2020 Term 2 Week 6

2020 Term 2 Week 6

Vocational Services Report

New University of Adelaide Year 11 Results Application Pathway

Launched in response to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this new alternative entry pathway enables 2020 Year 12 students to apply for admission into the University based largely on their 2019 Year 11 results.

What Next? Go to https://www.adelaide.edu.au/study/undergraduate/year11-entry-pathway/#

  1. Check which degrees are excluded
  2. Check which band of degrees you are eligible for
  3. The College will broadcast a survey asking for applicants. Tell the College  you wish to apply using this method through responding to the survey by the end of Term 2.
  4. Schools will supply The University of Adelaide with student’s Year 11 results by 28 August 2020. Note: Schools will be receiving further information on how these results will be submitted.
  5. Students to submit SATAC application by 28 August, noting that if you want to be considered for this pathway you must have your chosen degree as your first preference.
  6. Conditional offers will be made in late September 2020
  7. Students must complete Year 12 studies in 2020 with a minimum of four Year 12 subjects

Please Note: Degrees that have pre-requisites will require you to pass these in 2020 to redeem your offer. You are still required to complete high school, sit exams, complete RP, and receive an ATAR.

If you receive an offer based on your Year 11 grades, you can still change your preferences to put a different degree that is not part of this pathway as your first preference. The University will then consider you for a place in that degree in the normal January offer round, but you still have that previous offer waiting for you.

You apply for your chosen degree through SATAC, between 3-28 August. The College will also need to provide your Year 11 results direct to the university, so you must respond to the College when we request applicants. If you are successful you will receive your offer during September.

Remember! If you wish to apply through this programme you must respond the emailed survey by the end of Term 2.

Parents may be interested in signing up for the University’s new Parent Newsletter and online Information Night Programme HERE.


New Podcasts “The Universe”

University of Adelaide have released a new range of podcasts to help students with common areas of interest. Topics include Fears and worries, Picking your Degree, What about Health Science, and Bachelor of Music. Go to https://www.adelaide.edu.au/study/uni-verse/ to see the full selection.


STEM Careers Night

The University of Adelaide would like to invite students and their families to an online STEM Careers Night on Wednesday 10 June from 6:15pm–7:15pm.

The STEM Careers Night is an opportunity to find out more about our innovative degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. On the night participants will hear from graduates and staff as they discuss:

  • Current and emerging career opportunities
  • Career, industry, and research opportunities
  • The world-class facilities, field trips and overseas study available
  • Student wellbeing and academic support.

The Adelaide STEM Careers Night will be live streamed and will include opportunities to engage interactively online. A digital link for the event will be emailed to those who register.  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/stem-careers-night-2020-online-with-the-university-of-adelaide-tickets-91077953611


Karnkanthi Indigenous Education

Wirltu Yarlu are supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through Karnkanthi Indigenous Education. The University of Adelaide is offering specialised tutoring services and our workshops are now being delivered online.

If you have any students who would benefit from this type of support, please contact Jaz Marshall at wirltu.yarlu@adelaide.edu.au or visit the Karnkanthi website for more information.


2020 Animal and Veterinary Sciences at University of Adelaide

The Roseworthy Campus is offering information sessions on Wednesday 15 July, 11:00am and 2:00pm and Tuesday 22 September, 11:00am and 2:00pm. Sessions run for 2 hours and include a tour. To register your interest, go to ua.edu.au/animalvetinfosessions. Degrees covered at Roseworthy include Vet Bioscience, B. Science (Animal Behaviour), B. Science (Animal Science) B. Veterinary Technology.

You can find more information an all Animal and Vet Science Careers on The Careers Department here is a sample:

Title: Ladder to Becoming: A Veterinarian

Link: https://thecareersdepartment.com/exploreindustries/27/unit/453

This individual studied a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney. 

"I have always been interested in science and I grew up on a farm, so I've loved animals from a young age. Studying to become a vet seemed like the perfect combination of my interests."


The Careers Department

Our NEW resource The Careers Department features many informative videos on a wide range of jobs and industries. By now, all students in Years 12 and 10 have signed up. Year 11’s will do so later this term and Years 7-9 next term. You can, however, sign up at any time. details are in previous newsletters.

The Careers Department host a wide range of webinars which are recorded so you can watch them later.

Online workshops, webinars and guest speaker registration forms are being added weekly and hosted live every Tuesday and Thursday of Term 2. If you are unable to attend a session, the recording will be made available in your account so you can view it at your own convenience. To access these sessions, simply go to ‘EXPLORE > Live Sessions’ on the left-hand menu of your account.

Webinar Location and Registration Link: https://thecareersdepartment.com/sessions

Date: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Topic: Scholarships

Date: Thursday 4 June 2020
Topic: Apprenticeships: Applications, how they work, what to expect

Date: Tuesday 9 June 2020
Topic: Trades: The various trades and how to choose

Date: Thursday 11 June
Topic: Resume writing

Date: Tuesday 16 June
Topic: Cover letter writing

Date: Thursday 18 June
Topic: Knowing your rights at work


For more information on any of the above please email Lisa McDonald on l.mcdonald@ignatius.sa.edu.au or call 8334 9300