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SACE results
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.

Careers Counsellor availability
Year 12 boys and/or their parents are welcome to visit or contact Mr Colsey to discuss tertiary entry and/or training options and other matters such as:

  • Changing preferences
  • Course requirements
  • Alternative courses/pathways

The Careers Counsellor will be available for assistance in the Careers Centre from 10.00am on 17 and 18 of December for SACE students and/or their parents to coincide with the SACE results release. Parents and/or Year 12 boys wishing to see or contact Mr Colsey during this period are asked to phone the School first – 08 8404 0400 – to make an appointment once the SACE results are known. For students/parents residing outside of Adelaide, a phone service will operate. In this situation, students/parents are still asked to phone the School first to arrange a time for the phone counselling. For IB students, Mr Colsey will be contactable by email of phone on the morning of January 3 to coincide with the IB results release.
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: .

Australian National University Advisory Day – Adelaide
ANU Advisory Days are held across Australia to answer questions from your students and give them an insight into what life at ANU is really like. The details of the Adelaide event are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 10 December 2019
Time: 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, Riverbank Room 1, North Terrace, Adelaide

Students and parents interested in attending should register online 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.

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.

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.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor