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We have now hit the busy point in the term where everything SATAC and post school are the key words for the boys. The year 12s have all the information they need to get their preferences in, but if they need some extra help, please come see me. They will have this coming month to look and discuss what their preferences could be, with an aim to have everything in the SATAC website by the 30th September. All the TAC’s are listed and linked below for your convenance along with their key date info. But please look to have SATAC applications paid by the 30th of September so that you don’t receive a late fee- as the price jumps dramatically. Further to this, there is still some opportunity to apply based on Yr11 grades at Flinders University- the steps and dates are also below.

As always, should your son at any point want to discuss his future options beyond the school, you are more than welcome to email me and book a time to chat:

Tertiary Admission Centres

Apply online for courses at the following TACs​. Each state TAC is an independent admission system, with separate application fees for each TAC​:

South Australia Northern Territory – SATAC   (6 preferences)​

New South Wales and ACT  (5 preferences)​

Queensland  (5 preferences)​

Tasmania (5 preferences)​

Victoria  (8 preferences)​

Western Australia  (6 preferences)

SATAC is now open for applications

Now Open 1 August

Closing dates

23 August University of Adelaide Year 11 Entry Pathway

30 September Flinders University Year 11 Entry Pathway

30 September (Uni) On-time closing date for most undergraduate courses $50 fee, with a late fee of$190 + Final closing date for Medicine, Dental Surgery, Veterinary Bioscience and Oral Health at the University of Adelaide

Change of Preference deadlines–first round 30 November (TAFESA) 4 January (SATAC)


Often students require school references for tertiary applications (in particular overseas applications) or residential college applications. The references can usually be categorised as being academic or personal/character type references. The School does have a policy that aims to support students requiring a reference. Any student requiring a reference or seeking a staff member to be a referee should contact the Careers Counsellor in the first instance. This process is in place so that the type of reference required can be ascertained and appropriate arrangements made to prepare a suitable reference. References, transcripts of results and academic statements cannot be prepared immediately. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required to effectively prepare the reference, transcripts and/or academic statements, and students should factor this time requirement into their planning for application submissions

Flinders University:

uniTEST is an aptitude test that has been developed to assess the kinds of generic reasoning and thinking skills that underpin studies at higher education and that are needed for students to be successful at this level. Flinders University will select applicants based on both their Year 12 results (60% weighting toward the ATAR selection rank) and uniTEST results (40%). Flinders will also consider applicants based on their uniTEST results (100%) as a standalone entry score (subject to SACE completion and any course pre-requisites or specific admissions requirements). Students cannot be disadvantaged by participating in uniTEST. Flinders University will only consider their highest selection rank when offering a place. For example, if a student’s ATAR selection rank (inclusive of any adjustment factors) is higher than the combined uniTEST/ATAR selection rank, this will be given priority.

Year 11 Grade Application: Please refer to the Year 11 Grades admission pathway flyer for full information. This pathway will allow current Year 12 students to gain entry to Flinders based on their Year 11 Grades and gain an early conditional offer to start their university studies in their preferred degree. Students will need to successfully complete the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) (or equivalent) and meet any pre-requisite requirements to confirm their admission. We have streamlined the process to reduce the amount of assistance we require from your school. The Steps are

  1. Applications open on 1 August.Students apply online and will be able to self-select which grade band they believe they are eligible for.
  2. We will issue a conditional offer to students.
  3. Flinders will provide a pre-populated spreadsheet after applications close for the school to confirm the Year 11 grade band of participating students by 30 November.
  4. Students will be issued with formal offers in the January 2023 SATAC offer rounds.

Based on demand, we will assess if a late offer round will be considered.

Rural & Remote sub-quotas
Your students may be eligible to access regional health admission pathways in many Flinders health courses which will significantly increase their opportunities for entry into a number of our highly competitive courses.

On-campus living options
Flinders Living is conveniently located on-campus. Students can travel to the city in 20 minutes by train, or to the beach in 15 minutes by bus. Flinders Living offers two experiences: the catered, collegiate-style University Hall and the self-contained units of Deirdre Jordan Village. Our community is made up of 65% students from Australian rural and metropolitan areas and 35% international students from over 20 countries.

With over 450 scholarships worth $2.4M, Flinders can help your students make the most of their transition and university experience. We have a wide range of University, government and non-government scholarships are available for commencing students.

 University of South Australia:

Lots of new and exciting programs are being launched from Uni SA, including some that are being offered as 100% online thus offering the ability to study anywhere you want and degrees like the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science/Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) double degree that had only been offered internally. To find out about the many new offering go to the following link: What’s New

Further to this many universities are offering differing approaches to how they offer students degree at the end 2022/ start 0f 2023. Uni SA has a hand to follow site regarding guaranteed entry and offers based off year 12 grades that can help to give you insight into their approach: Guaranteed Entry

Uni SA also has many Webinars upcoming and previous ones to watch back such as ‘Supporting Your Childs Journey to University’. UniSA Webinars – Study at UniSA – University of South Australia

Bond University Early Registrations & Scholarships:

Closing Sep 5th: Imagine receiving an early 2023 University offer by the time you return to school in term 3…Bond University is now accepting applications from current year 12 students via the following link –

This application is completely free, will take 10-15 minutes and may eventuate with you receiving an early University offer for 2023 for your first preference! There is no obligation to accept this offer – this is just an opportunity for you to put another option on the table alongside your SATAC etc. offers and decide later in the year. Bond also has a range of scholarships available which I would encourage you to have a look at.

Scott Williamson is our designated contact at Bond University, and if you have any questions please contact him directly on;

Domestic Regional Manager, Scott Williamson

Scholarship applications for your high achieving Year 12 students are now open. With a generous program made up of a range of full-fee and part-fee scholarships, it’s our privilege to be able to support the journeys of the best and brightest Bondies each year.
Some of the scholarships on offer this year include:
– Excellence Scholarship – 50% tuition remission
– Leadership Scholarship – 25% tuition remission
– Bond University Indigenous Scholarship – up to 100% tuition remission
– Sporting Scholarships – up to 100% tuition remission
– Transformer Scholarship – 50% tuition remission
– CoLab Industry Scholarships – 25% tuition for any of the four Transformation degrees offered in the Transformation CoLab.

UNSW & Sydney University

UNSW: Join us for a day of festivities, tours and touch points for you and your students. Open Day is the best chance to get on campus and connect in person with current students, experts and alumni.

Register now to experience our campus come to life with hands-on activities, lectures and talks and an advisory centre that your students can tailor to the areas of study they’re interested in most. Personal Information – UNSW Open Day 2022

LAT registrations are now open:

The Law Admission Test (LAT) is an essential part of applying to study law at UNSW. Registrations are open until 7 September for Year 11 and 12 students to sit the test on Thursday, 29 September. Register Here

Sydney Uni Webinars for September:

Life of a Chemist | Wed 7 September 4-4:30pm
Have you wondered what a day in the life of a chemist is like? Join USYD postdoctoral fellow, Jonathan Danon, to find out what an average day of work might be like in the field of chemistry. Join us in exploring the fascinating world of chemistry and learn about how one substance changes into another and the relationship between the nature and structure of molecules. Discover how chemistry plays a key role in studying things like how to obtain metals from ores, convert oil into plastics and develop cures for cancer.

French Continuers and Extension – La Francophonie | Wed 14 September 4-5:00pm
Join us in this interactive webinar designed around the “French-speaking communities” theme of the French Continuers Stage 6 syllabus. We will explore its meaning, origins manifestation in different continents and legacy in contemporary France. The webinar will be delivered in French, and students will be invited to engage in activities.

 Uni Sydney Open Night

University of Sydney’s Regional and Interstate Open Night. This specialised event is for students from interstate and regional areas and will provide an opportunity to chat to our expert staff, hear from current students about their experience at the University and get their questions answered. We’ll also talk about courses, admission requirements, entry schemes and pathways, scholarships, as well as the support available for students while they are transitioning to university and when they are here!

Monash University

Science Precinct Tour – Saturday 8 October

If your senior students would like to take a closer look and see where they could be studying next year, this is a great chance to visit our brilliant science facilities and student spaces on Saturday 8 October. Here

Discover Pathways to and from Monash Science – Webinar

Discover the various study options available in science, and how you can boost the rank of your ATAR. Find out more about different pathways, or how you can use a science degree to transfer into other courses. Here

Science as a Pathway to Medicine

We’re often asked “Can you study Science to enter Medicine?” The answer is ‘Yes!’ Here

Your Essential Guide

Your one stop shop for everything Monash Science! Register for events and view other resources, access course information webinars, and make 1:1 appointments with staff and current students. Here

Lincoln University New Zealand

Make sure they meet the entry criteria

Entry into the bachelor’s degree is via University Entrance. We do not have any subject specific entry criteria for our bachelor’s degrees. However, if students miss out on UE we do have pathway options available for eligible students, our Certificate in University Studies and Diploma in University Studies.

How your student can apply

MyLinc is our application portal where students can apply for study, Halls of Residence, and Lincoln scholarships. Students need to create an account and then submit their study application, and then this lets them apply for accommodation and Lincoln scholarships.


