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Term 2 is soon coming to a close, but information regarding Post School options and Careers is only beginning to ramp up.  As always, should your son at any point want to discuss his future options beyond the school, or for year 10s and 11 considering their options regarding their upcoming subject choices, they are more than welcome to email me and book a time to chat:

Plenty of information is now coming from the universities and we have recently had a successful visit from the ADF chatting to the boys about their many options.  Information will soon be coming out to you about the Tertiary Expo that will happen next term at Wilderness on 2nd August. This will be a great opportunity for family members and boys alike to engage with many of the local, and some interstate, Tertiary institutions. As always, please feel free to contact me should you have any questions:

Flinders University:

Lots of new degrees are being offered at Flinders University as they look to continue expanding their offerings and connect into in-demand fields such as:

  • Bachelor of Creative Industries (Music) *so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Game Production) *so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences), (Hons) *so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Science (Plant Science) *so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Forensics), (Hons) *so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Advanced Manufacturing and Digital Design) *no pre-req, so new not on website yet
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)- General Entry *pre-req of general maths

The New degrees will be in the new guides that will come out later this term, but please come chat if you need to gain insight into them.

uniTEST is an aptitude test that has been developed to assess the kinds of generic reasoning and thinking skills that underpin studies at higher education and that are needed for students to be successful at this level. Flinders University will select applicants based on both their Year 12 results (60% weighting toward the ATAR selection rank) and uniTEST results (40%). Flinders will also consider applicants based on their uniTEST results (100%) as a standalone entry score (subject to SACE completion and any course pre-requisites or specific admissions requirements). Students cannot be disadvantaged by participating in uniTEST. Flinders University will only consider their highest selection rank when offering a place. For example, if a student’s ATAR selection rank (inclusive of any adjustment factors) is higher than the combined uniTEST/ATAR selection rank, this will be given priority.

University Adelaide Animal/Veterinary Degrees:

Want to know more about The University of Adelaide’s animal and veterinary science degrees? Sign up to find out more! In July we will be running a series of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Information Sessions in 2022 to equip you and your child with the information they need to turn their passion for animals into a career.
About this event:
Take a tour of the unique Roseworthy campus and learn more about the degree offerings:

Plus Sessions: 13th July AM, 13th July PM & 14th July Online

University of South Australia:

Lots of new and exciting programs are being launched from Uni SA, including some that are being offered as 100% online thus offering the ability to study anywhere you want and degrees like the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science/Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) double degree that had only been offered internally. To find out about the many new offering go to the following link: What’s New

Further to this many universities are offering differing approaches to how they offer students degree at the end 2022/ start 0f 2023. Uni SA has a hand to follow site regarding guaranteed entry and offers based off year 12 grades that can help to give you insight into their approach: Guaranteed Entry

Uni SA also has many Webinars upcoming and previous ones to watch back such as ‘Supporting Your Childs Journey to University’. UniSA Webinars – Study at UniSA – University of South Australia

Bond University Early Registrations & Scholarships:

Imagine receiving an early 2023 University offer by the time you return to school in term 3…Bond University is now accepting applications from current year 12 students via the following link –

This application is completely free, will take 10-15 minutes and may eventuate with you receiving an early University offer for 2023 for your first preference! There is no obligation to accept this offer – this is just an opportunity for you to put another option on the table alongside your SATAC etc. offers and decide later in the year. Bond also has a range of scholarships available which I would encourage you to have a look at.

Scott Williamson is our designated contact at Bond University, and if you have any questions please contact him directly on;

Domestic Regional Manager, Scott Williamson

Scholarship applications for your high achieving Year 12 students are now open. With a generous program made up of a range of full-fee and part-fee scholarships, it’s our privilege to be able to support the journeys of the best and brightest Bondies each year.
Some of the scholarships on offer this year include:

– Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship – 100% tuition remission
– Vynka Hohnen Scholarship (WA only) – 100% tuition remission
– Excellence Scholarship – 50% tuition remission
– Leadership Scholarship – 25% tuition remission
– Bond University Indigenous Scholarship – up to 100% tuition remission
– Sporting Scholarships – up to 100% tuition remission
– Transformer Scholarship – 50% tuition remission
– CoLab Industry Scholarships – 25% tuition for any of the four Transformation degrees offered in the Transformation CoLab.

Trinity College Melbourne

With 2022 already in full swing, it is with great excitement that we start the hunt for our new cohort of Trinitarians for 2023.

Perhaps you or someone you know is interested in joining us next year?

If you want to find out more about what we’ve got to offer, Trinity College, the University of Melbourne, is hosting an information session in Adelaide on Saturday 25 June for students and families.

