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Published on March 19th, 2012 | by webadmin


Concerning Careers

Collegians’ Careers Evening: Tuesday 27 March, Memorial Hall, commencing at 7.30pm
Information letters about the Careers Evening has now been posted to parents of boys in Years 10 and 11. Please return the reply slip to the Careers Centre. While the parents of Year 12 students have not received this letter, the Year 12s are also most welcome and would benefit from speaking to practitioners about their careers. The Careers Evening is a recognised National Career Development Week (NCDW) event. For information on other NCDW events, go to

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo
The Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo (TSCEA) is a comprehensive Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo and will be staged at the Adelaide Convention Centre. It is to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on North Terrace, on Sunday 29 April: 10.00am – 4.00pm and Monday 30 April: 9.30am – 1.30pm. Admission is free. Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 are invited to meet one-on-one and discuss their study, career and employment options from around 50 exhibitors including: Universities from South Australia, interstate and overseas; private education colleges; TAFE SA; government agencies; professional associations; local and national employers and the defence forces. Attendees also have the chance to win a $2000 bursary or an iPad. For more information, go to

UMAT Preparation Courses
The UMAT is a test that is used for entry into medicine and related courses in Australia and NZ. A number of organisations offer UMAT preparation courses, and details of these courses are available in the Careers Centre and a list of providers has also been e mailed to all Year 12 students. UMAT registrations (online) close 1 June and the test is being held on 25 July.

Rural Doctors Workforce Agency – medSPACE Ready
The Rural Doctors Workforce Agency provides a three day residential workshop to assist Year 10 and 11 students from a rural background who are interested in studying medicine. It is being held between 3 and 5 July in Adelaide. Applications must be made online at by Friday 30 March.

Rural Doctors Workforce Agency – medSPACE Set
The Rural Doctors Workforce Agency also holds a workshop called medSPACE set to assist Year 12 students from a rural origin prepare for the UMAT and interview for entry into medicine. A rural student is described as one who has a rural home address and has lived for five years in a rural location. The Agency has commissioned MedEntry to run the three one-day workshops. It is a free service and available for students from a rural background. Students in the past have found it to be very beneficial. It is being held on 19 May (Adelaide), 2 June (Mt Gambier) and 16 June (Whyalla) and the deadline for registrations is two weeks before each session. Rural background students are STRONGLY encouraged to apply early as places are limited. Registrations of interest must be made online at

For more information phone 8234 8277 or e mail or visit

Work Experience
All Year 11 boys undertake work experience this year and parents should have already received information from the School about the process. Work experience placements are becoming more difficult to arrange and the boys should not leave it too late to finalise these placements. Any assistance that parents could provide with organising work experience placements for their sons would be greatly appreciated. Work Experience this year is from 12/6/12 to 15/6/12 which is in the middle of Term 2. All placements need to be finalised by March 29.

The International College of Hotel Management Career Week
The International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) at Regency Park runs a ‘Career Week’ program during the July and September holiday periods. It is a ‘live in’ introduction to the Hotel Management course offered by ICHM. Information brochures and application forms are available from Mr Colsey, go to or email For more information on ICHM go to or phone 8228 3636.

Careers Year 12 – Gap Year
Antipodeans Abroad offers Australian school leavers the opportunity to undertake voluntary work for 3-4 months in many countries around the world. Antipodeans can work in areas such as conservation, child care, build schools and teach English. For more information, go to An information session will be held on Monday 26 March at UniSA City West campus in the Hawke Building from 6.30 to 7.30pm

Mr Mark Colsey
Careers Counsellor

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