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The School is fortunate to have a number of leading interstate universities visiting the School. The School will be hosting presentations during the school day on the following days.

  • University of New South Wales on Tuesday April 12
  • Monash University on Tuesday April 12
  • Australian National University (ANU) on Wednesday April 13.
  • Melbourne University on Wednesday April 13

It will be a wonderful opportunity for the boys to engage, explore and have any questions addressed. Boys will need to register with the Careers Counsellor to attend any of these presentations.

Australian National Uni (ANU) Canberra

ANU applications are to be made directly to ANU. Applications opened on Wednesday 2 March and close on Monday 23 May 2022. This information and application details can be found here: Undergraduate applications. Students can start their application at any time and log back in as needed to complete the process. The ANU application process is quite different to the processes used at other Australian universities. Evidence of completion of co-curricular and service activities is required, and applicants need to reach a minimum threshold of three skills from any combination of activities completed in years 10-12, up to a maximum of five. For applicants who do not have evidence of activities, a declaration can be made – Activities declaration .Applicants must also submit their Year 11 results with their ANU application using this form.

Expressions of interest in the Tuckwell Scholarship can be made as a part of the application. Tuckwell Stage 1 applications have opened and close Tuesday 26 April. Students will need to complete and submit the ANU Direct Application first.  Shortly after submitting the ANU Direct Application (allow 24-48 hours), applicants will be invited to the Tuckwell Scholarship Stage 1 Application Form via email. The sooner the ANU Direct Application is submitted, the sooner applicants can access the Tuckwell Scholarship Stage 1 Application Form. Tuckwell details.

UCAT 2022

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 replaced 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 July and 12 August. For a listing of universities requiring the UCAT, go to Universities requiring UCAT. For more details of the UCAT, go to UCAT details. A private organisation, ICanMed offers some advice on registering and undertaking the UCAT.

International Student Admission Test – ISAT

International students currently studying in Australia and who are considering applying for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Occupational Therapy or Speech/Language Therapy at some institutions in Australia, will need to sit the ISAT. ISAT is a three-hour computer-based test that is held during four testing cycles per year. The next testing cycle is from 2 May to 20 May 2022. Applicants MUST check with each institution to determine the deadline for the ISAT results being needed. For more information on the ISAT, go to Understanding ISAT and the list of universities requiring ISAT can be found at ISAT Universities.

Course Seeker is an 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. Courseseeker can be accessed at Courseeker

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 8 of Term 1 and are expected to continue until at least Week 4 or 5 of Term 2. They are initial interviews, where the boys are able to discuss their plans, ask questions and explore different post school options. The boys are welcome to initiate additional subsequent interviews as needed.

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo (TSCEA)

The Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo (TSCEA) is a ‘one stop’ expo and will be staged at the Adelaide Convention Centre on North Terrace, on Sunday 10 April: 10.00am – 4.00pm and Monday 11 April: 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 exhibitors including the universities from South Australia, interstate and private education colleges, TAFE SA, Government Agencies, Professional Associations, Local and National Employers and the Defence Forces. St Peter’s College students are strongly encouraged to attend on Sunday10 April. For more information about this event, go to TSCEA Adelaide.

University of Queensland

Students and parents are invited to UQ’s Career Pulse event. Attendees can hear current UQ students, lecturers, alumni and industry partners discuss their diverse and inspirational career experiences. The online event is being held on Monday 9 May to Sunday 15 May. For those who cannot attend can access all recorded sessions and interact via online chat with UQ staff and students at scheduled times throughout the week. Registrations are now open. More details and to register, go to Register here

University of Melbourne Colleges Open Day

The University of Melbourne Colleges are holding open ‘houses’ on 21 May from 12pm-4pm. It will be an opportunity for attendees to learn more about residential options, scholarships, residential college clubs, societies, events and leadership opportunities. Lunch/refreshments will be served at each College. Attendees will be able to tour up to four Colleges but can organise additional tours by contacting them directly. For more information, please go to open house.

 Letz Live

Letz Live has opened its overseas GAP year program for 2023. Destinations include the UK, USA, NZ and Thailand. For more details, please go to Gap year.

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: US applications. The US Embassy provides resources on the following website on study in the USA and applications: US consulate support. The Education USA facebook page is always being updated with events and resources Education USA facebook. Students who register on the facebook site can also communicate with members of the Education USA staff.


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.

CDW – holiday courses

CDW Adelaide is offering a two day holiday ‘digital painting’ course for students, on 27 and 28 April. The course would be suitable for anyone who is aiming to improve their concept art. For more details, please go to Workshop

The BiG Day In

The Big Day In is an Information Technology based careers ‘conference’. It is being presented by the ACS Foundation and the University of Adelaide and it provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about where a technology based career can lead. It is being held on Thursday 16 June, and more details will be provided at a later date.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor