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Term 3 has concluded and I hope that coming break goes well for everyone. The most pressing thing this term has been encouraging the Yr12s to put in their preferences for Uni via SATAC and other interstate institutions. The initial application date for SATAC was the 30th of September, yet there is still a chance to enrol should your son have had a change in mind for the coming year. Applications can be made up to December 1st, although the fee will have increased. Further to this, the change of preference deadline for Semester 1 2023 offers is January 4th- thus still providing some opportunity to move things around if needed. All the TAC’s are listed and linked below.

As mentioned in the last newsletter, there are also 3 scholarships now on offer to year 12 boys, and information was distributed to them via email from Mr Mark Colsey. The boys should see that email if they be interested, but the base info is listed below.

Finally, I would like to welcome back Mr Mark Colsey who will be returning from long-service leave at the beginning of Term 4. It will be great to have his experience and knowledge back in the Careers Office, especially as the year comes to a close. Should you or your son have any questions in the meantime, please email me at:

Tertiary Admission Centres

SATAC is open for applications

30 September (Uni)– beyond this date a late fee of $190 will apply

1 December (Uni)– Final day to apply and pay the fee

Change of Preference deadlines– first round 30 November (TAFESA) 4 January (SATAC)

Apply online for courses at the following TACs​. Each state TAC is an independent admission system, with separate application fees for each TAC​:

South Australia Northern Territory – SATAC   (6 preferences)​

New South Wales and ACT  (5 preferences)​

Queensland  (5 preferences)​

Tasmania (5 preferences)​

Victoria  (8 preferences)​

Western Australia  (6 preferences)


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


As per an email sent out by Mr Colsey, there are 3 scholarships open to year 12s. Please see his email for more information-

M D & R D Elliott MBE Scholarship: is a scholarship available for a current Saints Year 12 student who has accepted a place in the medical faculty of an Australian university for 2023. Applications must be submitted by Monday, 31 October.

Leonard William Bakewell Law Scholarship: is a scholarship available for a current Year 12 Saints student, who has accepted a place, whether immediate or reserved, in the law faculty of an Australian university for 2023. Applications must be submitted to the Senior School Office by Monday, 31 October.

Adelaide Uni Principals’ Scholarship: This scholarship is valued at $5000 for one year, the scholarship will be awarded to one current Year 12 student at the School and will be based on the recommendation of the Headmaster. The Headmaster is able to nominate up to 2 students from Saints for the scholarship and the University will then decide on the successful recipient. Applications must be submitted to the Senior School Office by Monday, 31 October.

 Flinders University:

Rural & Remote sub-quotas
Your students may be eligible to access regional health admission pathways in many Flinders health courses which will significantly increase their opportunities for entry into a number of our highly competitive courses.

On-campus living options
Flinders Living is conveniently located on-campus. Students can travel to the city in 20 minutes by train, or to the beach in 15 minutes by bus. Flinders Living offers two experiences: the catered, collegiate-style University Hall and the self-contained units of Deirdre Jordan Village. Our community is made up of 65% students from Australian rural and metropolitan areas and 35% international students from over 20 countries.

With over 450 scholarships worth $2.4M, Flinders can help your students make the most of their transition and university experience. We have a wide range of University, government and non-government scholarships are available for commencing students.

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

Students are invited to register for UniSA’s 2-hour Accounting Exam Revision Session that will cover best practice revision methods, but also provide them an opportunity to apply those skills to practice questions from previous exam papers and get some immediate feedback.  Sessions will be delivered by UniSA’s academic staff and are supported by the Business & Enterprise Teachers Association of SA Inc. Attendees also have the option to join a personalised tour of the UniSA’s City West campus to see UniSA’s state-of-the-art teaching facilities.

Torrens University:

Bright Awards: A celebration of creative Year 10, 11 and 12 students, the Bright Awards recognise up-and-coming designers and support the future of the arts in high schools across Australia. Whether you’re just tapping into your talent or keen to show off your well-developed skills, Billy Blue College of Design’s Bright Awards give you the chance to have your work recognised by industry experts. Plus, monetary prizes for both students and schools go towards kick-starting creative dreams. Entries close Nov 4th Here

Careers In Gaming: Billy Blue College of Design is the home of Design and Creative Technology education in Australia. With the help of META Esports and our extensive industry network, our mission is to turn a passion for gaming into successful professional careers. Here for more info on pathways and degrees


UNSW & Sydney University

Sciences Po Dual Degree applications are open
Students can travel abroad, immerse themselves in French culture, and complete two bachelor’s degrees in four-years through the University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France) and Bachelor of Economics (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France). Applications are now open with the application deadline for the first round (recommended for domestic students) on Monday 31 October 2022.

Architecture, Design and Planning Adjustment Factors
Students who are interested in applying for one of our Architecture, Design and Planning degrees (excluding our combined Engineering degree) can submit a portfolio. The portfolio submission is a potential way for domestic students to gain entry into our degrees if they have achieved close to the required ATAR (or equivalent). In conjunction with the HSC and other formal assessment systems, it assists the University to identify students with the potential to excel in architecture or interaction design.
Round 2 : 4 November 2022 – 13 December 2022

Double Degree Medicine and Dentistry Assessment Dates 2023 Entry
Each year, domestic applicants for both the Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine and the Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine double degrees are required to submit their preferences via UAC to be considered for an assessment day. Please take note of when the assessment dates will take place for domestic applicants and refer to the University’s website for further information.
Sun 11 Dec 2022 – Close of adding this degree as a preference to be considered for assessment day 1
Fri 16 Dec 2022 – Online assessment day 1 for domestic applicants
Sun 8 Jan 2023 – Close of adding this degree as a preference to be considered for assessment day 2
Fri 20 Jan 2023 – Online assessment day 2 for domestic students

Monash University

Science Precinct Tour – Saturday 8 October

If your senior students would like to take a closer look and see where they could be studying next year, this is a great chance to visit our brilliant science facilities and student spaces on Saturday 8 October. Here

Discover Pathways to and from Monash Science – Webinar

Discover the various study options available in science, and how you can boost the rank of your ATAR. Find out more about different pathways, or how you can use a science degree to transfer into other courses. Here

Science as a Pathway to Medicine

We’re often asked “Can you study Science to enter Medicine?” The answer is ‘Yes!’ Here

Your Essential Guide

Your one stop shop for everything Monash Science! Register for events and view other resources, access course information webinars, and make 1:1 appointments with staff and current students. Here

Melbourne University

Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) applications

Students are reminded that the closing date for the submission of SEAS applications and supporting documentation via VTAC is Friday 7 October 2022 at 5pm. Any Access Melbourne eligible students are encouraged to apply.

Engineering majors will have new names in 2023 

We’ve renamed select undergraduate majors within the Bachelor of Science and Design to better reflect what students will be studying and their career options. These new changes will apply from Semester 1, 2023.

Application deadlines for Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts

Students are reminded that there are important upcoming deadlines to complete their applications for the Bachelor of Fine Arts/Music. Please ensure they complete the following via SlideRoom by the following date:

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Acting: Supplementary form including recorded audition due by 17 October

Dance: Supplementary form and recorded audition due by 10 October

Production: Supplementary form and selection project due by 16 October

Theatre: Supplementary form and recorded audition due by 17 October

Visual Arts: Supplementary form and folio due by 10 October

Bachelor of Music

Composition: Supplementary form and audition/folio due by 16 November

Interactive Composition: Supplementary form and audition/folio due by 16 November

Jazz & Improvisation: Supplementary form and recorded audition due by 24 October. Access the recording of the audition preparation workshop here.

Once complete, applicants may be invited to an audition or interview subject to course entry requirements.

Infrastructure Engineering 

Students interested in digital construction, surveying, smart cities, AI or data analytics are invited to the launch of our new Master of Digital Infrastructure Engineering. Attend online or in-person at Melbourne Connect on Monday 31 October, 3-5pm.

Rugby Young Achiever scholarships open 

This sport scholarship recognises outstanding Year 12 rugby players who exemplify one of the University’s most revered alumni – Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop. A series of other sport-specific and general sport scholarships are also open to prospective student-athletes. Here

Video resources for students

Explore our suite of videos for future students covering everything from our unique curriculum, course information and career pathways, to scholarships and accommodation. Here

Introduction to Character Design


Pete is an outstandingly talented Artist and published Graphic Novelist. He has worked on movies like Boss Baby, The Adventures of Puss in boots and many more. Pete has developed an eye-catching and memorable style. Have a look at the awesome characters in his graphic novel, The Rockabilly Plump Corps.
During this 2-day holiday workshop, Peter Yong will demonstrate the process he uses when designing and creating the many appealing characters that he has brought to life.

WHEN: Monday October 10th and Tuesday October 11th, 2022.
TIME: 10:00am – 4:00pm (ADL Time). There will be a break for lunch – the time will be announced during the workshop.
WHERE: CDW Studios, The Myer Centre Adelaide, Level 4 of 14-38 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000.
ONLINE: The link to the live stream will be sent out to registered emails prior to the workshop.
COST: $120.00 per student for both days.

International House

International House is a residency that accepts students studying at the University of MelbourneMonash University (Parkville and CBD campus), RMIT and ACU. Please apply for their scholarships. Below are some their most generous scholarships:

Commerce at International House: Full fee (up to $30,293), one-year accommodation fee scholarship (Domestic students studying business and economics)

Dawn Wade: $22,500 each year, three-year accommodation fee scholarship (Domestic students from Western regions of Victoria)

MM and RR Officer: $22,5000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship (Domestic or international students)

Vi and Pete Peterson: $14,000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship (International students)

Richard Cullen and SiuKuen Chan: $7000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship (International students from China, Hong Kong SAR or Taiwan)

More information regarding scholarships is available on our scholarship page. The closing date for entrance scholarship applications is 4 January 2023. Please watch the virtual campus tour. If you would like an in-person tour of International House, please email Ms Tamra Keating and we will arrange it. Or contact Ms Thu Nguyen for more information.

 Durham University UK

Are you and your students interested in hearing from current students on what life is like at uni and Durham? We’re running a series of Discover Durham Lives for prospective students, covering everything from our colleges to sports and societies. Sessions are led by current students who want to share their own experiences and give you and your students the opportunity to ask any questions you all might have about studying at uni. So, if your students are thinking of applying to Durham or they’d just like to know more about uni life, then these are the sessions for you and your students! October-January, Book 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:


Trainee & Apprentice Placement Service

TAPS is a Group Training Organisation, and we are reaching out to students interested in plumbing, roof plumbing, refrigeration and other construction apprenticeships. TAPS employ over 150 apprentices and trainees each year and have great opportunities for school leavers and for school based apprenticeships. We encourage these individuals to apply through our online website –

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

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.

Trainee & Apprentice Placement Service

TAPS is a Group Training Organisation, and we are reaching out to students interested in plumbing, roof plumbing, refrigeration and other construction apprenticeships. TAPS employ over 150 apprentices and trainees each year and have great opportunities for school leavers and for school based apprenticeships. We encourage these individuals to apply through our online website –

James Carter
Acting Careers Counsellor