Year 12 Tertiary applications
Applications for university entry in most States of Australia opened on Monday August 3 and close on Wednesday 30 September. All Year 12 boys have been provided with resources to support their applications and the Careers Counsellor has conducted sessions with the Year 12s to explain the application processes and other considerations.
Interstate applications: most applications to Tertiary Admission Centres (TAC) interstate have similar processes, arrangements and deadlines to the South Australian Tertiary Admission Centre. The Year 12 boys have been provided with some information on these applications because there are some differences, including applying for scholarships and for special entry arrangements. For any domestic students applying to VTAC, it is strongly recommended they also register for the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) in category 1, as this aspect covers an applicant’s living or school location, and this may apply to SA students that have to move to Victoria for study.
Any boys wishing to discuss their plans for 2021 and beyond or need any assistance with their applications can arrange to meet with the Careers Counsellor.
Resources to support tertiary applications can be found on Keystone – Learning Resource ID of JQ9ZXS.
Flinders University – Year 11 subject results pathway
Flinders Uni have just announced an admission pathway based on a Year 12 student’s Year 11 results. There are some key features and timelines for this new admission pathway.
- It does not apply to all courses.
- Applies for SA, NT and students from border communities in Victoria and NSW
- Any offer received is conditional on successful completion of Year 12 studies and meet any prerequisite requirements
- Students need to apply online directly to Flinders by 25 September. This can be done at https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/pathways/year-12-entry/year-11-grades-admission-pathway. This weblink also provides a consent ‘form’ for parents to complete so that the School can release the Year 11 results to the University.
- Students need to apply to SATAC by 30 September, listing the Flinders preferred course as preference one.
- The School will then be contacted separately at a later time to provide the results. For SACE students, PLP will not be included but RP will be included.
- All Year 12 boys have been sent a flyer that lists all the courses included in this scheme and the subject grades required.
- Any additional questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
- Parents and students have the opportunity to discuss individual circumstances with Flinders during their online Preference Counselling Sessions, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm Monday 7 – Wednesday 30 September. This will be facilitated via our Open Day online platform in the form of online chat. More information is available online at https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/high-school-students.html.
University of Adelaide – Medicine and Dentistry interviews
The processes for domestic interviews for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health are changing this year. As a result of COVID-19, all Domestic Interviews for the 2021 intake will be conducted via video conferencing only. This includes applicants who currently reside in South Australia. These interviews will be conducted by Zoom. The University will contact applicants who receive an offer for an interview with further information and links to access Zoom.
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 2021. Applications forms which include details of the selection criteria are available from the Senior School Office and are also posted on Keystone with a learning resource ID of JQ9ZXS. Applications must be submitted to Ms Ennis, in the Senior School Office by Tuesday 27 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 2021. Applications forms which include details of the selection criteria are available from the Senior School Office and are also posted on Keystone with a learning resource ID of JQ9ZXS. Applications must be submitted to Ms Ennis, in the Senior School Office by Tuesday 27 October.
There have been two new scholarships announced. They are available for talented Year 12 STEM students hoping to study either Mining Engineering or Petroleum Engineering in 2021. The Playford Trust Mining and Petroleum Engineering Scholarships, funded by the resources industry and the South Australian Government, are for students commencing studies in either of these two disciplines in 2021 at Adelaide University. The scholarships are worth $10,000 per annum for both first and second years of study. Applications open shortly, but students considering this option are encouraged to register at https://playfordtrust.com.au/contact-us/ so potential applicants can receive further advice. Applications close 22 January 2021. Additional information on the Playford Trust and its scholarships can also be found on this website https://playfordtrust.com.au/.
Applying for entry into Medicine and Dentistry courses in Australia
Students considering applying for undergraduate entry into medicine/dentistry courses are reminded that many of these courses do not allow late applications and may have extra application requirements. These requirements may require a school reference or other contributions from the School. To ensure that the School can complete and submit any additional requirements before the closing date for applications, it is very important that the institutional requirements and timelines are met by any potential applicants.
Flinders University Medicine – students apply via SATAC by 30 September. No extra application requirements.
Adelaide University Medicine & Dentistry – students apply via SATAC by 30 September. No extra application requirements unless applying for a rural based place.
NT Medical Program Charles Darwin University – students apply via SATAC by 30 September. No extra application requirements
Monash University Medicine – students apply via VTAC by 30 September. No extra application requirements.
Uni of NSW medicine – students apply via UAC and on the Uni of NSW medicine website by 30 September.
Uni of Tasmania Medicine – students apply direct to UTAS by 30 September. No extra application requirements.
Bond University Medicine – students apply via QTAC in mid-January 2020. No UCAT required. Course starts in April/May.
Uni of Queensland Medicine – Provisional entry as the course is graduate entry, but has an undergraduate entry path. Apply via QTAC by 30 September. No extra application requirements.
Uni of Sydney Medicine – combined degree entry. The course is graduate entry but has an undergraduate entry path. No UCAT required. Students apply by 30 September to UAC. No initial extra application requirements.
Griffith Uni Medicine – students apply via QTAC by 30 September. Successful applicants do an initial 2 year degree at Griffith Uni first. No UCAT required. No extra application requirements.
Uni of WA Medicine – students apply via TISC by 30 September. The medicine course is graduate entry, but has an ‘assured pathway’ into this course. No extra application requirements.
Uni of Melbourne Medicine – apply for Chancellor’s program in Biomedicine or Science via VTAC before 30 September. No UCAT required.
Western Sydney Uni medicine – students apply via UAC by 30 September.
James Cook Uni medicine and dentistry – students submit an application form to JCU (available online) AND apply via QTAC by 30 September. No UCAT is required. The additional application forms need to be downloaded from the JCU website. There is an application form and a school prediction form. Applicants complete the personal and other details on the school prediction form and forward it to Mr Colsey by 18 September. This deadline is to allow sufficient time for the School to complete and return the school prediction to JCU. Please note: the student part of the JCU application is quite detailed, requiring the applicant to provide extended responses. This part of the application also requires the applicant to sign their application in front of a Justice of the Peace or similar – a list of suitable witnesses is indicated in the application. Unlike medicine, no school prediction is required for dentistry at JCU.
Uni of Newcastle & Uni of New England joint medical program: applicants need to complete and send an application form (available online) to the University and apply via UAC by 30 September. No school reference is required.
Curtin University Medicine – apply by 30 September and a school reference form needs to be downloaded from the Curtin website. The personal and other details need to be completed on the form by the applicant and then be given to Mr Colsey by 18 September to allow sufficient time for the School to complete and submit the school reference to Curtin University.
Macquarie University Medicine – clinical science degree indirect pathway to graduate medicine (GAMSAT). Apply via UAC by 30 September. No UCAT.
La Trobe University – rural pathway. Biomedical Sc degree pathway to graduate medicine. Apply via VTAC by 30 September. No UCAT.
University of the Sunshine Coast – Medical Science degree pathway to graduate medicine. Apply via QTAC by 30 September. No UCAT, no interviews.
Charles Sturt Uni Dentistry –apply via UAC by 30 September. Additional application form required if applying as a rural or indigenous candidate.
Torrens University – Bright Awards
The Bright Awards is a ‘prize’ competition for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who are creative and wish to submit their work for consideration. The competition provides an opportunity for the student to have his work recognised by industry professionals. The Bright Awards are designed to highlight emerging talent across Australia, with winners for 2020 receiving a $1,000 prize and $3,000 for their school. For more details, please go to https://www.billyblue.edu.au/apply/bright-awards?.
Entries close 16 November 2020.
Ingenuity 2020 – University of Adelaide
Ingenuity is an opportunity for students to learn about the outcomes of studying architecture, engineering, computer and mathematical sciences at university. The 2020 program will run differently as we manage COVID-19 restrictions- it will be a showcase of over 250 innovative university students projects in a virtual exhibition. The platform will provide the opportunity for students to see how STEM and architecture students are solving complex challenges facing society, but also inspiring the next generation to do the same. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in free interactive activities offered from the comfort of your classroom; Ingenuity is an event not to be missed! See below for more information:
What: Unique activities with hands-on kits to be delivered to your school
When: Activities spanning 23-28 October
Where: Your classroom – facilitated remotely
Cost: Free activities* and limitless access to the Ingenuity virtual expo
International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) – Career Week
ICHM will be running the September Career Week (Tuesday 29 September – Friday 2 October 2020). Any interested students should apply as soon as possible because there are limited spots due to Covid-19 restrictions. More details available at https://www.ichm.edu.au/programs/career-weeks-2020?
MEGT – Apprentice and Trainee vacancies
MEGT is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that supports local employers, apprentices, trainees, job seekers and students in facilitating apprenticeship opportunities. Details can be found at https://www.megt.com.au/ and to explore apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities, please visit their Job Board at https://www.megt.com.au/job-board.
Ormond (residential) College, University of Melbourne
Ormond College is the largest and oldest of the 10 residential colleges at The University of Melbourne. Applications are now open for 2021. The College will welcome any contact from prospective students and a flyer is available at https://www.ormond.unimelb.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Flyer-Ormond-for-schools.pdf that outlines many aspects of Ormond College, inclu