2019 Term 2 Week 4

2019 Term 2 Week 4

Vocational Services Report


Parents as Career Coaches Seminar

To celebrate National Careers Week the Careers Department ran a number of events at the College. First off was our inaugural “Parents as Career Coaches” seminar and forum. Many thanks to Ms Kahlia Allen and her team at The University of Adelaide who led a discussion on the future world of work and Ms Linda Depoi for her pertinent talk on VET pathways. Sincere thanks also to Mrs Hayley Valente and Old Scholar Tom Buechecker for their participation on the Q&A panel.

Careers Market

Next up was the annual Careers Market held on Tuesday 14 May at the Senior School. Students had the opportunity to learn more about possible career paths from a large number of guest presenters, many of whom were Old Ignatians. We thank our presenters for volunteering their time once again to make the Careers Market such a valuable and enjoyable evening for our students. This year’s focus was on VET and trades. We were fortunate to have many trades represented such as plumbing, carpentry, refrigeration trades and the Australian Shipbuilding College were also in attendance. Other highlights included the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, the simulator fuselage from The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Professional Artist, Ms Ruby Chew and Chef Shannon Fleming. See photos below.

Lunchtime Information Sessions - STEM and Arts Careers

Thursday 16 May and Friday 17 May saw The University of Adelaide return for lunchtime student seminars on Career options in the fields of STEM and The Arts.

Where can your career enquiry take you? Maria Island, Tasmania!

Recently, Mahalia Cronin was selected as the only South Australian to participate in a Marine Biology immersion trip on Maria Island, Tasmania! Below is an account of her exciting opportunity ...

“In April 2019, I was fortunate enough to participate in a marine science course offered by the University of Tasmania in partnership with the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Science. Myself and 23 other students were situated on Maria Island, off the coast of Eastern Tasmania, where we participated in the unit ‘A Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology’. Work included fieldwork sampling and data analysis of four marine environments. We then presented our findings at the IMAS building in Hobart. This was an intensive, hands-on and extremely valuable experience that immersed me in the world of marine science." Mahalia Cronin, Year 11.

TAFE SA Short Courses and Information Sessions

Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass is your ticket to find out more about a career in Technical Production and Design at TAFE SA Adelaide College of the Arts, Tuesday June 18, 1.20-3.30pm. At this event you’ll hear from lecturers and current students about backstage careers in the entertainment, arts and events industries as well as tour the facilities. This is for those interested in a career as a stage manager, set builder, props maker, scenic artist, lighting or stage designer.

RSVP Monday 3 June, Main Theatre, TAFE SA, 39 Light Square, Adelaide.

Make-up Short Course

A short course for those with a passion for make-up. Students will learn how to apply make-up ready for day to evening. From this course students can further their studies by undertaking another short course or move onto the Certificate III in Make-up.

For more information: email vicki.kernick@tafesa.edu.au or mobile 0418 303 252.

Professional Photo Editing Skill Set

Students studying this skill set will learn the skills required to creatively control their camera and understand camera settings.

They will learn:

  • photographic techniques to produce captivating images as well as an understanding of design and composition
  • historical and modern photographic processes, giving a broad understanding of the photographic industry and job roles within.

They will use lighting techniques in a real photographic studio and enhance images in post-production using industry standard software such as Adobe Photoshop.

From this course students will produce a portfolio suitable for entry into the Diploma of Photography and Imaging, allowing a pathway to further their studies.
For more information: email Chloe Henderson, Photo Imaging Lecturer, chloe.henderson@tafesa.edu.au, phone 8463 5123.

For more information on any of the above events please contact Mrs Lisa McDonald on 8334 9300 or email l.mcdonald@ignatius.sa.edu.au

Below: Careers Market