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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.

  • 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.

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.

SA Space School for Year 10 students

An opportunity is open for current South Australian Year 10 students to attend the SA Space School during the school holidays. Many of the Space School Alumni are now working in Space Industry and Research Institutions across the world. The camp helps students focus on a career in science or engineering, meet other students also interested in Space and connect with Space Industry and Research personnel. Applications are open until Midnight Friday 25th March, 2022.
Students will take part in science investigations and visit the new Planetarium at Hamilton Secondary College, undertake tours of the Adelaide University Physics Laboratories, visit the Defence Science & Technology Group at Edinburgh, hear inspiring talks about careers in space science, physics, engineering, life science and learn about the new Australian Space Agency based in Adelaide as well as visit the Space Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen. For more details and applications, go to SA Space School applications . Total costs are travel to the camp and an $80 registration fee which includes all meals and transport during SASS, printed materials, SASS windcheater, folder and three nights’ accommodation.

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.


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.

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

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