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SACE results
The Stage 2 SACE results are expected to be released on Tuesday 15 December. Students should ensure they are registered with the SACE Board ‘students online’ site to be able to access 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

To coincide with the SACE results release, the Careers Counsellor will be available for assistance in the Careers area from 10.00 am on 15 and 17 of December for SACE students and/or their parents . 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.

St Mark’s College Scholarships
St Mark’s offers around $450,000 per year in scholarships and bursaries to new and returning students. 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. 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. 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 SA ‘Health Check’ service
Uni SA is offering Year 12 students a personalised application ‘Health Check’. Uni SA staff can assist 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

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 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

Torrens University
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  

Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarships
The C.A.S. 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. 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  or phone 8127 1654.

International House – residential college, University of Melbourne

There are a range of scholarships available at International House, a residential college of the University of Melbourne. These include:

  • Commerce at International House: Full fee, one-year accommodation fee scholarship (Australian students studying business and economics)
  • Clifford Family Scholarship: $14,400, three-year accommodation fee scholarship (Australian students studying sciences, biomedicine or agriculture)
  • The Rotary Club of Melbourne Robert M Fels Scholarship: $14,400, one-year accommodation fee scholarship (Australian students)
  • Weickhardt Academic Performance: $7000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship (Australian students)
  • Mavis Jackson Academic Performance: $5000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship (International students)
  • Vi and Pete Peterson: $5000, one-year accommodation fee scholarship (International students)
  • SEAVIC Lodge No 8 Freemasons: $5000, three-year accommodation fee scholarship (Students from Malaysia)
  • Richard Cullen and SK Chan: $7500, one-year accommodation fee scholarship (Students from China, Hong Kong SAR or Taiwan)

More information regarding scholarships is available at and applications close 10 January 2021.

Australian National University – ANU
Applications to attend ANU open on 3 March 2021 and close 24 May 2021. Applications must be made directly to the ANU. There are expected to be two offer rounds – 9 August 2021 and 22 September 2021. Students at any year level considering the ANU are encouraged to sign up for regular updates from the University via

Mining scholarships
Two new scholarships have recently been 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 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
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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 To explore apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities, please visit their Job Board at

Jobted is the Australian Career Website used by communities, schools and universities that can help people and especially students and the unemployed to find a job or an internship quickly, easily and for free. The site also provides a Job Descriptions section : a guide to 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:

Flight Training Adelaide – FTA
FTA is based at Parafield Airport and offers a number of courses or programs for students. For students 15 or above, there is a 10 hour program that provides an insight into flight training and the type of instruction received when training towards a professional license.  These 10 hours are instructional hours and are not flight sessions. For students 17 years or older there is training available towards professional licenses such a Recreational Pilot License (RPL), Private Pilot License (PPL) or a Commercial Pilot License. The 10 hour program, RPL and PPL programs can be offered either on a part time or full time basis, and can be held outside school hours or weekends.  For more details, please go to

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor