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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. Click here to visit:

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, visit or phone 8127 1654.

Industry skills forum
The School was offered the opportunity to attend the Future Industry Skills Forum initiated by the Australian Industry Standards organisation, which focused on the digital transformation and how new technologies are rapidly changing the employment landscape and the skills required for work with the aim of ensuring businesses and workers are prepared for the changes. On Tuesday the 13 of November, Year 11 students Max Buttignol, Oliver Craig, Luca Wilson and Oliver Cobain attended the Forum held at the Stamford Plaza and participated in the Q&A sessions. This event was hosted and moderated by well-known journalist Kerry O’Brien, and the sessions offered students an incredible insight into the future of Australian industry as technology progresses and the workforce changes.

The first Q&A session offered an opportunity to hear how various industries have been affected by new technologies and the changing employment landscape. We heard from business owners and senior staff of multiple industries, including aviation, refrigeration and education, and although each came from different backgrounds, they echoed the same message:

“What is thought to happen in twenty years will happen in ten, and what is thought to happen in ten years will happen in five.”

This message was further reinforced when a senior leader in the aviation industry suggested we should expect ‘remote control’ freight planes within ten years! The Future Industry Skills session taught us to expect the increased use of automation in industry, and how automation has reduced the demand for a skilled workforce. The Q&A session especially emphasised the importance of preparing for more change in the workforce in the near future, and to train for resilience as work becomes increasingly automated. Our question, on why the emphasis on STEM in education and employment, and how was this impacting young people with a more humanities focus, stimulated a robust discussion on the subject selections made by school students, VET verses university study, an acknowledgement that a workforce with ‘soft’ skills is still needed in Australia, but the development that is desired will require people with skills in STEM.

By Oliver Cobain (Year 11)

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

Further information about the St Mark’s scholarships click here.

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.

UCAT workshop
iCanMed will be running a session about the UCAT (based on the UKCAT the UK version of UCAT) at Immanuel College on 6 December from 4 to 6pm. The session will cover:

Explaining what the UCAT is (the differences and similarities with UMAT)

How universities will be using UCAT now as a selection tool

Explanation about each of the five sections

Demonstration of how a sample UCAT question can be solved

To register for the seesion at Immanuel College please click here. Information about iCanMed and their resources can be found at

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

Army Reserves
On 13 December 2018, an Army Reserve Information Session Evening (ARISE) including a vehicle and equipment display will take place at Keswick Barracks. It is designed to be an interactive activity, with great opportunities to look at a range of equipment and talk to soldiers about part-time career options in the Army Reserve. Also covered during the evening will be the Army Reserve Officer training program and the Accelerated Training Option (a period of full-time work in 2019). This session is most appropriate for students 16 years and older. For more details or to register, contact

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

Le Cordon Bleu Australia Scholarships 2019
Scholarships are now available to high school students keen to pursue careers in hospitality, hotel & restaurant management or entrepreneurship, opening doors to careers such as General Manager, Sales Director, Events & Wedding Coordinator, Concierge, or Restaurant Owner. 95% of Le Cordon Bleu graduates are employed within the first 6 months. Programmes include a 2 x 6-month Work Integrated Learning placement with industry partners. For more details visit

Cambridge Immerse
Cambridge Immerse is a two-week residential programme that takes place at the University of Cambridge during July and August 2019 and provide students with first-hand experience of studying at a higher level. Students can select a study area and participate in sessions conducted by tutors

Enrolments for Immerse Programmes 2019 are now open. For details, go to

Certificate III in Sport course (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 at Registrations are limited and close on Monday, 21 November 2018.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor