Everyone’s career journey is different. Let’s Find Yours.

 Online Resource Subscriptions

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

Study Work Grow – school code: LRNH19

Job Jump – click on “I’m new” – school code: lnh

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.


Guest speakers at school during lunchtime:

Please register to attend these presentations, if you haven’t already, and we will send you a meeting request.




Bond University Tuesday 4 June Curran Theatre
TAFE NSW Thursday 13 June Cahill Seminar Room
Macquarie University Friday 14 June Curran Theatre
University of New South Wales Monday 17 June Curran Theatre
University of Technology Tuesday 18 June GBC
Western Sydney University Friday 21 June Curran Theatre
University of Sydney Monday 24 June Currant Theatre


Job Spotlight

Visual Merchandiser

A visual merchandiser styles shops and products that are irresistible to consumers.


Entry to Medicine 2020 – A Guide

Thinking about becoming a doctor? This comprehensive guide can help you compare your options and find a medical program that will get you there.

The guide includes:

  • Every medical program in Australia for school-leavers
  • Entry requirements, expected ATARs and prerequisite subjects
  • Alternative pathways to help you build a solid Plan B
  • A Plain-English guide to fees and medical places, including Bonded Places
  • The application process and what you can expect

Download your copy here – it’s free for members.


What is university like?

Wondering what it’s like to be a student at university? Sure you’ll be spending time in class, but you’ll also have time to do a huge range of other exciting things.

Universities are known for their vibrant student communities, packed with events, social get-togethers, sporting opportunities and networking. We’ve pulled together some links from Australian universities so you can read more about what your life could look like once O-Week is over.

University of Sydney – Campus Life

UNSW – Life at UNSW

University of Newcastle – Campus Life

RMIT – Life at RMIT

Swinburne – Life at Swinburne

University of Western Australia – Student Life

Curtin University – What is University like?

University of South Australia – Experience UniSA

Victoria University – Campus Life

University of Queensland – Life at UQ


Other Interesting Articles:

Successful people who changed careers after 30 years old – read here

5 awesome jobs for people who love Animals – watch the youtube clip


Ms Alexi Kayes and Ms Katrina Smith

Careers Advisors

UAC News

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.

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


Institutions haven’t provided all 2020 course information to UAC, but you can select any course commencing in 2020 for now to complete your application and come back later to review and update your 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.

Western Sydney University

The course listing for Western Sydney University 2020 admission will be available for selection in the Western portal and on UAC from early August. For further information or questions do not hesitate to contact the university on 1300 854 224.

The next Western Sydney University Parent Information Evening will be held on the Parramatta South campus. This evening provides parents, guardians, and students the opportunity to discover everything they need to know about university. 

Free HSC Study Sessions will be running in the July School Holidays. These sessions are run by experienced HSC teachers and HSC markers to help year 12 students excel in their HSC exams and assessments. 

The Bachelor of Music has an early offer pathway. To be eligible to receive an early offer into a music degree, students must book an audition in the early audition weeks.

Dates for early auditions
June 10-11
July 8-10
September 16-19

Torrens | Design & Technology Open Night | Sydney

Tuesday 21 May 2019 | 6 – 8 pm

Ultimo Campus, Torrens University

Your chance to tour our classrooms and studios and meet some of the talented lecturers and students that make up our creative community.

  • Learn about our creative courses in more detail
  • Meet our talented students and our lecturers
  • Network with connoisseurs of the creative industries
  • Speak to our Course & Career Advisors about study options

To find out more or register

SCU – Mid Year Information Sessions

Online session | Wednesday 5 June 2019 | 6pm – 7pm

Lismore | Wednesday 12 June 2019 | 3pm – 6pm

Coffs Harbour | Wednesday 12 June 2019 | 3pm – 6pm

Grafton | Wednesday 12 June 2019 | 3pm – 6pm

Online session | Wednesday 19 June 2019 | 6pm-7pm

SCU want to make life a little easier and get you heading in the right direction, register for one of their info sessions and talk to expert staff about your study options.

You’ll need to select the campus option you’d like to attend or the online session you’d prefer.

For more information and to register

Year 10 Sydney Uni Information Evening

Limited spaces are available in the final University of Sydney Year 10 information evening for 2019! The evening will be hosted at James Ruse Agricultural High School and is open to everyone. You will hear from a range of speakers including University staff and students. Registration is essential via the link

Thursday 23 May 2019 | 6 – 8pm

J.C. Hoskins Auditorium | James Ruse Agricultural High School
7-31 Felton Road, Carlingford, Sydney, NSW 2118

 Deakin : How to make your application stand out

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | 5pm start | Online

Get Deakin Uni applications broken down in easy-to-understand steps and get help making your application stand out.


Get the best tips, advice and knowledge from our experts to help you ace your application.

Register via the link

Sitting the UCAT in 2019?

UCAT have some fantastic free resources to help you prepare for the exam. They say:

“You should prepare for the test using these free official practice materials which have been developed by the UCAT Consortium to support test preparation. We recommend you start by looking at our UCAT 2019 Preparation Plan which provides a suggested approach and timetable for preparing for your test.”

Practice Tests

Our three, fully timed practice tests, which mimic closely the testing experience, are an essential part of your preparation.  Please note that when you take the live test your correct and incorrect answers will not be reported.

Official Mobile App

Our official mobile app for Apple and Android users.  This cannot replicate all question types from the live test but is a useful preparation tool to complement our other resources.

Question Banks

10 question banks containing 400 official questions from all five subtests.  Use these to familiarise yourself with the type of questions you will see in your test.  Answer rationales are also provided for all questions.

Question Tutorial

An interactive tutorial which includes general advice on how to approach the test as well as strategies on how to approach and answer questions in the Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Situational Judgement subtests.

Tour Tutorial

A tutorial which illustrates all the functions used in our computer-based tests including how to answer and review questions.

UCAT Youtube Channel

The official UCAT YouTube channel has a number of videos to support preparation. High-scoring, former UCAT candidates share advice on their preparations for the test, plus a member of the UK based UCAT team talks through the steps involved in preparing for the test. There are also videos showing what to expect in a Pearson VUE test centre.

2019 Official Guide

The 2019 Official Guide contains definitive information regarding the test including over 130 practice items.

Find out more here

Parent Information Sessions | ACU

Monday 27 May 2019 | 18:00-19:30 | Strathfield

ACU Strathfield Campus – Gleeson Auditorium, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield

Monday, 20 May 2019 | 18:00-19:30 | North Sydney

ACU North Sydney Campus – Level 12, Tenison Woods House 8 – 20 Napier Street, North Sydney

Parents, guardians or carers, can find out how to support your teen’s journey through high school into university.

You’ll also find out about entry programs to give your teen an extra boost and support services available to students on campus.

Event program:

  •  Canapes and drinks on arrival
  • Tips to prepare for university
  •  Panel discussion with current ACU student, their parent, alumni and academic staff
  •  Tips for choosing a career and preparing yourself for university and a part-time job
  •  Information on scholarships, fees, support services, entry programs and upcoming ACU events.

Information Session for Women Seeking a Career in Firefighting

Saturday 25 May | 8.30am – 11.00pm | Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy

Saturday 1 June | 8.30am – 11.00am & 12.00pm – 2.30pm | Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy

FRNSW and Women and Firefighting Australasia (WAFA) are hosting Physical Aptitude Test (PAT) information days for women interested in becoming firefighters.

Sessions are 2.5 hours in duration and will include hands-on interaction with the PAT task course followed by a strength and conditioning workshop focusing on effective physical preparation for the PAT.

Find out more and register

NSW Police Recruitment Information Session

Saturday 15 June | 9.00am – 12.00pm | NSW Police Headquarters

Come and join us for an information session about the NSW Police Force recruitment process. Recruitment Officers will be on hand to discuss your current or future application and to answer specific questions relating to the process.

Find out more and register

NIDA Open Equity Scholarship

Open/Closing Dates: May 27, 2019 – July 29, 2019
Value: Full-fee Scholarship for School Holiday Program

To celebrate NIDA’s 60th anniversary, NIDA Open has committed up to $25,000 worth of complimentary tuition to help young people who are experiencing barriers to participation in the arts including, financial or other disadvantage to achieve their full creative potential.

The NIDA Open Equity Scholarships are available throughout the 2019 spring holiday program period and are open to all secondary school-aged students nationally, regardless of previous experience or professional ambition.

Applications can be made by individuals or by an organisation on behalf of a young person identified as a suitable scholarship applicant.

If you or a young person you know wants to experience a NIDA Open course and would like some support to achieve this goal, we want to hear from you!

Follow the links below to see which courses for secondary school-aged students are being offered in your local area.

Find out more

Sydney – NIDA Kensington
Sydney – Chatswood 
Sydney – Parramatta
Sydney – Kellyville
Sydney – Campbelltown

ICMS Early Entry and Pathways

Current Year 12 students are encouraged to get a head start and apply via the following pathways:

Early Entry is designed for students with a strong academic track record who want to secure a place at ICMS before they sit their final HSC exams.

Elite Athlete/Performer Program is ideal for students whose commitment to sport or the performing arts may have impacted their studies. Under this program eligible students are able to receive an offer to ICMS before they sit their final exams.

Leadership Entry Program is ideal for students who have demonstrated significant leadership in their school or community. 

Of course, students who do not meet the criteria for an ICMS Entry Pathways program are still able to submit a direct application online.

Billy Blue Scholarships

Open/Closing Dates: – August 19, 2019
Value: $10,000 AUD

If you are contemplating studying design and creative technology, you might want to look at the courses offered by the Billy Blue College of Design.

The scholarships are open to high achieving school leavers, those who have worked in design or established professionals ready to return to study for a postgraduate course.

Eligibility: All recipients are required to attend key recruitment events in their State/Territory. The final award is subject to the winner(s) satisfying the age and ATAR requirements of the College entry criteria.

To apply: Register and log-in, fill out the submission form with all your details and responses to the following:

  • Answer: What can you bring to the Design and Creative Technology Ambassador program?
  • Upload your favourite piece of creative work to your Frontier profile, this is your chance to show off your creative and technical skills that make you unique. Your submission can take any form, as long as it is relevant and related to your chosen course area.
  • Submit: 300 word rationale explaining your piece.
  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions

Submission deadline is 11.59pm on Monday 19 August for September 2019 intake and 11.59pm AEDT on Monday 20 January 2020 for February 2020 intake.

Find out more

Macquarie Entry Navigator

Everyone comes to university on an ATAR. Right? No, not with Macquarie Entry. ATAR is just one of the factors we use to determine your suitability for study. It’s true that your ATAR rank can be a useful factor of your chances for success in a specific course. But it’s equally true that there are other factors we can use to assess your suitability. That’s why we have 11 different admission pathways to Macquarie; ten of these assess your suitability on more than a selection ranking based on your raw ATAR or on your ATAR plus adjustment factors providing additional points.

Try our Entry Program Navigator and you’ll be able to compare all of our entry pathways and work out which one suits you best – and you’ll quickly discover you have more options open to you than you first thought!

Start Navigating

Notre Dame Early Entry

Notre Dame’s Early Offer program gives Year 12 students the opportunity to secure a place at the university ranked No.1 in NSW for Learner Engagement, Skills Development and Graduate Employability (QILT). We are pleased to announce the Young Achievers Early Offer program will provide successful Year 12 applicants with a Notre Dame offer two weeks following their interview. 
The Early Offer Program is open to Year 12 students who excel academically and can demonstrate co-curricular achievement and leadership, or students who are committed to co-curricular achievement and leadership. 
Click here for more information  ›

Notre Dame | Early Offer Student & Parent Info Night

Tuesday 2 July 2019 | Please confirm times upon registration
Broadway Campus, Notre Dame Sydney

The Early Offer Student & Parent Info Evening is your opportunity to discover more about Notre Dame’s Young Achievers Early Offer program. At the Info Evening you will gain an understanding of the benefits of being an Early Offer applicant, you will also be able to submit your application. Our supportive Prospective Students Office team will be available throughout the evening to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

Places are limited, so register today to save your spot via the link