounds of climate change, invasive species, pollution, debris, and the associated economic and social impacts.

To enter, the students are to complete an online application and submit their 300-word pitch on the topic: why I wish to study the marine biology of Maria Island.

Applications will close at Midnight (AEST) on Monday, 20 February 2023.

There are 24 places available, 14 of which are scholarships places. Scholarships will cover flights, accommodation, catering, local transport costs, equipment hire, tuition costs and survey gear.

The course will run from Monday, April 17 – Sunday, April 23, 2023.

Contact Jenny Nguyen, Student Relationships Officer, for more information:

Work experience with the Australian Defence Forces

The Defence Work Experience Program has places available for years 10-12 students at various Defence sites in SA. There are already a range of work experience opportunities for students advertised on the Defence Work Experience Program website Work experience | Jobs & Careers | Defence and more to come.

These include:

27 – 30 March, - Air Force Familiarisation – RAAF Edinburgh (March) ( for 20 students, WEP/09418/22 (closes 5 March)

11 - 12 May, - Army Familiarisation - Keswick Barracks (May) ( for 20 students, WEP/09433/22 (closes 07 April)

29 May-1 June, - Air Force Familiarisation – RAAF Edinburgh (May) ( for 20 students, WEP/09427/22 (closes 14 April)

26 - 30 June, - Army Museum Experience - Keswick Barracks (June) ( for 3 students, WEP/09432/22 (closes 12 May)

6 - 7 July, - Army Familiarisation – Keswick Barracks (July) ( for 20 students, WEP/09434/22 (closes 19 May)

7 - 10 Aug, - Air Force Familiarisation – RAAF Edinburgh (August) ( for 20 students, WEP/09420/22 (closes 23 June)

26 - 27 Oct, - Army Familiarisation – Keswick Barracks (October) ( for 20 students, WEP/09435/22 (closes 8 Sep)

6 - 9 Nov, - Air Force Familiarisation – RAAF Edinburgh (November) ( for 20 students, WEP/09430/22 (closes 22 Sep)

Please Note: Students need to be at least 15 years old to participate and must be able to get to the location. Public transport options to Edinburgh are very limited.

There will be other four day Army placements advertised in due course for Edinburgh and Woodside barracks on our website.

Apply via their website - Jobs List - Defence Work Experience (

Even though these dates do not correlate with our dates you are allowed to be exempt from school should your application be successful.

Year 10’s DO NOT just apply and plan on getting a place. The ADF is VERY competitive, and many students apply. Have a Plan B!!!!

Term 1 Timeline

Parents receive information bookletSent via EdSmart in 2022

Students call and email prospective providers

Apply for any Working with Children / Vulnerable Checks at Department of Human Services (if required)

Weeks 1-5
All forms due back to student Services or email Monday, 6 March (Week 6)

This date is to ensure that WHS risk assessments can be performed, students can access appropriate training (ie White Cards) and all Security Checks can be processed.

Try-A-Trade at Western Technical College 2023

Western Technical College will once again be offering Try-A-Trade courses in Term 2 and 3 in 2023. If numbers allow, they can run an all-female construction class if that is what students prefer.

Try a Trade courses are non-accredited courses designed to allow students to try before they commit to a longer, accredited course, except for the White Card section, CPCCWHS1001 prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry. The White Card will allow students to also engage in Work Experience within the construction Industry. Students will receive a certificate of participation as evidence of learning.

Try-A-Trade courses are designed for year 10 students wishing to experience various trades prior to deciding if they will pursue a Flexible Industry Pathway (FIP) in 2024, and access funding.

The following courses will be offered based on participant numbers.

Expressions of interest for term 2 construction can be entered online now via

Limited places are available, register today!

Term 2 Timeline

Try-A-Trade ConstructionGroup 1 - Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9

Group 2 - Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10

Term 3 Timeline

Try-A-Trade EngineeringDetails to be advised
Try-A-Trade AutomotiveDetails to be advised

Try-A-Trade Plumbing

Details to be advised

Try-A-Trade Salon and Make-Up

Details to be advised
Try-A-Trade ElectricalDetails to be advised
Try ICT and Screen and MediaDetails to be advised

*Please note Trade Training Centres will likely offer more Try a Trade experiences later this year, so watch this space! These are the best ways to get the experience required to complete a VETRO application to access funded courses.

ANU information session at SIC!

ANU is often rated Australia's No 1 University.
​Did you know their accommodation costs on campus are half of Ui of Melb?
Frances Dinn from ANU will be in Adelaide next Thursday 16 February and is happy to have a ‘drop in’ chat with interested persons in the Yr 12 section of the Library during Mentor Group.
If you would like to confirm a meeting, please let me know via email. She can assist with any queries re scholarship applications, accommodation and early offers.

2023 Senior School Musical
From the Future Problem Solving Team