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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 as a part of their selection process for entry into 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

University of Adelaide: Discover your future in health. Showcase of the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
The showcase will allow the participants to experience the new Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building first hand (opposite Uni SA City West campus and near the new RAH). It is being held on Sunday 19 May, at the Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building, 57 North Terrace, from 9.30 am to 1pm. The sessions will have program information sessions scheduled and the opportunity for guests to view the simulation suite and meet with current students and academic staff. This event is the main showcase of the Health and Medical Sciences undergraduate degrees, including Health and Medical Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry, Oral Health, Nursing and Psychology. For those unable to attend, the University will have the info sessions streamed on Facebook and will also be recorded for future distribution across the year to prospective students and parents. Registration is essential, so go to to register.

Bond University – Scholarships
Bond University’s Scholarship Program offers a number of full-fee and part-fee tuition remission scholarships. These scholarships are available to students who show leadership, academic excellence, sporting prowess, community involvement or ‘all round’ abilities. Scholarships available include:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship – 100% tuition remission
  • Bond University Indigenous Scholarship – up to 100% tuition remission
  • Sporting Scholarships – up to 100% tuition remission
  • Excellence Scholarship – 50% tuition remission
  • Transformer Scholarship – 50% tuition remission
  • Leadership Scholarship – 25% tuition remission

For scholarship and application details, please go to –

Careers and employment expo
The Adelaide Careers and Employment Expo is a major careers, training, education and employment event in South Australia. The Expo offers the opportunity for students, job seekers and career changers to connect with organisations for guidance, clarity and opportunities in relation to career options. It is being held on Friday May 10- 9am to 3pm and Saturday May 11 – 10am to 4pm at the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds. Entry is free and more details (including a listing of organisations and businesses in attendance) can be found at

Adelaide STEM careers night
Adelaide University is holding a STEM careers night on Thursday 23 May from 6 to 7.30pm. Tours and interactive displays are available from 5.15pm. The evening should be a great opportunity for students in years 10-12 to make connections between University of Adelaide degrees and emerging career opportunities. They’ll hear from our academics, current students and members of industry about their experiences and learn from their insight. The event is being held in the Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus. For details and to register, please go to

Adelaide University Law School Open Day
The Adelaide Law School is hosting an open day on campus to explore in depth the career options a law degree can provide. The Adelaide Law School offers courses in a range of specialist areas including medical, military, environmental, social, space, AI and humanitarian law so that students can explore and map out a number of areas that may suit their interests. The session is being held on Wednesday 15 May from 4 to 6pm. For details and registration, go to Afternoon tea will be provided.

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.

AUG: Open Day and Applied Health & Medicine application day
AUG is an organisation that assists international students with tertiary planning, tertiary institution liaison and tertiary applications. AUG is holding two events – Applied Health and Medicine application day on Friday May 10 and an international students open day on Friday May 24. Details and other AUG events can be found at

Army Reserve Information Session and Experience
The Army Reserve is holding an Army Reserve Information Session & Experience (ARISE) at Keswick Barracks, Anzac Highway, Keswick, on Saturday 25 May 2019 from midday until 2.30 pm. The day will provide some insight into Army Reserve jobs and routines through some static and practical demonstrations for the attendees. Concurrently with this activity, the Army Museum at Keswick will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with free entry for this day only. Those planning on attending are asked to register their interest by emailing to assist with the planning for the day.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor