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Job Jump

Students simply go to the following website, click on the “I’m New” purple button. Enter your school based email and the school’s password is: lnh


Upcoming  lunchtime speakers at school in Term 2:

University of Melbourne

Monday 6 May

University of New England

Monday 20 May

Bond University (Gold Coast)

Tuesday 4 June


Thursday 13 June

Macquarie University

Friday 14 June


Monday 17 June


Tuesday 18 June

Western Sydney

Friday 21 June

University of Sydney

Monday 24 June


Year 10 Reminder

Morrisby Online Vocational assessments to be completed at home as soon as possible – for further information please contact Careers.

To commence the assessment visit the website


Interesting Reads:

  • The review into Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system considered ways to make it more effective in providing people with the skills they need to be successful throughout their working lives.  Click here for the finding of this review.
  • According to SEEK, see Australia’s fastest growing jobs here and What happens to your resume after you click ‘apply’?


Ms Katrina Smith & Ms Alexi Kayes

Career Advisors

Open Days, University Information & Information Sessions


Cadetship Applications Close 15th May

For Year 12 students who wish to enter the business world, why wait until you finish university to start your career? Apply for a cadetship under the Business Cadetships Program.

Business Cadets combine study at the university of their choice with paid work at UBS in Sydney, a top-ranking global bank. Cadets may choose from a wide range of degrees, including economics, commerce, the humanities, mathematics and computer science & technology. Under the Business Cadetships Program, UBS will continue to place cadets across the firm. In addition, as part of the Program, the bank intends placing cadets in UBS Group Technology.

For more information

Study in Victoria Information Session: VTAC and the University of Melbourne

4 June | 6.30pm | Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College – 128 Miller St North Sydney  

Register Here

UNSW – Law Admissions Test (LAT) Information Session and opening date

LAT Registrations open: Monday, 6 May

LAT Information Evening: Thursday, 9 May

Register Here

LAT Registrations Close: 5pm Wednesday, 11 September

Defence Force Recruiting Information Sessions

Throughout May Building F, Level 6, 1 Homebush Bay Drive Rhodes

Find the session you are interested in here.

Any one who is interested in a career in the Australian Defence Force is encouraged to attend to:

  • Find out more information about the recruiting process
  • Ask any questions about different careers available and the different pathways
  • Speak to current serving members

Charactered Accountants – Save the Date

Career Kickstarter is back for 2019. This is a great opportunity for year 12 and first year university students with an interest in Accounting, Business and Finance to meet and connect with employers. Students will also have the opportunity to find out more about cadetship opportunities available within their organisations.

The event will consist of two timed sessions. The first session predominantly caters to year 12 students and the second to first year university students, however students are able to attend which event best suits their schedule.

Event Details

Date: 30 May 2019
Location: Chartered Accountants ANZ Office
Level 1, 33 Erskine, Street. Sydney 2000
Time: 4 – 6pm (tailored to Year 12 students).

In addition to networking opportunities with employers, there will be speaker sessions, fun activities and prizes to be won.

Registrations open soon. More Information here.

U.S. College Fair – Sydney

Monday 6 May | 5.30pm – 7.30pm | Redlands School

Join EducationUSA at the U.S. College Fair hosted by Redlands School. This is a large college fair open to the public.

Find out more and register

Endeavour College | To Study Nutrition or Naturopathy Webinar

Wednesday 8 May | 6.00pm – 7.00pm | Online

Interested in studying nutrition or naturopathy but not sure where to start? This free and interactive webinar will provide you with an introduction on these Bachelor courses and answer any questions you may have.

Find out more and register

Australasian College of Natural Therapies | Open Day, Sydney

Saturday 11 May | 12.00pm – 3.00pm | ACNT Sydney Campus

Want to experience life as an ACNT student? This is your opportunity to speak one on one with the Faculty staff that teach and write our courses, work in the industry and have first-hand experience of what it’s like to follow your passion and turn it into a career. At Open Day you’ll also have the chance to learn about scholarships, study abroad, student life and so much more!

Find out more and register

UNSW Coop Program

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 – Co-op Program applications open online
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 – Create Your Career Evening 
Friday, 30 August 2019 – Co-op “video snapshot” invitations sent to registered students
Monday, 30 September 2019 – Co-op Program Applications close

Notre Dame Early Entry

Notre Dame Early Entry program is now open

Any further questions please ask Careers

More information

UCAT – Medicine

Reminder: UCAT registrations close 17 May 2019

Edith Cowan University | Counter Terrorism, Security & Intelligence Information Session

Saturday 27 April | 9.00am – 12.00pm | ECU, Sydney Campus

Chat to Associate Professor Dave Brooks about ECU’s Counter Terrorism, Security and Intelligence courses, the flexible study options and your career goals. It’s a great opportunity to chat with your future lecturer.

Find out more and register

Torrens University | Open Day, Sydney

Saturday 11 May | 12.00pm – 3.00pm | Torrens University, Ultimo Campus

This Open Day we’re going big – this is your chance to:

  • Visit our Design and Creative Technology campus at Ultimo
  • Learn about our courses in Design, Creative Technology, Business, Hospitality, Health and Education
  • Visit our expo to speak to our Lecturers and Faculty staff
  • Hear from current students about what it’s like to study at Torrens University.

This is your opportunity to speak one on one with the Faculty staff that teach and write our courses, work in the industry and have first-hand experience of what it’s like to follow your passion and turn it into a career. At Open Day you’ll also have the chance to learn about scholarships, study abroad and student life at Torrens!

Find out more and register

Flinders University | Uni Life Webinar

Tuesday 14 May | 5.30pm – 6.30pm | Online

Join the Uni Life webinar to find out more about what it’s like to study at Flinders.

Find out more and register

University of Notre Dame | Facebook Live: Subject Choices for Year 10 Students

Wednesday 15 May | 7.00pm – 7.30pm | Online

Need help choosing your Year 10 subjects? Hear more about recommended subjects for degrees on offer at Australia’s No.1 university for overall quality of educational experience!

Find out more

UNE Experience Day | Environmental & Rural Science and Chemistry

Thursday 16 May | 9.00am – 3.00pm | Ooralea Aboriginal Centre, UNE

The UNE Experience Days run by the Oorala Aboriginal Centre provide students in Years 8-12 with an opportunity to find out what studying at university is all about by participating in a series of workshops and lectures. Each programmed day will cover two UNE Schools. The aims of the days are to complement existing school careers advice, promote higher education and showcase teaching and learning activities at UNE, explain career pathways to students in areas of interest to them and extend students’ expectation of their ability to complete a university course.

Find out more

Endeavour College | Studying Acupuncture Webinar

Wednesday 22 May | 6.00pm – 7.00pm | Online

Join Endeavour College’s Acupuncture academics for an interactive webinar to get insight into studying Acupuncture at Endeavour College of Natural Health.

Find out more and register

Aviation Australia | Cabin Crew Career Session, Sydney

Wednesday 22 May | 6.00pm – 8.00pm | Qantas Centre of Service Excellence

Sydney Aviation Australia’s Cabin Crew Career Information Sessions offer you the chance to learn about our world-class training, see the flight safety training facilities and learn from industry experts on what options are available for you to start your career as a flight attendant. It is a perfect opportunity to find out more about our Cabin Crew courses, meet past students as well as our inspirational instructors who are aviation experts, having led successful careers in the industry themselves.

Find out more and register

Endeavour College of Natural Health | Open Day – Sydney

Saturday 15 June | 10.00am | Endeavour College of Natural Health, Sydney

If you’re thinking about studying natural health, Endeavour College of Natural Health’s Open Day is the perfect opportunity to discover more about our degrees, meet our academics and current students and tour the campus. Here’s what you can expect from our Open Day:

  • Meet our industry expert academics and teaching staff
  • Chat with current students about their experience
  • Tour the campus and visit our teaching clinic, library, student areas and teaching rooms
  • Discover what career options are available to you after graduating
  • Find out more about our courses including what you’ll learn, assessment types, hands on experience and more
  • If you have prior education or work experience, learn about our pathway entry options which could count towards your degree
  • Meet with our student enrolment advisors to discuss your study options, which course is right for you, fees and payments, applying and enrolling

Friends and family are welcome to accompany you.

Find out more and register

UTS | Law Undergraduate Info Evening

Thursday 27 June | 6.00pm – 8.00pm | UTS City Campus

Join us at this Information Evening to find out about:

  • UTS Central, the new home of the Faculty of Law from 2020
  • Legal Futures and Technology Major – first major of its kind in Australia
  • Stand-alone Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Combined Law Degrees
  • Experiential learning
  • International experiences
  • Opportunities beyond the classroom, including the Brennan Justice and Leadership Program
  • Entry pathways
  • Law scholarships
  • Student life from current Law students
  • Career opportunities from Law graduates

Find out more and register

University of Newcastle | Schools Visit Day

Wednesday 3 July | 9.00am – 2.30pm | UON, Callaghan Campus

Come and experience what life is like as a first year uni student – attend lectures, take part in hands-on activities and have a good look around campus. It’s your chance to learn more about the University and all that we have to offer, including our pathways programs and admission services. We know going to university is a big decision, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Find out more and register

Torrens University | Virtual Open Day

Monday 20 May | 12.00pm – 8.30pm | Online

Have you been considering online study but haven’t decided if it’s right for you? Join us for our very special online open day and get a feel for the Torrens online study environment and chat to course & career advisors. Don’t miss out, register your spot!

Find out more and register

Torrens University | A Day in the Life: Hospitality – Sydney

Wednesday 10 July | 9.30am – 1.30pm | Torrens University, The Rocks Campus

Wednesday 2 October | 9.30am – 1.30pm | Torrens University, The Rocks Campus

Ever dreamt of a career in hotels, restaurants, travel and tourism that can take you around the world? Or becoming a head chef at a top international restaurant?

William Blue at Torrens University can help you score your dream job! Get ready to immerse yourself in all things hospitality. You will start the day with morning tea at our campus. If you are interested in Culinary Management, you’ll explore a top restaurant venue and then have a hands-on workshop at William Blue Dining. If you are interested in Hospitality or Tourism Management you will visit exclusive hotels in Sydney to see what a day in the life looks like in a 5-star hotel; including an exclusive tour of the suites, restaurants, and kitchen.

University of Western Sydney | Open Day

Sunday 18 August | 10.00am – 2.00pm | UWS Parramatta Campus

When you choose to study at Western, you open yourself to unlimited possibilities.

Find out more

University of Sydney | Open Day

Saturday 31 August | University of Sydney

Join us on Open Day and immerse yourself in campus life for a day. You’ll discover endless opportunities at the University of Sydney and find out why we are ranked 5th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability.

Find out more

University of Technology | ConocoPhillips Science Experience

Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 October | 9.00am – 2.00pm | University of Technology, Sydney Campus

Various hands-on and fun science, maths, and technology activities. Explore some of the hottest topics in forensic science, physics, microbiology, and mathematical modelling.

Find out more

Apply online here

University of Sydney | ConocoPhillips Science Experience

Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 January | 9.00am – 2.00pm | University of Sydney, Sydney Campus

Grab your keep cups, your canvas bags and tree planting kits – we are on a mission! Become climate change scientists for three days by learning about current global challenges we face and the technologies in place that enact real change. Each day will feature interactive labs and workshops which will detail a global challenge, what is currently being done about it, and together perform one positive action to combat the challenge. From biology to psychology to mathematics to chemistry… all our scientists are getting their hands dirty to save the world!

Find out more 

Apply online here

University of New England | ConocoPhillips Science Experience

Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 January | 9.00am – 2.00pm | University of New England

Armidale Campus Practical sessions in chemistry, precision agriculture, immunobiology, coding, meat and animal science, insect ecology, DNA and forensic techniques and soil science. As part of the program you will get a rare glimpse into the workings of our precision agriculture research group at the University’s SMART farm at Kirby, one of UNE’s rural properties. Professional scientists will be on board for a career panel and discussion to help you clarify your thoughts on science at a University level and into the future.

Find out more

Apply online here

Macquarie University | ConocoPhillips Science Experience

Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 January | 9.00am – 2.00pm | Macquarie University, Sydney Campus

Discover 3D printing and a virtual reality during our science expo, meet passionate scientists at our career speed dating, participate in a chemistry and physics magic show, learn more about our solar system and the world beyond earth, explore the world of Indigenous science and much more!

Find out more

Apply online here

Coder Academy | Tech Bytes | I Am, You Are, We Are: Hackers

Wednesday 1 May | 12.30pm – 1.30pm | Coder Academy

Join us and a panel of industry leaders within cyber security as we decrypt the stereotypes of what it means to work in cyber, and unlock the opportunities that might exist for you.

Find out more and register

Workshops & Courses

Hotel School Information Session

The Hotel School is excited to invite you to attend their ‘Information Session’ on Wednesday, 22nd of May, 2019.

This will be a great opportunity for your students to:

  • Know more about ‘The Hotel School Advantage’
  • Meet academic staff & current students
  • Go on a campus tour
  • Ask questions

This event will commence sharply at 5:15pm with registrations

Register here

University of New England | Oorala Youth Leadership Camp

Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 May | Oorala Aboriginal Centre & UNE Campus

The KIMIKA URALA Senior Girls Oorala Youth Leadership Camp brings together a team of facilitators, consultants, academics and community members to deliver a comprehensive program run over three days offering a range of educational, career and self-improvement opportunities, as well as an introduction to university life. This camp is focused on forging a connection between Oorala and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from years 11 – 12. Students and supervisors are welcomed by camp co-ordinators, mentors and Oorala staff.

Find out more


2019’s Top Programming Languages

There are so many different programming languages around, it can be really confusing to keep up and to know what they’re all about. We’ve found this great article, it talks about the best languages to learn if you’re a beginner, depending on which career direction you’re hoping to take. It includes:

  • Python
  • Java Script
  • GO
  • Swift
  • C++

(Note: it’s US based but the content is still relevant). Read the full article.

Dump Truck Operator Jobs

If you love driving and you’re interested in working in the mining industry, you might like to know what jobs are available right now.

Learn about the jobs, locations, eligibility and how to apply.

For more information

Cyber Security Bootcamps

Cyber Security roles are on the rise, in 2018 jobs surged by 173%, leaving Australia with only 7% of the cyber security talent it needs. If growth potential and job stability are what you’re looking for your in a future career, you should consider cyber security. Coder Academy are running a 10 month immersive bootcamp, with an optional 4 week internship. You’ll learn:

  • Python and Javascript Application Development
  • System Design
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Cyber Threats & Attacks
  • Security Operations

Successful completion earn you a higher education Diploma of Information Technology by the Academy of Information Technology. 


  • All applicants must be aged 18 and above; and
  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Successful in-person or online interview with an Admissions Officer, where applicants are encouraged to prepare a portfolio for consideration;
  • Alternative entry may be available in certain circumstances (e.g. where applicants have completed relevant work experience/qualification prior to entry);
  • Applicants may be required to undergo an Admissions Test prior to entry

and satisfy TWO of the following:

  • achieved a grade of not less than 70% in at least one STEM subject in Year 12 (or equivalent); and/or
  • demonstrated interest in coding and cyber security
  • successful completion of a problem solving test

The next intake starts on 6 June 2019 and applications are opening soon. See the website for costs and more information (including the Diversity Scholarships application dates – cover 50% of fees)

 Apply online here  

Further Learning

Business Cadetship applications close soon

For Year 12 students who wish to enter the business world, why wait until you finish university to start your career? Apply for a cadetship under the Business Cadetships Program.

Business Cadets combine study at the university of their choice with paid work at UBS in Sydney, a top-ranking global bank. Cadets may choose from a wide range of degrees, including economics, commerce, the humanities, mathematics and computer science & technology. Under the Business Cadetships Program, UBS will continue to place cadets across the firm. In addition, as part of the Program, the bank intends placing cadets in UBS Group Technology.

By studying and working at a leading company from the start of university, cadets earn a competitive advantage over students who delay work until after university. Only current Year 12 students can apply so this is your one and only chance to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity!

Applications for the Business Cadetships Program are currently open and close on 15 May 2019.

By this date, both your Application Form and School Assessment are due in.

Find out more and apply

Indigenous Apprenticeships Program – Information Sessions

The Indigenous Apprenticeships Program (IAP) is a 12 month program that offers a:

  • permanent, full-time, entry level job
  • competitive salary
  • nationally recognised certificate or diploma qualification.

We offer different jobs in:

  • administration
  • policy and program development
  • service delivery
  • finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology.

You can also find out more about the IAP at one of our   information sessions

Find out more here

Western Sydney University Parent information Session

Two information sessions in May and June regarding Studying at Western Sydney.

For more information please 

Knox Careers Evening

Knox Grammar School would like to invite Loreto Normanhurst students from Years 10 to 12 and their parents to their annual Careers Night.

Tuesday 21st May 2019 | 6pm-8pm | Knox Great Hall