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. Please go to Courseseeker to find out more.
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 or 9 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.
Australian National Uni (ANU) Canberra
ANU applications are to be made directly to ANU and are now open. Applications close on Monday 24 May 2021. This information and application details can be found here. The ANU application process is quite different. Completion of co-curricular and service activities are required, and applicants need to reach a minimum threshold of three skills from any combination of activities completed in years 10-12. Applicants will need to provide evidence of engagement in these activities. Students can seek an ‘on demand’ ANU presentation from one of their Senior Student Ambassadors via this link and can book one-on-one zoom appointments with the ANU student adviser, Ms Frances Dinn.
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.
University of Adelaide – Health HQ Day
For students interested in a career in medicine, dentistry, health and medical sciences, nursing, oral health, psychology, physiotherapy, speech pathology or occupational therapy, the University is offering a Health HQ information day on Sunday 23 May from 9am to 3pm. The specific presentations are: 9.30am to 10.30am – Health and Medical Sciences. 10am to 11am – Psychology. 10.45am to 11.45am – Medicine. 11.15am to 12.15pm – Nursing. 12pm to 1pm – Dentistry. 12.30pm to 1.30pm – Allied Health. For details and registration, go to Health.
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.
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.
The School’s Careers wiki page provides links to a number of helpful resources. Parents and students can access the page via Keystone. It has a learning resource ID of J8DJY2.
For students considering an apprenticeship, MEGT is a large organisation that acts to ‘broker’ apprentice positions. They will also list apprenticeship vacancies. MEGT details can be found at MEGT and they have a jobs board.
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.