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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 students in Year 10 and 11 and all Year 10 students are expected to attend as the evening is an integral part of their Personal Learning Plan (PLP). Year 12 students 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

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.

Presentations at St Peter’s College during Term 1
The School has arranged the following visits by institutions to the School during the school day so that Year 11 and 12 boys in particular can gain information to assist them with their post school plans.

  • Bond University – Presentation on Thursday 14 March at lunchtime.
  • Hokkaido University, Japan – Presentation is being held on Monday 18 March. Hokkaido University is located in the city of Sapporo, which is the capital of Hokkaido prefecture and is the fifth largest city in Japan. Several courses are provided purely in English with no Japanese proficiency is require for admission
  • University of Sydney – Presentation at lunchtime on Thursday 4 April.
  • University of Melbourne – Presentation at lunchtime on Tuesday 9 April.

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.

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.

The University of Melbourne – Information Day for interstate students
This event is for interstate students (and their families) and is being held on Monday 16 April from 8:30am. This event looks at the Melbourne University experience for interstate students. The program includes information about the application process, scholarship opportunities, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Students will also have the opportunity to consult current interstate students about their experiences and hear how they managed the transition to Melbourne. There will also be details on what life in a residential college is like, with lunch in a college dining hall as well as a college tour. For more details and registration, please click here. The University is also recommending participants attend another event on Saturday 13 April – ‘A Day at Melbourne’. Registrations for this event will open shortly here.

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

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor