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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 has already opened 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, go to 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. Undergraduate applications to study at ANU are now open and close on 31 May. Please note, applications to ANU are now made directly to the University. For details and to commence applications, go to

Australian National University – Events in Adelaide
For students and parents who may have questions about studying at The Australian National University, or may require assistance with the application process, the ANU is offering a drop in session will be held from 3.00 to 5.00pm at the Adelaide Town Hall on Wednesday 10 April. No registration required.

ANU will also be hosting a public lecture titled ‘The Universe and the future of Space’ by Dr Brad Tucker, followed by a night of stargazing at Stirling East Primary School on Wednesday 10 April from 6.30pm. Details of this event can be found at

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: 10.00am – 4.00pm and Monday 8 April: 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, go to

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 go to The University is also recommending participants attend another event on Saturday 13 April – ‘A Day at Melbourne’. Registrations for this event will open shortlay at

CDW Studios
CDW studios offers a number of design based courses of varying length and level of qualification. They include:

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design) or BCA-VEED which is taught in conjunction with Flinders University. This course starts in March. Please see the following link below for more info:

12 Week Courses – CDW workshops are split into two semesters to work alongside the Flinders University.

Holiday Workshops. 2019 dates
2D – April 16-17 (Photoshop and digital painting skills)
3D – July 13-14 (3D workshop, Sculptris, Zbrush, Maya)
2D – Oct 02-03 (Photoshop, sketching and character design)

More details about these are two day workshops can be found at:

Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)
AIE is a game and film training organisation with a campus in Adelaide. AIR is holding several holiday courses. They are the Introduction to Game Programming and Minecraft Movie Maker courses. For further information, go to

Career Insight – Meteorology
The Australian Meteorological Association is sponsoring a seminar to be delivered by Hilary Wilson, a young weather forecaster. Hilary will outline details of her study in science and meteorology, what she does as a forecaster and how her profession is changing. This session will benefit any senior students who are considering a career in science or meteorology. The seminar will be held at the offices of the Weather Bureau. Entry is free but attendance is limited so booking is essential at Look for “meteorologist” in “adelaide”. The session is being held on Tuesday, 16 April, 6-7.30 pm

Arts at Adelaide Showcase
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide invites Year 8 – 12 high school students and their parents to their annual Arts@Adelaide showcase. It is being held on Thursday, 16 May 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Registrations required by 3 May – go to for more details and registrations.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor