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The Stage 2 SACE results are expected to be released on Tuesday 17 December. Students should ensure they are registered with the SACE Board so students can receive their results immediately.

SATAC and interstate applications

‘On time’ applications have now closed. Late applications can still be made but there is an additional application fee. Students should not leave their applications too late, otherwise they may not receive ‘equal consideration’.

An “End of Year’ newsletter has been emailed to all Year 12 students and their parents. It contains some valuable information to assist families in December and January, critical months in the tertiary and TAFE entry processes.

Course Seeker is a new Australian Government initiative that aims to help students gain Australian tertiary information to assist them to make informed decisions about future study options. The website provides access to information on ATARs, prerequisites and enrolment policies. Information has been sourced from across Australia and presented in a nationally consistent and comparable format to improve the transparency across the higher education sector. Courseseeker can be accessed at: .

Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarships 

The CAS Hawker Scholarships are 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 9 2019 and close on 8 January 2020. 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  or phone 8127 1654.

St Mark’s College Scholarships

St Mark’s offers around $450,000 per year in scholarships and bursaries to new and returning students. Approximately 50% of students attending St Mark’s receive some sort of financial assistance so that they can experience life within a college community. These include:

  • Cowan Grant – Students from rural Australia in financial need.
  • St Mark’s Entrance Scholarship – Students from all backgrounds/locations in Australia. May take into consideration academic merit, contribution to the community, musical or sporting ability, and financial situation
  • Old Collegians’ Association Bursary – Students who have a direct family connection with St Mark’s College and may take into consideration academic merit, contribution to the community, musical or sporting ability, and financial situation.
  • Julian Bickersteth Scholarship – Students who are an Old Collegian of St Peter’s College and may take into consideration academic merit, contribution to the community, musical or sporting ability, and financial situation.
  • Studd Bursary – Students who are from an indigenous background, a third world country, or refugees or asylum seekers

Further information about the St Mark’s scholarships is available at

University of Adelaide: subject based admissions

The University has introduced a subject-based admission requirements for selected degree programs in 2020. The program bypasses the ATAR, and requires applicants to achieve a minimum grade in certain subjects to gain an offer into one of many University of Adelaide degrees – Arts, Media, Commerce, Psychological Science, Health & Medical Science, Science and selected Engineering degrees. Further information can be found at

Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2021

From 2021 intake onwards, all engineering programs at the single, double and combined level will have standardised prerequisites to ensure students studying engineering are best prepared for the level of mathematics required. For the engineering prerequisites from 2021, there will be two sets of prerequisite subjects as outlined below.

Program/course Prerequisites – from 2021
All undergraduate engineering single, double and combined degrees (Excepting the programs below) SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Physics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental)

All Chemical and Environmental engineering double and combined degrees

SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry.

IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Chemistry (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3)

For students who are unable to meet all of the course prerequisites, the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Engineering Pathway allows students to enter into engineering at Adelaide through a specially designed program where they are supported to study any missing prerequisite requirements. On successful completion of the program prerequisite requirements, students are guaranteed transfer into their engineering discipline of choice.

Grant Fairy

GrantFairy is an app/website that will search for scholarships and grants that may be available for students considering UK study options. Potential applicants submit information/profile which Grant Fairy uses to identify potential scholarships. The site/app also provides university details and assists with application preparation. Details can be found at or go to the School’s UK applications page in Keystone – Resource ID 8WPSZ9.

Part time accountancy work

An accounting firm located just outside of the CBD and is seeking undergraduates in Accounting (or students who are about to commence their studies) who may be looking to take on some part time or casual work while they are studying in 2020. The link below provides more information about this opportunity.


Jobted is the Australian Career Website used by communities, schools and universities that can help people and especially students and unemployed to find a job or an internship quickly, easily and for free. The site also provides a Job Descriptions” section : a guide to all the most popular jobs, with many tips that will help students to choose the best way to get the job of their dreams. The Jobted Career Blog with all the best tips for finding a job: Interview, Career Tips and the Practical Guide on how to write an effective Resume:


Game-changer is a program to support students who are aspiring to study in the USA as a student/athlete. Game-changer has two main elements:

  • Providing education and guidance to help students and their families navigate the complexities of the recruitment process (e.g. admin, Visa, SAT, courses, admissions etc); along with providing insight into college life in the US.
  • Helping promote the students’ athletic and academic potential to US colleges and liaising with our network of coaches to help the student secure scholarship funding that is aligned with their individual needs and budget.

The link below provides more information and includes a page on next steps should any students and/or parents wish to explore these opportunities. There is also a link to a complimentary online eligibility review.

Immerse Education: Cambridge Summer School

Immerse Education is conducting an essay competition which offers the opportunity for students to win a place in a programme at the Cambridge Summer School with a scholarship covering 100% of the participation fee. These programmes include Medicine, Law, Computer Science and Engineering and are designed for high performing students. Details available at:

Mark Colsey

Careers Counsellor