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Year 12 interviews

The 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 the boys with their career/study planning for 2022 and beyond. The interviews commenced in Week 10 of Term 1 and are expected to continue until at least Week 8 of Term 2. They are just initial interviews for the boys to discuss their plans, ask questions and explore different post school options. The boys are welcome to initiate additional subsequent interviews as needed.

UNSW Co-op Program Scholarships

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 $19,600 p.a. tax free for up to 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. The scholarship is offered for study in many areas, including engineering, science and business. Applications are now open. More details can be found at UNSW Co-op or view the brochure. Applications close on 30 September. The application may require applicants to prepare a short video ‘snapshot’ presentation. A School contribution is also required, so any boys intending to apply will need to see Mr Colsey about the School’s contribution to the application.

Bond University – Scholarships

Bond University’s Scholarship Program offers a number of full-fee and part-fee tuition remission scholarships. These scholarships are available to students who show leadership, academic excellence, sporting prowess, community involvement or ‘all round’ abilities. Scholarships available include:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship
  • Bond University Indigenous Scholarship
  • Sporting Scholarships
  • Excellence Scholarship
  • Leadership Scholarship

For scholarship and application details, please go to scholarships. The scholarship applications have different closing dates, usually between 11 June and 5 September.

International Student Admission Test – ISAT

International students currently studying in Australia and who are considering applying for Medicine and/or Dentistry at some institutions in Australia, will need to sit the ISAT. ISAT is a three-hour computer based test that is held in three cycles at various times during the year. However, applicants MUST check with each institution to determine their deadline for the ISAT results. The following institutions use the ISAT:

  • Monash University, Melbourne – Medicine
  • Monash University, Malaysian campus – Medicine
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW) – Medicine
  • University of Queensland – Medicine
  • University of Tasmania – Medicine
  • University of Western Australia (UWA) – pathway to Medicine & Dentistry
  • University of Western Sydney (UWS) – Medicine

For more information on the ISAT go to ISAT.

 University of Adelaide – Yr 11 alternative entry

The University has indicated that it will be running the Yr 11 subject results scheme again in 2021 as an alternative entry pathway for admission. This alternative pathway aims to enable 2021 Year 12 students to apply for entry into the majority of undergraduate degrees based predominantly on their 2020 Year 11 subject results. The scheme will open in August and more details will be provided when available. The ‘traditional’ ATAR and subject-based entry pathways will still be available.

 University College London: UCL

Undergraduate Open Days for prospective applicants. From Monday 7 June, potential students will be able to access the UCL Open Days virtual platform, where they will be able to explore all their programmes and find out more about what it is like to study at UCL. From Monday 14 June through Friday 18 June, students will be able to book live interactive Q&A sessions with UCL academics, where they will be able to find out more about the programmes they may be interested in and ask questions to current students. Bookings for all these sessions will open on 7 June. Students register via Open Days for the events.

School Leavers Initiative

The National Careers Institute, at the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, has established the School Leavers initiative to help support school leavers aged 15-24 transitioning from school into a career pathway. This initiative has been established to help school leavers easily find the information they need to support their decisions while deciding on their next steps as well as provide additional support through the National Careers Institute. This includes a School Leavers Information Kit and access to qualified career practitioners if needed. For more information, please go to Your Career.


Often students require school references for tertiary applications (in particular overseas applications) or residential college applications. The references can usually be categorised as being academic or personal/character type references. The School does have a policy that aims to support students requiring a reference. Any student requiring a reference or seeking a staff member to be a referee should contact the Careers Counsellor in the first instance. This process is in place so that the type of reference required can be ascertained and appropriate arrangements made to prepare a suitable reference. References, transcripts of results and academic statements cannot be prepared immediately. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required to effectively prepare the reference, transcripts and/or academic statements, and students should factor this time requirement into their planning for application submissions.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor