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

 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.


Year 9 – Careers Guest Speaker Panel

In term 4, the Year 9 Integrated topic is ‘Creating a vision’ and careers have been invited to speak with Year 9 regarding creating a career vision and exploring career paths.

As part of this topic, we surveyed Year 9 and asked them which career areas they would like to explore. As a result, we invited a Lawyer, Psychologist, Artist, Hairdresser/Beautician and Nurse/Disaster Manager to speak to the students about their careers.

The panel were asked questions such as ‘What was your first job and how did you get it?’ What did you study and where?’ and ‘What does a day in the life of your job look like?’ Our guest speakers spoke about exploring career options, following your passions and lifelong learning. 

Thank you to our guest speakers for dedicating their time to speak with our students.


Job Spotlight: Security Industry

Those who work in the security industry help people, countries or businesses remain free from threat. 


Interesting reads

40 places to apply for Christmas casual jobs: click here – Student Super

From Clever answers to 3 curly interview questions


In the news recently there has been much talk around Australia’s youth unemployment rate. Each year Anglicare produce a snapshot of job availability within Australia. The report shines a spotlight on what the job market is really like, for example; people who may not have qualifications or experience to draw on, those trying to re-enter the workforce after a long break, or those living in regional or remote areas. The most recent Jobs Availability Snapshot was launched on 16 October 2019, as part of Anti-Poverty Week. Click on the link about or click here to download their Snapshot policy.


Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

Careers Advisers

Higher Education Information

Australian National University – ANU

  • Admissions Information for Year 12 Students

Students who have received a conditional offer to ANU through a direct application/Admissions, Scholarships and Accommodation, are not required to preference ANU in UAC.

Applicants will be assessed and given an outcome through our direct application system. If applicants would like to change preferences, they may do so through our application portal. 

  • Accommodation Applications for 2020

Accommodation applications opened on 20 August and will close on 20 December at 12 am midnight. Find out more

  • Tune into ANU’s upcoming webinars

Join and share ANU’s upcoming webinars hosted by ANU staff and students to learn more about study options, student services, accommodation and life at ANU. Find out more

 UNSW Info Day

19 December 2019
 10am to 3pm

Kensington Campus

Info Day is the perfect opportunity to get your last minute questions answered.

Attend lectures, explore campus and chat to academics and current students in the Advisory Centre.

Come and see what studying at UNSW is all about. We look forward to welcoming you on campus.

For more information

TAFE InfoFest

9-13 December and 20-24 January

Discover the perfect course for you, at TAFE NSW InfoFest.

With over 1,200 courses, diplomas and degrees, InfoFest is a great opportunity to get the info on your career.

Whether you’re a school leaver wanting to get qualified faster, wanting to build new skills to land a promotion, thinking about an exciting career change, or just looking for some essential skills that can help to successfully launch your business – you can explore all of your options at TAFE NSW InfoFest.

Our doors open early in December as well as mid-January, allowing future students a chance to get the course information they need, as well as any assistance in finalising their enrolments for Semester 1, 2020.

For more information

Macquarie University | Campus Tour

26 October 2019
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Macquarie University

You can never truly know if a uni is right for you until you visit in person and get a feel for the campus.

What to expect on the day?

  • tours usually take about 1.5h
  • on every tour you’ll see:
    • our various lecture theatres
    • our award-winning library
    • MUSE – our flexible and creative study space
    • the Sport and Aquatic Centre
    • the Campus Common, where you can explore the many dining options
  • you will have the opportunity to ask a current student your questions while you walk
  • following the tour, you will also get the opportunity for a private consultation to get all your Macquarie questions answered

Find out more

Your Career in Health Expo

30 October 2019
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bankstown Sports Club

Career Opportunities in the Health field are plenty. Healthcare is one of Australia’s fastest growing and essential industries. You will have the opportunity to speak with a range of exhibitors showcasing the careers opportunities and pathways, further study and training options, and support services.

Exhibitors include:

  • Nursing & Allied Health
  • Administration & more
  • Hospitals
  • Community & Support Services
  • Aboriginal Services
  • Universities
  • Training Providers
  • Government departments
  • Apprenticeships, Traineeships & School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SBATs)

Find out more

WSU | Campus Tour, Liverpool

1 November 2019
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Western Sydney University, Liverpool Campus

Come and 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. Take one of our guided Campus Tours and see what life at Western is really like.

You’ll take a tour of our lecture theatres and teaching facilities, stroll through our campus libraries, take in our various food outlets and have the opportunity to learn more about the various degrees on offer, course selection, living on campus and university life.

Find out more

UNSW Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders Program (EAPL)

The EAPL program awards up to five adjustment factors to applicants who have excelled in the areas of sport, academia, leadership, and/or music at an elite level. Applications close on Saturday, 30 November.

Find out more

The Hotel School | Information Session

19 November 2019
5:30 pm

The Hotel School, Sydney

If your interest is hospitality, tourism or business management and you want to explore a global career path then join us at our information session. The session is designed to provide you with information on the courses offered at The Hotel School, you can speak with the academic team and experience the campus. Come and discover how to make a start in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Find out more

ACAP | Info Session

27 November 2019
6:00 pm

Australian College of Applied Psychology, Sydney

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 our campus.
  • Discover the courses we offer, flexible learning options and the benefits of studying at ACAP.

Find out more

ACU – Know your options and Campus Tour

Come along to Know Your Options, ACU information sessions where you can talk to experts about your course and career path, learn about alternative entry and admission pathways, explore our campus, and meet staff and students. Find out more and register here

Haven’t had a chance to get down and see our campus yet? Attending a campus tour is a great way to explore and see if we are the right fit for you. 

Visit our state-of-the-art facilities and have any of your questions answered by one of our friendly student ambassadors.

Book your campus tour 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.

ANU – Work experience at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Mount Stromlo Observatory offers a limited number of work experience places to year 10, 11 and 12 students each year.

These placements are typically one week in duration and students work on an astronomical project under the supervision of professional astronomers. Find out more

UNSW Women in Engineering Camp – Applications Now Open

12-15 January 2020

WIE Camp is a four-day residential experience at UNSW for female year 11 or 12 students to learn more about engineering and participate in hands-on workshops, industry site visits, career panels, and a networking function with professional engineers. Contact For more info and to apply:

Find out more


Charles Sturt University – New Scholarships

Our scholarships program is growing. Check out our most recent additions, which may be just the ticket to help make your students’ uni experience that much easier.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Disability Scholarship
The Inland Rail Scholarship
CSIRO Indigenous Support Scholarship

And don’t forget, applications for Charles Sturt University Foundation Trust Scholarships are now open. The first round closes on 3 December. Students don’t have to be the world’s best essay writer to apply – they just have to be in it to win it!

2020 UNSW Sports Scholarships

Value: Up to $10,000

Open/Closing Dates: September 6, 2019 – November 30, 2019

The UNSW Sports Scholarship is open for 2019 High School Leavers and current UNSW Students who display outstanding ability in sport and are currently or will be undertaking an undergraduate coursework degree program in 2020.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be commencing or currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate study (single or dual degree) at UNSW Sydney
  • Be deemed to be at an elite level such as representing at State or National Level or similar

Find out more

Torrens 2020 Hospitality Scholarship

Value: Tuition fee waiver

Open/Closing Dates: January 1, 2019 – December 13, 2019

William Blue College of Hospitality Management has been continually developing future potential leaders of the hospitality industry for over 25 years, carving the way for the next generation. Each year we invite aspiring hospitality managers, event managers, tourism managers and executive chefs to apply for a William Blue Scholarship. The scholarship is an opportunity to not only become accredited in the industry but to launch a stellar hospitality career.

Application criteria:

  • Recipients must be new William Blue students commencing studies in February 2020.
  • Only open to Australian citizens and permanent residents
  • Scholarships are only awarded for full-time students studying on campus
  • Recipients must have completed their Higher School Certificate
  • An ATAR of 60.0 or equivalent if applying for the Bachelor’s degree

Find out more

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship for Rural and Regional Students

Value: $5,000

Open/Closing Dates: December 2, 2019 – January 28, 2020

The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship for rural and regional students aims to assist academically outstanding but disadvantaged students, from a rural or regional area, who have been offered a full-time place at an Australian University for the first time.

Eligibility requirements:

  • This Scholarship is for students living in rural and regional Australia.
  • Any subject can be studied under this scholarship provided that it is at undergraduate bachelor’s degree level in an approved Australian course.
  • You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Only first-time, first year university students wishing to study full-time in 2020 can apply.
  • You must demonstrate the disadvantage (economic and/or social) hindering your ability to undertake further study

Find out more

ACU Law – Equity Scholarship

Value: $5,000

Open/Closing Dates: September 9, 2019 – March 9, 2020

Established in 2012, the ACU Law – Equity Scholarship is intended to assist students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Domestic students
  • Faculty: Law
  • Course: Any ACU Law degree
  • Campus: Any
  • Year level: First year
  • Not a previous recipient of this scholarship.

Find out more

UNE Residential Financial Assistance Scholarships

Value: 50% discount on residential fees

Open/Closing Dates: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

The University of New England has established residential scholarships to encourage qualified and motivated students who may not otherwise have considered college living because of financial constraints, to reside in a UNE residential college and be involved in the college community.

This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students. Open to ALL new commencing students AND Open to continuing UNE students in any year of a degree/course who have not previously resided in a UNE college/residence AND Open to current recipients of a UNE Residential Financial Assistance scholarship seeking an extension of their scholarship.

  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • The applicant is living or intending to live in a UNE Residential College (excludes St Alberts College)

Find out more

The Valerie Joan Beale Bequest

Value: $20,000 per year

Open/Closing Dates: September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

This scholarship supports commencing students experiencing financial hardship or other disadvantages.

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be commencing in a University of Sydney coursework degree
  • apply for an Equity Scholarship via the UAC online portal.

Find out more

WSU Bartier Perry Leadership Scholarship for Women

Value: $7,500 per year

Open/Closing Dates: September 1, 2019 – March 20, 2020

Bartier Perry understands the benefits of a diverse workforce at every level and recognises the need to promote women in the workplace. Providing this scholarship is consistent with our corporate social responsibility aims and demonstrates our commitment to the legal profession, education and the advancement of women.

Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • be female
  • demonstrate leadership qualities and/or involvement with community service activities
  • demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in law. Prior study in the field of law will be looked upon favourably
  • be enrolled to study full-time in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Advanced Business Leadership)/Bachelor of Laws

Find out more

National Summer Art Scholarship

Value: Development program

Open/Closing Dates: September 1, 2019 – October 28, 2019

The National Summer Art Scholarship is a week-long intensive bringing sixteen young people from across Australia to the National Gallery of Australia. If you are in year 11 in 2019 and passionate about art, you can enjoy a week of creative workshops and experiences this Summer.

To apply for the National Summer Art Scholarship, you must:

  • Have permission from a parent/guardian
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be in Year 11 in 2019
  • Be passionate about art
  • Be comfortable meeting and working with new people
  • Advocate for young people, proudly promoting a youth audience at the NGA by remaining respectful and engaged

Find out more

William Angliss Scholarship applications close soon

Helping students study what they love with a little extra help from us!

Worth up to $4,000, William Angliss Institute’s Scholarships are now open. Awarded to both to new and continuing domestic students, scholarships are awarded to support students’ skill development, travel, living, and study-related tools, resources or/and equipment expenses. We offer three different scholarships, and recipients are selected on the basis of Equity or Merit.

Applications close on October 31st 2019.

For more information

Further Information

Overseas Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students This Summer – Places Still Available

Volunteer overseas this summer in Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand or Fiji to teach English to local school children, build a school, conserve the marine life and beaches of Thailand or learn about the medicine and healthcare system in a developing country. Places still available for 15 – 17 year olds on 2 week programs in December or January.

Contact 1300 132 831 or visit our website.