The Stage 2 SACE results are expected to be released on Tuesday 15 December. Students should ensure they are registered with the SACE Board so students can receive their results immediately.
Year 12 Tertiary applications
Timely applications for university entry in most States of Australia have now closed. Late applications for most courses can still be made, but will incur a late application fee. 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.
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 www.stmarkscollege.com.au/apply/financial-assistance/ .
University of SA ‘Health Check’ service
Uni SA is offering Year 12 students an offering a personalised application Health Check. One of their staff can help with structuring preferences, entry options and alternative pathways and provide a basic application review. The staff can also provide options for students who have received a conditional offer from other universities. For details and bookings, please go to https://study.unisa.edu.au/application-health-check/?.
National Careers Institute and School Leaver Information Service
The National Careers Institute has just released a range of information and services designed to assist School Leavers and their influences to understand their education, training and work options. This can be found at. https://yourcareer.gov.au/school-leavers-support/. The School Leavers Information kit (available via the link) covers a range of topics to assist School Leavers to navigate post school options, both short and long term.
The School Leavers Information Service has also been launched. This support service delivers more tailored support services via telephone or text. Interested parties can call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337) or SMS ‘SLIS2020’ to 0429 009 435 for more information. The Your Career website has a range of tools and resources and is available at https://yourcareer.gov.au/
Torrens University is offering a number of scholarships in the Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health and Hospitality for 2021. More details can be found at www.torrens.edu.au/apply-online/scholarships.
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 7 2020 and close on Friday 8 January 2021. 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 www.hawkerscholarship.org or phone 8127 1654.
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/.
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: www.courseeker.edu.au .
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.
Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)
AIE is holding an Open Day on Saturday 21st November and will focus on the wide range of courses offered. For more details, please go to https://aie.edu.au/aie_event/open-day/?.
The Hotel School scholarships
The Hotel School is offering scholarships to assist with tuition fees for high potential students who show enthusiasm and a genuine commitment to a career in hotel management. Applications are closing soon for Session 1 2021. Our Course Advisors are available to guide students through the application process. For more information, please go to https://hotelschool.scu.edu.au/apply/scholarships/. Scholarship applications close 2 December 2020.
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. https://au.jobted.com. The site also provides a Job Descriptions” section https://au.jobted.com/job-descriptions : 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 https://au.jobted.com/blog/ with all the best tips for finding a job: Interview, Career Tips and the Practical Guide on how to write an effective Resume: https://au.jobted.com/blog/how-to-write-resume
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 https://www.grantfairy.com/ or go to the School’s UK applications page in Keystone – Resource ID 8WPSZ9.