Careers & Pathways



Background: ASC Shipbuilding Pty Ltd provides access for students to study a semester length Defence Industry Pathways Program (DIPP) delivered by TAFESA Regency campus. The DIPP course provides Year 10 and 11 students with opportunities to develop vocational skills as well as the ability to study a SACE accredited course with a focus on Advanced Manufacturing.

As part of the semester course, students complete a SACE Stage 1 accredited Design and Technology 10 credit unit course including CAD design and 3D printing. In addition, students will develop knowledge and skills in advanced manufacturing technologies while completing practical activities. 

Course Details

  • Semester 1 2019, Tuesdays 9.00am – 3.00pm, starting Tuesday 5 February 2019 to Tuesday 2 July 2019
  • No course fee (Funded by ASC Shipbuilding Pty Ltd)
  • Students will be provided with WHS safety boots, top and pants
  • Venue, TAFESA Regency campus, Advanced Manufacturing Building
  • Lecturer: Anthony Tonkin 8348 1979 or
  • Applications are due by Term 4: Week 5, Friday 16 November 2018.

Who should apply?

This program is designed for Year 10 or 11 students. Girls are particularly encouraged to apply.

Criteria for selection into the DIPP program include those students who have a sound background and ability in:

  • Science engineering technology and mathematics subjects (STEM)
  • Problem solving
  • Working in teams

Please see Mrs Swain for an application form

Free Radio Broadcast Training Program for Students

About YouthFM training: 
YouthFM radio broadcast training leaves participants with a toolbox of skills, which could assist to launch them into the workforce. It is ideal for young people interested in careers in journalism or media, or for those wanting to increase confidence, communication and technical production skills.

Who can apply: 
Students aged 15 -24, who live work or study in the Cities of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Burnside and Prospect or the Town of Walkerville.

What's involved:
The program includes formal training and hands on experience through the production of a live to air radio program broadcast at Three D Radio 93.7.

Key dates:
Applications close 10 December 2018
Training starts 13 December 2018

How to apply:
For more information and to apply, visit: YouthFM

For more information, contact Rosanna Busolin, Manager, Community Services on 08 8366 4600 or


Cathy Swain
Director of Curriculum