Living on campus at Trinity is not only convenient, but offers study and wellbeing support, countless social events, and a community of likeminded students who are starting university and are keen to make friends.

The session will cover:

  • an overview of how Trinity College works closely with the University of Melbourne
  • what college is like
  • why someone would choose to live in a college
  • the benefits and opportunities that come from moving interstate to study
  • how to get financial assistance (including scholarships and ABSTUDY)
  • how to decide if college is right for you
  • support available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • what Trinity College has to offer.

Date: Saturday 25 June
Time: 2.30–4pm
Location: Pullman Adelaide, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

Register here.

UNSW Sydney

Learn how to get ready for Uni at the UNSW Year 12 Degrees and Scholarships Information Evenings. We’ll cover how to preference for your dream degree, scholarship application tips and tricks, and how you can show you are more than just your ATAR.

The fun stuff won’t be missed, you’ll hear from current students about uni life, fun activities and how classes work.

What to expect:

We are offering two livestreamed UNSW Year 12 Degrees and Scholarships Information Evenings in June. Event dates:

Tuesday, June 21

6 PM – 7 PM, how you’re more than you’re ATAR, pathways, preferencing, scholarships tips and tricks.

7PM – 7:30 PM live Q&A drop-in sessions covering:

  • UNSW Accommodation
  • The UNSW Co-op Program Scholarship
  • UNSW Scholarships
  • UNSW Gateway Admissions Pathway and Program
  • UNSW Sport
  • UNSW Employability

Thursday, June 23 – as above

Register once here. Please select the date that best suits you. Attending both isn’t necessary (they’re all the same).

LAT registrations are now open:

The Law Admission Test (LAT) is an essential part of applying to study law at UNSW. Registrations are open until 7 September for Year 11 and 12 students to sit the test on Thursday, 29 September. Register Here.

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:


 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

 ICHM Open Days:

An ICHM Discovery Day could be for you! ICHM Discovery Days aim to get you thinking differently about your post high school studies and career development, covering a range of exciting topics including international business and tourism, luxury hotel design and hospitality opportunities. So join us for a day of fun and discovery while finding out about different areas of learning, that could help you develop and explore a future in hospitality and business management. Everyone is welcome and you’ll get to meet people just like you. If you haven’t already, you can even enrol on the day and secure your place on our upcoming intakes! To Register

  • Wed 29 June 2022 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Thur 14 July 2022 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Wed 20 July 2022 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Wed 24 Aug 2022 9:30am – 3:30pm

Podcast series – Graduate In The USA

If you’re interested in studying in the USA, then the EducationUSA podcast series may be of interest. It has just launched and you can listen to Graduate In The USA on your favorite podcast app or visit:

College experiences in the U.S. are immersive, diverse and life changing, and applying to U.S. colleges can be easy when you know the steps. This series aims to help students, parents and school staff with exclusive insights on topics including the admissions process, college sports and the Australian student perspective. Each episode is a conversation with an expert, from admission personnel to a college sport coach, from athletes to a U.S. Ambassador. Get the inside word on how to give it your best shot, and what life will be like in the U.S. when you get there.

The Australian Chiropractic College

The Australian Chiropractic College (ACC), is one of only five higher education TEQSA approved institutions in Australia able to deliver a Bachelor of Chiropractic degree, and we are proud to be the first and only provider in South Australia. Choosing a career in Chiropractic is a step towards a satisfying and life-changing future. As a chiropractor, graduates have an opportunity to positively affect the health and wellbeing of people of all ages, their families, and the community at large.

Please let us know if you would like us to attend any of your upcoming career events, or, give a presentation to students who have an interest in chiropractic or health sciences.

And be sure to visit our website

The ACC offers a unique educational experience, rich in both scientific theory and practical application, with access to some of the best educators and practitioners in the profession and an exciting, integrated curriculum.

Australian Maritime College:

Year 11 and 12 students from across South Australia have the exclusive opportunity to set sail for a week-long learning adventure, including three days exploring their future study options at the Australian Maritime College (AMC).

Supported by South Australian Department for Education, AMC and the Naval Shipbuilding College (NSC), 16 students will experience a program fully immersing them in the maritime sector with a range of workshop activities, industry and state-of-the-art testing facility tours, practical simulations, study pathways and career information. Places are limited. Applications close Monday 30 May at 5pm.

Maritime Immersion Camp

  • When: Monday 27 June to 1 July 2022
  • Where: South Australia and Tasmania
  • Who: Year 11 and 12 students
  • Cost: No cost to students


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.

James Carter
Acting Careers Counsellor