A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Careers - Edition 14 - 2021


To date, only 52 students have applied to SATAC. Applications are now open for both University and TAFE. It is important that university applications are in before the end of the term in order to avoid paying a late fee. Of the students who do have an application, many have not yet paid their $45. If this is paid after the end of September, the fee increases to $185. SACE results and ATAR will be available on Tuesday 14 December, preferences can be changed up until Wednesday 15 December.

Please note, there is no fee to put in a TAFE application but offers are made based on the timing of the application - the earlier the application, the more likely the student will get an offer. There are some great TAFE courses that are either stand-alone or can articulate into university courses.


If students intend to apply for a position it is important that they have an up to date resume. There are examples in SEQTA giving ideas as to how to write a good one with a list of what should be included. Students should also consider an e-resume.

SAPOL Police Officer Recruitment Seminar

Thursday 23 September 2021, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, SAPOL Headquarters, Adelaide

Whether you’ve made the decision to apply for SA Police or you’re still on the fence, the SAPOL pre-application information seminars provide you with all the information you need to help you prepare for your application.

The seminars cover information for police officers and each session usually covers:

  • the requirements and correct submission of application forms
  • the SAPOL Recruitment Test (TAFE SA)
  • the evaluation and testing processes
  • the panel interview
  • information on physical testing, including required standards and information on how to prepare yourself

You can also hear from serving police officers about their experiences at the academy and on the job. Find out more: SAPOL Officer Recruitment


Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

Value: Up to $15,000 AUD per year
Open/Closing Dates: 30 August to 11 October 2021

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme is designed to encourage and assist undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce. The scheme provides scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people studying an entry-level health course.

SWAN Film Festival

SWAN Film Festival is an annual film competition for students studying creative arts in Years 11 and 12, at TAFE or university. The theme for the 2021 festival is “Acceptance”. Students are invited to submit their films based on the theme for a chance to win up to $600. Entries close Thursday 11 November 2021.

Find out more and enter here: https://swanfilmfestival.com/

Insight Publications Creative Writing Competition 2021

Entries are open to Insight Publications’ Creative Writing Competition for 2021. This competition aims to ignite a passion for creative writing in secondary-school students and to inspire the voices of the future.

Students in Years 7-12 across Australia are invited to enter a short story based on the theme “a flash of inspiration”. There are prizes of up to $300 available for winners in each category. Entries close Sunday 5 September.

Find out more and enter here: https://www.insightpublications.com.au/writingcompetition-2/

Australian Photography Awards 2021

Australian Photography Awards is one of the largest and most progressive photographic awards in Australia. Since 2016 we have been immersed in the discovery and sharing of big ideas through photography. In 2021 we seek to recognise work that can open important dialogues and expand our understanding of the world.

We are excited to offer eight diverse categories including Portrait, Landscape, Wildlife & Animal, Documentary, Open & Illustrative, Student, Junior and People’s Choice along with an impressive prize pool valued at over $30,000.

Entries close Monday 18 October at 11:59 pm AEDT. Find out more and enter here: https://www.australianphotographyawards.com.au/

Study, Work, Grow

To receive regular career updates from Study Work Grow go to http://studyworkgrow.com.au and search for Westminster. The password is WEST19. This site gives lots of information and updates. It also offers videos on various careers, scholarships, competitions and guides.

Westminster has paid a licence which enables all students and parents to register at no cost. It’s certainly worth doing this.

Jenny Howland
Head of Careers