All boxes ticked

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As we head into the July school holidays today, St Patrick’s Technical College is celebrating the hard work of five Year 12 students who have completed all their subjects and work for the year.

The students are school-based apprentices and trainees have knuckled down this year to complete all their subjects required for their SACE certificate. Their work will now be submitted to the SACE Board for moderation.


  • Julian Fragnito who works at Zeeas Café and is studying a Certificate III in Hospitality with RTO CEG.
  • Sarah Mills, who works at Brazilian Beauty North Adelaide and is studying a Certificate III in Beauty.
  • Chelsea Doman-Hicks who works at the Kingsford Hotel and is studying a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery with RTO TAFE SA.
  • Courtney Bailie who works at the Midway Tavern and is studying a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery with RTO TAFE SA.
  • Leith Cappelluti, who works Shannon Welding and from next term will be studying a Certificate III In Engineering.

StPatsTech College Principal Danny Deptula said that Julian, Sarah, Chelsea, Courtney and Leith had impressed staff with their dedication to complete their SACE subjects. He said armed with their Year 12 certificates, apprentices and trainees can expect better rates of pay than those who do not complete senior secondary education.

He said those students no longer had to attend the College and he looked forward to celebrating their graduation with them in November.

“These students can now spend more time with their employer, which will help them grow their skills, and I congratulate them on their effort to complete Year 12 mid-way through the year,’’ Mr Deptula said.

He said StPatsTech’s innovative approach to education meant students were able to have flexible, work-friendly time schedules that enabled them to get the most out of work and education. The College is a School-based Apprenticeship/Traineeship specialist with nearly 870 students signed to work since 2007.

More than 50 StPatsTech students have commenced an apprenticeship or traineeship since the start of the 2018 school year.