25 Aug 2021

National Skills Week

This week is National Skills Week. The week is dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning. Many senior secondary school students in Catholic Schools, Catholic Technical Colleges and Catholic Trade Training Centre, undertake VET qualifications as part of their SACE learning. Catholic Education South Australia supports the skill development of all students.

A wonderful partnership between Western Technical College and Barkuma has created the Trade2Transition Program. The Trade2Transition program has been designed especially for Year 12 students enrolled in the Barkuma Transition program, who are considering their next step into the world of work. The Barkuma trainees are exploring the Construction and Metal Engineering industries, in a supportive adult learning environment, designed to celebrate adaptability and encourage long life growth.

09 Aug 2021

2021 SA Training Awards Finalists

The 2021 SA Training Awards Finalists have been announced. We congratulate the finalists from Catholic schools in the following categories:

School Based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
Samuel Ivanoff - Year 12 student at St Patrick’s Technical College

VET Innovation for Schools Award
Christian Brothers College

VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year
Justin Mamo – Cardijn College/ MTC Training

We wish Samuel, Justin and Christian Brothers College the very best of luck. SA Training Awards winners will be announced on 27 August 2021.

14 Oct 2020

Minister for Innovation and Skills Outstanding Apprentice Award

Last Friday night, Xavier College and St Patrick’s Technical College alumni, Tayla Carll, was one of 12 talented young people to take out a Young Achiever Award, in recognition of all she has accomplished. Tayla, 18, won the Outstanding Apprenticeship Award, which aims to highlight those working hard to learn skills in their field and using their apprenticeship to launch a successful career.

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06 Jul 2020

Discover how STEM leads to exciting careers in the Health Industry


We took to the streets last Friday to visit Transform Orthodontic Care investigate career pathways in the Health Industry and the new technology that influences those careers. DISRUPT...INSPIRE...IGNITE: A CESA Discovery of STEM Careers aims to showcase the variety of career pathways available in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 


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16 Apr 2020

New Technical College for western suburbs

A new technical college will be established in Adelaide’s western suburbs, supporting students to pursue trade pathways into high demand jobs such as defence and shipbuilding.

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17 Mar 2020

The Coaching Collective at St Aloysius College

Career-related learning has a positive impact on children’s confidence, aspirations and motivation by helping students understand the world of work. Career experiences and learning in the primary school should be fun, encouraging students to be inquisitive and exploratory. Early career-related learning provides a strong foundation on which children will make career decisions as they reach the end of their secondary school education, so discovering the world of work through age appropriate play and exploration is key to children making informed career decisions in the future. Challenging gender stereotypes about careers in childhood is crucial in achieving greater gender equality in the workforce. Parents and guardians have an important role in this, as do schools.

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06 Dec 2019

Whole School Approach to Career Development & Education

The Living Learning Leading Framework is being used to support the development of a whole school approach to career development and education in Catholic schools.  The Career Development & Education Network for 2019 culminated in a workshop day facilitated by the Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV).