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Term 3 is a very busy one for Careers as boys in Year 12 will begin to look properly at all the options that they have for the future. Tertiary admission centres have begun to open their sites this week. Year 12 boys will soon receive a SATAC guide and will be taught how to enrol on the site. They will have the coming months to look and discuss what their preferences could be, with an aim to have everything in the SATAC website by the 30th September. All of the TAC’s are listed and linked below for your convenance. Further to this, and also listed, are the upcoming open days for the SA Universities. This is a great time to visit a campus and see what they have to offer beyond study. As always, should your son at any point want to discuss his future options beyond the school, or for year 10s and 11 considering their options regarding their subject choices, they 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)

SA Universities Open Day(s):

Uni SA-

Magill Campus

Wednesday 13 July

10:00am – 11:00am

Mawson Lakes

Thursday 14 July

10:00am – 11:00am

City West

Wednesday 20 July

10:00am – 11:00am

City East

Wednesday 20 July

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Flinders Uni-

Friday and Saturday 12th/13th August in person and online

Open Days – Flinders University

Adelaide Uni-

Sunday 14th August 9am-4pm in person and 17th August online 2pm-8pm

Open Day | University of Adelaide

Torrens Uni-

Tuesday 16th August online

Open Day | Torrens University

Charles Darwin Uni-

Thursday 4th August 3pm-7pm online

Open Day | Charles Darwin University (

Flinders University:

Lots of new degrees are being offered at Flinders University as they look to continue expanding their offerings and connect into in-demand fields such as:

  • Bachelor of Creative Industries (Music) *so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Game Production) *so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences), (Hons) *so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Science (Plant Science) *so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Forensics), (Hons) *so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Advanced Manufacturing and Digital Design) *no pre-req, so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)- General Entry *pre-req of general maths

The New degrees will be in the new guides that will come out later this term, but please come chat if you need to gain insight into them.

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.

University Adelaide:

Launched in 2020, this pathway offers Year 12 students, who meet the eligibility criteria, the opportunity to enter one of our undergraduate degrees based on their Year 11 results.
Key points for entry in 2023:

  • View the eligible degrees and grade bands.
  • This entry pathway is available to current Year 12 students from all schools in South Australia and the Northern Territory and select regional schools bordering Victoria and New South Wales. Check to see if your school is eligible (pdf).
  • Students must have achieved at least A/B, or IB-equivalent, Year 11 grades to be considered for entry via this pathway. Their highest four subject results will be considered.

To apply

  • Submit the online expression of interest form by5:00pm Tuesday 23 August 2022 (available from Monday 1 August 2022).
  • Lodge your SATAC application with an eligible University of Adelaide degree in your preference list before 5:00pm Tuesday 23 August 2022. SATAC applications open early August.
    Note:We will assess your highest eligible University of Adelaide preference as at 5:00pm Tuesday 24 August under this scheme.
  • Your school will provide us with your Year 11 subject results.
  • Early conditional offers will be made by the University directly to eligible applicants in late September 2022.

 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:

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

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

Monash University

The ‘Interstate webinar Monash Information Evening’ which is specific for students from both South Australia and Northern Territory is coming up:

Date: Thursday 18 August

Time: 6.30 – 8.00pm (AEST)

Location: Virtual event

Registration: Students and parents can register via Discover Monash

Details: We know that choosing a university is a big decision, especially if you don’t live in Melbourne. Monash Information Evenings are the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered on everything you wanted to know about undergraduate study at Monash

You’ll hear about:

  • our ten diverse study and discipline areas
  • undergraduate course types, such as our comprehensive and specialist courses, double degrees and pathway programs
  • international opportunities including study abroad and overseas tours
  • how to apply – everything need to know about VTAC, key dates and deadlines
  • scholarships and fees
  • SEAS and the Monash Guarantee
  • accommodation options, both on and off campus

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:

An ICHM Discovery Day could be for you! ICHM Discovery Days aim to get you thinking differently about your post high school studies and career development, covering a range of exciting topics including international business and tourism, luxury hotel design and hospitality opportunities. So join us for a day of fun and discovery while finding out about different areas of learning, that could help you develop and explore a future in hospitality and business management. Everyone is welcome and you’ll get to meet people just like you. If you haven’t already, you can even enrol on the day and secure your place on our upcoming intakes! To Register

Wed 24 Aug 2022 9:30am – 3:30pm

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.


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.

James Carter
Acting Careers Counsellor