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.
Tenison Woods College, through its dedicated careers department, offers the following services and information:
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.
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) 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.
Important Dates and Events
Tenison Woods College Careers Newsletter
Career Exploration and Resources
Find My Future - find the career for you
Seek - Job Searching
Course and Career Resources – Find a course and explore careers
Job Outlook - For help on making decisions about study and training, or your first job
Tertiary Education and Application Processes
University SA Foundation Studies - A free, one-year program for students with no previous qualifications, or for school leavers without an ATAR
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.
St Mark’s Residential College, based 46 Pennington Terrace, Adelaide
Aquinas Residential College, based at 1 Palmer Pl, North Adelaide
St Ann’s Residential College, based at 187 Brougham Pl, North Adelaide
Lincoln Residential College, based at 45 Brougham Pl, North Adelaide
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