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The closing date for South Australian and NT undergraduate university applications via SATAC ( is 28 September. Late applications for most courses can be submitted but will be subject to a late fee. This closing date also applies to nearly all interstate tertiary admission centres, but some individual courses may have other requirements with different application dates. Any boys wishing to discuss their plans for 2019 and beyond or need assistance with their applications should contact the Careers Counsellor.

School-based scholarships
There are a number of school-based scholarships available for Year 12 students – all have a due date of FRIDAY 26 October. Details and forms are also posted on Keystone and have a learning resource ID of JQ9ZXS.

Adelaide Uni Principals’ Scholarships: valued at $5000 for one year, the scholarship will be awarded to one current Year 12 student at the School and will be based on the recommendation of the Headmaster. The Headmaster is able to nominate up to 2 students from Saints for the scholarship and the University will then decide on the successful recipient. The application forms, which includes the selection criteria, are available from the Senior School Office. Applications must be submitted to Ms Ennis in the Senior School Office by Friday 26 October.

M D & R D Elliott MBE Scholarship: a scholarship for a student having completed his secondary education, has accepted a place in the medical faculty of an Australian university. Applications forms which include details of the selection criteria are available from the Senior School Office. Applications must be submitted to Ms Ennis, in the Senior School Office by Friday 26 October.

Leonard William Bakewell Law Scholarship: a scholarship for a student having completed his secondary education, has accepted a place, whether immediate or reserved, in the law faculty of an Australian university. Applications forms which include details of the selection criteria are available from the Senior School Office. Applications must be submitted to Ms Ennis, in the Senior School Office by Friday 26 October.

UMAT changes
The School has been advised that the UMAT will not be running in 2019 and beyond. It will be replaced by the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). The UCAT is a 2-hour computer-based test. Candidates will sit the test at Pearson VUE test centres which are sited in various locations in Australia. The UCAT will be offered on a choice of dates during July, rather than on one single date as has been the case for the UMAT. The test assesses a range of abilities identified as important by university medical and dental schools for success in their programmes or courses, and as a clinician on graduation. Details about the UCAT can be found by clicking here. Students who sat the UMAT in 2018 will still have these results used as a part of the selection process in 2018.

Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarships
The CAS Hawker Scholarships are 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 open on 3 December 2018 and close on 4 January 2019. 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.

University of SA – education degrees
The University is offering new degrees in education: Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) will be offered at the Magill, Mawson Lakes, Mount Gambier and Whyalla campuses. Honours is a focused approach to learning and adds no extra time to the degree is also highly desirable to future employers. As a part of the application for entry into the education degrees, applicants must now submit a Teaching Capabilities Statement with their SATAC application. Uni SA has provided some advice about this statement at

Torrens University
Torrens University offers Bachelor and Diploma programs through the SATAC application process. Selection can be based on portfolios and receive an offer in October. There are pathway courses and non ATAR based assessment for entry. Torrens provides small class sizes of 25, practical placements during the degree, international campuses around the world and interstate.

Scholarships: Torrens have unique 100% scholarships based on individual applications not just ATAR.

FEE-HELP no longer charges Torrens University students the 25% FEE-HELP loan fee.

New programs for 2019 are Nursing, Counselling, Event Management and Marketing.

For more information or to visit the Wakefield Street campus or contact Ruth Jaksa or phone 81137813

Torrens University – Bright Awards
The University is supporting the Bright Awards. These awards are a competition for creative Year 11 & 12s who compete in any of the seven categories. These categories are: Graphic Design, Photography, Web and Interactive, Fashion, Gaming, Animation, Interior Design. Applicants will need to write 300 words explaining the concept of the project concept, approach, hurdles and final outcome. Entries close 2 November. Details available at: Bright Awards.

St Andrews University International Summer Program
The St Andrews University Summer program is a three week live in program that is held at St Andrews University in July each year. The program offers students aged 16 to 18 from around the world the unique opportunity to experience courses taught in the Scottish academic tradition by current academic staff. Participants on the International Summer Programmes will receive a student ID card and will have free access to world-class facilities, including the library and newly redeveloped sports centre. Students can enrol in one of a number of academic courses including creative writing, classics, Scottish studies, world literature, psychology and neuroscience, physical science, mathematics and computer science, biological and earth sciences, science and religion, moral philosophy, and sustainable development. Applications open in October. Established in 1413, St Andrews has a high academic reputation and this Summer Program offers students an opportunity to explore this environment which may assist in planning their post school study plans. For more details of the Program, click here, email or see the Careers Counsellor.

University of Queensland – EALD
The University of Queensland has changed the entry requirements in relation to English language proficiency. Students studying English as additional language will need a B+ or higher result to meet the English pre requisites for entry. This will apply for the 2019 Year 12 students.

University of Melbourne – Information day
The University of Melbourne is holding an Information Day for interstate students at the Parkville campus on Friday 5 October 8:30am – 6:00pm. The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. Please note: places are limited and registration will be closed as soon as we reach capacity. Register here.

Ingenuity 2018
The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide is conducting Ingenuity 2018. Ingenuity 2018 is an interactive showcase of university student projects exploring the dynamic world and applications of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences. This event provides students, parents and teachers an opportunity to engage with university students, share in their experiences, and learn more about studying engineering, computer and mathematical sciences at the University of Adelaide. It is being held on Tuesday 23 October at Adelaide Convention Centre from 9.30 to 3.30pm. Go to for more information.

MEGT – apprenticeships
Students looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship may find the MEGT Career Hub useful. It has online aptitude testing and career quizzes to resume templates, job hunting tips and interview advice.  MEGT’s Career Hub has a number of free resources to support students. The Career Hub online can be found

Automotive apprenticeships
Vantage Automotive Pty Ltd is a provider of vocational learning to major vehicle manufacturers and employers. Vantage is seeking applications from students interested in a career within the automotive industry as an Automotive Technician, Parts Interpreter or Body Repair Technician. Positions are already available for the 2019 academic year so students should apply now to enhance their chance of a full time position. Any students with an interest in any of these areas should visit or contact Vantage via or phone 02 8014 8990. The application process is listed at and select ‘Apply Now’.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor