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Careers Events for 2023 at Saint Ignatius in Term 3 and 4

We have lots of events to help students plan their best pathway during Term 3 & 4, pop these dates into your diary!

Tuesday 2 August - Lunch time Bellarmine Room (optional)

  • Bond University will be at the College to answer any questions. I know this is after the VC Scholarship cut-off date, but you can still ask questions regarding other scholarships, costs, accommodation, other scholarships. Students from Years 10-12 welcome.

Thursday 4 August - Period 2 Bellarmine Room (optional)

  • Newman College (Jesuit residential college) from the University of Melbourne will be available for any Year 12’s who would like to come in to discuss accommodation, pricing, scholarships, college life.

Friday 12 August - Period 3

  • Year 12 students SATAC Information Assembly (compulsory).

Tuesday 16 August - 7.00-8.00pm

  • Parent SATAC Information Evening (optional for interested parents). Keep an eye out for an Edsmart to RSVP.

Thursday 18 August - Period 2

  • Year 12 UniSA Information Assembly (compulsory)
  • Flinders Plan B for Medicine Lunchtime Bellarmine Room (optional)

Thursday 25 August - Library

  • UniSA 1:1 session. Book a timeslot with a counsellor from UniSA to help you plan your pathway into your course (optional).

Thursday 1 September - Period 2

  • Flinders University Information Session and 1:1 counselling session.

Thursday 15 September - Period 2

  • University of Adelaide Information Session and 1:1 counselling.

Friday 21 October - Mentor’s Breakfast, Year 12’s

  • Term 4, Friday Week 1. Keep an eye out and RSVP by end of Term 3.

Flinders Unitest

  • I will also run a sitting of the Flinders Unitest at the College. Dates TBC. It will be on a Thursday morning.

University of Adelaide Year 11 Pathway Early Conditional Offers

The University of Adelaide have just announced they WILL allow students to apply for a conditional offer using their Year 11 grades for one more year only. There are many exclusions, so read the exemption list.

Opens Monday 1 August, closes 5pm Tuesday 23 August.

Please go to the website and register your interest. The University will then send us a spreadsheet on August 24. If you are applying for an included course pop a reminder into your phone. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.


Flinders University Year 11 Pathway Conditional Offers

Opens Thursday 4 August, closes 5pm Friday 30 September.

If you are applying for an included course pop a reminder into your phone. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.


Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Remember that your ATAR isn’t everything! If your ATAR isn’t quite enough to get into your dream course, this doesn’t mean you have to give up. There are lots of pathways such as UniSA College, Foundation Studies and Diploma courses that you can take to reach your goals.

You might even like to consider a pathway that doesn’t require an ATAR, like studying a at TAFE, doing a traineeship or an apprenticeship. If you would like to pursue a trade please book an appointment with me as soon as possible!

Try-a-trade with APA Group

Women in Welding

Not too sure what to do after school? Not excited about going to Uni? Like the idea of doing something manual for a job?

Welding and fabrication is one of those career paths that are not really considered unless you know someone who already does it. And generally it has always been the men who do this type of work, and the boys who choose to follow their footsteps.

We’d like to help change that. APA would love more females to consider welding and fabrication as a career path, and we’d like to invite females to come in and learn in a safe space, what this job actually looks like.

Interested? We'd love to see you at our site! Contact Program Coordinator, Katie Tunnah, to register interest. Positions are very limited!

Date: Wednesday, 24 August

Duration: 2 hours (time TBC - please specify if there is a preferred time of day)

Location: APA Group | 330 Grange Road, Kidman Park, SA 5025

Click below to learn more, see some photos and hear from some of their female apprentices.


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.

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).

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.

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!

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 9 August, 4.00pm-8.00pm

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

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

Magill: Wednesday 24 August, 4.00pm-7.00pm

Flinders University | Open Day 2022

On Campus: Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August 2022

Register for hands on activities and workshop / demonstrations!

ADFA Open Day 2022

Saturday 20 August 2022, 9:00am-3:00pm

ADFA & Online

The 2022 ADFA Open Day is on Saturday 20 August. There will also be an online / virtual version of the Open Day for people who are unable to visit Canberra on this date.

Can’t make Open Day? Check out the virtual tour

Be the first to hear by registering at

Interstate Webinar Monash Information Evening

This is a specific event for students from both South Australia and Northern Territory.

Date: Thursday 18 August

Time: 6.30 - 8.00pm (AEST)

Location: Virtual event

Registration: Students and parents can register via Discover Monash

Details: We know that choosing a university is a big decision, especially if you don’t live in Melbourne. Monash Information Evenings are the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered on everything you wanted to know about undergraduate study at Monash

You’ll hear about:

  • our ten diverse study and discipline areas
  • undergraduate course types, such as our comprehensive and specialist courses, double degrees and pathway programs
  • international opportunities including study abroad and overseas tours
  • how to apply – everything need to know about VTAC, key dates and deadlines
  • scholarships and fees
  • SEAS and the Monash Guarantee
  • accommodation options, both on and off campus

At the conclusion of the information seminar (45 minutes), you'll have the opportunity to join a breakout room and hear more from your Faculty interest area.

Lisa McDonald
Vocational Services Co-ordinator

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