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.


Job Spotlight:

Renewable Energy Sector

Renewable energy in Australia includes wind power, hydroelectricity, solar, heat pumps, geothermal, wave and solar thermal energy. With Australia set to get 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, thousands of new jobs are set be created in this industry sector.


Changing University Preferences Guide 2019

When you submit a university application, particularly through UAC, you’re supposed to rank your choices in terms of which one you’d most like to do first, hence the name “preferences”.

But did you know:

  • You can change your preferences for any reason before the ATAR release date
  • Once the ATARs are released, there’s a window before the main round of offers are made when you’ll have the chance to change your preferences again
  • Once the main of offers are over, you’ll still have the opportunity to be considered for future offer rounds as well (even if you receive and offer….. and even if that offer was for your first preference).

You can download the guide  here. Or please don’t hesitate to speak to Careers for further clarification.


Interesting Reads:

Casual, part-time and full time: what differences matter – – click here 

Five Pieces of Career Changing advice from Navy Fighter Pilots – – click here

For this Director of Engineering, Technical Skills are just the beginning – The Muse – click here

FYA CEO Jan Owen was invited on to SEEK’s Talent Talks podcast to discuss the disruptions, challenges and opportunities for young people in a rapidly changing world of work – click here


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Careers Advisers

Higher Education Information

Defence Force Information Sessions – NSW – December

Did you know it can take 12 months to complete the Defence Force application process? If you are interested in this pathway, we suggest you go along to a defence force information session asap.

UTS | Campus Tour

4 December 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

University of Technology Sydney

Explore Australia’s most innovative campus, located in the heart of Sydney with the best the city has to offer. Our experienced Student Ambassadors will lead you through the Broadway and Haymarket precincts, including a stop at the iconic Dr Chau Chak Building and the 220 seat multi-disciplinary Super Lab. They can help you answer your questions about courses, university life and all the exciting opportunities available to students at UTS.

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UOW | Nursing Information Session

4 December 2019, 6:30 pm

University of Wollongong, South Western Sydney Campus

This information evening is your opportunity to get expert advice on the UOW Bachelor of Nursing degree offered at our South Western Sydney campus in Liverpool.

Speak one-on-one with nursing educators and get the answers to any questions you have about studying Nursing at UOW. There will also be guided tours of the campus facilities, including – and most importantly – our new nursing labs.

You’ll also learn about UOW student life at our campus in Liverpool, including the range of support services available to help you succeed; information on the average study workload; scholarships; and the costs associated with studying at UOW.

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WSU | Parramatta South Campus Tour

6 December 2019, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Western Sydney University, Parramatta South 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.

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Admission Secrets of Top Unis & Parent Advice

7 December 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Epping Club, Rawson Street

When it comes to studying at top US and UK universities, many families may know some of the basics but it takes much more than that to gain admission at some of the world’s top universities.

If you’re in Year 8-12 or a parent wanting to learn more, this information evening will give you an unparalleled insight into the amazing education opportunities and life experience that comes from studying overseas.

Beyond the basics, Harvard graduate and Crimson Education Australia Manager, Shori Hijikata, will run a 45min application workshop covering topics that you won’t find anywhere else including:

  • A breakdown of where students fail through the application process;
  • The impact of extracurriculars – what universities look for;
  • Essay insights – brainstorming your most important piece of writing;
  • Beyond the Ivy League and Oxbridge – an application strategy case study.

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Macquarie University | Campus Tour

7 December 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Macquarie University, Macquarie Park

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

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ANU | Sydney Advisory Day

17 December 2019, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Australian National Maritime Museum

Have you received a conditional offer to study in 2020 or are you interested in studying at The Australian National University?

At the Sydney Advisory Day you will have one-on-one access to advisors, as well as representatives from our academic Colleges.

We will be there to answer your questions, no matter how general or detailed, so we encourage you to come along to learn more about why ANU is the right choice for you.

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Career Insights: Monthly Digital Workshop

19 December 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Join us for a monthly interactive workshop where we cover various economic and technology trends as they impact your career.

This month’s topic is “How to increase your value and worth in less than a year”.

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Bedford College | Open Week, Glebe

Glebe Campus: 6 January 2020, 9:30 am – 10 January 2020, 4:00 pm

Norwest Campus: 13 January 2020, 9:30 am – 17 January 2020, 4:00 pm

See for yourself what makes Bedford College different than other training providers. Find out why the vast majority of Bedford students enrol due to a referral from a past or current student. We believe that this is testament to the standard of training and the student-centred approach to learning that Bedford College provides.

What to do on your visit:

  • Tour the campus
  • Talk to our Course Advisors
  • Discuss your career options
  • Chat to teachers and staff
  • Talk to current and past students
  • Ask us about university pathways and options
  • Find out about VET Student Loans and payment options
  • Ask us about accommodation options

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AIM | Sydney Information Evening

17 January 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Australian Institute of Music, Foveaux Street

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 May 2020 intake.

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AIE | Information Evening

22 January 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), Ultimo

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Information Evening. Our campus will be opening its doors to visitors eager to find out about upcoming full-time and part-time courses.

The evening will include presentations on different areas of industry to get into as well as information about AIE full-time and part-time courses and entry requirements. Student work will be on display and our teachers will be available to speak with you one on one about our courses and how AIE can get you into a creative career.

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Torrens | Virtual Open Day

29 January 2020, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Virtual Open Day is a customised online event that is designed for you to explore your study options in courses related to Business, Design, Technology, Hospitality, Health and Education.

Open Day is your opportunity to hear from a variety of inspiring guest speakers, get involved in virtual workshops, and get all of your questions answered. Your future is waiting for you.

  • Live chat directly with Academics and Course & Career Advisors
  • Get all your questions about study and student life answered
  • Learn more about our dynamic undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • Explore options to study online or on campus in courses related to Business, Design, Creative, Tech, Education, Hospitality and Health
  • Gain access to our video and resource library
  • Meet other students in our virtual social lounge
  • Explore the virtual campus
  • Attend from the comfort of your own home

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AIT | Open Day

1 February 2020, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

AIT – Academy of Information Technology, Ultimo

AIT’s Open Day is perfect for those wanting to explore the endless opportunities available in the growing creative industry. This fun and interactive day is a great way to get further information on our curriculum, course requirements and study pathways. Our friendly staff & students will also be there to talk to and get advice from.

During the Open Day you’ll:

  • Learn about careers and study options in film production, animation, digital design, game design, and IT.
  • Check out our campus and be part of our fun activities
  • See why so many students choose to be part of our community

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CQUni | STEPS Information Session

7 February 2020, 9:30 am – 10:30 am

CQUniversity Sydney

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 | STEPS Information Session, Online

14 February 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


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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iCanMed | Free UCAT Workshops

Central Sydney: 1 December 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Western Sydney: 1 December 2019, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Medical and dental schools are continually finding new ways to identify the candidates who are most likely to become successful health professionals in the future. The UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) is the latest addition to the selection process used by thirteen universities in Australia and New Zealand. Some universities weight your UCAT score just as heavily as your ATAR when deciding on final offers, while others won’t even give you an interview offer unless you achieved a UCAT score in the top 10% of the cohort. This means that doing well in the UCAT is a make-or-break for prospective candidates.

This workshop will address all the must-know information you need to effectively prepare for the UCAT. If you want to receive the insights, experience and expertise that will help you get ahead of the competition, this is a workshop that you cannot afford to miss.

In this 3-hour workshop, we will:

  • Discuss the methods/formulas that medical and dental schools use to select top candidates
  • Highlight all of the critical mistakes that students made when preparing for and sitting the 2019 UCAT
  • Offer game-changing strategies that helped almost 400 iCanMed students score 3000+ (96th percentile or above) on the 2019 UCAT
  • Sit a mini mock exam that contains questions with the same difficulty, format and style as those found in the official 2019 UCAT
  • Teach the correct methods to solve major Section 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 question types, with a focus on achieving top speeds without compromising accuracy

Register for Central Sydney

Register for Western Sydney

Work Experience

Write content for Skillsroad

If you are an aspiring writer, you may be interested in gaining skills writing content for skills road.

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Work Experience with Blue Mountains City Council

Blue Mountains City Council is able to offer varied work experience programs for eligible students within many of our teams.

To be considered eligible you must:

  • Be a current secondary school or tertiary student.
  • Be required to complete nominal hours of practical experience as part of your course.
  • Have a specific work area in mind.
  • Have a specific date period.
  • Be provided with insurance coverage by your educational institution for the duration of your work experience at Council.

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Work Experience with Penrith City Council

Penrith City Council’s work experience program offers experience in a ‘real-life’ work environment for students (Years 10-12, TAFE, University or College). Due to the huge number of requests Council receives for work experience, our program is aimed at students currently studying only. The program offers unpaid developmental opportunities for students studying in a chosen field relevant to the work of Council.

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Work Experience with Lismore City Council

As a major employer in our Local Government area, we want to provide meaningful and diverse work experience for secondary and tertiary students.

While we will try to assist where possible with work experience placements, the high volume of enquiries and demand means that we may not be able to meet all requests.

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Work Experience with Lake Macquarie City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council provides unpaid work experience for people undertaking educational training at school, TAFE, or university.

The number of work experience placements available with Council depends on the ability of the work area to provide effective on the job experience at a time suitable to both the department and the student.

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Work Experience with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Our student work experience program provides practical on-the-job experiences while offering exposure to a diverse range of services, programs and facilities.

We offer a wide range of placements in a number of areas to provide as broad experience as possible.

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UON Betty Josephine Fyffe Rural Equity Scholarships

Value: $50,000

Open/Closing Dates: October 1, 2019 – March 6, 2020

Betty leaves this legacy as her way of trying to improve the education of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in training with hope that some will return to the country areas to practice their profession.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in any year (including honours) of a B Nursing, B Midwifery, B Physiotherapy, B Nutrition and Dietetics, B Occupational Therapy, B Medical Radiation Science, B Pharmacy, B Medical Science or Doctor of Medicine program
  • Demonstrate impact of personal circumstances, such as carer, sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition or effects of abuse, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
  • Have lived in a regional or remote area of Australia for at least 12 months within the two years prior to study.
  • Demonstrate activity in your local community (for example volunteering or involvement in community projects).
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

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UON Koiki Eddie Mabo Scholarship

Value: $25,000

Open/Closing Dates: October 1, 2019 – March 6, 2020

This scholarship was established in 2001, from a trust fund established in memory of Koiki Eddie Mabo. This fund was graciously established by Dr Roger Riordan AM. The aim is to provide a scholarship fund that can be used for the purpose of assisting any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who is studying in the Faculty of Health and Medicine.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree (including honours) with the Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate academic progress either by the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent required for entry for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 for continuing students.
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

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UON CSIRO Women in Energy Industry Placement Scholarship

Value: $40,000

Open/Closing Dates: October 1, 2019 – March 6, 2020

The Industry Placement Scholarship Scheme offers financial support to a student commencing in the Industry Placement Stream by way of a scholarship for the duration of the program, up to 4 years. The sponsor will also provide opportunity for the student to undertake industry placements to meet the requirements of the Industry Placement Stream.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in 1st year of an eligible Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Industry Placement Stream program at UON Callaghan Campus.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 75 or higher for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 for continuing students.
  • Be female.
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

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Australia Council for Arts Career Development Grant | Round 1

Value: $25,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: – February 4, 2020

Individual artists (as well as arts workers or groups of artist), are invited to apply for a Career Development Grant.

Valued between $5,000 to $25,000, these grants an support a broad range of activities such as skills and professional development, mentorships, showcases, residencies and other projects directly related to your career development. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

Applications are open now and close:

  • Tuesday 4 February for projects starting after 1 May 2020 (11:59pm AEDT).

For more information, application form, guidelines, terms and conditions or advise go to this page.


  • Only individuals and groups may apply to this category.
  • You must be a practicing artist or arts worker
  • Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

To apply: You’ll need to complete and submit an application form. Obtain peer reviews (guidelines apply). Provide supporting material including:

  • Examples of recent work
  • Resume / CV / brief Bio
  • Letters of support

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The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet and Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarships

Value: $30,000 AUD

Open/Closing Dates: – January 30, 2020

The Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet and Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarships were established by a Deed of Lady Mollie Askin to further culture and advance education in Australia by providing travelling scholarships for Australian citizens with outstanding ability and promise in Ballet & Opera.

Applications for the Lady Mollie Isabelle Askin Ballet Scholarship are open to individual artists who are Australian citizens aged 17 – 29 at the closing date. Applications for the Sir Robert William Askin Operatic Scholarship are open to individual artists who identify as male and are Australian citizens aged 18 – 29 at the closing date.

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Gallipoli Scholarship

Value: $6,000

Open/Closing Dates: January 1, 2020 – March 1, 2020

You are invited to apply for a Gallipoli Scholarship to assist your first year of tertiary study either at university or TAFE (the latter at Degree, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level).

An applicant for the Scholarship must:

  • Have qualified and been accepted to undertake tertiary study at University or TAFE (the latter at Diploma or Advanced Diploma level).
  • Be able to show necessitous circumstances through ill health of family members, death, separation from parents or guardians, unexpected financial loss or asset reduction that would otherwise prevent the applicant’s full-time attendance at university or TAFE.
  • Be in receipt of or be eligible to receive Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY or a similar Government benefit. This must be supported by relevant documentation in the form of the client registration number showing date of application and/or the decision in relation to the application
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Be a direct descendant of an Australian serviceman or servicewoman who served in either World War I or World War II.
  • Be under 25 years of age on 1 March in the year of application.
  • Commence their first year of university or TAFE studies (the latter at Degree, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level) in the year of application and be studying full-time.

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Bedford College Scholarships

Value: 50% tuition fee waiver

Open/Closing Dates: November 1, 2019 – December 10, 2019

Scholarships are offered at Bedford College to domestic students on a ‘needs’ basis and cover half (50%) of the tuition fee for the academic year.

In addition to the Scholarship Application Form, the following must be submitted as a portfolio:

  • Personal Statement (400 words highlighting interests, aspirations and personal circumstance)
  • Resume/CV
  • References (2-3)
  • Most recent school report

Please note, scholarships are available to current year 10, 11 & 12 school leavers only.

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Other information

SYO 2020 Summer School

6 January 2020, 9:00 am – 10 January 2020, 3:00 pm

Santa Sabina College

Sydney Youth Orchestra Summer School combines high level orchestral tuition with an emphasis on developing team and ensemble skills in musicians. SYO Summer School provides a week-long open music program packed with choir rehearsals, large ensemble playing, masterclasses and tutorials, music theory and info sessions, as well as the opportunity to make friends and have fun.

Applications close Friday 6 December.

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AFTRS | Visual Effects on Screen Short Course

20 January 2020, 9:30 am – 22 January 2020, 5:00 pm

Australian Film Television and Radio School

Do you want to learn how to create cool animated sequences for your video content? Using Adobe After Effects, you can impress audiences with your opening and closing titles and more. In this computer lab-based course you’ll get the know-how to create simple and effective VFX.

  • Get an introduction to Adobe After Effects.
  • Learn how to design and create title sequences, graphics and credits that will take your content to the next level.
  • Learn about sound, 3D and timelapse techniques.

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AFTRS | TV and Radio Presenting Workshop

21 January 2020, 9:30 am – 23 January 2020, 5:00 pm

Australian Film Television and Radio School

Do you fancy yourself as a TV or radio presenter? This is a great opportunity for young people to gain confidence in live presenting, using our AFTRS state-of-the-art TV and radio studios. It’s perfect for anyone considering a career in fun and fast-paced broadcast formats.

  • Practice radio on-air announcing, scripted reads and interviewing.
  • Present live to camera using auto-cue in our professional TV studio.
  • Develop your voice-over skills including breathing and microphone techniques.

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