Careers Education

Career development is about building the skills to manage learning, work and life. We inspire students to take ownership of their career decision-making process and to provide access to a wide range of career resources and activities at the right time.

Our careers program builds on the broad curriculum and pathway options offered by St Francis de Sales College that promote the development of initiative, self confidence, positive self image and resilience that helps students with their long term career development.

Parents have a key role to play in helping their child make career choices. Parents can help their child by being positive about their ideas and their chances of finding a satisfying career path.

Students in Years 10 to12 actively participate in career development activities and events within our College and by attending external events. All students in Years 10 to12 are invited to attend the Speakers in School program. This assists them in finding out more information about a particular profession or career.

Students are also given opportunities to attend career expos across South Australia.

Useful Career Links

Please click on the text in green below to be linked directly to the website.


University and TAFE Applications
104 Frome Street, Adelaide
T (08) 8224 4000 or 1300 138 440 (local call charge)


TAFE SA information
Freecall 1800 882 661
TAFE SA Student Selection Guide
Information about TAFE Assessment of Basic Skills


Charles Darwin University 
Flinders University
University of Adelaide
University of South Australia
Tabor College


Career, training and job opportunities

The Job Guide -  Click on "Search the Job Guide" (information about different occupations)
Job Outlook - Information about job prospects, wages, age profile etc.
my future - Excellent source of information in the “the facts” section
Career One - Job advertisements across Australia


Study Assist - Help paying my fees - Information about HECS-HELP and VET FEE-HEL
Study Assist - Going to Uni 
Centrelink - Youth Allowance - Information about Youth Allowance
Centrelink - Rent Assistance - Information about Rent Assistance
my future - Awards and Scholarships

UMAT Preparation Website,au

Transition to tertiary study

What's Uni Like?

"What's Uni Like'  is a massive open online course that is free to access and self-paced.  The online course explores key areas of student expectations, transition to university life, academic writing and reading, digital literacy and online learning skills.  This website is a fantastic resource that enables students to consider three really important questions around tertiary study:

  • Is university for me?
  • What should i expect at university?
  • What academic skills will I need to study at university?

The online course is aimed at students form 14 to 22 years of age, so whether your child is studying PLP, applying for university, or just considering what their choices for the future are, this website can help to make informed decisions around further study options.


The Adelaide Hills Careers Expo provides students and parents with the opportunity to speak with representatives from over 65 organisations including: Universities, Training organisations, Employers, Apprenticeship and Traineeship providers and more.

The University Open Days are large scale events held each year where our local universities open their doors to the public and allow you to visit the campuses and speak to the course and program directors, honour students and support staff about studying options.  They provide interactive presentations on all degrees and a wide range of information booths providing support and advice about courses, careers, pathways and university life.