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SATAC Parent Information night, Tuesday August 15.

The College will run a Year 12 parent SATAC information evening for parents who would like to know more about the process in order to support their student’s applications. This event will be on Tuesday 15 August, 6.30pm in the Bellarmine Room.

Students do not need to attend. The same information will be presented to students in an assembly at school.

SATAC application open in August and to avoid a late fee students should register and pay by September 29. However, there will be a great deal of support and advice provided at the College.

SATAC Dates 2024

  • SATAC opens August 7.
  • Closes September 29 to avoid a late fee. Medicine (and other courses with hard deadlines) closes.
  • Equal Consideration will be early Dec date TBA
  • Change Of Preference cut off Jan 3 2024
  • Main Offer Jan 11 2024
  • 2nd offer Jan 24 2024

Careers events at Saint Ignatius’ College in Term 3

Term 3 is a busy term for careers events as we support our Year 12’s make their SATAC applications.

  • August 11 UniSA presentation
  • August 15 Parent SATAC evening
  • August 16 Flinders University presentation, Plan B for Medicine presentation and 1:1 appointments with Flinders
  • August 17 1:1 with UniSA
  • September 7 1:1 with University of Adelaide and presentation to both Years 11 and 12.

University Open days in August

Students and parents should take advantage of the upcoming Open Days at universities in August.

Flinders University Friday and Saturday 11th and 12th August.

UniSA Sunday 13th August City West and East. See below for more information on tours.

University of Adelaide Sunday 13th August

Go to the respective websites to see full programs.

UniSA Campus Open days

Mawson Lakes: 27 August
Magill: 30 August

Girls only try a trade day and Certificate III Electrotechnology

St Mary’s College, Adelaide, will host a Girls VET class for the Certificate II in Electrotechnology in 2024. The Cert II will be delivered by PEER, onsite at St Mary’s College after school, with some school holiday intensive days at PEER. The Certificate II is a Flexible Industry Pathways VET course.

To provide girls with the opportunity to explore what a VET course in this career area might be like, and to provide VETRO evidence, a one-day Girls Electrotechnology & Engineering Day will be held at PEER on Monday 21 August 2023.

Please refer to the attached flyers for more details.

Enrolments for both the Girls Electrotechnology & Engineering One Day Immersion and the Certificate II in Electrotechnology are limited. Enrolments will be taken on a first in basis (subject to a successful VETRO process for the funded Cert II).

Contact Suzanne Megaw at St Mary’s College for expressions of interest on 0427 896 656 or at

SA Dental Traineeships

SA Dental is the public health provider of oral health services to children and eligible adults across South Australia. For over 15 years we have provided Dental Assistant Traineeship opportunities to hundreds of young South Australians. These traineeships play a major role in developing quality Dental Assistants for the future oral health workforce.

SA Dental is soon to commence recruiting (28 July – 20 August) for an intake of trainees starting in January 2024. Approximately 30 Dental Assistant Traineeship positions across the state are on offer. These opportunities are aimed primarily at the 17 - 24 year age group.

See the attached flyer for more information.

Study a Diploma of Applied Technologies

Higher apprenticeships are a new pathway to a skilled career. Higher Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular – in the UK, they now account for 1 in 5 apprenticeships.

This Digital Engineering Apprenticeship program seeks out passionate, technically minded school leavers to partner with top-tier businesses in a three-year paid-to-learn training model. Learners will graduate with the nationally accredited Diploma of Applied Technologies and become digital specialists in the nation’s leading engineering teams.

This opportunity to undertake a Diploma of Applied Technologies as part of a Higher Apprenticeship, placed with an employer and paid to study may be of interest to students who are currently in Year 12 and have a passion for the following career areas/ interest areas:

• Digital technologies
• 3D Printing
• Automation
• AI
• Big Data
• Cloud computing
• Cyber-physical systems
• Digitalisation
• The Internet of things
• Virtual/augmented reality

For more information contact Skills Lab (a part of the SAGE automation group)

P: 1300 080

Lisa McDonald
Vocational Services Coordinator

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