At Tenison Woods College, we actively assist students to make informed subject and career choices. Students in the Senior School have access to subject counselling and career planning, internal and external career information sessions, work experience programs and an extensive range of tertiary, Vocational Education Training (VET) and other training and study opportunities.

Tenison Woods College works hard to ensure that students have ready access to a wide range of career and study resources, including traineeships and employment opportunities, residential colleges and tertiary institutions.  The Careers department will also assist students with job applications, resume preparation and interview skills.


University Application Processes

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Career Services Offered at Tenison Woods College

Tenison Woods College, through its dedicated careers department, offers the following services and information:

  • Career counselling and planning
  • Subject counselling
  • Flexible learning (TAFE courses)
  • Resume and job application preparation
  • Work experience coordination
  • Defence Force applications/scholarships/visits
  • TAFE/University and Private Provider applications
  • Open day visits
  • Scholarships
  • Tertiary accommodation applications and options
  • Gap year preparation
  • Institution visits to the College
  • Guest speakers
  • Career matching
  • Medicine/Dentistry preparation/applications/UMAT
  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Part-time and full-time job opportunities


The Personal Learning Plan

The Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is a compulsory SACE Stage 1 subject normally undertaken in Year 10. Students will be awarded 10 credits towards the SACE for the completion of the PLP. The program is designed to help students understand their preferences and personality traits and to explore careers of interest.

Students will consider their aspirations and research career, training and further study choices to help them map out their future. Students will complete a plan which assists with subject selections for Year 11 and Year 12 in line with identified career preferences.


Work Placement

Year 10 students participate in a Work Placement of their choice for one week. The work experience program supports the career exploration work undertaken in the PLP and enables students to explore possible career paths for the future and leads to informed subject selection for SACE Stage 1 and 2. Work Placement is also available to Year 11 and 12 students as a voluntary undertaking.


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses offer students opportunities to undertake work related training, while they are still at school. The courses enable students to earn credit towards a recognised VET qualification while completing their general education curriculum or senior secondary certificate. VET options available at Tenison Woods College include, Furniture Making, Horticulture, Fitness and Hospitality. To learn more about these VET options, view our 2018 Year 10-12 Curriculum Handbook (Page 19).

VET is an excellent choice of study for many students, who will gain hands-on experience in their chosen industry, allowing them to make better career choices. Students will leave school with qualifications recognised by both the education system and industry, giving them more choices in life. They will receive credit towards traineeships and apprenticeships, giving them a head start.

All VET in Schools programs are offered in conjunction with a recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as TAFE SA.


Traineeships and Job Opportunities

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Important Dates and Events

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Tenison Woods College Careers Newsletter


Career Exploration and Resources

Important Links 


Tertiary Education and Application Processes


VET and Apprenticeship Links


Adelaide Residential Colleges

The following residential colleges offer a range of accommodation options for students from regional centres studying at one of the three Adelaide universities.


Gap Year

Career Staff Contacts


Marie Hoare / Career Counsellor

Phone:    08 8724 4616


Jody Elliott / Career Counsellor

Phone:    08 8724 4672


Joanne Maclean / VET Coordinator

Phone:    08 8724 4658


Vanessa Courtney / SACE Coordinator

Phone:    08 8724 4658


Sean Quirke / Head of Senior School, Subject Counselling/Changes

Phone:    08 8724 4618