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SACE results

The Stage 2 SACE results are expected to be released on Monday 19 December. Students should ensure they are registered with the SACE Board ‘students online’ site to be able to access their results immediately.

Careers Counsellor availability

Year 12 boys and/or their parents are welcome to visit or contact Mr Colsey to discuss tertiary entry and/or training options and other matters such as:

  • Changing preferences
  • Course requirements
  • Alternative courses/pathways

The Careers Counsellor will be available for assistance in the Careers area from 10.00 am on 19 and 20 of December for SACE students and/or their parents to coincide with the SACE results release. Parents and/or year 12 boys wishing to see or contact Mr Colsey during this period are asked to phone the School first – 08 8404 0400 – to make an appointment once the SACE results are known. For students/parents residing outside of Adelaide, a phone service will operate. In this situation, students/parents are still asked to phone the School first to arrange a time for the phone counselling.

University of SA – Accelerate program

The Uni SA ACCELERATE program enables current Year 11 students (Year 12 2023) residing in South Australia to fast track their degree in business by studying Uni SA courses in Year 12 and guarantee their place into a business degree with study credit. These studies can also be counted towards a student’s SACE Stage 2 and ATAR. Applications are now open and successful applicants will be fully funded for the one or two subjects (courses) they choose to study. Students will study 100% online, giving them the ultimate flexibility to balance their other school studies and commitments. Student applications must be endorsed by their school Principal or school Academic/Career Adviser and an in-school mentor will also need to be nominated to ensure each student is well-positioned to succeed. To apply, students need to go to Accelerate applications and complete their applications by 23 December 2023. For more information, email

Year 9 & 10 students – the SANTOS Science experience

The University of Adelaide is hosting the Santos Science Experience again in 2022. Running from the 13-15 December, this program will involve a range of fun, hands-on activities across science, engineering and maths, hosted at our North Terrace and Roseworthy campuses. Year 9 and 10 students with an interest in STEM are encouraged to register at this application link. Tickets are $190, which covers food and transport during the event.

Playford Trust

The Playford Trust provides a number of scholarships for students undertaking tertiary study in the engineering, technology, science and residential areas. To explore these options, go to Playford Trust and select 1st year. Most have a closing date of 20 January 2023.


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

Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarships

The CAS Hawker Scholarships are one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia. Established by Charles Hawker’s sister Lilias Needham, each C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is valued at up to $60,000.00. Applications opened on December 5, 2022 and close on Friday 6 January 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The scholarship is open to students undertaking study at the following institutions: Australian National University, Flinders University, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy College, University of SA, University of New England, Marcus Oldham and University of Cambridge. Selection is largely based on personal qualities and demonstrated leadership as well as academic ability. The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships perpetuate the memory of parliamentarian, scholar, soldier, pastoralist and statesman Charles Allan Seymour Hawker and commemorate the achievements of one of Australia’s most respected pastoral pioneers. For details, go to Hawker Scholarship or phone 8127 1654.

TAFE SA – pathway to Higher Education

TAFE SA is well known for its vocational education and training, but also offers a range of specialised higher education courses. Some of the higher education degrees are offered directly by TAFE SA and some are offered in partnership with universities. TAFE SA is a dual-sector VET/Higher Education provider, thereby offering benefits to higher education students. For more information, go to Higher Education


Game changer is a fee for service organisation that supports young people looking to secure sporting scholarships in the USA. For more information, go to game-changer.

Where to next?

Where to next is a hub that offers students the access to careers based webinars and the latest news and features. This will be a valuable source of information for all students. Students planning their pathway from education to employment and wanting the latest information on tertiary studies, further training, courses, career options and job opportunities can engage directly with Exhibitors via the Webinars where information can be downloaded and students can ask questions.

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: MEGT

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:

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Mr Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor