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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers and Draftspeople help create the spaces where people live, move, and work. They design, build, operate and maintain all sorts of structures, including roads, ports, railways, mines, dams, structures and more.


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.


Interesting Reads

What are soft skills and why do you need them?

UAC discusses entry requirements to degrees as a ‘mature’ aged student – experience counts 


Are you ready to leave school?

There’s a lot to think about, and while the ‘head in the sand’ approach can look enticing, we don’t recommend it. 

Find out what you need to do before the end of the year in this article. 


Ms Alexi Kayes and Ms Katrina Smith

Careers Advisors

Higher Education Information

Open Days | 12 – 18 August 2019

Here’s our list of open days that are happening in your state this week.

For more information, click on the links, or you can search in our events calendar.


Southern Cross University | Open Day Lismore | Saturday 17 August | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Macquarie University Open Day | Saturday 17 August | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

William Blue College of Hospitality Management | Saturday 17 August | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

William Angliss Institute | Open Day, Sydney | Saturday 17 August | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Billy Blue College of Design | Sydney Open Day | Saturday 17 August | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CSU Open Day | Albury-Wodonga Sunday 18 August | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Western Sydney University | Open Day 2019 | Sunday 18 August | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Academy of Interactive Entertainment | Sydney Open Day| Sunday 18 August | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


CQUniversity | Online Open Day | Wednesday 14 August | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Callaghan Open Day

Saturday 31 August 2019 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Open Days are an exciting time for prospective students and their friends and families to check out the University of Newcastle!

Students considering university study in 2020 and beyond, along with family and friends, are invited to come to one of our campus Open Days to experience the University of Newcastle and gain access to any support or guidance needed.

At Open Day you’ll be able to speak directly to academic teaching staff and current students for support and advice on choosing a degree that’s right for you. You’ll also have a great opportunity to explore campus life with demonstrations, tours and activities running all day.

Click here for more information

Register, here, for your chance to win a pair of Beats by Dre Headphones.

Download the Open Day app (myUON: Official) to plan your day ahead of time!

For help downloading the app, click here.

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.

Western Sydney University

HSC True Rewards Program

Applications for the 2020 HSC True Reward program are open until 13th December 2019.

Students can compare their subjects to the subject matrix and must apply directly through the Western portal.

Click here for a HSC True Reward information sheet. Find Out More


The Academy Global Leadership Program

Have your students demonstrated academic ability as well as leadership in their school or community? Do you want to help them gain a competitive edge and aspire to great things? 

The Academy Global Leaders Program will challenge and engage them, exposing them to new and exciting concepts. 

Participants in this program will receive: an early offer to Western Sydney University; membership to The Academy; a scholarship; a university funded overseas experience; and a program specific workshop series. More Information


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information Evenings

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Future Students Information Evenings at Western Sydney University are an opportunity to hear about what courses are on offer and how Western can help students during their studies. They are an opportunity to learn about the different pathways to study, the support services available, scholarships on offer and life on campus.

The Information evenings will be held:

Penrith campus, Monday 16 September 2019, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Campbelltown campus, Tuesday 17 September 2019, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Find out more

Charles Sturt University

What is the Charles Sturt Advantage?

Applications for the Charles Sturt Advantage are closing in three weeks – 31 August. Don’t let your students miss out!

It’s a chance for your students to get a head start applying for uni. We’ll be looking past their test scores and using their soft skills to assess their application.

Our friendly team is on hand to answer any questions your students might have about the program.


Communication and Creative Industries update

Considering studying the Bachelor of Creative Industries (Acting and Performance Design) or the Bachelor of Theatre Media?

Now’s the time for them to book their audition! 

Auditions and interviews will be held in Bathurst, Canberra, Sydney and Wagga Wagga. 

Are your students keen to find out what to expect from their audition? Watch this  video  


Medicine is coming to Charles Sturt       

The five-year undergraduate degree (a partnership with Western Sydney University) will be offered at our Orange campus, and construction of the new state-of-the-art medical teaching facility will kick off shortly.

Keen to stay up with news around this program? Click here


Elite Athlete Program

Students can apply for special consideration through our Elite Athlete Program. We support enrolled athletes with flexible study, tutorial assistance and dedicated student support. Learn more about how we support our elite athletes

National Art School

2019 Open Day – 7 September 2019.

The National Art School (NAS) will be opening their doors to interested students, who will be able to get a glimpse into life on campus and find out everything they need to know about becoming an artist or kick-starting their career in the art industry.

The full program for Open Day will be released soon via the website – students are encouraged to register online.

Le Cordon Bleu | Open Day

17 August 2019, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Le Cordon Bleu Australia

Are you interested in studying with Le Cordon Bleu and would like to receive more information? Do you want to work in the hospitality industry but don’t know where to start? Find out why Le Cordon Bleu is the world’s most acclaimed culinary art and hospitality management institute in a discovery tour of Le Cordon Bleu.

  • Meet world-class chefs who are now sharing their wealth of knowledge and expertise with our students
  • Tour our state-of-the-art facilities
  • Learn about our prestigious programmes in Cuisine and Patisserie
  • Experience culinary delights including champagne and oysters and wine and cheese with freshly made baguettes
  • Participate in making your own chocolate truffles
  • Witness cooking demonstrations
  • Discover why Le Cordon Bleu is recognised as the world’s most famous cooking school

Find out more

Monash Info Evening: Webinar

28 August 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Monash knows that choosing a university is a big decision. Get all your questions answered at their online information evening, conveniently from your own home.

Hear everything you need to know about life at Monash. They’ll tell you all about their undergraduate courses, accommodation, scholarships and student life. Hear from a current student or graduate about where their Monash degree has led them.

Find out more

Studying Online at Endeavour College of Natural Health

4 September 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Did you know that our courses contain subjects that can be completed online? Plus, our Bachelor of Complementary Medicine is delivered 100% online. Endeavour students have access to a complete robust Learning Management System that can be accessed at any time of the day.

Join the Student Enrolment team for an interactive webinar to find out all you need to know about enrolling and studying online at Endeavour College of Natural Health.

Find out more

Monash Info Evening: Sydney

4 September 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

State Library of New South Wales

Monash knows that choosing a university is a big decision. Get all your questions answered at their information evening.

Hear everything you need to know about life at Monash. They’ll tell you all about their undergraduate courses, accommodation, scholarships and student life. Hear from a current student or graduate about where their Monash degree has led them.

Find out more

Flexible First Year Engineering at UNSW

Thinking about studying engineering but not sure what you want to specialise in just yet?

At UNSW, their Flexible First Year Engineering degree lets you experience a variety of study areas without having to make a commitment. You will undertake five core subjects, and can choose from a wide variety of elective subjects. At the end of the year, you can then transfer into the speciality of your choice.

This is an excellent option if you are interested in engineering and want to start studying, but don’t want to commit to a speciality straight away.

Read more here

US College visit, University of Pennsylvania Information Evening

When: Tuesday, 10 September

Where: Redlands, The Roseby Library

RSVP: Click here

Centre for Applied Research in Youth Sports – USA ‘Game Changer’ sports program

Centre for Applied Research in Youth Sport (CARYS). We are a not-for-profit organisation that provide research-driven development programs that empower young people to realise their potential both athletically and personally.

We are currently reaching out to schools to generate awareness about one of our programs that helps student-athletes secure both academic and sport scholarships so they can study and play sport at American universities after Year 12.

For more information click here

Scholarships & Competitions

Relocation Scholarship for the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

Value: $3,000 – $5,000

Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is a centre of excellence for both research and education. IMAS’ research is innovative, relevant and globally distinctive. IMAS delivers first-class programs resulting in highly trained scientists and researchers serving the needs of academic institutions, industry, government and the community. These generous scholarships are offered by IMAS to encourage high achieving students relocating from interstate, or Tasmanian students who are required to move away from home, to study at IMAS and to assist with relocation expenses.

Available to domestic students relocating from interstate, or Tasmanian students (i.e. students with a permanent residential address in Tasmania at the time of application), who are required to relocate to either Hobart or Launceston to study, and who are commencing their first year of study (year 1) in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 2020, for the first time, in the Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science (P3L). Students must have achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) of 85 or above, OP8 or above, or IB30 or above in 2019. The bursary will commence in the first semester of study.

Find out more

teach.Rural Scholarships

Value: $80,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: July 29, 2019 – August 30, 2019

Go where you’re needed and become a teacher in a rural or remote NSW public school. With substantial financial incentives and a guaranteed permanent teaching job upon completion of your studies, a teach.Rural scholarship is a great way to kick start your teaching journey.

Up to 60 teach.Rural scholarships are available to HSC students, and university students.

To apply, you will need to:

  1. be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and be completing the HSC in a NSW or ACT secondary school or TAFE NSW institute in 2019, and
  2. intend on enrolling in teacher education studies at a recognised Australian university or tertiary institution. Your studies will need to meet the department’s and the NSW Education Standards Authority’s (NESA) academic requirements for employment as a primary or secondary school teacher, or
  3. be a current university student completing your initial course of teacher training no earlier than the end of 2020.
  4. be willing to accept an appointment as a permanent full time teacher to a NSW public school in a rural or remote location on completion of your studies for a minimum period of three years.

Find out more

Teacher Education Scholarships – Aboriginal

Value: $18,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: July 29, 2019 – August 30, 2019

Make a difference in your community today and become a teacher in a NSW public school. Be the inspiration – become a primary or secondary teacher with the support of a Teacher Education Scholarship – Aboriginal.

There are up to 80 of these scholarships available to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.

To apply, you must:

  1. be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  2. identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  3. be accepted as such by the community in which you live or have lived
  4. provide confirmation of your Aboriginality to the department as outlined in the Confirmation of Aboriginality Guideline
  5. be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  6. intend on enrolling or be currently enrolled in initial teacher education studies at a recognised Australian university or tertiary institution that will lead to a qualification that meets the department’s and the NSW Education Standards Authority’s academic requirements for employment as a primary or secondary teacher
  7. be willing to accept an appointment as a permanent full time teacher to a NSW public school in an agreed location on completion of your studies for a minimum period of three years.

Apply online.

Find out more

Engineering Work Experience – Indigenous Students

From 12-18 January 2020, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney will host the Indigenous Australian Engineering School (IAES), funded by Engineering Aid Australia. For students who will be in Year 10,11 or 12 in 2020. Any Indigenous students with a high aptitude in Maths and Science that are interested in engineering, we would strongly encourage you to apply.

The week-long program will involve site visits to key Sydney locations, curriculum exercises and participation in cultural activities. Further highlights include networking opportunities with engineering industry representatives and recreational activities on Sydney Harbour.

Application closing date: 18 October 2019. For the application form please click here or contact Careers or visit

The University of Sydney (USYD) – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program

USYD invite students to apply for the 2019 Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program, to be held on Monday 9 December – Friday 13 December 2019 at The University of Sydney. This program is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students currently in Years 9, 10 and 11, who will be commencing Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2020. 

The Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program is a residential program that brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from across the country to experience and explore university life. Students have the opportunity to connect with each other, learn about university life, future careers and opportunities for scholarships and support.

Please refer to the 2019 Summer Program brochure for more information about the program and faculty streams.

The University of Sydney will cover all costs for successful applicants including travel, accommodation and meals. The Program is extremely popular so it is essential that your students complete an application by the due date to avoid disappointment.

Applications open: Monday 12 August 2019

Apply here

Applications close: Monday 2 September 2019

Students should begin collecting the following documentation:

  • Their most recent school report
  • A letter of support from their principal, teacher or careers advisor (template attached to application form)

Information Session

Northern Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo

With the infrastructure boom we are experiencing, the future need for apprentices, trainees and skilled workers has never before been in such high demand.

Exciting opportunities are available for all career and job seekers.

If you are seeking a career or looking for a job, these events are not to be missed.

Tuesday 20 August 2019 – 3pm to 8pm
The Concourse – Civic Pavilion – 409 Victoria Ave Chatswood NSW