Careers & Pathways

At Marcellin Campus, the Careers & Pathways Department is an integral part of our students learning journey as they begin to build their aspirations beyond the gates of Sacred Heart.  Opportunities such as work experience, The Entrepreneur Program and University programs are widely supported at Sacred Heart. Further information is available by contacting Prue Wilkosz, our Careers & Pathways Coordinator. 

The Careers & Pathways Department works closely with our Teaching & Learning Faculty to ensure, collaboratively, our students achieve the best outcome for their futures. 

Careers & Pathways Coordinator

Prue Wilkosz

08 8350 2500

Work Experience

Whilst work experience is not compulsory at Sacred Heart, during the holidays our students are able to take part in a week of work experience in a diverse range of industries.

  • 2020 Work Experience Dates
    Work Experience Weeks Paperwork Deadline
    20 – 24 April13 March
    29 June – 3 July (Year 10’s & Year 11’s Only)29 May
    28 September – 2 October28 August
    16 – 20 November (Optional Work Experience for Year 12’s Only)16 October
    30 November – 4 December6 November
  • Organising a Work Experience Placement (for non VET Students*)

    In order to initiate a work experience placement students must visit the Career Development Office and speak to Careers and Pathways Coordinator, Prue Wilkosz or Annemarie Honner in person.

    Students will then receive a pack of information that takes them through the multi-step process.

    The work experience agreement form must be signed in this order by the student, work placement provider, parent/guardian (all arranged by the student) and finally the principal/delegate (arranged by the school). The work experience agreement form then becomes a legal contract which sets the school insurance cover in place and must be retained by the school. The school must also conduct an appropriate risk assessment and will provide a contact person who will be in contact with each student and work place during the student’s work experience placement.

    Students seeking placement within a disability service or agency and some child related work places are required to undergo a Police clearance which can take additional time.

    It is a legal requirement that prior to commencing work experience students are inducted in the following areas: Work Health & Safety Act 2012 (SA), Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (SA), Equal Opportunity and the Children’s Protection Act 1984 (SA), Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA). Adequate time (approximately 5 hours) needs to be allocated to cover these topics effectively and students need to be able to demonstrate their understanding before going out to a work place.

    Please note work or job trials are not sanctioned by the SA Work Experience Guidelines.

    *Students undertaking a Vocational Education & Training program will need to liaise with the VET Coordinator to arrange their work placement.

Vocational Education & Training

Sacred Heart College offers students at Marcellin Campus the opportunity to undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET) as part of their studies.  This enables students to earn a nationally recognised VET qualification whilst at the same time completing their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

  • The recognition arrangements for VET in the SACE include recognition of:
    • completed qualifications
    • partly completed qualifications (for which a student has completed one or more units of competency)
  • The SACE Board recognises VET that:
    • is listed on the website
    • is delivered and assessed by, or under the auspices of, registered training organisations (RTOs), which are registered to deliver and/or assess the VET qualification
    • is delivered and assessed in accordance with the VET Quality Framework
    • can be certified on a transcript, statement of attainment, or qualification issued by an RTO

The SACE enables students to include a significant amount of VET in their SACE studies. A student earns 10 SACE credits for the successful completion of 70 nominal hours of VET, up to the maximum number of credits allocated to each qualification. For more information on how specific VET qualifications can earn SACE units at Stage 1 and 2 refer to the SACE website –

Take a look at the CESA Vocational Education website – a fantastic resource to promote and strengthen vocational pathways available through Catholic secondary schools in SA and a handy tool to located VET courses, information and resources.

Vocational Education & Training Coordinator

Leanne De Young

08 8350 2500