Applications opened on 1 August and need to be completed by 30 September to be in our first round of offers (which will be sent on 3 October). Students need to log in to MyLinc to accept their offer, and follow the instructions in the offer email to pay their deposit. The first students to accept their offer, and pay their deposit, have the best chance to get a room in their preferred Hall.

Lincoln Uni

University Tasmania

For students enrolling to study Medicine in 2023, the existing Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) will be replaced by a new degree – the Bachelor of Medical Science, Doctor of Medicine (BMedScMD). This new course will provide students with an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 9 Masters Extended qualification within the same five-year course duration as the current Level 7 Bachelor qualification.

Please note that this change will not affect students who wish to enroll in the Medicine Program as they leave school. For this group of applicants, current entry requirements based on UCAT and ATAR scores will remain in place for enrolment in 2023.

The BMedScMD retains the essential structure and curriculum of the MBBS with a stronger and more defined research component, which will provide students with increased opportunities for research skills training. The new course will align with the majority of Australian medical programs. Students will graduate with the title ‘Doctor of Medicine’.

Applications for the 2023 intake of the Medicine Program open 2 August and close 30 September 2022.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network:

The below link will take you to the most recent list of vacancies showing the apprenticeships and traineeships currently have available in the state:


Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre

Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre is part of a national system with over 35,000 apprentices and trainees in wide and varied trades and employment. We place apprentices and trainees with host organisations across all states and territories, and are a proud partner to more than 200 host organisations including some of Australia’s leading organisations:

Go Here

 ICHM Open Days + Scholarship:

To help us to continue to attract the very best students from around Australia, we are offering four scholarships to students located in SA. We have two categories, each with two individual scholarships: 1 full fee scholarship + 1 50% fee scholarship. Application process: Applications are open to all Year 12 Students in SA. Students must complete an application form and submit a short video telling us why they would be the ideal scholarship candidate. Applications open on Monday, 8th of August 2022 and close at 5pm (ACST) on Friday, 16th September 2022. Scholarship winners will be announced by COB on Friday, 30th September 2022.

 New Ventures Worldwide

NVW is a UK-registered not-for-profit community interest company. Our motivation is still to promote international volunteering for young people as part of their personal and professional development. Gap years are still at the heart of what we offer, but we accept young people in their 20s if the program is right for them.  As Australia only started to relax their COVID-19 travel regulations in February, we have been much later advertising opportunities than we would usually do. Our primary focus is on those considering taking a gap year from January 2023, and we are also keen to raise awareness amongst those looking to start from January 2024.

We have fully embraced working from home since the pandemic, which keeps costs low. Keeping the cost of our programs as affordable as possible is key to us. We will restart programs in Vietnam, Argentina and hopefully Fiji in 2023, priced at just US$950 (AUS$1400) for up to 6 months. With increases in flights and insurance, we don’t want our fee to turn people away. There are also options for the UK and Canada.

We cannot offer face-to-face school talks or attend careers events at the moment but have scheduled three online ‘NVW Info Sessions’ on:

Saturday 3rd September – 7pm AEST

Sign up here:  Volunteer Overseas Information Session – New Ventures Worldwide.

Podcast series – Graduate In The USA

If you’re interested in studying in the USA, then the EducationUSA podcast series may be of interest. It has just launched and you can listen to Graduate In The USA on your favorite podcast app or visit:

College experiences in the U.S. are immersive, diverse and life changing, and applying to U.S. colleges can be easy when you know the steps. This series aims to help students, parents and school staff with exclusive insights on topics including the admissions process, college sports and the Australian student perspective. Each episode is a conversation with an expert, from admission personnel to a college sport coach, from athletes to a U.S. Ambassador. Get the inside word on how to give it your best shot, and what life will be like in the U.S. when you get there.

The Australian Chiropractic College

The Australian Chiropractic College (ACC), is one of only five higher education TEQSA approved institutions in Australia able to deliver a Bachelor of Chiropractic degree, and we are proud to be the first and only provider in South Australia. Choosing a career in Chiropractic is a step towards a satisfying and life-changing future. As a chiropractor, graduates have an opportunity to positively affect the health and wellbeing of people of all ages, their families, and the community at large. Please let us know if you would like us to attend any of your upcoming career events, or, give a presentation to students who have an interest in chiropractic or health sciences.  And be sure to visit our website

The ACC offers a unique educational experience, rich in both scientific theory and practical application, with access to some of the best educators and practitioners in the profession and an exciting, integrated curriculum.

James Carter
Acting Careers Counsellor