From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department

Ms Julie Stephenson
Careers & VET Coordinator

Defence Force Work Experience Program

STEM Immersion Week: Edinburgh (September)

This event has been developed to showcase a variety of STEM careers available in Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and with Industry partners.

DSTG brings together interdisciplinary expertise from across Australia and around the world to address Defence and national security challenges. Their role is to work closely with the Australian science, technology and innovation eco-system. This helps deliver scientific advice and solutions that provide capability enhancement for Defence and the national security community.

In this placement you will have the opportunity to observe and gain an introduction to the application of research in engineering and science fields. You will be specifically introduced to Defence scientists/engineers and learn about how they help to develop new capabilities and assess existing science and technology. While you will not be engaged directly to perform any scientific work you will have the opportunity to tour our facilities and speak to many different scientists about their areas of research, education and career histories.

DSTG will conduct a tour of their research facilities, giving students the opportunity to view equipment up close that is not normally open or accessible to the public. Some of the equipment on display may include:

Try a Trade

Try a trade courses are a great way to gain insight into different trade areas and Western Technical College still have a few spaces for their try a trade courses in Term 3 in the following areas:

See Mrs Stephenson in the Careers Centre if you are interested.

5 -19 July 2024
​​​​​10:00am – 1:00pmFlinders University Drama Centre

Flinders University Drama Centre

A map of Flinders University can be found here, the Drama Centre is located at J8.

For 16+ young people wanting to audition for Drama Schools at the end of the year.

Auditioning for Drama Schools can be very challenging. This bootcamp is a fun-filled and comprehensive way to find out some tips and skills to help you overcome those nerves, build your confidence, and practice some techniques to help you perform at your very best on the day.

This bootcamp provides four days of play, with short workshops in movement, voice, acting and rehearsal techniques, culminating in a “mock” audition, where you get to practice presenting your work to the group, in a low stake, highly supportive environment.

Led by legendary Australian actress and actor-trainer Glenda Linscott (Former head of Acting at WAAPA) with Dr Renato Musolino of the Flinders Drama Centre.

This special training intensive will take place over five mornings in the school holidays (July 15-19) at the internationally renowned Flinders Drama Centre – South Australia’s centre for actor training. Current secondary students referred by their teacher or school can access this 5-day program for a reduced price of $190.

About Glenda Linscott

A highly successful and respected actress since graduating from National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1978, Glenda has a formidable resume which includes performances in lead roles for major state and commercial theatre companies and also on film, television, and radio.

She is proud to have, for many years, been associated with organisations such as Playworks, and the Australian National Playwrights Conference developing new Australian plays as actor, dramaturg, and director.

From 2006 – 2014, Glenda ran her own corporate coaching and training business Perform with Confidence working with captains of industry in the fine art of performing with confidence with respect to winning the hearts and minds of their people.

Glenda is also a sought-after training consultant for major actor training organisations, including Flinders University, NIDA, Victorian College Art (VCA), Media Arts and Entertainment Alliance (MEAA), University of Melbourne, Swinburne TAFE and many private training academies in VIC, NSW and QLD.