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Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Our individualised, student-centred approach enables students to identify and cultivate their strengths and interests. We help to guide their pathway planning by developing their careers knowledge through a variety of activities and experiences, supporting their pathway choices whilst at school and beyond their secondary education.

Student are prepared for a transition to university study, vocational education and training (VET), apprenticeships and other further education pathways.

University Pathways

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for student entry into undergraduate courses in Australian public universities. Students can choose from a range of subjects, including VET options, to achieve an ATAR. Students achieving the ATAR for their desired course can apply to enter university courses throughout Australia and in selected universities around the world. We offer more than 20 different options for senior students from traditional Maths, Science and Humanities through to Tourism, Sports Studies, Business & Enterprise and other career-specific subjects.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Pathways

Year 11 and 12 students can engage in various Vocational Education and Training (VET) at Plympton International College. VET Courses are provided by a range of Recognised Training Organisations and can be completed in conjunction with traditional school subjects to complete the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). Certificate 1 and 2 courses can be used to contribute to Stage 1 SACE completion, and Certificate 3 and above can be used to contribute to Stage 2 SACE completion.

Plympton International College hosts Certificate 3 in Health Service Support, on-site in our purpose-built Health facility. This is delivered through our partnership with Equals International. Students can also access a wide variety of VET opportunities across the region through our alliance with the Western Areas Secondary Schools Network (WASSN). Available courses can be found here: 

  • Regional VET Programs – Western Adelaide Secondary Schools Network :
  • Western Adelaide Secondary Schools Network (WASSN) (

Students who apply for a VET course must demonstrate a strong interest in the related industry, sufficient literacy and numeracy levels to complete the course, and strong time management skills.

VET qualifications can also be completed as part of School Based Apprenticeship, and used to contribute to the SACE. This allows students to engage in a variety of school subjects, VET and paid work whilst completing their schooling.

Successful completion of a Certificate 3 can be used to contribute to ATAR, replacing the equivalent of one full-time subject

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