Monthly Archives: May 2020

Year 10 in 2021

The College is now accepting Applications for Enrolment for Year 10 commencing in 2021 and beyond. Limited places are available.

St Patrick’s Technical College is a driven leader of Vocational Education and Training (VET). Through regular discussions with industry around the need to strengthen the depth of preparedness of students pursuing VET options, it has been identified that by adding Year 10 to the College an opportunity would be created to further promote pride and excellence in trade and vocational skills training for young people in South Australia.

St Patrick’s Technical College understands Year 10 is a crucial year in the life of a secondary student. Introducing Year 10 to the College will establish a new level of educational excellence, producing higher quality and trained pre-vocational students who are ready for the world of work and further tertiary education.

Year 10 at St Patrick’s Technical College will provide young people with the chance to engage in learning opportunities relevant to their needs, enabling them to increase their chances of successfully completing the SACE, gaining an apprenticeship and realising improved social and life outcomes.

Click here to commence the enrolment process by filling out an Enrolment Enquiry Form. Our College Registrar, Carol Lee, will then be in contact with you.

For all enrolment enquiries, please feel free to contact Carol on 8209 3700 or email to discuss Year 10 in 2021 and beyond.

Nothing too heavy, nothing too high

It’s National Careers Week, 18-24 May 2020, and what better way to celebrate careers and career development, and to spread the word that ‘a career is more than just a job’, by shining the spotlight on Old Scholar Kiara Ellis – a young lady taking everything in her stride.

Nothing too heavy, nothing too high for Kiara (Class of 2018), who visited the College to share her story.

As the only female student studying Automotive in her year level, Kiara was bound to be a standout, and at 17 years of age, Kiara landed herself a Heavy Diesel Mechanic apprenticeship working at Olympic Dam mine. The specialised nature of the job provided Kiara with exceptional experience on diagnostics, maintenance and repair of the different types of diesel engines used on site.

With a change in direction in March this year, Kiara has secured an apprenticeship in Civil Construction through registered training organisation Civil Contractors Federation SA. Hosted by BMD, a national group of companies engaged in engineering design, construction and land development, Kiara is learning the ropes in a new field, requiring new skills and knowledge, and in an area of work now officially recognised as a trade in the state of South Australia.

National Careers Week 2020 is an opportunity for Australians to consider the benefits of vocational education and training (VET) to launch or future proof their careers.