From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department

Ms Julie Stephenson
Careers & VET Coordinator

Short courses

Like a taste-tester at an ice cream shop, short courses can allow you to sample an interest or industry area before committing to a full certificate level qualification. Gaining insight into the type of knowledge required for a particular industry or field can save you time in the long run and can help you to determine if it is right for you.

Benefits of short courses include:


Congratulations to Year 10 student Shamima who, in the recent school holidays, completed a Try-A Trade course in Plumbing and Electrical at St Patrick’s Technical College:

We learnt how to fix a tap in plumbing and how to put together a light switch. I enjoyed both of them because they were practical and I enjoy fixing things. Learning how to use different hand and power tools was also fun!” 

Girls in Engineering Creative Challenge

UniSA, Catholic Education SA, and Fleet Space have partnered to create an inspiring STEM program for Year 8 students in which they have been tasked with a creative challenge to solve real world problems. Using design thinking methodology, students Olivia, Lili, Saachi, Sophie and Leila will explore a future problem set by Fleet Space as the industry partner and will determine a solution they think will have the most impact. So far, the group have attended an industry visit to Fleet Space, and an introductory day at UniSA where the challenge was outlined. We can’t wait to see their amazing ideas come to fruition.


MedEntry is running a free, interactive, online webinar for parents and students. The session will cover pathways into medicine/dentistry, prerequisite subjects, how to prepare for UCAT & interviews, including free resources, and a Q&A session. 

The webinar will be run by Dr Ray Boyapati (Gastroenterologist at Monash Health and Director of Education at MedEntry). A similar session that was run last year was very well received by attendees. 

Monday 6 November 2023 from 7:30-8:30pm AEDT (Melbourne / Sydney time)

Please click here to register (it only takes a minute!)

All registrants will receive a link to the recording in the event you are unable to attend.