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SATAC applications
Timely applications for university entry in most States of Australia have now closed. Late applications for most courses can still be made, but will incur a late application fee. The deadline for late applications to SATAC and to pay application fees is 28 November 2022. All Year 12 boys have been sent an email from the Careers Counsellor with the latest newsletter and information about their SATAC application, if they have applied. Any boys wishing to discuss their plans for 2023 and beyond or need any assistance with their applications can arrange to meet with the Careers Counsellor.

Often students require school references for tertiary applications (in particular overseas applications) or residential college applications. The references can usually be categorised as being academic or personal/character type references. The School does have a policy that aims to support students requiring a reference. Any student requiring a reference or seeking a staff member to be a referee should contact the Careers Counsellor in the first instance. This process is in place so that the type of reference required can be ascertained and appropriate arrangements made to prepare a suitable reference. References, transcripts of results and academic statements cannot be prepared immediately. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required to effectively prepare the reference, transcripts and/or academic statements, and students should factor this time requirement into their planning for application submissions

Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarships
The CAS Hawker Scholarships are one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia. Established by Charles Hawker’s sister Lilias Needham, each C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is valued at up to $60,000.00. Applications open on December 5, 2022 and close on Friday 6 January 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The scholarship is open to students undertaking study at the following institutions: Australian National University, Flinders University, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy College, University of SA, University of New England, Marcus Oldham and University of Cambridge. Selection is largely based on personal qualities and demonstrated leadership as well as academic ability. The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships perpetuate the memory of parliamentarian, scholar, soldier, pastoralist and statesman Charles Allan Seymour Hawker and commemorate the achievements of one of Australia’s most respected pastoral pioneers. For details, go to Hawker Scholarship or phone 8127 1654.

Traineeship opportunity JP Morgan
The JP Morgan traineeships provide training and real world work experience with an international bank. Located in Sydney, the J.P. Morgan’s two year Traineeship Program provides experiences and training in the financial services industry. This includes working with the custody, fund services, and market operations teams. Trainees graduate with a Cert IV in Business while gaining hands on work experience and build industry connections through exposure to top professionals across different business within the bank. Applications are now open and close on 30 November. For more details and to apply, go to JP Morgan traineeships.

Studying in the UK
Applications for most UK universities have opened and submitted from the beginning of September 2022. Applications for Oxford, Cambridge and for courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Science closed on the 15 October. Other key dates can be found at UCAS key dates. Students wishing to apply for a full-time undergraduate course at university or college must use the UCAS online service called ‘Apply’. The UCAS application process is outlined at UCAS applications. Students considering tertiary study in the UK will benefit from registering for the UCAS Hub, which will allow students to easily explore tertiary options, commence planning their Personal Statement and provides a ‘to – do’ list.

The School is a registered UCAS Centre. Consequently, the Careers Counsellor will need to guide the applicant for the initial set up of their UCAS application, which includes the issuing of a buzzword to the applicant. This buzzword will allow them to apply and link their applications to the Centre. While the deadline for most UCAS applications is in early January, to guarantee that the all the documentation can be submitted by the School, the UCAS application must be completed by the student by the last day of the school year – Friday 2 December 2022. The British Council provides information and advice on studying in the UK, go to Study UK for this information.

TAFE SA – pathway to Higher Education
TAFE SA is well known for its vocational education and training, but also offers a range of specialised higher education courses. Some of the higher education degrees are offered directly by TAFE SA and some are offered in partnership with universities. TAFE SA is a dual-sector VET/Higher Education provider, thereby offering benefits to higher education students. For more information, go to Higher Education

Game changer is a fee for service organisation that supports young people looking to secure sporting scholarships in the USA. For more information, go to game-changer.

Where to next?
Where to next is a hub that offers students the access to careers based webinars and the latest news and features. This will be a valuable source of information for all students. Students planning their pathway from education to employment and wanting the latest information on tertiary studies, further training, courses, career options and job opportunities can engage directly with Exhibitors via the Webinars where information can be downloaded and students can ask questions.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network:
The below link will take you to the most recent list of vacancies showing the apprenticeships and traineeships currently have available in the state: MEGT

Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre
Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre is part of a national system with over 35,000 apprentices and trainees in wide and varied trades and employment. We place apprentices and trainees with host organisations across all states and territories, and are a proud partner to more than 200 host organisations including some of Australia’s leading organisations: Go Here

Mr Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor