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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.

 

Job Spotlight:

Aged Care 

Helping and supporting elderly or infirm people to cope, and enjoy a healthy, happy life.

 

Interesting Reads: 

  • Open Universities Australia looks at the future of work and some facts that may surprise you.
  • Australian Careers Service (ACS) considers a few things before making a career change
  • The future of Work for Australian Graduates report published by the Australia Institute, Centre of Future of work

 

Part Time Job – Castle Towers McDonald’s Recruitment Drive

Employment opportunities exist at the new McDonald’s restaurant in Castle Towers Shopping Centre opening at the end of November.

This would be a great opportunity for you to enter the workforce and gain valuable skills and training.  In particular McDonalds are looking for students who have finished HSC this year and are looking for a part time position. 

To apply visit their website.

 

Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

Careers Advisers


Higher Education Information

Macquarie University | Campus Tour

9 November 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


Sydney Flight College | Open Day

16 November 2019, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sydney Flight College, Bankstown Aerodrome

The SFC Open Day is an opportunity for you to view our facilities and fleet, talk to instructors and current students, and even go for a trial instructional flight in one of our state-of-the-art training aircraft. There will also be a complimentary all-day sausage sizzle to keep your hunger at bay.

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Sydney Design School | Information Sessions

20 November 2019, 6:00 pm – 6:40 pm

Sydney Design School

If you’re passionate about becoming a professional Interior Designer or Interior Decorator, then join us for our next free event and find out more about our world-class accredited courses. Come to an Info Session and get a feel for life in our creative community, meet our inspiring Educators and find your perfect course option.

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NSW Police Recruitment Information Session

7 December 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

NSW Police Force Headquarters

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.

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CQUni | STEPS Information Session

11 December 2019, 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Online

Need a little help to meet the entry requirements of your chosen university course? Or perhaps you just want some additional support to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully enter and undertake further study.

Find out how CQUniversity can be the support to your study and take the first step toward a brighter future with our Skills For Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) course.

STEPS is a free, Centrelink approved enabling course that is designed to help you acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to gain entry into university.

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CQUni | Change of Preference Event, Online Chat

14 December 2019, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Online

Didn’t get the score you thought you would or changed your mind about what course you want to study in 2020? That’s completely normal and we’re here to help. Chat to us online at our Change of Preference Online Chat session and get the answers to your questions and guidance on how to change your preferences.

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UOW | Campus Drop in Days

18 December 2019, 9:00 am – 19 December 2019, 6:00 pm

University of Wollongong, Bega & Batemans Bay Campuses

UOW Bega & Batemans Bay campuses are opening their doors on 18 and 19 December so you can drop in at a time that suits you to learn about our degrees, speak to our staff and academics, take a tour and have all your questions answered about:

  • Courses
  • UOW Early admission
  • Fees and scholarships
  • Entry requirements
  • Pathways
  • Career opportunities and more.

Find out more


UOW | Shoalhaven Open Evening

18 December 2019, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

University of Wollongong, Shoalhaven Campus

Come along and take a tour of UOW Shoalhaven Campus and meet staff and students. Information will be provided about Courses, Fees and Scholarships, Entry Requirements, Pathways, Career opportunities and more.

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UNSW | Women in Engineering Breakfast

19 December 2019, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

UNSW Sydney

Join us at the Women in Engineering Breakfast on UNSW Info Day.

This is a great opportunity to hear about our Women in Engineering community and learn about the initiatives you can be involved in through UNSW’s Women in Engineering program.

You will also meet some of our current students, who are ready to tell you all about the engineering degrees they chose and answer your questions.

Friends and parents are welcome to come along – we hope to see you there.

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UON | Undergraduate Info Sessions

19 December 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Newcastle & Central Coast Campuses

If you have questions about studying in 2020, we are here to help.

Come on campus and talk to our team about degrees, changing preferences, scholarships, accommodation, alternative entry options and more at our Info Sessions.

There will be sessions running at multiple campuses:

  • Callaghan
  • Newcastle
  • Central Coast

These Info Sessions are held after ATARs are released and prior to the close of change of preferences for consideration in December Round 2 so it’s perfect timing to get the advice you need to finalise your UAC application.

Knowing your ATAR means your choices may have changed. There are a variety of entry schemes and adjustment factors available to you. Talk to our admissions team who can help you understand your adjusted ATAR and your options.

If you are yet to apply and needing face-to-face advice, be sure to attend this event.

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UOW | Southern Highlands Campus Drop in Week

6 January 2020, 9:00 am – 10 January 2020, 5:00 pm

UOW Southern Highlands Campus

Visit the Southern Highlands campus in Moss Vale during drop in week to speak to staff about study options for 2020. Advice on admissions and assistance with lodging applications can be provided – bring your academic documents with you. Check out the facilities and find out from staff about the services available to help you success in your study with UOW.

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JMC Academy | Open Day

11 January 2020, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

JMC Academy, Ultimo

Are you still undecided about how you want to spend the next one to two years of your study time? Do you want a preview of what your years after school might hold? Then this is your opportunity to get to know JMC Academy.

On the day you can take a tour of our facilities, get your hands on some of our serious gear, grab a bit to eat and learn why JMC continues to lead the way in Creative Industries education. You’ll also have a chance to chat with current students and heads of department about studying abroad and industry internships. Don’t forget to listen to our student bands and stop by the studios to see and hear live film and audio productions in action.

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Torrens University | Open Day

18 January 2020, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Torrens University Australia, Ultimo, Pyrmont & The Rocks Campuses

Want to find out first-hand what it’s like to study at Australia’s leading private university? Join Torrens University at Open Day.

  • Visit our campuses
  • Learn about our courses in Design, Creative Technology, Business, Hospitality, Health, and Education
  • Attend workshops & talks
  • Speak to our Lecturers and Faculty staff
  • Hear from current students about what it’s like to study at Torrens University

Find out more


Work Experience

Work Experience with Sydney Trains

The Sydney Trains Work Experience Program offers opportunities for students to experience the world of work at Sydney Trains and gain a better understanding of the career options available in the rail industry.

You can spend a week with us and learn about:

  • Diesel/Plant mechanics with our Heavy Plant team, which repairs and maintains a large fleet of track maintenance machines
  • Communications and control systems with our Operational Technology team, which maintains train control and train visibility systems, data networks and passenger information systems
  • Electro-technology apprenticeship options across our rail network including theory and practical training on rail signalling, rail substations, rail traction and everything you ever wanted to know about trains at one of our fleet maintenance depots.

Sydney Trains

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Scholarships

Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Memorial Scholarship

Value: Up to $60,000

Open/Closing Dates: December 9, 2019 – January 8, 2020

The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and post-graduate students in Australia.

The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is available to any Australian student undertaking a three or four year course of study approved by the Trustees. Undergraduate students who have commenced their studies are also eligible to apply for the scholarship. Successful applicants can choose to study at one of the nominated Australian universities or colleges. In some instances the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is also offered to postgraduate students who can undertake a one year course of study at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Successful applicants are required to study at one of the following institutions:

  • Australian National University – ACT
  • Flinders University of South Australia – SA
  • University of Adelaide (including Roseworthy Campus) – SA
  • Roseworthy Residential College
  • University of New England – NSW
  • University of South Australia – SA
  • Marcus Oldham College – VIC
  • University of Cambridge – UK

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Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship

Value: ~$28,092

Open/Closing Dates: October 16, 2019 – January 31, 2020

Established in the year 2000 by the Federal Government, The Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship is Australia’s most prestigious scholarship for Indigenous Australians to study Honours in Political Science (or related subjects) at any recognised Australian university.

To be eligible to apply for the Neville Bonner Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be Indigenous Australians of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are accepted as such by the Indigenous Australian community in which they live or have lived;
  • be Australian citizens; and
  • be currently enrolled (or have been enrolled) in a course of study leading to the award of a Degree of Bachelor with majors relevant to the enrolment in an Honours year in politics or political science (or related subjects) at a recognised Australian university.

Candidates must also have been offered a place in Honours in 2020 or have good reason to believe they will be offered a place.

