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Study Work Grow – school code: LRNH19

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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.


Job Spotlight:


If you like people and get a buzz from helping them look and feel better about themselves, got lots of physical stamina and you’re creative with great attention to detail, you’d make a great hairdresser.


Interesting Reads

Open Day season is here!

For dates visit the UAC website or individual institution websites.

For tips regarding getting the most out of open days, please see our upcoming article in the Loreto Newsletter.


The Future of Work – Video Series from the Career Industry Council of Australia

The world of work is evolving. The jobs and careers of today are constantly changing, leaving us in uncertain territory when it comes to educating and preparing the next generation.

Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) have put together an 8-part series about the future of work, led by Triple J’s Tom Tilley. Each fortnight they tackled new subjects and heard from a panel of industry experts, career advisors and students, helping to create a new perspective around #Work2030.

What are the skills and capabilities our young Australians will require? To watch this 8-part series, please click here Work 2030


Foundation for Youth Australia – the new work order

A young person’s view on the FYA research of the ‘New work order’ research – click here


Ms Alexi Kayes and Ms Katrina Smith

Careers Advisors

University Information

University of Sydney | Scholarships Information Evening

Tuesday 30 July – 6-7pm
Eastern Avenue Auditorium

Find out what scholarships are offered and what makes a successful scholarship application.


Macquarie University Early Entry program is now open and closes 26 August. Students are recommended to apply as soon as they can. For more information click here.

Macquarie Student Ambassadors hosted a webinar in the holidays on the Leaders and Achievers (early entry) application process. You can access the recording here.

2020 Charles Sturt Advantage – Early Entry Program

Charles Sturt University values soft skills – and they want to reward you for having them. That’s where the Charles Sturt Advantage comes in.

When you apply for early entry to Charles Sturt via the Charles Sturt Advantage, all you need to do is demonstrate to CSU how you’ve displayed resilience, empathy and a commitment to creating a world worth living in (like your motivation to study your chosen degree).

If they determine that your application is successful, you’ll receive an early conditional offer into one of their undergraduate courses.

You’ll be part of an exclusive mentoring program to start your degree off on the right foot. You’ll receive email support, free merchandise, access to networking opportunities and early access to the STRIVE leadership program.

Early entry applications to CSU via the Charles Sturt Advantage are open now and close Saturday 31 August.

Find out more and learn how to apply  here.

The University of Sydney – Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme are now open.

The E12 Scheme is available to students who have experienced financial disadvantage during their time at school and demonstrate the potential to succeed at the University of Sydney.

Successful applicants receive conditional early entry with lower minimum ATAR requirements, in addition to a $5950 scholarship to support their transition to university study. This year, over 90 courses are offered via E12, meaning applicants can select from more courses than ever.

To be eligible for E12, students will need to be assessed by UAC via the Educational Access Scheme (EAS):

  • residing at the time of your UAC application in an area identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) as being in the lowest 30% of socio-economic disadvantage in Australia. Upon creating their UAC account (including putting in their residential address) students are notified via email within a day if they are eligible.

For further information, please visit the E12 website

Inspired by Business Scholarship – The University of Sydney

Successful E12 applicants who receive an early conditional offer to a B Commerce or B Commerce/B Advanced Studies are invited to apply for our Inspired By Business Scholarship. This is one of our most generous faculty-based scholarships:

  • B Commerce: $10,000 per year for 3 years
  • B Commerce/B Advanced Studies: $10,000 per year for 4 years

This is scholarships is only available to students who have applied for the E12 Scheme and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through the Cadigal Program.

ANU | Bachelor of Arts Webinar

1 August 2019, 4:00 pm
The Australian National University

Join ANU’s online information session and hear from leading academics and students about the benefits of studying a qualification in the area of Arts.

Gain an in-depth understanding of your programs of interest and explore your study options during this interactive information session.

Whether you are about to come to ANU, still deciding or just interested, we encourage you to join us.

Find out more

St Andrews College – Scholarship Program

St Andrew’s Scholars Program are closing on 9 August 2019. The Program provides up to five full scholarships per year. These scholarships have enabled many students to realise their dream of studying at the University of Sydney (or another university in Sydney). 

To be eligible, students must be:

(1) intending to study at one of Sydney’s universities (including the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney, and the University of NSW) next year;

(2) Australian or New Zealand citizens/permanent residents; and

(3) on track to achieve an ATAR of 95 or higher. 

ANU | Humanitarian Engineering Webinar

13 August 2019, 5:00 pm
The Australian National University

Your engineering degree at ANU can help you obtain a deep understanding of the ways your knowledge and skills can help advance the well-being of humanity as a whole.

Join the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science for a live webinar that includes specific information about their new Humanitarian Engineering Minor.

Use this opportunity to directly interact with academic Jeremy Smith about courses, opportunities available, long-term opportunities and ways in which you can get involved through your ANU engineering degree.

Find out more

UOW | South Western Sydney Open Night

14 August 2019, 6:00 pm
University of Wollongong South Western Sydney

Come and meet current UOW students and staff, and hear all about our degrees from the people who teach them. Speak one-on-one with UOW faculty staff about the course or courses you’re interested in, as well as your career options.

You will also have the opportunity to attend sessions to give you a better understanding of the options at the UOW South Western Sydney Campus.

Find out more

Private Colleges

William Angliss Institute | Open Day, Sydney

17 August 2019, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
William Angliss Institute

If you’re considering an exciting career in foods, tourism, hospitality or events, be sure to visit William Angliss Institute at their annual Sydney open day.

Open Day is your chance to speak to staff and students to find out more about studying at William Angliss Institute.

Find out more

ACAP | Information Session, Sydney

22 August 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Australian College of Applied Psychology

Interested in studying psychology, counselling, social work, criminology, coaching, or case management?

  • Learn how ACAP can help you to change lives and make a difference!
  • Meet ACAP staff, academics and current students.
  • See the campus.
  • Discover the courses on offer, flexible learning options and the benefits of studying at ACAP.

Find out more

BMIHMS | Open Day, Leura

7 September 2019, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Chambers Road, Leura NSW, Australia

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University is holding an open day in September. Here is what you can expect:

  • Personalised campus tour. See first hand the world class facilities available. BMIHMS’s simulated hotel environment is a real talking point for all new visitors.
  • Interactive practical workshops. Get a feel for what to expect when you study your degree with BMIHMS.
  • Chat With lecturers, instructors & students. Get tips, advice and the “inside goss” straight from the horse’s mouth.

Find out more

AIE | Information Evening, Sydney

19 September 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Information Evening.

The evening will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our teachers will be available to speak with you one on one about our courses and how AIE can get you into a creative career.

Find out more

Dr Karl’s What Colour Is An Electron? – University of Newcastle

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 4:00 pm — 6:30pm
Griffith Duncan Theatre, University of Newcastle Callaghan Campus

Dr Karl and Astrophysicist Prof Geraint Lewis take you places you’ve never been, all in National Science Week.

What is the colour of an electron, why is gold a golden colour, how do electrons relate to Pirates of the Caribbean and carrots, and the colour of dinosaurs, and how does the world look to the crazy eyes of the mantis shrimp?

Come on an electrifying journey that will join the astonishing (and often tenuous) dots between light, electrons and the workings of our colourful universe.

Showtime runs 45 minutes, and there’s another 45 minutes for Q&A.

But wait… what is an electron again?

Read more…

Billy Blue | A Day in the Life Creative Workshop, Sydney

21 September 2019, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Billy Blue College of Design

Still deciding which creative course or career to aim for? Spend a day with us, at Uni, and discover what a day in the life of a design or gaming student is REALLY like. Our workshops are free, and an ideal way to get a feel for what you like, what you don’t like and where you might see yourself in the future. You won’t know until you try!

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Living Laboratory

18 August 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Join us for a huge outdoor event to celebrate the environmental sciences! Explore the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney to get hands-on with science experiments, explore behind-the-scenes, visit state-of-the-art science facilities and use scientific equipment.

Find out more

Sydney Trains 2019 Work Experience Program

The Sydney Trains Work Experience Program aims to give Year 10, 11 and 12 students the opportunity to experience the world of work at Sydney Trains and gain an understanding of the career options available in our dynamic industry.

Sydney Trains offer students a week of structured activities which will increase their knowledge of the workplace, improve their employability and assist them to begin a career in their chosen field.

Placements usually last for five days, Monday to Friday, with start and finish times to be agreed prior to commencement. Placements will be available from March through to November, depending on each school’s calendar.

Find out more  here.

Gap programs and travel

Camp America 2020

Applications for the 2020 Camp America program are now open.

As part of Camp America, you will head to the United States for 9-12 weeks and become a counsellor for youth participating in Summer Camp programs. Summer camp in America is a massive tradition. It’s estimated there are 12,000 camps spread all over the country and each summer some 11 million children and adults will attend camp.

There is also the opportunity for participants to spend time travelling around America after the camp has concluded.

Learn more about Camp America and how to get involved  here.

Lattitude Global Volunteering | Gap Year 2020

If you’re considering taking a gap year next year, there are so many options out there, it can really blow your mind.

Lattitude are a not-for-profit organisation, they’ve been in the business for 45 years and support around 1,000 young people annually to fulfil their gap year dreams.

If you’re not sure you just want to take a year off and do nothing, a Lattitude experience could see you travel, experience new things, meet new people, learn new skills, and gain confidence. It’ll also look good on your resume.

They have placements options in 13 countries, you can choose to go for 6 weeks or 12 months (and anywhere in between). Trips depart throughout the year too, so you’re bound to find a volunteer program that will suit you.

If you’re interested then here’s what do next:

Head over to the website  and read about the company and the placements they have to offer.

Then, if you’d like to find out more or go ahead and book, you’ll need to:

  1. Apply online – this is not a commitment, just an enquiry
  2. Speak with the Lattitude Staff – to find out which trip will suit you best
  3. Get matched with a country and program that will suit you
  4. Program Confirmation – get the details to read over
  5. Preparation – time to start organising
  6. December meet & greet, finalise plans
  7. Start your adventure.

Applications for 2020 are open now, so you might want to decide if this is for you sooner rather than later, before places get booked out.

AFS Online Information Session

31 July 2019, 5:00 pm

AFS Intercultural Programs

AFS is a leading study abroad program for secondary school students, supported and facilitated by trained staff and volunteers. AFS programs help young people learn about a world beyond their own communities—and become comfortable interacting with people from other countries and cultures.

It’s time to find out more about AFS, why you should go abroad on an exchange, how to become a host family to an exchange student, and how you can get involved as an AFS Volunteer!

Find out more

YFU Student Exchange Info Session

15 August 2019, 6:00 pm

Youth For Understanding (YFU) Student Exchange is an independent, non-profit, non-sectarian, volunteer-based organisation dedicated not just to international exchange for young people, but through them, the interchange and sharing of ideas, attitudes and mutual respect.

Join YFU’s information sessions and they will help you to plan your intercultural exchange to have the time of your life!

Find out more

US Colleges – What’s the difference between the SAT and the ACT?

As we are now in the second half of the school year, year 11 students looking to study in the US should be aiming to sit the SAT or the ACT admission test by the end of the year to ensure they stay on track. 

To assist in determining which test to sit, Internationally Educated has updated an article titled The SAT and the ACT tests – what’s the difference? Testing dates and registration links to both tests are also included in the article.

US university visits

Please find attached flyers for 2 upcoming US university visits hosted by Redlands School for parents and students – please note NYU is next week:

  • NYU – Redlands Hall from 6-7.30pm on Tuesday 30 July
  • UPENN –Redlands Library from 6pm on Tuesday 10 September