Careers & Innovation Trail

Take a look at some of the positions achievable and innovative projects being completed through the study of all things STEM. Brought to you by the following teams:


Make sure to download and print a copy of the passport for each of your students so they can follow the trail at STEM Day Out.

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Oliphant Science Awards

The Oliphant Science Awards provide students with an opportunity to expand their scientific literacy, by showing interest and understanding in the world around them and engaging in discussions about science.

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Department of Defence

Our workforce is incredibly varied and includes intelligence analysts, engineers, policy advisors, IT specialists, graphic designers, social workers, lawyers, accountants and administrative support. Discover where you best fit and find out what Defence has to offer.

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Australian Space Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre aims to inspire the next generation of the space workforce with stories of innovation, curiosity and technology. There’s much more to space than being an astronaut. There are many exciting learning opportunities and career paths to follow right here on Earth.

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Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Australia invests in partnerships with Australia’s research and industry communities to support our global supply chains, providing opportunities for technology transfer, innovation, local skilled jobs and sustainable business growth.

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University of South Australia

Ranked amongst the very best young universities in the world. The University of South Australia has a strong commitment to equity and access. We believe that people should have equal opportunities for further education and, as such, you will benefit from studying with people from a range of educational, work and experience backgrounds.

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Whether your role is in shaping the future, bringing your ideas to life, designing solutions to technical challenges or getting a buzz from selling a great solution ... you will have anything but an every day career. Your experience will be stretched, your technical skills tested, you’ll need to bring along everything you’ve learned, then be prepared to change. Be comfortable with the unexpected, it’s never straight forward.

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Community and environment are the core business of KESAB environmental solutions. KESAB reaches tens of thousands of South Australians through programs including Road Watch, Sustainable Communities, Clean Marine, Clean Site, Butt Free, Illegal Dumping and Environmental Audits. These programs are delivered by keen, skilled and enthusiastic educators and program managers in both metropolitan and regional SA.

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Every idea comes from seeing things differently. Even the simplest shift in perspective can lead to developments that change the way we live. At Micro-X, we believe in the power of great ideas. We’re constantly looking at things differently so we can find better ways to do what’s always been done.

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Academy of Interactive Entertainment

AIE is Australia’s most awarded educator in specialist games and visual effects education. Our teachers are highly qualified industry veterans who’ve made their names creating the games you’ve played and the movies and visual effects you’ve watched. Our graduates are immediately employable, with relevant, cutting-edge industry skills.

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Adelaide Crows

The Adelaide Football Club recognises that part of being an elite sporting organisation is a duty to give back to the community. In partnership with the Principal Partner Optus and the Crows Foundation, who both exist to support children in need through health, education, wellbeing and leadership, the AFC has developed STEMfooty to address the significant growth in STEM-related jobs.

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Tall Poppy

The Tall Poppy Campaign recognises the achievements of Australian scientists through the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. The Campaign’s Tall Poppies engages the winners of Young Tall Poppy Science Awards (‘Tall Poppies’) in activities to promote interest in science among school students and teachers, as well as an understanding and appreciation of science in the broader community.

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SA Water

SA Water is a successful, modern water utility that is wholly owned by the Government of South Australia. We employ more than 1,400 South Australians across a broad range of disciplines who operate over $14 billion of assets. We deliver essential water and sewerage services to more than 1.7 million South Australians. We operate in a geographically and climatically diverse service area, with sites and locations from Ceduna through to Port Augusta, the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands, across to the Riverland and down to Mount Gambier, and most places in between.

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We’re a community group, a FIRST® Robotics Team and so much more – including South Australia’s first FRC team. The team’s purpose is to excite young minds about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), by using a common interest: Robots. As part of this, students get real industry experience, with help and guidance from dedicated industry professionals as mentors.

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Green Adelaide

We are Adelaide’s first dedicated urban environmental specialist organisation. We are focusing on guiding the people of Adelaide’s love of and connection with nature, and will practically create a cooler, greener and wilder capital city. Our area of responsibility spans across Adelaide’s 17 metropolitan councils, and includes about a third of Gulf St Vincent. Our mission is to encourage activities and policies for Adelaide that enable pro-environmental behavioural change.

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