Collegians’ Careers Evening: Tuesday 21 March, Memorial Hall, commencing at 7.30pm

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.

UMAT 2017

The Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) is used by a large number of tertiary institutions as a part of their undergraduate selection processes for medicine, dentistry and some other allied health courses. In a change to previous years, registrations for students to sit the UMAT can be made now. Registrations are required by 2 June. The registrations need to be made directly to ACER online.

Before registering, applicants are required to read the information book available on the ACER website – and view the UMAT registration tutorial. Applications for special testing conditions must be made by 16 June. The test will be held on Wednesday 26 July 2017. UMAT is available to any candidate whose educational level at the time of sitting the test is their final year of secondary schooling, or higher. Candidates found to have sat the UMAT in Year 11 will have their results cancelled and be permanently banned form sitting the UMAT. Applicants are reminded that on the test day they will be required to show one form of photo-bearing identification. The requirements are:

  • A current passport
  • Current driver's licence or learner's permit (photo-bearing)
  • Current photo-bearing keypass, proof of age card or 18+ card (commercial ID preparation programs)

View for more details. Certified letters of identification from Schools, employers or other institutions are no longer acceptable.

International Student Admission Test – ISAT

International students currently studying in Australia and who are considering applying for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or Physiotherapy at some institutions in Australia, will need to sit the ISAT. ISAT is a three-hour computer based test that can be held at various times during the year, but applicants MUST check with each institution to determine the deadline for the ISAT results being received.

  • Monash University, Melbourne – Medicine
  • Monash University, Malaysian campus – Medicine
  • Flinders University, undergrad pathway to Medicine
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW) – Medicine
  • University of Queensland – Medicine & Dentistry
  • University of Sydney – Veterinary Science
  • University of Tasmania – Medicine
  • University of Western Australia (UWA) – pathway to Medicine & Dentistry 
  • University of Western Sydney (UWS) – Medicine

For more information on the ISAT go to

Australian National University – roadshow

Students and parents are invited to the national ANU Scholarship Roadshow which will be visiting Adelaide on Wednesday 5 March. Attendees will learn about the Tuckwell Scholarship program and the opportunities that applying for the scholarship can open up. Presenters will include the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) Professor Richard Baker, and current Tuckwell Scholars. Any enquiries about the roadshows should be directed to Attendees are asked to register for the event via the following link:

Auction Idol

Auction Idol is a competition run by the Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers in South Australia. Participants are instructed in auctioneering principles and the practical aspects of conducting an auction will be taught by the mentor from the Society. The competition provides an insight into the profession and develops a number of related skills such as public speaking and thinking ‘on your feet’. For details on the competition, go to or Year 10, 11 or 12 boys interested in real estate careers or even just want to improve their public speaking and communication skills would benefit from participating in the competition. The students will be coached by some of the leading auctioneers and real estate identities in Adelaide and it is not a long term or time consuming commitment. Boys interested in participating must contact the Careers Counsellor as soon as possible.

Adelaide Zoo Career Awareness Days

For students interested in a career with animals and conservation, the Adelaide Zoo Career Awareness Days provide an opportunity to meet staff from a range of careers at the zoo – from Zoo Keeping, Veterinarian, Vet Nursing and learn about these careers and pathways to these careers. These Awareness Days will be held Friday 17th March and Friday 16th June 2017 and are open to students in Years 10, 11 and 12. An application form is available from Mr Colsey.

Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor