About the program

6–7 July 2021

For year 12 physics and chemistry students interested in tertiary study at the University of South Australia.

The year 12 Science Booster is a two-day program designed to enhance the learning experiences of year 12 physics and chemistry students.

The Science Booster aims to:

  • motivate and support students 
  • explore study pathways
  • reinforce year 12 physics and chemistry studies through experiential learning.

The specially-tailored program for students considering UniSA as an option for university includes laboratory sessions based on summative assessments, information about tertiary study, and other University-based experiences. All activities are tailored to review and support curriculum in Stage 2 SACE subjects

Students may choose to participate in either the physics or chemistry strand of the program. They will have the opportunity to work closely with academic staff who are experts in the fields of physics and chemistry, have access to specialist equipment and research facilities, and meet and establish networks with like-minded peers.

What will students do?

The full timetable for the program will be made available closer to the date.


  • This program is for students who are considering tertiary study at UniSA.
  • The program is offered free of charge. There is no cost for students to attend (with the exception of lunch if they choose to purchase it on campus).
  • Each school can nominate a maximum of 5 students to attend the Science Booster. Students may self-nominate, but no more than a maximum of 5 students from each school can attend.
  • Students are expected to attend both days of the Booster. Individual days cannot be booked.
  • Students must complete and return the Registration and Consent forms (attached to this email) for their place to be confirmed. Only students who have returned their forms are guaranteed a place at the Booster.
  • Completed forms should be emailed to UniSAConnect@unisa.edu.au.
  • Places are allocated on a first registration form received, first served basis. Once all places have been filled, students returning registration forms will be placed on a wait list and will be notified if a place becomes available.
  • Successful applicants will be sent pre-visit notes and information about the program. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified after being added to the wait list.
  • Each student must nominate their preference of physics or chemistry. 25 places are reserved for physics students, 25 for chemistry.
  • The program can only accommodate a maximum overall total of 50 students. As mentioned, these are allocated on a first registration form received, first served basis.
  • Duty of care for students will be carried by UniSA Connect staff.
  • As this program is a practical activity, students will be required to wear closed-in shoes and appropriate attire.
  • Lunch is not supplied. Students will either need to bring their lunch or purchase it at one of the eateries on campus.
  • Small snacks and nibbles for eating throughout the day will be offered to participants.