Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.

 Katharine Whitehorn


Online Resource Subscriptions

Please note the following change:

Loreto Normanhurst no longer subscribes to Job Jump.

However you can still register as Loreto Normanhurst community member for Study Work Grow – school code: LRNH19

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


Career in Health

Anyone interested in careers in the Health Industry are invited to attend the Your Career in Health Expo. Gain valuable information and talk to experts from the industries about career pathways, opportunities, skills needed, how to get into the industry and more. There will be presentations and hands-on activities available.

Parents  are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Your Career in Health Expo

Bankstown Sports Club
8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown
Wednesday 30 October 2019
From:  3pm – 8pm

Please click here for more information.


Jobs of the future – it’s not all robots

Technology is evolving faster than ever: some jobs are disappearing, others are evolving and industries are changing quickly. 

Read more


Job Spotlight Tourism Industry

The tourism industry is huge and diverse, incorporating a vast number of businesses who provide the necessary infrastructure, products and services to support the millions of people travelling around the globe for both leisure and business activities.

If you’re looking for to work with people, there’s the possibility to travel yourself, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to keep learning, diversify, and climb the corporate ladder, this industry could tick all your boxes.


Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

Careers Advisers

Higher Education Information

Defence Force Information Sessions – NSW – October

View various information sessions across Sydney and regional centres for the Defence force at this link. This includes information for all different facets of the defence force. If you are interested in the Defence force, it is worthwhile going to an information session as soon as you can, as recruitment processes can take up to 12 months.

UTS | Discover Your Path to Uni

4 November 2019, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

University of Technology Sydney

Ready to start your uni journey? Whether you’re applying to transfer from another university, TAFE, are a mature-age student or have extensive work experience, your path to UTS is unique.

Chat to current students, who’ve shared a similar path, about what it’s like to transition to UTS as a non-school leaver. You can also speak to our staff about admissions requirements, how to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL, previously known as credit recognition) and your study options.

This event is for you if you are currently undertaking/have completed:

  • Bachelor level university studies
  • TAFE or VET diploma
  • Gap year
  • Extensive work experience

Find out more

University of Sydney | Experience Economics and Business at Sydney

1 November 2019, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The University of Sydney, Camperdown

Did you know that mobile phones are helping to reduce poverty in developing countries? Or that in five years’ time, half of the global workforce will be made up of workers in the gig economy? Can economics help you find a date?

Join the University of Sydney for an interactive event dedicated to the study of economics and business and begin your journey as a future leader.

You’ll experience our world-class teaching, participate in a workshop, and hear from graduates who have become leaders in their field. You‘ll also hear from our current students about their personal experiences and the excellent opportunities they’ve had during their studies, including industry placements, international exchange programs and study tours.

Find out more

Soar Aviation’s upcoming Open Days

In partnership with Box Hill Institute, Soar Aviation offer an AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) course that enables students to go from never having set foot in an aircraft to becoming a qualified commercial pilot within two years. What’s more, the diploma is supported by fee-funding options through Box Hill Institute.

Find out more at the Soar Aviation Open Day on Saturday, 26th October at Bankstown Airport. 

True Rewards – Western Sydney

For Year 12’s interested in True Rewards (early entry) at Western Sydney, they have released a new summary page of the program, which is a lot clearer than the website previously was.

Please see here for details. There is a portal where you need to apply, click here for more information. If you have any questions, please contact careers.

Apprenticeship and Cadetship Information

Plastics Technology Apprenticeship

MIGAS are currently taking applications on behalf of an employer for a Plastics Technology Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship is based in Minto.

As part of the apprenticeship you will learn all about plastic technology, including the operation of plastic injection moulding machinery, and manufacturing furniture that is purpose built for education, healthcare and stadia.

You will also earn a Certificate III in Polymer Technology.

Applications are open now.

Find out more and apply here.

Thoroughbred Explorer Cadetship

Thoroughbred Industry Careers is currently taking applications for their Explorer Cadetship Program, starting in February 2020.

The Explorer Cadetship Program is a 12-month stable and stud horsemanship program in the thoroughbred industry. It kicks off with a 12-week residential learning component of practical and theoretical training, followed by two paid work-experience placements at a leading racing stable and stud farm.

You will be accommodated while you learn on the job, and for 9 months of the year you will be earning an income while you learn.

Applications are open now.

Find out more and apply here.

Work Experience

Taronga Zoo – Work Experience – Years 10-12.

Applications for work experience in 2020 are now open and close in February 2020. Students can download the 2020 application form and information pack here.

Please note that Taronga Zoo only ONE application per school.  Therefore, the Careers Office, along with the Learning Office will select an application to put forward.

Students are reminded to read the application carefully, making sure all sections are completed and all required boxes ticked.

Any questions, please email, call or pop into the careers office.


Canstar Blue Future of Comparison Student Scholarship

Value: $5,000

Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2019 – December 1, 2019

By offering a scholarship to the university student who’s as passionate as we are about helping everyday Australians, we aim to help them in achieving their goals too. The successful applicant will not only get a helping hand towards covering their uni costs, they’ll also receive invaluable career guidance to help set them apart when the time comes to make their next career move.

To be eligible to apply you must:

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Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship

Value: $12,000

Open/Closing Dates: June 17, 2019 – January 10, 2020

Are you curious about what Asia has to offer? Aside from its economic potential, it remains one of the most exciting regions in the world. Westpac’s Asian Exchange Scholarships will immerse you in everything this region – ultimately forging long lasting and meaningful relationships between the next generation of young Australian and Asian leaders.

Westpac has partnered with eight leading Australian universities to deliver the Asian Exchange Scholarship:

  • The University of Adelaide
  • The Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Western Australia

Who can apply:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Studying full time at a participating Australian university (all fields of study are eligible)
  • Enrolled in second year or beyond when commencing their exchange
  • Holding a minimum of a credit average
  • Intending to do a one or two semester exchange, commencing in Semester 2, 2020

Find out more

UNSW Indigenous General Merit Undergraduate Scholarship

Value: Up to $13,000

Open/Closing Dates: August 16, 2019 – December 13, 2019

The Indigenous General Merit Undergraduate Scholarship is open for recent High School Leavers, UNSW Pre-Program Graduates and IAS Students commencing an undergraduate coursework degree program at UNSW Sydney in 2020.

To be considered students must submit a scholarship online application and apply for admission to a UNSW undergraduate degree program for commencement in Term 1, 2020 (via UAC or by any other UNSW admission scheme).

Find out more

University of Sydney Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History

Value: $5,000

Open/Closing Dates: August 15, 2019 – November 22, 2019

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History supports current and commencing undergraduate students studying a major in history at the faculty.

You must:

  • be enrolled or a recent school leaver who will enrol in a full-time bachelor degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • major in history
  • be from a low socio-economic background, live in a regional or rural area, or identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.

Find out more

The Sandra Cadwallader Indigenous Economics Scholarship

Value: $50,000

Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2019 – December 1, 2019

This scholarship supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to pursue a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney.

You must:

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AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award

Value: $10,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: September 12, 2019 – October 31, 2019

Over the past two decades, the Award has gained a significant profile, and is recognised as a program of influence among parliamentarians, industry, media and Award alumni.

AgriFutures Australia is committed to the future growth and advancement of the Award as a means of identifying, celebrating and empowering women. The Rural Women’s Award is one of many AgriFutures Australia initiatives ensuring our rural industries prosper now, and into the future.

  • The Award is open to all women involved in rural industries, rural and regional businesses and rural and regional communities
  • Location is no barrier. If you want to create impact, innovate and make a difference and/or contribute to enhancing the prosperity of rural and regional Australia, then we want to hear from you
  • Women must be over the age of 18, and Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • No formal qualifications are required
  • Detailed Award guidelines can be found here. Applications for the 2020 Awards  are now open.
  • If you know someone who should apply for the AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award, please email their name, contact details, and project area. When we refer to “rural industries” we mean agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Find out more

The Ernest V. Llewellyn Memorial Fund

Value: N/A

Open/Closing Dates: October 1, 2019 – November 11, 2019

These annual awards provide support for young string players wishing to undertake advanced studies, or to attend master classes, workshops or seminars such as AYO programs, in Australia and overseas.

Open to violin, viola, cello and double bass players only. You do not need to be an applicant or participant in AYO programs to apply.


  • For applicants of the highest standard of individual performance, aged up to 28 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2020.
  • Open to violin, viola, cello and double bass players only. You do not need to be an AYO applicant or past participant to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.
  • Successful applicants will be required to submit a detailed budget prior to the transfer of Scholarship funds. Scholarship funds will be made available once all requirements are met.
  • A written assurance that any funds will only be used for the purposes approved and if not will be repaid in full to the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Find out more

Further Information

Study in the US or UK

Now is the best time to start turning your ideas into action!

The US and UK application process is doable but if you’re aiming for top unis, expert support and planning is crucial to your success.

Click the link to learn more and to request to speak to a Crimson Education US and UK uni expert for free.

You’re invited to the Flight Centre Travel Academy O Day!

Wondering what to do after you finish high school? Do you love to travel? Do you want to work in an industry full of opportunities and lots of travel discounts? If you answered yes, then the Flight Centre Travel Academy is the place for you.

Our Diploma of Travel and Tourism is designed to set you up for success and help you start your exciting career in travel.

We would love to share what this exciting course has to offer you and where it can take you within the industry! So bring your friends, parents and family along to our Open Day! More information here

Projects Abroad

Students in years 10 and 11 looking for something worthwhile to do over the summer should look no further than a short-term overseas volunteer placement with Projects Abroad. Spots still available in Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand or Fiji to teach English to local school children, help to build classrooms, conserve coral reef ecosystems in Thailand or learn about the medicine and healthcare system of a developing country in Nepal. For more information click here.

University of Sydney Science Extension Mentoring Program

The University of Sydney offers a Science Extension Mentoring Program, linking high school students with PhD mentors to support their science investigation skills development during the HSC Science Extension course.

The Science Extension Mentoring Program is designed to support the development of science investigation skills in high school students undertaking the Science Extension HSC course by offering them one-to-one advice from a PhD mentor who will follow the progress of their science investigation throughout the HSC year.

Students will be able to ask their mentors for personalised suggestions and tips on how to:

  • design their scientific investigation
  • carry out data collection
  • analyse the data
  • approach arising challenges throughout the investigation
  • draw meaning from their results

The program endeavours to match students and mentors by disciplines of interest and expertise.

The Science Extension Mentor Program is conducted via online pathways (e.g. email, video conferencing) or by phone and always under the supervision of the student’s teacher. Contacting times throughout the program are flexible, and are as agreed upon between teacher, student and mentor.

Applications for the program are open from Monday 14 October to Friday 15 November.

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