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Macquarie Faculty of Science and Engineering Academic Achievement Entry Scholarships

Value: $2,000 – $10,000

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

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offer a range of academic scholarships for students commencing studies in Session 1 2020 in one of a number of degrees within the Faculty.

Eligibility

  • Receive an ATAR of 90+
  • Meet any other criteria required in your UAC application into the relevant Macquarie program.
  • Be a domestic student
  • Be available to commence studies at Macquarie University in Session 1, 2020.
  • Have the Macquarie Degree course listed as one of your top 2 UAC preferences in UAC offer round, or have received an offer to study an applicable Macquarie program through the Macquarie Leaders and Achievers early entry scheme.
  • Have completed and submitted the scholarship application form, including the personal statement, resume and reference.
  • Meet ongoing eligibility criteria, including satisfactory academic progress prior to receiving future payment.

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Macquarie Vinva Scholar Award

Value: $15,000 per year

Open/Closing Dates: September 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020

The aim of the Vinva Scholar Award is to fund scholars based on excellence and equity, supporting students who have the potential to make a positive impact in the future.

The successful applicant for this scholarship will be able to demonstrate:

  • admission to an undergraduate course in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and/or the Macquarie Business School for Session 1 2020;
  • be studying an undergraduate degree for the first time in 2020;
  • be a current school leaver or non-current school leaver with a very competitive ATAR or equivalent;
  • someone motivated to work hard to achieve their goals
  • be a domestic student;
  • be intending to study full time and internally.

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships with MIGAS

Apprenticeships are a great way of kick starting your career. You get to earn money while also learning a qualification.

If you are interested in doing an apprenticeship or traineeship, MIGAS currently has several on offer in New South Wales. Take a look at some of them below:

Take a look at all of the apprenticeships and traineeships currently on offer and find out more here.

Horticulture Apprenticeship with Tamworth Regional Council

Tamworth Regional Council is currently taking applications for Horticulture Apprenticeships.

An apprenticeship is a great way to make some money while earning a nationally-recognised qualification.

Applications are open until Tuesday 12 November.

Find out more and apply here

Find Apprenticeships in NSW


Further Information

UN Youth | Young Leaders Summit: Our Press, Our Freedom

16 November 2019, 10:00 am –  4:00 pm

University of Technology Sydney

The press plays an important role in the distribution of information for people around the world. So how does the freedom of the press impact political and social empowerment and expression, democracy and political movements and minority groups? There’s lots to get our heads around when it comes to the press in political environments.

Want to learn more about the concepts of freedom of press and information, and how they relate to other rights or considerations, including security, privacy and offensiveness? Join us at this one day event that will break down the the key issues facing whistleblowers, national security and journalists.

Find out more


Girls Programming Network

30 November 2019, 9:00 am – 1 December 2019, 3:00 pm

The University of Sydney, Camperdown

The Girls’ Programming Network is a group of women and girls into computer science, programming and information technology. They run workshops once per school term for high school girls.

GPN teach you how to make an awesome programming project each time. We also make friends, eat pizza, and do other fun activities.

There will be heaps of tutors at GPN to teach you and help you learn at a pace that’s right for you. Our tutors are women and girls who love IT. Some tutors are uni students studying IT or other STEM areas. Others are software engineers from cool companies like Google, Atlassian, Data61 and more.

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AFTRS | Music for Film & TV Workshop

17 December 2019, 9:30 am – 18 December 2019, 5:00 pm

Australian Film Television and Radio School

Learn how to create music for film and TV in this challenging and rewarding two-day course, under the guidance of a professional Screen Music Composer. Using AFTRS’ state of the art film and music facilities you will have experience of scoring your own short piece of film using a variety of software and techniques including a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).

If you have a love of music, and some knowledge of music composition, don’t miss this amazing opportunity.

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AFTRS | Teens Stop Motion Workshop

17 December 2019, 9:30 am – 19 December 2019, 5:00 pm

Australian Film Television and Radio School

Learn how to create wire claymation characters and create a stop motion film. Explore Character Design, story and timing, as well as special effects. Green screen and compositing techniques will give your story limitless possibilities.

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