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Concerning Careers

Posted 01 December 2021
Senior School

Year 12 Tertiary applications
Timely applications for university entry in most States of Australia have now closed. Late applications for most courses can still be made, but will incur a late application fee. Any boys wishing to discuss their plans for 2022 and beyond or need any assistance with their applications can arrange to meet with the Careers Counsellor. Resources to support tertiary applications can be found on Keystone – Learning Resource ID of JQ9ZXS.

University of SA – Accelerate program
The Uni SA ACCELERATE program enables current Year 11 students (Year 12 2022) residing in South Australia to fast track their degree in business by studying Uni SA courses in Year 12 and guarantee their place into a business degree with study creditThese studies can also be counted towards a student’s SACE Stage 2 and ATAR. Applications are now open open and successful applicants will be fully funded for the one or two subjects (courses) they choose to study. Students will study 100% online, giving them the ultimate flexibility to balance their other school studies and commitments. Student applications must be endorsed by their school Principal or school Academic/Career Adviser and an in-school mentor will also need to be nominated to ensure each student is well-positioned to succeed. To apply, students need to go to Accelerate applications and complete their applications by 7 January 2022.

Aerospace Engineering Scholarships
The University of Adelaide, together with The Playford Trust and the Andy Thomas Space Foundation, are offering six $5000 scholarships to high achieving school leavers looking to pursue an engineering degree, majoring in aerospace in 2022. Applications close Friday December 17. For more details, go to Aerospace scholarships.

National Careers Institute and School Leaver Information Service
The National Careers Institute offers 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 school leaver support. 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 Your career,

Where to next?
Where to next is a hub that offers students the access to careers based webinars and the latest news and features. This will be a valuable source of information for all students. Students planning their pathway from education to employment and wanting the latest information on tertiary studies, further training, courses, career options and job opportunities can engage directly with Exhibitors via the Webinars where information can be downloaded and students can ask questions.

Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarships
The CAS 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 $60,000.00. Applications open on December 6 2021 and close on Friday 7 January 2022. 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 www.hawkerscholarship.org  or phone 8127 1654.

SA School Space Camp
Running for the first time in January 2022 and open to all 14 to 18 years old’s, the SA School Space Camp will be based at St Peter’s College, Adelaide with a NASA astronaut and a host of world renowned scientists. The camp has an overall mission of working in a team under the guidance of NASA astronauts and top scientists to design an experiment destined for the International Space Station (ISS), at the end of the week camp judges will pick the best experimental idea which will be built by King’s College London, launched to the ISS, and carried out in space by the astronauts aboard the station. For details and applications, go to Mission Discovery Adelaide.

Welding apprenticeships
ACROMAT is offering apprenticeships in Cert III Engineering (Welding) to commence in January 2022. Students interested in applying should visit the website ACROMAT to learn more about the company and direct enquiries to acromat@acromat.com.au or phone 08 8352 2288.

Flight Training Adelaide – FTA
For any year 12 students interested in pilot training, FTA has launched a ‘combined program’ of the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) and the Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) for 2022 which will be delivered back to back in approximately 10 months. For more details, go to Diploma of Aviation.

Grant Fairy
GrantFairy is an app/website that will search for scholarships and grants that may be available for students considering UK study options. Potential applicants submit information/profile which Grant Fairy uses to identify potential scholarships. The site/app also provides university details and assists with application preparation. Details can be found at https://www.grantfairy.com/ or go to the School’s UK applications page in Keystone – Resource ID 8WPSZ9.

Game-Changer
Game changer is a fee for service organisation that supports young people looking to secure sporting scholarships in the USA. For more information, go to game-changer.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor