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Year 12: Careers-based interviews
Year 12 boys who completed a post-school options survey in Term ,1 are being rostered to attend an interview with the Careers Counsellor. These interviews aim to assist boys with their career/study planning for 2019 and beyond. The interviews commenced in Week 9 of Term 1 and are expected to continue until Week 5 of Term 2. In the initial interviews, boys can discuss their plans, ask questions and explore different options. The boys are welcome to organise additional interviews as needed.

University of Adelaide: showcase of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
This showcase will allow the participants to experience the new Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building that sits opposite UniSA City West campus and near the new RAH. The sessions will incorporate a presentation by academic staff and student Q&A panels. Career and course information on dentistry, health and medical sciences, medicine, nursing, oral health or psychology will be presented at various times. It is being held on Sunday 20 May, at the Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building, 57 North Terrace, from 9am to 1pm. Registration is required as places are limited.

Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand
Lincoln University is a world-renowned specialist land-based university that offers courses in agriculture and agricultural business. The university also offers a range of courses in other areas such as business, science, sport and recreation, environment, architecture, tourism, information technology and social science. A representative from Lincoln University will be visiting St Peter’s College on Tuesday 22 May at 6.30pm. The session will be held in the boarding house and all boys and parents are welcome to attend. To learn more, visit the Lincoln University website ( to review the course options and other details. Please note: there was over whelming interest in Lincoln University’s Halls of Residence last year so the university will be working on a first-come-first-served basis. Any students who have registered an interest will have received information about halls applications opening in August.

The University of NSW: co-op scholarship
The Co-op Program is a career development scholarship for high potential undergraduate students. It offers industry training, leadership and professional development, networking opportunities, mentoring and financial support of $18,200 pa tax-free for four years. Australia’s leading companies take part in the training and professional development of the Co-op scholars with a view to recruiting high-potential young professionals. Up to 18 months of relevant industry experience with multiple companies during the degree provides invaluable experience into the real world of work. The scholarship is offered for study in many areas, including engineering, science and business. Applications close on 28 September. The application requires a school contribution, so any boys intending to apply need to see Mr Colsey in the first instance. Find out more

Australian Defence Forces Presentation
Members of the Australian Defence Forces Recruiting team will be conducting a presentation on the various careers and study pathways available in the defence forces on Tuesday 15 May. This presentation is targeted at students in Year 10, 11 and 12 and will be held at the School. Boys interested in attending must register their interest with Mr Colsey as soon as possible.

Defence Forces Gap Year 2019
Gap Year 2019 applications are now open. Interest in this Gap Year opportunity is usually very high. The Gap Year program is a great opportunity for those aged 18 – 24 to experience a diverse range of roles in the Australian Defence Forces. Early applications are encouraged as each ADF role in the Gap Year program has a maximum capacity and when this capacity is reached, it is closed. More information.

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA)
Year 12 students considering applying for ADFA are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time for the application process. Year 11 students can also apply now. ADFA develops and educates the future leaders of the navy, army and air force. The program at ADFA combines military and leadership training with a recognised degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). There are a range of degrees available at ADFA: Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Science and Technology. ADFA recruits receive free medical and dental treatment, subsidised food and accommodation. More information about ADFA.

Careers and Employment Expo
The expo will cover a wide range of careers and courses, and will include apprenticeship opportunities, defence force recruiting, university pathways, TAFE options and include career workshops and resume advice services. The expo is being held on 25 and 26 May at the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds. Entry is free. More information about the expo.

Law Admission Test 2018: registrations now open
Students who are considering studying law at UNSW will need to sit the Law Admission Test (LAT). LAT is a written test that is used to demonstrate a student’s aptitude and suitability for studying undergraduate law at UNSW. A LAT score, in addition to academic results (e.g. ATAR + additional points) will be used in the selection process to better differentiate between the many high achieving applicants to Law. LAT and practice questions. Registration.

Lattitude Global Volunteering is an organisation specialising in volunteering for 17-25 year olds. This includes facilitating placements as tutors in overseas schools in countries across Europe, Africa, Asia/Pacific and the Americas. There are placements of varying lengths of time and scholarships for placements in some areas. Applications close on 15 June. Information sessions will be held during the year and selection interviews are expected to be held in July. Further details and bookings, email or call (03) 9826 6266.

Career-related events on the calendar
May 15 – Defence Forces presentation at St Peter’s College for Years 10 to 12
May 21 – Year 12 Economics tour, University of Adelaide
May 22 – Lincoln University (New Zealand) presentation
June 7 – Year 10 PLP university tour (University of SA)
June 28 – Year 10 PLP university tour (University of SA)

International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)
ICHM is holding their Career Week programs again in 2018. These programs allow the participants to experience first-hand the courses and facilities available at ICHM. The Career Weeks will be held from 9 to 13 July and 1 to 5 October. For more information and registration or email

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Canberra or Brisbane
Year 11 students who have a passion for science and technology are invited to apply for the National Youth Science Forum. Delivered in the January school holidays, the 12-day program offers laboratory visits and science tours, the chance to mix with like-minded students from all over Australia, and activities that develop a better understanding of the wide range of study and career options available to them through engaging with corporate and university partners. Applications close on 31 May. More information.

Chartered Accountants: Nextgen Challenge
The Nextgen Challenge is a week-long program that teaches core entrepreneurial skills to high school students in Years 8 to 10. Students form teams and develop creative business solutions for a problem in their community. They are required to produce a business plan and financial forecast, deliver a sales pitch, and create elements of a marketing strategy and undertaking a number of smaller challenges along the way. Apart from learning the skills required to run a business, participants also learn about stress and team management, independent learning, budgeting, planning, creative thinking and speaking in public. Nextgen Challenge is being held from June 21 to 25 at Torrens University in Adelaide. More information.

Mark Colsey, Careers Counsellor