St Patrick's College Ballarat Careers
Student Recognition
Chris Boadle (SPC 1997-2002)

Where are they now - Chris Boadle (SPC 1997-2002)

The College reconnects with Chris Boadle (SPC 1997-2002) who is now working as a retail customer executive for NAB, but credits learning how to cook at St Patrick’s for helping him impress his now fiancé Rhiarna with his special ‘SPC brand’ of homemade chicken and corn risotto.

Where has life taken you since leaving SPC?

Since leaving St Patrick’s, I have completed a Double Degree (Commerce/Management) at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University). After graduating, I wasn’t quite sure what industry to move into, and I did a couple of short stints in sales roles before joining the NAB.  I moved through some entry level roles fairly quickly and it was at the NAB that I found my passion for leadership and helping get the best out of others. I have done a variety of roles in nearly eight years with NAB. In my current role, I’m a Retail Customer Executive, where I oversee the operations and business performance of all our retail branches across greater South West Victoria.

What are your favourite memories of your time at St Patrick’s College?

·        Attending my first boat race and marching from the school over to the lake with my mates, dressed up and screaming like mad men


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Work Experience Dates


25 - 29 June, 2018

for 2018 work experience week:

Get forms from the Careers Office
or the Career Tools tab Workplace Learning.

Year 10 Safe@work program

Year 10 students will be undertaking the mandatory OHS online program.

safe@work is an Education Department requirement for all Victorian secondary students doing work experience. Students will complete safe@work during Week9 Term1.

Safe At Work Certificates will be issued to students who qualify for work experience.


Morrisby Online Parent Session

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Morrisby Online Information session

Year 10 students and parents are invited

Morrisby Online hard copy reports to be distributed

Guest speaker, Mr Barry Darnell, Career Analysts

Starting 7pm, Old Collegians Pavilion

Weekly Career News

Please find attached this weeks News. Have a fantastic week. 

  • Focus on entrepreneurship/small business ownership
  • TVSA Pilot Training Open Day, 17 March
  • Victorian College of the Arts Visual Art Winter School, 9 - 13 April
  • A Day in The Life of a Fashion Illustrator, Box Hill Institute, 11 April
  • Game Art & Program Workshops, Academy of Interactive Entertainment, 12 & 13 April
  • Macleay College Information Day, 24 April
  • National Youth Science Forum 


Back issues at:

Experience Clever (Latrobe University)

Registrations for our Experience Clever event (formerly Experience La Trobe) at our Melbourne Campus are now open!

Details are as follows:

Melbourne Campus

Date: Friday 6 April 2018

Time: 9.30am – 4.15pm

Location: Union Building
This is a free event and the lunch is on us! 

Workshops are already filling up fast and places are limited, so it’s important for students to get in quick to save their place.

Registrations are also open for parents, so mums and dads can come along to get up-to-date on our courses and general university processes.

We are very excited about our event this year and have introduced a Clever Talk Series which highlights the amazing work some of our key academic and professional staff are involved with. It’s going to be a great day!

If you have any questions regarding Experience or anything La Trobe related, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. It’d be great to have students from your school join us on the day.


Luke Scicluna
Marketing Sales and Student Recruitment Advisor (Undergraduate)

Sales and Customer Experience

Marketing and Recruitment | La Trobe University 


Melbourne Campus | Bundoora VIC 3086 |
p: 03 9479 3672 |m: 0400 711 497 | e: 



Current positions being advertised:

  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Flooring apprenticeship
  • 1st year Carpenter
  • Dairy Farming
  • Bricklaying apprenticeships
A Day at Melbourne

Do you have students who can picture themselves at the University of Melbourne but are unsure of which degree is right for them?

If so, we invite them to sign up for A Day at Melbourne and find out for themselves!


Date: Friday 6 April
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm (registration opens at 8.30am)
Location: Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus


This event offers students in Years 10 – 12 and their families the opportunity to gain a more detailed understanding of the study options, enrichment activities and career outcomes afforded by the Melbourne Model.

Students will be able to find out more about the Melbourne Curriculum, scholarships, study abroad, Access Melbourne, accommodation options and much more.


ADF Gap Year applications for 2019 have opened. It's a unique opportunity for your students to try out a career in Navy, Army or Air Force and get a feel for a military life without committing for a longer period.