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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 event is aimed at boys in Years 10 and 11. It is compulsory for all Year 10 students to attend this event as an integral part of their Personal Learning Plan (PLP). Year 11 students are most welcome to attend. More details will be provided in a subsequent newsletter and parents of Years 10 and 11 students will receive a mail out, but please note this event on your calendars.

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 programs. 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, please click here. For more details of the UCAT, go to

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. A 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:

Click here to view Youtube presentations on applications. 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 to 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 via this link.

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 head 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, visit this page.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor