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Collegians’ Careers Evening: Monday 18 March, Memorial Hall, commencing at 7.30pm
Thanks to the generous support of the Old Scholars, parents and friends of the School, the Careers Evening is being held again this year. The Evening is aimed at boys in Year 10 and 11 and all Year 10 boys are expected to attend as the evening is an integral part of their Personal Learning Plan (PLP). Year 12 boys are most welcome and would benefit from speaking to practitioners about their careers.

UCAT 2019
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test used by many universities in Australia and New Zealand in their selection process for their medical, dental and clinical science degree programmes. The UCAT ANZ test replaces the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test) this year. The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers. The UCAT is a computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout Australia, New Zealand and at some overseas locations.

Registration for the UCAT opens on March 1 and closes on 17 May. The UCAT is a two-hour computer-based test consisting of five separately timed subtests, each of which contains a number of questions in a multiple-choice format. The test sittings are held between 1 and 31 July. For a listing of universities requiring the UCAT, please click here. For more details of the UCAT, go to

International Student Admission Test – ISAT
International students currently studying in Australia and who are considering applying for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or Physiotherapy at some institutions in Australia, will need to sit the ISAT. ISAT is a three-hour computer based test that can be held at various times during the year, and closing mid February. Applicants MUST check with each institution to determine the deadline for the ISAT results being received.

For more information on the ISAT go to and the list of universities requiring ISAT can be found at

Australian National University (ANU) application and selection processes
ANU has changed the application requirements (including an earlier application deadline) and selection criteria for undergraduate courses. Details of the new requirements can be found here.

USA evening
On Tuesday 5 March, Prince Alfred College will be hosting a USA College Expo with several US universities attending the event. The evening will commence at 5pm with a special presentation from the NCAA. More details will be provided directly to the boys when more details are available.

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo (TSCEA)
The Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo (TSCEA) is a comprehensive Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo and will be staged at the Adelaide Convention Centre on North Terrace, on Sunday 7 April from 10.00am – 4.00pm and Monday 8 April from 9.30am – 1.30pm. Admission is free.

Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 in particular will be able to meet one-on-one to discuss their study, career and employment options with a large number of representatives from numerous exhibitors including the universities from South Australia, interstate and overseas universities/colleges, private education colleges, TAFE SA, Government Agencies, Professional Associations, Local and National Employers and the Defence Forces. A number of seminars will also be held during the sessions. A full list of the representatives can be found at and go to the exhibitors link. It is a very valuable ‘one stop’ event and any student considering studying at the Tertiary level or TAFE will benefit from attending the expo. St Peter’s College students are strongly encouraged to attend on Sunday 7 April. For more information about this event click here.

Auction Idol
Auction Idol is a competition run by the Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers in South Australia. Participants are instructed in auctioneering principles and the practical aspects of conducting an auction will be taught by the mentor from the Society. The competition provides an insight into the profession and develops a number of related skills such as public speaking and thinking on your feet. Year 10, 11 or 12 boys interested in real estate careers or even just want to improve their public speaking and communication skills would benefit from participating in the competition. The students will be coached by some of the leading auctioneers and real estate identities in Adelaide and it is not a long term or time consuming commitment.

University of Melbourne – Hansen Scholarship Program
Applications for the Hansen Scholarship Program, the University of Melbourne’s new flagship equity scholarship, open on 1 March. The program brings together a package of benefits for high-achieving domestic students who may otherwise struggle financially to access higher education. Candidates can get a head start on their applications by previewing the application questions now and gathering the documents that will be needed to be submitted. Students in regional, rural, and remote communities are particularly encouraged to apply. Key benefits include: Accommodation at Little Hall, tailored academic coaching, a living allowance and grants for exchange or internship plus post-course support. For more details, please click here.

University of Adelaide 2019 Year 10 & 11 Design Competition
The University of Adelaide is conducting this competition on the topic, Can we reduce Australia’s carbon footprint by design? The competition is seeking designs for a low carbon family home, fit for South Australia. This competition is open to all Year 10 and 11 students in South Australia. To encourage the use of innovation and creative thinking, we are proposing a design brief that addresses the high carbon emissions of Australia. There is $1000 worth of prizes available. For more details about the competition, please click here. Registration is required by 8 March and entries close on 1 July.

University Clinical Aptitude Test
MedEssentials is conducting a free introductory Medicine & UCAT workshop on Sunday 3 March. It will be held at the University of SA (City West Campus) from 9:30am to 12:00pm. Registration is essential via this link. Please note this is usually an event booked beyond capacity. The organisers kindly ask students to book ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Air Force Cadets
601 Squadron of the Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is currently recruiting 13-16 year olds as cadet members. The Squadron is located at the Keswick Army Barracks on Anzac Highway and Parade takes place on Friday nights during the school term. Cadet members enjoy a diverse range of experiences and activities which include opportunities for flying, learning to navigate, participating in bivouacs (camps) and a structured home training program. AAFC cadets are not members of the Australian Defence Force, however the AAFC is supported by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

More information on the AAFC, our Squadron locations in SA and becoming a Cadet can be found at Queries in relation to the recruiting intake can be emailed to or sent in via the SQN Facebook page at

Letzlive is an organisation that handles the recruitment of gap tutors for schools in the UK along with placements in other countries. For details about the organisation, placement opportunities and how to apply, Applications are required for placements in 2020 and must be received by 8 March 2019. There is an initial registration fee and selection interviews will also be conducted.

Lattitude Global Volunteering Australia
Lattitude is a large international volunteering organization which has been running for 45 years. It supports around 1000 young people globally every year. As a nonprofit organisation, Lattitude provides a cost effective and comprehensive support for participants. With placements available in 13 countries, lasting between 6 weeks and 12 months and departing throughout the year, there is an extensive range of volunteer programs. Applications close March 8. For more details, go to

Immerse Education
Hosted at locations across the UK, the Immerse academic programmes aim to stimulate students’ intellectual curiosity and to motivate them as they embark on decisions about their university studies, and future goals. Immerse will be running academic programmes for 13-15 year old and 16-18 year old students. These two-week residential programmes take place in University of Cambridge colleges during July and August. Enrolment for Immerse Programmes 2019 are now open and details can be found at

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor