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 programs. The UCAT ANZ test replaces the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test). 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 11 August. For a listing of universities requiring the UCAT, click here. For more details of the UCAT, click here.
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 is held during a testing periods from Jan to Nov 2021. Applicants MUST check with each institution to determine the deadline for the ISAT results being needed. For more information on the ISAT, click here and the list of universities requiring ISAT can be found here.
Considering study in the USA?
Education USA has provided some resources to support students who may be considering further study in the USA:
You tube presentations on applications: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC71cPcJD2pwBOpfcaSZMupg. The US Embassy provides resources on the following website on study in the USA and applications: https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/
The Education USA facebook page is always being updated with events and resources. Students who register on the site can also communicate with members of the Education USA staff.
Australian National Uni (ANU) Canberra
ANU applications are to be made directly to ANU and are now open. Applications close on Monday 24 May 2021. This information and application details can be found here: https://www.anu.edu.au/study/apply/domestic-applications-anu-undergraduate. The ANU application process is quite different. Completion of co-curricular and service activities are required, and applicants need to reach a minimum threshold of three skills from any combination of activities completed in years 10-12. Applicants will need to provide evidence of engagement in these activities.
The ANU 2022 undergraduate guide can be found here.Students can seek an ‘on demand’ ANU presentation from one of their Senior Student Ambassadors via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_miyRzpas4 and/or book one-on-one zoom appointments with the ANU student adviser, Ms Frances Dinn through this link: https://calendly.com/frances-dinn-anu.
The School’s Careers wiki page provides links to a number of helpful resources. Parents and students can access the page via Keystone. It has a learning resource ID of J8DJY2.
For students considering an apprenticeship, MEGT is a large organisation that acts to ‘broker’ apprentice positions. They will also list apprenticeship vacancies. MEGT details can be found at https://www.megt.com.au/ and their jobs board can be found here.
Letz Live has opened its overseas GAP year program for 2022. Destinations include the UK, USA, NZ and Thailand. For more details, please go to www.letzlive.org.
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 28 March: 10.00am – 4.00pm and Monday 29 March: 9.30am – 1.30pm. Admission is free. Students will be able to discuss their study, career and employment options with a 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 full list of the representatives can be found at http://www.careersevent.com/tscea/ 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 28 March. For more information about this event, go to http://www.careersevent.com/tscea/contact-us/
University of Melbourne
A representative from the University will be in the School on Tuesday 30 March to do a presentation to Year 12 students. Any Year 12 students interested in attending the session need to register with Mr Colsey.
AUG is hosting an ‘International Student Open Day’ (Education Expo) for Year 12 international students who are interested in exploring universities studies after completing Year 12. Major institutions across Australia will be attending the event. It is being held at the Hilton Hotel on 9th April 2021 from 1 PM to 5 PM. To register, please click here (English version) or here (Chinese version).
Camp Counsellors USA (CCUSA)
CCUSA is a company that specializes in overseas work, intern and adventure programs including Camp Counselor programs, Work Adventure Canada, Working Holiday USA and Volunteer programs. A resource for students to get an overview of their Work Adventures Canada program is by viewing this E-zine– which includes current job opportunities, program information and eligibility information. CCUSA is holding a live Q&A information session with a Canadian employer on Friday 19th March at 10am AEDT. Panorama Mountain Ski Resort hires international staff to work their winter ski season, and details of this Q&A session can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/188571076035824.