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Collegians’ Careers Evening: Tuesday 16 March, Memorial Hall, commencing at 6.30pm
Thanks to the generous support of the Old Scholars, parents and friends of the School, the Careers Evening is being held again this year. The Evening is aimed at students in Years 10 and 11. All Year 10 students are expected to attend as the Evening is an integral part of their Personal Learning Plan (PLP). Year 12 students are most welcome and would benefit from speaking to practitioners about their careers.

UCAT 2021
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test used by many universities in Australia and New Zealand in their selection process for their medical, dental and clinical science degree programmes. The UCAT ANZ test replaces the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test). The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers. The UCAT is a computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout Australia, New Zealand and at some overseas locations.

Registration for the UCAT opens on March 1 and closes on 17 May. The UCAT is a two-hour computer-based test consisting of five separately timed subtests, each of which contains a number of questions in a multiple-choice format. The test sittings are held between 1 and 11 August. For a listing of universities requiring the UCAT, click here. For more details of the UCAT, click here.

International Student Admission Test – ISAT
International students currently studying in Australia and who are considering applying for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or Physiotherapy at some institutions in Australia, will need to sit the ISAT. ISAT is a three-hour computer-based test that is held during a testing periods from Jan to Nov 2021. Applicants MUST check with each institution to determine the deadline for the ISAT results being needed. For more information on the ISAT, click here and the list of universities requiring ISAT can be found here.

Considering study in the USA?
Education USA has provided some resources to support students who may be considering further study in the USA:
You tube presentations on applications can be found here. The US Embassy provides resources on this website on study in the USA and applications.
The Education USA Facebook page is always being updated with events and resources. Students who register on the site can also communicate with members of the Education USA staff.

Australian National Uni (ANU) Canberra
ANU applications are to be made directly to ANU. Applications open on Wednesday 4 March and 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 sign up for ANU updates (including general and application information distributed by the ANU) via this link. Students can seek ‘on demand’ ANU presentation from one of their Senior Student Ambassadors via this link: and/or book one-on-one zoom appointments with the ANU student adviser, Ms Frances Dinn through this link.

Careers Wiki
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 here and their jobs board can be found here.

University of NSW (UNSW)
UNSW is holding an online medicine information evening on Wednesday March 17 at 6p (ACDT). It will be an opportunity hear from an expert panel of academic staff and current students; and get any medicine questions answered. For more details and registration, please click here

The UNSW 2022 undergraduate guide is now available here.

University of Melbourne – Aspiring Scholars Program
Applications are open for high performing Year 12 secondary students who live in Australia outside of Victoria to join an online community of Aspiring Scholars – students connected by their interest in moving to Melbourne to study at the University of Melbourne in 2022. The benefits of the program include: getting a taste of life at Melbourne, having access to a dedicated staff member for support and to answer any questions during the year, receive invites to webinars and information sessions on topics related to the Melbourne curriculum, choosing the right degree, finding accommodation and help with applying through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Applications for the community close at 11.59 PM AEDT, 7 March 2021. Outcomes will be advised on 12 March, with the Facebook community launching 15 March. More details are available here.

Letz Live
Letz Live has opened its overseas GAP year program for 2022. Destinations include the UK, USA, NZ and Thailand. For more details, please click here.

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo (TSCEA)
The Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo (TSCEA) is a comprehensive Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo and will be staged at the Adelaide Convention Centre on North Terrace, on Sunday 28 March: 10.00am – 4.00pm and Monday 29 March: 9.30am – 1.30pm. Admission is free. Students will be able to discuss their study, career and employment options with a number of representatives from numerous exhibitors including the universities from South Australia, interstate and overseas universities/colleges, private education colleges, TAFE SA, Government Agencies, Professional Associations, Local and National Employers and the Defence Forces. A full list of the representatives can be found here and go to the exhibitors link. It is a very valuable ‘one stop’ event and any student considering studying at the Tertiary level or TAFE will benefit from attending the expo. St Peter’s College students are strongly encouraged to attend on Sunday 28 March. For more information about this event click here.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor