From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department

Ms Julie Stephenson
Careers & VET Coordinator


Last week TAFE SA held an expo and offered tours of their facilities at Regency Park which houses courses in food and hospitality, patisserie and baking, commercial cookery and tourism and events. Graduates Restaurant showcased canapes and mocktails prepared and served by current students as visitors browsed stalls presenting information about courses and subject areas. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm of prospective students as they toured the commercial kitchens and visualised future pathway options. Details of future TAFE information sessions can be found by visiting their website: Information Sessions (

I feel excited about studying at TAFE even more now I’ve seen their facilities. I can imagine myself in those kitchens!” Mya, Year 12 student

Year 12 student Mya
Year 12 student Alannah

Australian Defence Force Academy open day

Last week I was fortunate to visit the Royal Military College (RMC) Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) open day in Canberra. A tour of all facilities and informative presentations from Army personnel provided an excellent insight into the military via their officer entry recruitment. Recruits spend three years working towards their selected degree delivered through the University of New South Wales whilst also undertaking military training at RMC. Degree courses are available in Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Science or Technology. Australian Defence Force Academy offers world-class education plus cutting-edge military and leadership training.

You can still catch up with events through the virtual ADFA Open Day by heading to the ADFA On Demand section to re-watch live events. Watch interviews with ADFA alumni, ADFA trainee officers and UNSW academic staff to learn what it’s like to study and live at ADFA.

Flinders uniTEST

UniTEST is an exam-style test  offered to enhance chances of getting into Flinders University. It is not based on any curriculum or subject areas; therefore, you do not need any special knowledge. The purpose of uniTEST is to assess the generic reasoning and thinking skills that underpin higher education studies.

UniTEST will be offered to Y12 students at SAC on Monday 12th September commencing at 1.45pm. Students wishing to register should advise Mrs Stephenson as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Flinders UniTest

How long is the test?

The maximum time allowed for the test is 2.5 hours.

Is there a cost?

There is no cost to sit uniTEST.

Can you prepare?

No preparation is required but you can view sample questions (PDF).

What does the test consist of?

UniTEST is a 95 item, multiple choice exam that measures the following skills in 3 core components (each of 30 items):

  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Critical reasoning
  • Verbal-plausible reasoning