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Collegians’ Careers Evening: Tuesday 22 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 boys in year 10 and 11 and all year 10 boys are expected to attend as the Evening is an integral part of their Personal Learning Plan (PLP). Year 12 boys are most welcome and would benefit from speaking to practitioners about their careers. More details will be provided in another newsletter and there will be a mail out to the parents of year 10 & 11 boys, but please note this event on your calendars.

Australian National Uni (ANU) Canberra

ANU applications are to be made directly to ANU. Applications open 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 are expected to open on Wednesday 2 March, 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.

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 will be hosting presentations during the school day from Bond University on 30 March 2022 at lunchtime and the Australian National University (ANU) on Wednesday 13 April at 12pm. There will be other presentations organised for later this term.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor