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Careers and VET News

August 31, 2020

Asbestos and White Card training workshops

Industry experts have designed CIT’s customised training workshops for school students to be delivered at school. The two units of competency are mandatory for students to enter work sites and are required for students undertaking work experience in a trade or related field.

The following workshops will be facilitated at SFX this term:

  • White Card
    Monday 21 September 2020
    9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Asbestos
    Tuesday 22 September 2020
    9:00am – 1:00pm

Students must be 15 years or older to attend this training.

Please register your child’s interest as places are filling quickly – register now.


Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate

The RSA course will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to serve alcohol in a responsible manner. Successful completion of this course achieves a Statement of Attainment – training in Providing Responsible Service of Alcohol [extract from SIT30616].

The course will be facilitated at SFX.

  • RSA certificate
    Wednesday 23 September 2020
    9:00am – 1:00pm

Registration is essential – please register now.


Skillsroad – a helpful resource for starting the career journey

It’s been a tough year for young Aussies… and now 2020’s Year 12 cohort are facing their upcoming exams. It is more crucial than ever to encourage all young people to talk about their future careers and learn about the educational pathways available to help them reach their goals – even if those goals may be delayed.

Last week was National Skills Week and to celebrate, Skillsroad ran an excellent campaign – ‘Hands On Your Future’. The campaign showcased why learning while doing is just as important as academic learning. It highlighted to youth that no matter their skills or choice of career, they’re part of a bigger picture. Every single job has a purpose and is vital to a thriving community!

Skillsroad have some great tools and resources to empower young people to feel confident and supported when taking the first step on their career journey. Check out the Skillsroad website.

And remember, ‘if you have dreams in your head and feet in your shoes, your skills will take you wherever you choose!’ – Dr. Seuss.


Australian Schools Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship Group

Year 10 and 11 students interested in exploring the School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship option for 2021 are invited to come along to information sessions running each Monday during recess (room H2).

In this session students are supported in:

  • learning what it takes to be an ASbA student
  • how to find the right job and employer
  • how to get work experience before signing up,
  • the process involved.

Students are encouraged to visit Chris Stewart in the Careers Office for more information.


NECA Electrical Apprenticeships – Electrical Industry Holiday Program


The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is running a free Electrical Industry Introductory Program in the ACT 2020-21 Christmas school holidays.

So if you’re thinking of an Electrical Apprenticeship in 2021 this program may be your head start into an electrical industry career!

The program will offer:

  • theory and practical training
  • personal and professional development
  • mentoring
  • introduction to industry work practices, and
  • linkages to existing trades, apprentices and employers.

When: ACT Christmas school holidays:
Program 1: 18 – 22 January 2021.
Program 2: 11 – 15 January 2021 (pending sufficient demand).
Where: NECA ACT Centre of Excellence (49 Tennant St, Fyshwick ACT).

Please call NECA on 6280 6533 or contact Maureen for more information and to reserve a place.


The College reception is open from 8.15am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.

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