Online Resource Subscriptions

As a Loreto Normanhurst community member you can register for free our online resource: 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.

Lunchtime Workshops – Year 12 2020

Careers are running the following lunchtime workshops for Year 12 2020 students:

Studying Medicine

Friday, 22 November 

Studying at Australian National University/ Tuckwell Scholarship (ANU)

Tuesday, 25 November

If you have not RSVP’d and would like to attend, please email careers.


Part Time Job

Westleigh Bakery is looking for a 14-15 year old to work Saturdays in their bakery. If you are interested and can demonstrate good team work and initiative, please drop your resume into the Bakery.


Job Spotlight:

A career in Politics

Politics is both an art and science that focuses on people. Politicians and politics are at play in nearly every career and life scenario to some extent. Our daily lives are dictated by rules and laws designed to benefit individuals and develop and maintain flourishing communities and countries.


Interesting Reads:

 The importance of work placements during tertiary study (AI Group) – click here

What is Occupational therapy? (video) – click here

My first full time job was a flop and I am ok with it (Opinion piece) – Youth Foundation of Australia – click here


Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

Careers Advisers

Higher Education Information

Macquarie | Campus Tour

16 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

InspirED | ACE the HSC @ Macquarie University

17 November 2019, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Macquarie University

Designed for both students and parents, our free ACE the HSC sessions prepare you for success at the start of your HSC (or preliminary) year.

In these sessions you can hear from our experts on effective study strategies, assessment technique, stress management & more to help you excel over the next twelve months.

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UON | Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science Program Launch, Central Coast

21 November 2019, 5:00 pm

Avoca Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Avoca Beach

Is the ocean and coast part of your lifestyle? Are you wanting to learn about our diverse coastal and marine environments?

The Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle invites you to celebrate the launch of our exciting new Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science ahead of its first intake in Semester 1 2020 at both our Callaghan and Central Coast campuses.

Come along to learn more about our new program. You’ll hear from our leading academics, industry experts and get hands on with some of the unique equipment marine scientists are using every day.

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AIM | Sydney Information Evening

21 November 2019, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Australian Institute of Music, Surry Hills

AIM Sydney invites you to an intimate evening information session where we’ll take you on a personalised campus tour, hear what makes AIM special from our academics and students plus have a chat to our friendly team members who will be able to answer any questions you may have ahead of our January 2020 intake.

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AIM | Open Stage Night

22 November 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Australian Institute of Music, Surry Hills

AIM Sydney is hosting The Final Editions of its Open Stage night for prospective students.

This is a chance for emerging performers to come and experience AIM, meet our staff and students, and most of all come jam with us on stage! All music performers welcome:

  • Bands & Solo Artists
  • Composers
  • DJs & Producers
  • Music Theatre Performers

Find out more

Bond | Medicine Program Webinar

25 November 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Do you have any unanswered questions about Bond’s Medicine Program?

The Bond University Medical Program offers students opportunities to bring to life their ambitions to become outstanding practitioners, thinkers and leaders, well equipped to deliver evidenced-based, patient-centred health care that meets the needs of a diverse community.

We invite you to join the Dean of Medicine who will provide an overview of the Medical Program at Bond University via a webinar. Get the answers to all your questions during this live information session.

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University of Sydney | Arts and Social Sciences Online Q&A Session

27 November 2019, 7:00 pm


Join us online and have all your questions answered about studying in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Learn about the Faculty and chat with representatives online about our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, admissions, scholarships, accommodation, life in Sydney and more.

Find out more

MedView | Your Path to Medical School

14 December 2019, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

UNSW, Kensington Campus

You are invited to join fellow aspiring medical students at MedView’s free information session about the journey to doctor-hood. We can help you on your way to medical school, by offering insights, guidance, tips and tricks to support you on your endeavour to medical school.

MedView specialises in supporting prospective medical students in applying to their dream schools. Join us at this event to learn more about a future in medicine.

Delivered by current medical students, the presentation will include:

  • Why choosing a career in medicine might be right for you
  • Information about applying to direct-entry Australian medical schools
  • Acceptance requirements for medical school (ATAR, UCAT, MMI/Interview, etc.)
  • Insights into the academic life of a medical student
  • Comprehensive and strategic tips on successfully gaining admission into medical school
  • Common misconceptions about getting into medical school and life as a med student
  • Q&A with a guest speaker and current students from Australian medical schools

Find out more

UTS | Info Week

16 December 2019, 10:00 am – 20 December 2019, 5:00 pm

University of Technology Sydney

Applied to start uni in 2020?

Join us at one of our online and on-campus events during UTS Info Week. It’s your chance to get a taste of university life and ask any last-minute questions before UAC preferences close.

Find out about admission pathways, attend an info session or chat with staff and students about your options.

Find out more

UNE | National Agriculture Day

21 November 2019, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

University of New England, Armidale

UNE have put together an exciting program to showcase to high school agricultural students about Australia’s sheep and cattle industries, while providing them with information sessions and practical applications of varying topics.

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UNSW | A&D ANNUAL 19 – Opening Night

3 December 2019, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

UNSW Art & Design, Paddington

The largest national showcase of graduate contemporary art and design, the A&D ANNUAL 19 launches the next generation of artists, designers, makers and digital media creators. Encompassing installation, animation, visual effects, digital media and film, visual communication and graphic design, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, sound, spatial design, furniture and jewellery, textile design, design for social innovation, ceramics and more.

This year over 150 emerging practitioners will present their final projects across four exhibition venues on the Paddington campus, including UNSW Galleries, Kudos Gallery, AD Space, and the Black Box. A companion exhibition of design graduates is also presented at the Australian Design Centre.

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Work Experience

Ready! Work Experience with Animal Logic Studios

Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation for over 25 years.

If you are interested in work experience at Animal Logic Studios, you can apply to be part of our ‘Ready! Work Experience Week’. Currently we host work experience in our Sydney Studio for senior High School students.

During the week you will tour the Animal Logic Studio, meet and learn from artists, technicians and software developers from the various disciplines within the company and be challenged with hands on activities in our dedicated training space. You will have the opportunity to use industry standard software and see how these skills are applied to tell great stories with amazing visuals.

Ready! Work Experience Week is hosted twice a year in our Sydney Studio. Dates are yet to be determined, however they are most likely to be in the months of June and November.

Learn more


Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships

Value: Student fee waiver

Open/Closing Dates: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

The NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships mean that students can get training to get the skills they need to get the job they want and their course fees will be covered.

To be eligible for a Fee-Free Scholarship, you must:

  • be wanting to study a Smart and Skilled subsidised Certificate I, Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level qualification on the NSW Skills List, including those qualifications that support apprenticeships and traineeships (use the Course Finder); and
  • meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria.


  • be aged between 15 and 30 years when you start training; and
  • be either the recipient of a specific Australian Government welfare benefit or allowance or the dependant of such a recipient; or
  • be aged 15-17 years and currently in out-of-home care or aged 18-30 years and previously have been in out-of-home care


  • be aged 15 years or over and have a letter of recommendation from a domestic and family violence service, refuge or other support agency

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships Guide

University is a really popular post high school pathway, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re not keen on the idea of University, it’s worth exploring your options available through Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Apprenticeships and Traineeships both offer:

  • Paid employment
  • Training through TAFE or another registered training organisation (RTO)
  • A nationally recognised qualification

With hundreds of vocations to choose from, you’ll just need to work out which industry and career is the best fit for you.

Our guide will walk you through the basics of apprenticeships and traineeships, explain the differences between the two, how to find one, the costs and financial assistance available, plus more.

You can DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY right now, it could help you decide if it’s the right pathway for you.

Our dedicated Apprenticeships-Traineeships page provides more information, you can also search current vacancies for apprentices and trainees.

Fee Free Traineeships in NSW

Starting in January 2020, the NSW government will be covering course fees for up to 70,000 new trainees across the state.

With over 390 different traineeship courses to choose from, if you’ve been thinking about starting a traineeship, this could be the perfect time.

Find out more about fee free traineeships here

Audi Certified Apprenticeship Program

The Audi Certified Apprenticeship Program has been designed to equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge to become a fully qualified Audi Technician through an exciting and challenging opportunity to receive nationally-recognised, formal qualifications.

Audi offer a wide choice of career opportunities for all levels of technicians based on experience, aptitude and personality types – whether you are technically minded, a ‘numbers’ person or more people oriented.

Find out more and apply here

Bega Valley Shire Apprentice Boilermaker/Fabricator

Bega Valley Shire is currently taking applications for an Apprentice Boilermaker/Fabricator.

The role will involve several duties including:

  • Design and fabricate metal fittings for Council assets such as; hand rails, security bars, playground equipment, cattle grids, sheds, loading ramps, sewer lids and similar items.
  • Perform welding repairs on bridge components and other fixed Council assets.
  • Perform welding and mechanical maintenance/servicing on Council’s plant and equipment.
  • Assist in diagnosing plant faults and determine extent of required repairs.
  • Provide additional support to other Workshop areas or responsibility as required.

Applications are open until Friday 29 November.

Find out more here

Further Information

UNSW Girls in Engineering Club

The Girls in Engineering Club is a fun, inspiring community for high school girls who are interested in STEM, study maths or science at school, or who just want to explore what engineering is all about.

You can connect and share ideas with fellow high school girls who are also discovering the possibilities of a career in engineering. You will hear from inspiring role models, from UNSW engineering students to female engineers already making their mark on the world. They can’t wait to share their stories with you and answer your questions!

By joining the club you will receive:

  • Exclusive invitations to Girls in Engineering Club events
  • Monthly inspo delivered to your email, featuring profiles of amazing female engineers, study tips and tricks, blogs from our current engineering students, and loads of info to help you explore your career options in engineering
  • Opportunities to be mentored by current female engineering students at UNSW
  • The chance to win prizes through participating in fun STEM activities
  • Access to a closed Facebook community to connect with likeminded girls

Find out more here