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Collegians’ Careers Evening:

Please note, the 2022 Careers Evening has been postponed. It will now be held on Tuesday 17 May, Memorial Hall, commencing at 6.30pm

More details will be provided in future newsletters and there will be a mail out to the parents of year 10 & 11 boys, but please note the date of this event in your calendars.

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.

The ANU is planning a series of webinars for prospective students throughout the application window. The sessions will run at 4:00pm on Wednesdays (3:30pm Adelaide time), beginning Wednesday 2 March with a student panel Q&A, and including sessions about the application process, accommodation, scholarships, and the co-curricular requirements. The webinar series will be published at ANU webinars.

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.


For students considering an apprenticeship, MEGT is one organisation that acts to ‘broker’ apprentice positions. They will also list apprenticeship vacancies. MEGT details and apprenticeship jobs can be found at MEGT job board.

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.


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.

  • Bond University on Wednesday March 30
  • University of Queensland, Friday April 8
  • University of Sydney on Friday April 8
  • University of New South Wales on Tuesday April 12
  • Monash University on Tuesday April 12
  • Australian National University (ANU) 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.

UNSW Year 12 Medicine information Evening

This evening is being held online from 6 to 7pm on Tuesday March 15. Year 12 students will be able to hear from academic experts and current students on the Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor program, as well as learn about the admissions process for 2023 entry. For details and registration, please go to Information session.

Advanced Welder Training Centre

The Advanced Welder Training Centre (AWTC) aims to qualify welders to ensure there are enough highly skilled welders for the state’s defence and advanced manufacturing industries. AWTC is located at the TAFE SA Regency campus and features 12 portable welding simulators available for students from Years 9-12 to try out their Metal Arc Welding (MIG), Gas Tungsten Welding (TIG) and Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) (stick) skills in a safe environment. This unique two and a half hour program enables students to practice, analyse and review welding techniques with instant feedback in a digital environment. They will also learn about naval shipbuilding, aerospace and advanced manufacturing. For more information, go to AWTC.

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