Information for Guardians & Educators
No matter what age your children or students are, or where their unique skills lie, a lifelong career in South Australia’s defence or space industry awaits.
Now is the time to talk about the career pathways available. There are a number of resources which can assist you in these discussions to provide your children or students with the best understanding of what an exciting career in these industries could look like.
STEM Fast Track shows high school students the possibilities of STEM careers through industry-focuse…[Read more]
STEM Fast Track shows high school students the possibilities of STEM careers through industry-focused mentoring programs, to help them develop the confidence and resilience needed to thrive in their career and in life. We seek to cultivate young minds that will one day pioneer the technological advancements of tomorrow, giving humanity and our planet the best possible future.Close
The South Australian Government is making it easier for school students to start their career sooner…[Read more]
The South Australian Government is making it easier for school students to start their career sooner. The VET for School Students policy aims to support school students with enhanced career education and increased opportunities to learn directly from industry and employers. They have clearly mapped out vocational education and training (VET) pathways that lead to real jobs in South Australia.
The Student Pathways website supports research into jobs and study in growing industries, and allows you to connect with employers and start building a portfolio of achievements through the World of Work Challenge. You can even build your own CV!
The website is available to all school students in South Australia. Start your career journey today!Close
Adelaide is home to the Australian Institute of Machine Learning (AIML) bringing together researcher…[Read more]
Adelaide is home to the Australian Institute of Machine Learning (AIML) bringing together researchers and industry to provide big data capability, which has the potential to make the nation safer and more secure. Schools can enquire about engaging with the institute.Close
The Maritime High School of South Australia program is hosted at Le Fevre High School. The program o…[Read more]
The Maritime High School of South Australia program is hosted at Le Fevre High School. The program offers a range of study pathways highlighting the many employment opportunities in various components of Maritime Industries, including a Certificate 2 in Maritime Operations and certificates in engineering leading to apprenticeships.Close
The Heights School offers students the opportunity to participate in the Defence Industry School Pro…[Read more]
The Heights School offers students the opportunity to participate in the Defence Industry School Program, which links the skills required by defence industry and encourages a greater number of students into STEM subjects. The program includes a range of learning activities such as industry visits and participation in national STEM programs.Close
St Patrick’s Technical College is a purpose built, multi-million dollar, specialist trade training…[Read more]
St Patrick’s Technical College is a purpose built, multi-million dollar, specialist trade training school. The College offers a trade focused South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) curriculum and award winning pre apprenticeship training for Year 11 and 12 students. The St Patrick’s Technical College Metals and Engineering Program prepares students for a career in the manufacturing, engineering, advanced manufacturing, mining, resources and defence industries.Close
The Western Technical College is a leading provider of Vocational Education & Training (VET), ba…[Read more]
The Western Technical College is a leading provider of Vocational Education & Training (VET), based in the western suburbs of Adelaide, with a focus in Defence, Shipbuilding and Maritime Industries.
School students from Year 10 to Year 12 are given the opportunity to explore and acquire workplace skills through nationally recognised training, within an industry developed package or accredited course – Introductory, Certificate II and Certificate III level.
Programs lead to a variety of post-school outcomes including employment, apprenticeships and traineeships, vocational training and university entrance.Close
The Re-Engineering Australia Foundation has developed revolutionary hands-on applied learning progra…[Read more]
The Re-Engineering Australia Foundation has developed revolutionary hands-on applied learning programs forming a pathway of encouragement and equipping for students. These include F1 In Schools, Subs in Schools, Space In Schools and a range of other programs for primary and secondary students. Their programs link schools, industry, TAFE, universities and parents in a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment focused on attracting students to take up STEM based subjects at school and careers after leaving school.Close
Thebarton Senior College (TSC) has developed a two-year SACE (South Australian Certificate of Educat…[Read more]
Thebarton Senior College (TSC) has developed a two-year SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) program that helps students develop the maths, science and CAD/CAM/design skills needed for a high-tech engineering pathway.
TSC has consulted with industry and used the best advice available to build work-ready skills with the highest level of choice. Students can exit the program with competitive ATARs for university pathways or complete SACE with links to trade apprenticeships.
The practical elements of the course provide hands-on experiences including a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, connecting the learning with authentic engineering contexts in the other subjects in the package.
All out-of-school elements of this program are fully-funded, including uniform and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Students will experience a high-challenge, high-expectation atmosphere combined with intensive mentoring and high levels of support to enable them to become leaders of engineering.
For more information or to inquire about the program, please visit the Applied Engineering Program page on the TSC website.Close
The Department for Education has created a scholarship fund to support high school students from und…[Read more]
The Department for Education has created a scholarship fund to support high school students from under-represented groups to pursue science and mathematics (STEM) subjects at the SACE Stage 1 and 2 level.
The fund covers the cost of tutors, laptops, excursions or any other strategy that directly supports the student to achieve in their chosen STEM subjects and pathways.
Public school secondary students undertaking SACE stage 1 STEM subjects and SACE stage 2 subjects are encouraged to apply. All applications are assessed by a panel of representatives from industry, the Department for Education, secondary school principals and the Aboriginal community.Close
There’s much more to a career in space than being an astronaut. There are many exciting career pat…[Read more]
There’s much more to a career in space than being an astronaut. There are many exciting career paths to follow right here on Earth. Space law, medicine, design and manufacturing, robotics and data analysis. A range of skills are required to support our growing space sector.
The Australian Space Discovery Centre aims to inspire the next generation of the space workforce with stories of innovation, curiosity and technology. Located at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide, the Centre also has a number of valuable online resources.Close
The TAFE SA defence and shipbuilding careers page offers a wealth of information about what job oppo…[Read more]
The TAFE SA defence and shipbuilding careers page offers a wealth of information about what job opportunities can arise from their comprehensive list of relevant courses.Close
UniSA offers a full range of Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs that help students get ready f…[Read more]
UniSA offers a full range of Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs that help students get ready for work in the defence industry, from aviation to engineering and project management.Close
Adelaide University offers a range of degree programs that will put you on the fast-track to launch …[Read more]
Adelaide University offers a range of degree programs that will put you on the fast-track to launch a career in defence, cyber security or Australia’s thriving space sector. The University of Adelaide’s new Bachelor of Technology in Defence Industry is a great way to gain a broad understanding of the foundations of technology, including computing, information, mathematics.Close
Partnering with the defence industry to deliver world-class research and education, Flinders offers …[Read more]
Partnering with the defence industry to deliver world-class research and education, Flinders offers a huge range of defence and national security courses for students.
Flinders is the first Australian University to be endorsed by the Naval Shipbuilding College, with Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Mechanical, Electrical & Electronic, Robotics, Software, Maritime or Bachelor of Information Technology (Networks & Cybersecurity Systems).
Flinders offers students the opportunity to apply for international internships and work with major defence companies such as BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing Defence, Naval Group, Thales, Defence Science and Technology Group and ASC.Close
Hamilton Secondary College Space School is the only school in South Australia with a designated faci…[Read more]
Hamilton Secondary College Space School is the only school in South Australia with a designated facility and specialist curriculum to lead space education. Their Space Centre and Mission to Mars program provides students with an exciting, unique and hands-on educational experience.Close
AUCyberExplorer provides detailed, actionable data about supply and demand in the Australian cyberse…[Read more]
AUCyberExplorer provides detailed, actionable data about supply and demand in the Australian cybersecurity job market to support local employers, educators, guidance and career counselors, students, current workers, policy makers, and other stakeholders. Powered by artificial intelligence technology, AUCyberExplorer’s interactive tools include a heatmap of cyber workforce and job openings, along with career and skills pathways.Close
Adelaide Robotics Academy is a STEM education centre for upper primary and high school students. Th…[Read more]
Adelaide Robotics Academy is a STEM education centre for upper primary and high school students. The Academy run daily courses at the Thebarton Community Centre, as well as workshops, professional development (PD), excursions, and science displays for schools, libraries, and special events.
Students with an interest in STEM can join the club and learn Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Logic, Mathematics, and Physics following various Curriculums tailored to their experience level. Advanced students learn Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.
Students also have the opportunity to program robots and drones to solve complex challenges through various scenarios that require innovation, adaptability and teamwork. There is no experience required for beginners and students can start at any time throughout the school year.Close