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The Stage 2 SACE results are expected to be released on Tuesday 18 December. Students should ensure they are registered with the SACE Board so students can receive their results immediately.

SATAC and interstate applications
On time applications have now closed. Late applications can still be made but there is an additional application fee. Students should not leave their applications too late, otherwise they may not receive equal consideration.

All Year 12 students have been sent an email by the Careers Counsellor with a newsletter attached that provides information on important issues in the November to January period. The email also provided some advice about their individual SATAC application (if the student has made an application) and highlighted issues that may need to be addressed.
Course Seeker is a new Australian Government initiative that aims to help students gain Australian tertiary information to assist them to make informed decisions about future study options. The website provides access to information on ATARs, prerequisites and enrolment policies. Information has been sourced from across Australia and presented in a nationally consistent and comparable format to improve the transparency across the higher education sector. Please click here to visit Courseseeker.

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 December 3 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 or phone 8127 1654.

St Mark’s College Scholarships
St Mark’s offers around $450,000 per year in scholarships and bursaries to new and returning students. Approximately 50% of students attending St Mark’s receive some sort of financial assistance so that they can experience life within a college community. These include:

Cowan Grant – Students from rural Australia in financial need.

St Mark’s Entrance Scholarship – Students from all backgrounds/locations in Australia. May take into consideration academic merit, contribution to the community, musical or sporting ability, and financial situation

Old Collegians’ Association Bursary – Students who are an Old Collegian of St Peter’s College and may take into consideration academic merit, contribution to the community, musical or sporting ability, and financial situation.

Julian Bickersteth Scholarship – Students who are an Old Collegian of St Peter’s College and may take into consideration academic merit, contribution to the community, musical or sporting ability, and financial situation.

Studd Bursary – Students who are from an indigenous background, a third world country, or refugees or asylum seekers

Click here for further information about the St Mark’s scholarships.

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, go to the University of St Andrew’s Summer Courses, email or see the Careers Counsellor.

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. To access the online Career Hub click here

University of Adelaide Headstart Program
Applications are now open for this program. For details of the program, please go to Headstart.

Apprentice opportunities – welding/fabrication
Acromat is seeking applicants for apprentice fabrication structural steel/first class welder positions. These positions will start in January 2019. For details about Acromat and the positions available, go to Applications need to be sent to the Manager, either by email ( or write to the manager at 25 Manchester St, Mile End South, 5031.

AUG Student Services is offering a high achievers scholarship of up to $2,000 for high school international students. For details, go to AUG Scholarships for 2018/19.

Certificate III in Sport (AFL Program)
The Port Adelaide Football Club in partnership with the Australian College of Sport is offering a full time Diploma in Sport Development qualification (SIS50612) commencing in 2019 for school leavers. Details of the program can be found here. Registrations are limited and close on Monday, November 21st 2018.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor