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.
Defence Jobs – Win a VIP ADFA Open Day Experience
Aged 16-22? You’re eligible to enter this competition to win a 2-day, all expenses paid, VIP, tour of ADFA at UNSW’s campus.
All you have to do is take the quiz
If you are moving away from home to begin your study, you may be entitled to claim Fare Allowance from Centrelink. Fare Allowance can help you cover the costs of transport if you need to travel for your study. If you study on campus, you can use the allowance for all of these:
- 1 trip from your home to your place of study per year
- 1 trip from your place of study to your home per year
- 1 additional return trip home per year once you’ve received your payment for over 6 months for tertiary study.
To get Fares Allowance you must be both:
- a tertiary student
- getting Youth Allowance, Austudy or Pensioner Education Supplement.
You can read more about Fare Allowance and find out if you’re eligible here.
Volunteering at the happiest 5k on the planet is a great day out and an awesome way to meet other people like yourself, plus you’ll bag yourself a super-cool volunteer t-shirt! You’ll also be looked after with food, drinks and loads of colourful fun.
There are several volunteer roles you can be joining in the fun with:
- General Helpers
- Packet Pick-up
- Colour Zone
You can currently register as a volunteer for Colour Run events in the Gold Coast, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.
LET’S PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON – MARITIME
Study options at TAFE NSW in Maritime provide the opportunity for your students to be hands-on. Our marine digital simulators can help them really appreciate the practical nature in these career options. Get them job ready!
Ms Katrina Smith & Ms Alexi Kayes
All 2020 Courses Online in August
All 2020 courses from UAC’s participating institutions will be available on UAC’s website today – Friday 2 August.
For students who have already applied, please re- log in to your application to review and update your preferences.
For students who haven’t yet applied, now is the perfect time. The early bird application period ends at midnight on Monday 30 September, at which time the processing fee increases, so even if you are not sure, apply now!
Educational Access Scheme (EAS) – Application Guide
A reminder that if you have applied for EAS you will need to provide supporting documentation for each disadvantage you claim.
UAC has produced a quick reference EAS application guide to make the process easier.
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
- Open Day 2019 – Saturday 7 September 2019
UNSW Kensington & Paddington campuses.
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open Day is the best opportunity for students to explore everything that UNSW has to offer and get all their questions answered. Throughout the day there will be over 100 mini-lectures on offer, faculty demonstrations and workshops, campus tours and our Scientia Advisory Centre where attendees can speak one-on-one with our academic and faculty representatives.
Students can register here to receive the latest updates and download the Open Day Uni-Verse app to help them make the most out of their day.
- Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)
- Students at UNSW Sydney can now pursue the same degree that has produced some of the most distinguished political and thought leaders from around the world.
- Read more
- Law Admission Test (LAT) Registrations
- Standard registrations for the LAT 2019 are now open and will close at 5:00pm AEST on Friday, 16 August.
- Science and Engineering Indigenous Pre-Program
- This newly launched pre-program is an opportunity for Indigenous school leavers to explore and apply for entry into an undergraduate degree at UNSW.
Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Community Achiever Program applications – closing soon
The Community Achiever Program (CAP) rewards students involved in volunteering and community service with early offers to study the ACU undergraduate course of their choice.
Applications are closing soon, so make sure you submit them as soon as possible.
CAP applications close
Passion for Business (P4B) early offer program
For the 2020 intake, you can apply for direct entry into an ACU business course and be made an early offer in Year 12, if you have completed Year 11 and a business-related subject. This means that you can rest assured well before Year 12 is over that you have been awarded a place in the degree of your choice.
You will need to complete Year 12 to satisfy ACU’s English prerequisite requirement before entry.
Students apply for the P4B program directly to ACU – which means you don’t have to apply through UAC to receive an offer.
Passion for Law
If you are passionate and committed to a career within the legal profession, the Passion for Law program can help you.
- early offer to study law with ACU
- access to our academic skills workshops, CareerHub and networking events
- study abroad opportunities
- participation in our pro bono program
- $500 textbook voucher
- access to our leading with impact program.
The application process includes a 200/300 word statement demonstrating why you are passionate about studying law at ACU and your future career goals.
ACU Open Days are fast approaching
Attending an ACU Open Day is a great idea for students considering going to uni. They provide an opportunity for you to get the vibe of ACU, explore the campus, and to talk to course experts and current students. ACU hold an Open Day at all campuses.
North Sydney Campus
ACU Student Accommodation
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get the most out of your university experience. You’ll get academic support, make lifelong friends, and be a part of a diverse and close-knit community. ACU living and learning communities offers you safety and security with the flexibility of an off-campus lifestyle. Their student communities encourage greater academic achievement, promote health and wellbeing, help to develop teamwork skills, and provide a positive overall student experience.
The University of Western Sydney
The Academy Global Leaders Program
To gain a competitive edge when you graduate, you need to think differently, see things from multiple perspectives and anticipate, navigate and adapt to change.
The Academy Global Leaders Program will challenge students and expose you to the concepts of ethical leadership; community engagement; creativity; innovation; entrepreneurship; design and systems thinking; research methods; as well as mastering the uses of big data. Additional workshops, events and projects will also help you become an agile thinker with practical experience and adaptable skills.
On the application form students will be asked to document any leadership roles that they have held and describe how they have contributed to community-based activities. Applicants are then also given the opportunity to upload supporting certificates, testimonials or references that relate.
As a future leader you will receive:
- An unconditional guarantee of a place at Western Sydney University before the HSC commences.
- Automatic membership of The Academy.
- A $2,000 ‘Smart Start’ scholarship.
- An overseas academic or leadership experience, sponsored by the University.
- Immersion workshop series – featuring industry and community leaders, social change agents and leading thinkers.
How to apply
1. Complete the online application via the link by midnight on 8 September 2019.
2. Apply through UAC for your preferred degree at Western as first preference by 22 September 2019.
The Academy Global Leaders Program (AGLP) is run independently from the Academy Access program and applying to the AGLP will not impact any Academy Access Award benefits.
For more information, download our Academy Global Leaders Program flyer
Design Portfolio Day
This day is aimed at Year 12 students who are looking for a career in graphic design, photography, illustration, art direction, or digital media design.
Students will have the opportunity to secure an early offer into the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) degree by attending an interview and presenting their portfolio. Find a Session Here
Bachelor of Music
This program 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 dates of September 16-19.
Auditions will be held
December/January and early February Tuesdays and Thursdays
Book a Tour
Students can explore all Western Sydney University has to offer. On the first Friday of each month we open our doors to prospective students, their family and the general public for guided campus tours.
Each month offers the opportunity to explore one of the university’s campuses.
Charles Sturt University (CSU)
The Charles Sturt Advantage is their way of recognising Year 12 students who demonstrate how students have displayed resilience, empathy and a commitment to creating a world worth living in (like your motivation to study your chosen degree). The program also rewards students with some pretty great opportunities!
- The first is an early conditional offer to study an undergraduate degree of their choice (from the list of eligible courses).
- Successful Charles Sturt Advantage students will be offered a conditional offer in mid-September – ahead of when they are due to sit their final exams
- Alongside this, Charles Sturt Advantage students are subject to minimum ATAR requirements connected to select courses – which are outlined on our early entry website
The Charles Sturt Advantage students will also have the opportunity to be a part of an exclusive nurture program, which will provide them with access to a range of resources, events and programs – connecting them with a community of likeminded students.
Students will be a part of our exclusive mentoring program to start their degree off on the right foot, receiving email support, free merchandise (like a Charles Sturt hoodie!), access to networking opportunities and early access to the STRIVE leadership program.
Who is eligible?
- Year 12 domestic students – to receive an early conditional offer through our early entry program students must:
- Apply direct to Charles Sturt via our Charles Sturt Advantage Program and also via UAC/VTAC
- Select up to three courses in order of preference on our website in your application
- Upload application responses to the online portal prior to the 31 August
Key dates to remember
- Applications open – 1 July 2019.
- Applications close – 31 August 2019.
- You’ll receive your conditional offer – September 2019.
- Receive your official study offer – December 2019.
- Start studying with us – March 2020.
Students can apply for a wide variety of our undergraduate courses for 2020 via the Charles Sturt Advantage program. Check out our website www.csu.edu.au/advantage to see our courses and how the advantage can help, there is a full list off courses available, resources to help develop an application, FAQ’s, key dates and how to apply.
Open Days August 2019 – Register and Plan your day NOW!
Charles Sturt Open Days
This is a chance to get to know what CSU is all about – find the right course and study plan for you. Students can explore the Expo Hub and chat to their friendly team about all things Charles Sturt – like living on campus, the support services we offer and how to make the most out of your time studying with us (whether that’s on campus or online).
By registering and Planning your day you will get the opportunity to find out what is happening across our campuses including:
- Jump on a campus tour and check out our state-of-the-art facilities and accommodation
- Get detailed info about courses – and find out the exciting careers they could lead to
- Chat to current students about what studying with Charles Sturt is really like
- Meet our expert teaching staff and find out what to expect in lectures and tutorials
- Discover the fun side of life at Charles Sturt through our clubs, societies and sporting teams
- There’s plenty of fun stuff like; live entertainment, giveaways, competitions, free food.
Check out website www.csu.edu.au/openday to see individual campus programs, FAQ’s, key dates and how to register your interest.
- Bathurst – 4th August 2019
- Wagga Wagga – 11th August 2019
- Albury-Wodonga – 18th August 2019
- Port Macquarie – 25th August 2019
- Dubbo – 30th August 2019
- Orange – 6th September 2019
Griffith University – Gold Coast
Disappointing high school results? You can still get to university with Griffith College
Students who don’t meet the entry requirements have other ways of getting into university. Griffith College offers one-year diploma pathways, providing entry to a second year of the associated Griffith bachelor degree so students lose no time in graduating.
CQUni – Sydney
CQUni Sydney Open Day will be held on Thursday, 22 August.
This event is a great opportunity for any of your students, their family or friends that are interested in further study – we can help them complete the picture on the best study choice for them.
The event will allow participants to:
- Explore our facilities
- Participate in a range of interactive information sessions covering both course and study information
- Meet teaching staff and current students
- Get career advice
- Scout out the best study options
University of Wollongong (UOW)
- UOW Early Admission
Applications for the 2019 Early Admission program will open Thursday 1 August at 10am – UOW Early Admission website , and will close on Friday 30 August at 5pm.
This year, UOW has partnered with the Universities Admissions Centre to power our applications system; some highlights are:
- Students will be able to register for Early Admission using their social media logins (facebook/Google/Linkedin), or they can login using their email address. As always, we ask that students don’t use their School email address, because we will need to communicate with them after they have left school.
- When students’ progress past the first section (entering their personal details), they will receive an email to confirm they have begun their application, and will be provided login details so that they can log into their application to make edits.
- As part of the application, students can nominate a person (usually a parent) to act on their behalf – this nominee will be able to access the application, call UOW on the student’s behalf to ask questions etc.
- Students in NSW/ACT will need their NESA/Student ID number and 4-digit UAC PIN. Having these details means that their qualifications will automatically import into their application from UAC.
- All applicants will be required to answer four questions pertaining to the UOW Indicators of Success which will demonstrate applicants’ passion and dedication for tertiary study.
These questions are:
Academic Readiness – What are your study strategies for the HSC exams?
Motivation and Passion – Why do you want to study at UOW?
Communication and Collaboration – Describe a time when you worked with others to achieve a goal.
Planning and Persistence – How do you manage your time around your studies and other activities? Include three strategies that you’ve used in Year 12 to prioritise tasks and organise your time.
Once students have submitted their application, they will be able to amend the application up until 5pm on Friday 30 August. Students will then be contacted in mid-September about the compulsory Early Admission Days held between Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October. Some students will be required to attend an interview as part of their Early Admission Day. This will depend on the course applied for and their application.
Students that are successful for Early Admission will receive an official UAC offer between 14 – 16 October.
The Early Admission website includes more details including FAQs; and there will also be Early Admission sessions at UOW Open Day:
UOW Open Day, next Saturday 3 August
UOW Open Day is the perfect opportunity for your students and their parents to spend a day exploring the university rated with 5 stars for student experience.
From 2020 a new price structure will be applied to all of our student residences.
When students choose to live in a UOW residence, they gain access to a safe, supportive environment, and an extensive range of wellbeing, cultural, social, sporting and academic programs.
Applications for 2020 are now open. Any interested students and parents can download the UOW Accommodation fees structure here.
UOW Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation
Commencing in 2020, the UOW Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation is for students who are intellectually fearless and ready to ask the big questions.
Students can study the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation as a single degree or double degree combination with the Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of International Studies, Bachelor of Creative Arts, or Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program
Starting next year, the UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program will offer UOW students a unique opportunity to study a UOW or UOW College while also developing their football (soccer!) skills with training provided by fully qualified coaches from English Premier League (EPL) club Tottenham Hotspur.
Applications are open now at www.uow.edu.au/future/football . Successful students will undertake 16 – 20 hours of football training each week tailored around their academic study and will have opportunities for selection to compete at a local, national and international level.
The University of Melbourne
Open Day is on Sunday 18th August.
The University of Newcastle (UON)
Start planning your 2019 Open Day experience by downloading the MyUON: Official app! Use the app to find out what to see and do on the day, session times and campus maps. Search MyUON: Official on your preferred app store to download.
The 2019 Open Days will be held on:
- Central Coast Open Day – Saturday 3 August
- Newcastle Open Day (Callaghan & NeW Space) – Saturday 31 August
Early Entry Scheme for Indigenous Students Studying Law
The University of Newcastle Law School is offering Indigenous students the opportunity to gain early entry to our Law degree. Recognising the need to increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian legal profession and allied fields, Newcastle Law School is inviting Indigenous students currently preparing for their Higher School Certificate to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined
Not only will students get early entry into this degree, they will have access to:
• A guaranteed place in University Accommodation at the Callaghan Campus
• A pre-law orientation program
• A mentoring scheme pairing new Indigenous students with more senior Indigenous students and legal practitioners
• Support services available via the Wollotuka Institute
Applications close 12 September 2019. Click here for more information.
New Degrees in Science at University of Newcastle
The University of Newcastle will be offering four new science degrees from 2020. These programs will enable students to discover solutions to scientific challenges, think innovatively and conduct research in a variety of areas. Let your students know about these exciting opportunities.
- Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science – An engaging and practical degree that delves into challenging areas including resource management, sustainability, conservation and ecology.
- Advanced Degrees – Three new Advanced degrees will be on offer in the areas of Science, Mathematics and Psychological Science. Aimed at high achieving students, these degrees provide students the opportunity to be mentored by leading researchers, engage in active learning based on extensible materials, complete industry engaged projects, and build professional connections to increase career outcomes.
UK & US Information Session
28 August 2019, 6:30 pm
Northside Conference Centre
Are you in Year 9, 10 or 11 and thinking about applying to universities like Harvard, Stanford, Oxford or Cambridge? The single biggest mistake Australian students make is leaving the application too late. Many students try to start their overseas application during a busy Year 12. With a steady stream of exams, many students simply don’t have time to put together every element of their US or UK application.
At this event, expert speakers from Crimson Education will use successful student case studies to map out all the steps you can take to give yourself the best chance of gaining admission to top US & UK universities.
Macleay’s Open Day
Open Day at our Surry Hills Campus on Saturday the 24th August.
During the day students will have a chance to explore the campus, chat to lecturers, graduates and students, have a look at some of the student projects and enjoy lunch.
- 09:30AM – Registration
- 10:00AM – Business Presentation
- 10:30AM – Advertising and Digital Media Presentation
- 11:00AM – Journalism Presentation
- 12:00PM – Lunch (free)
During the faculty sessions and day students can:
- Get specialised advice on how to fast-track their career in a casual, ask anything environment
- Ask industry experts any questions they may have and learn where our diploma and bachelor degrees in Business, Journalism, Advertising and Digital Media can take them
- Work out which area of study suits them
- Enjoy some other fun activities
Macleay Sydney Campus, Level 1, 28 Foveaux Street, Sydney
For directions click here.
For more information click here.
Residential Colleges Information
Trinity College Residential Scholarships now open
Full residential scholarships are available at Trinity Residential college in Melbourne.
Interested students and their parents are welcome to visit the college anytime, however, there are two organised open days which may suit.
The main, full-day Open Day aligns with the University Open Day on Sunday 18 August (10am–4pm) and we have a mini open morning on the Victorian AFL Grand Final holiday, Friday 27 September between 10–11.30am.
News from St Hilda’s College, the University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne’s Open Day is on Sunday 18th August. The University will run many information sessions on courses and all of the residential colleges will be open for tours. If your students are unable to attend the Open Day they can view the colleges here.
St Hilda’s College is a wonderful place to live and study at the University of Melbourne. St Hilda’s is a warm and supportive community, where every individual belongs. College is a wonderful place to transition from high school to the life of a university student.
How to apply:
Once you have made your application for your course through the VTAC website, you can go onto the intercollegiate website where you select your college of first preference and then list the other 9 colleges in order of preference. (yes VTAC allows up to 9 preferences).
Submit intercollegiate colleges application
- Send documents to college of first preference (email preferred) – school report, references, privacy declaration, payment
- Provide ATAR or IB once received to college of first preference
- The college will then organise an interview for you
St Hilda’s will make provisional offers by December for great applicants and further offers after the University’s official offers come through.
Applications close on Monday 25th November, 2019 for the Semester 1, 2020 intake.
SANCTA Sleepover 2019
Saturday 31 August – Sunday 1 September
Sancta are very excited to be welcoming female HSC students from all over regional and metro NSW, and across Australia, to this year’s Sancta Sleepover – happening in just a few weeks!
The Sancta Sleepover is a chance for female students to visit their universities of interest, meet current Sancta residents, and experience what it’s like to live in the residential college environment whilst studying in Sydney.
Student registrations close this Friday 2 August!
10 August 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
NSW Police Headquarters – The Curtis Cheng Centre
Come and join us for an information session about the NSW Police Force recruitment process. There will be speakers from the NSW Police Force and Charles Sturt University who will provide an overview of the academic and professional suitability requirements for entry into the NSW Police Force including information on the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials (UCWE) and the Police Academy. Recruitment Officers will be on hand to discuss your current or future application and to answer specific questions relating to the process.
Physical Training Instructors will also be available to discuss the physical testing standards, medical requirements and tips for training.
Open/Closing Dates: 01/07/2019 – 30/11/2019
This scholarship celebrates the creative arts. Nicholas Purcell Studio believes in supporting high achieving students in the creative practices through a scholarship aimed to recognise, support, enrich and reward these students.
- Enrolled into any Higher Education institution studying any creative practice degree either full-time or part-time.
- Evidence of Undergraduate academic record.
- Applicants to include online link to their work.
- Applicants to outline what they would use their prize winnings for i.e. to purchase paint.
- Applications will be evaluated on the strength of their work.
Open/Closing Dates: 11/07/2019 – 01/10/2019
The Women in Engineering Scholarships aim to encourage and assist female students commencing studies in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW. By applying for the Women in Engineering Scholarships you may be considered for the following scholarships.
- Tidswell Family Women in Engineering Scholarship
- Alexandria Ada Lam Scholarship in Engineering
- Klabe Family Women in Engineering Scholarship
- Charles Warman Women in Engineering Scholarship
To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
- Completed the NSW HSC (or interstate equivalent) or IB, either:
- in the year prior to commencing study at UNSW, or
- in the previous two years prior to commencing at UNSW, provided no tertiary study was undertaken during this period.
- Commencing full-time undergraduate study in an eligible UNSW Engineering program
- Applicants will be assessed on the basis of:
- Academic Merit
- Demonstrated or potential leadership skills
- Extra-curricular activities (sporting, cultural activities, volunteer/work experiences)
- Aptitude and commitment to studies in an area of Engineering
Open/Closing Dates: 05/08/2019 – 11/10/2019
Do you live outside Victoria? You may be eligible for this grant if you have a low income, are an Indigenous Australian, or attend an under-represented school. Recipients will receive $2000 to assist with relocation costs. Submit a scholarship application through VTAC now.
You must be one of the following:
- An Australian citizen
- A New Zealand citizen
- Australian permanent resident
- Australian humanitarian visa holder
You must meet the following criteria:
Commencing an on-campus undergraduate degree at a Monash campus in Australia
A current interstate resident, as demonstrated by the address on your VTAC scholarship application
Value: $5,000 per year
Open/Closing Dates: 18/04/2019 – 13/03/2020
The Opportunity Scholarships aim to assist individuals in the Western Sydney region who face economic, social or other disadvantage which makes university participation very difficult.
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
- reside in or have undertaken their Higher School Certificate (HSC) in Western Sydney
- demonstrate academic potential through a minimum ATAR of 80 or equivalent
- be able to demonstrate financial or other hardship
- be applying for any undergraduate degree at the University OR be currently enrolled in a full-time or part-time undergraduate degree and have maintained a minimum Grade Point Average of 5 (credit average)
- Non-current school leaver applicants will be considered on the basis of work experience and educational qualifications
School Holiday Programs
Honeywell Engineering Summer School
Monday 9 – Friday 13 December 2019
For 4 current Year 11 students, who will be sitting their HSC in 2020.
Now in its 21st year HESS is organised by Engineers Australia, and supported by the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, and Honeywell. The program is a collaboration between Engineers Australia and the 5 universities and 5 Industry partners.
Registration assistance for Students:
For help with Registration fees we suggest you contact your local Rotary Club – they are strong supporters of the program and may be able to assist with registration fees.
Students will visit the following universities and split into smaller groups for problem solving activities that range across Engineering disciplines.
▪ University of Sydney
▪ University of Wollongong
▪ University of NSW
▪ Macquarie University
▪ University of Technology Sydney
They will visit the following engineering organisations: –
▪ RAAF Richmond (Defence/Mechanical/Electrical/Aerospace)
▪ Cochlear (biomed/mechatronic/mechanical/materials/sound & acoustics)
▪ BlueScope Steel in Wollongong (materials/structural/mechanical)
▪ Additional site visits to be confirmed
Interested students please chat with the Careers Advisors and check out this Link to Pre-Register