Upcoming Careers lunchtime speakers at school in Term 2: 

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 are to be completed at home as soon as possible. If you are unsure or need further information please contact Careers.

To commence the assessment, click here.

Online Resource Subscriptions

You can still register as a Loreto Normanhurst community member for our subscription careers resources:

  • ‘Job Jump’ – school code: lnh
  • Study Work Grow’ – school code: LRNH19

Note, you will need to log in to these sites and become a member to access some of the content below. Contact careers if you require assistance.

Interesting Reads 

Women in Mining

Maintenance, engineering, dump truck driver, road train driver, and food preparation are just a few of the jobs that women are currently employed in within the mining sector.

Here’s an  article  about where to look for work and the kind of working environment you can expect to experience.

10 Study Tips to Help beat Stress

Whether you’re in Year 9 or Year 12, stress can sometimes be overwhelming. Studying is a habit and the good news is that you can train yourself into good habits. Taking some time to organise and prepare yourself now, could save you some stressing towards the exam periods.

Here’s  10 study tips  that could help you get through high school with your sanity intact.


Ms Alexi Kayes and Ms Katrina Smith

Careers Advisors


UAC News – For Year 12


For a full list of dates, including offer rounds for 2020 admissions, visit UAC’s website.

Year 12 Students – APPLY NOW

UAC has already received thousands of applications from Year 12 students for study in 2020.

To start their application students will need their Year 12 student (NESA) number  (issued through their school) and their UAC PIN (supplied by UAC).

Once they have applied they can use their UAC Application Number (generated once they input their personal details) and UAC PIN to login and manage their application.


Institutions haven’t provided all 2020 course information to UAC, but let your students know that they can select any course commencing in 2020 for now to complete their application and come back later to review and update their preferences. All courses will be available through UAC by August.


Educational Access Schemes, Equity Scholarships and Schools Recommendation Schemes  are all open for applications. This gives students more time to fill out their applicant statement, obtain supporting documentation like medical impact statements and Centrelink information, all before the pressure of final exams.

Bond University – Gold Coast

Scholarship applications are now open at Bond. Click here for the 2020 scholarship guide for more details.

Also, the Bond Open Day is coming up on Saturday 27 July. If you are interested (or potentially interested), please contact the Careers office – as Bond can arrange the following:

  • Overnight accommodation for two guests (i.e. student and parent) on Saturday 27 July 2019
  • Return coach transfers from the hotel to Bond University Open Day
  • VIP lunch with Bond staff and students

Places are limited, so please let us know ASAP.

Western Sydney U Day – Register now

Western Sydney University believe their students have unlimited potential and provide opportunities to those with the talent, drive and ambition to succeed. Western Sydney University believes in a future that is unlimited for its students and the community. Western Sydney U Days are designed to help year 10 and 11 high school students prepare for tertiary education and assist them in exploring courses and careers.

In 2019 they have enhanced the student experience to create themed days that highlight areas of interest, linking students to the facilities and campuses where they could study. Generic presentations will still be available that highlight our wide range of areas of study offered on other campuses.

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | Campbelltown Campus
Health*, Business and Law
*Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery

Tuesday 19 November 2019 | Parramatta Campus
STEAM*, Business and Law
*Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
(Arts refers to Communication, Creative Industries and Visual Communication)

Thursday 21 November 2019  | Penrith Campus
Teaching and Education, Social Sciences*, Psychology and Arts**
*Criminology, Humanitarian Development Studies, Policing, Criminal and Community Justice, Social Work and Social Science.
**Music, Creative Industries, History, Languages, Communication, Art and International Studies.


As these events reach capacity each year, students must register individually to plan their day.

Registration instructions for students

Registrations close:

Campbelltown: Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Parramatta: Monday, 11 November 2019

Penrith: Wednesday, 13 November 2019

UCAT ANZ Closing Date Reminder

A reminder that the UCAT ANZ registration and online booking closes on 17 May 2019 at 11:59 pm AEST. There are no late registrations. UCAT ANZ has replaced UMAT from 2019 (for university entry 2020).

Reminder: Applications to ANU will close on 31st May 2019

Domestic school leavers willing to study at ANU and intend to commence in 2020 have until the 31st of May to submit their applications. Many students have already completed the application process, which is open to domestic students who are currently in Year 12. Our admissions model looks beyond ATAR scores to consider a student’s all-round character and will be unique in its focus on holistic student assessment. Please note, it is a very detailed process, so if you haven’t already started, please contact careers asap.

Click here to apply for ANU.

Exploring STEM Careers

Science 50:50 and UNSW Women in Engineering are collaborating for an exciting one-day holiday program exploring careers in STEM! The holiday program is designed for female Year 10 students who have an interest in STEM.

Registration is needed, and as this program is competitive, completing an application form does not necessarily mean you receive a spot.  

Register here

Applications close Friday, 7 June. Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by Friday, 21 June.

ACU Parent Information Sessions and Career Expo

ACU is holding their Parent Information Sessions to help parents, guardians and carers support their teen’s journey to university.

Register North Sydney
Register Strathfield

Learn about the application process and discover how the uni can help you and your teen get ready for university.

ACU are also running an information expo for future students from 4pm. Bring your teen along and hear from staff and students, learn about courses, tour the campus and discover how we can support your teen to be their best.

Hairdressing expo

Are you interested in being a hairdresser?

Register to win tickets to the Hairdressing expo here

Please note you must take someone aged over 18 with you.

Study a degree in creative industries – University of Newcastle

Open your eyes to the possibilities – become a trailblazer with the entrepreneurial skills to innovate across a range of creative industries.

The Bachelor of Creative Industries is a breakthrough degree designed for those looking to make real cultural, political and social impact through innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to creative output.

Whether you are planning to be a solo practitioner, part of a start-up, or just want to maximise your opportunity for employment across a range of sectors, the Bachelor of Creative Industries will prepare you for careers of the future.

La Trobe Aspire App

Want to make your mark and create lasting change in your community?

Join the next generation of high school students in Years 9 to 11 who are growing their personal and professional skills through volunteering.

By getting involved, you’ll develop valuable knowledge and experience that will help you through university and beyond.

Volunteering with community organisations can help you:

  • Gain skills and experience that will take you further
  • Connect with like-minded peers and mentors to build your network
  • Have the opportunity to participate in leadership events.

No matter what your age, you can make a difference.

Download the app

Download the Aspire Generation app for  iOS  and Android (coming soon) and:

  • Discover volunteer opportunities close to you
  • Connect with current Aspire Generation members and previous Aspire students in a supportive, online environment
  • Gain experience and get on track to be accepted into the Aspire Program.



The STARportal provides a comprehensive collection of STEM related activities, programs and events happening throughout Australia.

With a great searchable database, you can find out about STEM projects and happening in your community that students can get involved with.

There are also downloadable resources available.

Simply  sign up.

Webinar: Demystifying VET

Thursday 30 May | 7.30pm – 8.30pm | $30 | Online

This webinar will introduce to you the huge range of futures available to people who choose courses in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. Presented by Craig Robertson, CEO of TAFE Directors Australia, the session will explore the VET system and the range of courses to suit the career aspiration of many Australians.

Find out more and register

Deakin Webinar Series: Study Nutrition and Dietetics

Thursday 13 June | 12.00pm | Online

Do you have a passion for food and nutrition? Are you looking to explore a career in dietetics? Find out about the role of nutrition and dietetics in the health sector and how you can make a real difference in your career.

Find out more and register

Deakin Webinar Series: Your Career in Writing and Literature

Wednesday 5 June | 5:00pm | Online

Whether you want to write the first chapter of your own Ulysses or change the narrative of your career, a writing or literature course at Deakin can help you unlock your potential.

Find out more and register

Deakin Webinar Series: Inside the Career of a Business Analyst

Tuesday 4 June | 12:00pm | Online

Find out how to equip yourself with the skills to thrive in this growing industry with Deakin’s Bachelor of Business Analytics and Master of Business Analytics.

Find out more and register

Deakin Webinar Series: What It’s Like to Study Online

Tuesday 4 June | 5:00pm | Online

Online study at Deakin’s Cloud Campus brings the classroom to you using innovative technology. World-class teachers, comprehensive support services, and your course content – it’s all available at your fingertips, when and where you want it.

Find out more and register

University of Wollongong | Open Day

Saturday 3 August | 10.00am – 4.00pm | UOW Wollongong Campus

Join one or more of 100+ info sessions, talk to students and staff in the expo hall, jump on a tour, get hands-on at one of the many exhibitions or just chill out on the duck pond lawn. This is your chance to see what it’s like being a student at one of Australia’s best modern universities.

Find out more and register

Year 11 Science Seminars – UNSW Sydney


  • Put you miles ahead of your cohort for upcoming assessments & exams
  • Make the rest of 2019 easier and less stressful
  • Give you access to  a science legend who has aced their HSC and excelled at uni.
  • Show you the cutting edge facilities UNSW has to offer scientists.

Year 11 Ace Physics Seminar

Saturday 18 May | 9.30am – 11.40am | UNSW Sydney

Year 11 Ace Chemistry Seminar

Saturday 18 May | 12.30pm – 2.40pm | UNSW Sydney

Year 11 Ace Biology Seminar

Saturday 18 May | 3.30pm – 5.40pm | UNSW Sydney 

Academy of Film, Theatre & Television | The Fundamentals of Filming for Social Media Workshop

Saturday 22 June | 9.30am – 4.30pm | $120 | Academy of Film, Theatre & Television

This one day course will provide a solid skill set in content creation that can be used to up your social media game. Whether you’re just starting out or want to take your production value to the next level, you’ll learn valuable skills in creating meaningful social media content that will wow your followers!

You must be 15+ to register for this Short Course.

Find out more and register

UOW | Women in Maths

Tuesday 14 May | 11.30am – 2.30pm | UOW Wollongong Campus

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is hosting an event in the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics on May 14 to celebrate the first Women in Mathematics Day, in honour of the birthday of Maryam Mirzakhani (who was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University). The event is a number of presentations, including talks from our newest DECRA recipient, Dr Valentina-Mira Wheeler, and our newest professor Prof Marijka Batterham. These will be followed by a networking lunch and discussion.

Find out more and register

CRE8 – Design and Build Day! @UoNmakerspace

Saturday 11 May | 10.00am – 3.00pm | $5 | UoN Makerspace

UoN Makerspace is bringing to you an event that is sure to quench your making thirst. There are many activities planned for the day, with the flagship event allowing you to build your very own drone!

Find out more and purchase tickets

UNSW | Girls in Business Camp

Monday 8 – Wednesday 10 July | 9.30am – 2.30pm | UNSW

Girls in Business – High Risk to High Tech is an immersive winter camp designed for girls in year 10 and 11 who want to explore their future in the Information Systems and Actuarial industries. This exciting new program is a collaboration between UNSW Business School and industry partners to build confidence and participation in the Information Systems and Actuarial industries within females.

Find out more and register

UNSW | Exploring STEM Careers Application

Monday 8 – Tuesday 9 July | 9.00am – 5.00pm | UNSW Kensington Campus

Join Science 50:50 and UNSW Women in Engineering for an exciting one-day holiday program exploring careers in STEM! Together we will visit various organisations, meet professional scientists and engineers, discover where they work and what they do.

The holiday program is designed for female Year 10 students who have an interest in STEM.

Find out more and register

More Technology, More Stress: Managing Technology-Induced Stress

Friday 31 May | 6.00pm – 8.00pm | Macquarie University City Campus

The Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance at Macquarie University is hosting this interactive workshop to raise awareness of the negative impacts that technology can have on you and those around you; access tools to help you better manage your use of technology and improve your resilience to technology-induced stress.

Find out more and register