The best way to predict the future is to create it

Abraham Lincoln


GAP Careers Events at LN, Ravenswood and Shore:


On Friday 20 March ex-student Clodagh Bray (Class of 2018) will be back to talk about taking a gap year and volunteering overseas. Clodagh spent 2019 in Canada volunteering at an outdoor camp and is keen to spread the word!

  • Location: Curran Theatre
  • Time: Lunchtime – bring your lunch & questions


Planning a GAP year in the UK or Ireland?

2 x Special GAP Meetings – please click here for more information on both meetings.


Interesting Reads:

What Skills Can You Learn as an Accountant? – Foundation of Youth Australia

Jobs for People who Want to Travel – The Hotel School

What is an Art, Dance and Drama therapist? – Ethical Jobs


Job Spotlight:

App Developer

App developers are computer software engineers. They use their skills to design, create, test, fault find, debug and install apps for computer systems, mobile phones and other types of electronic gadgetry. Apps are tools that help users to perform functions, jobs, tasks or even play games.

If you enjoy coding and understand how computers work, you like to be challenged and have a logical approach to problem solving, then you should read more about becoming an App Developer.


Careers Subscriptions

The Careers Department – login page.

Please note there is a limit on our schools’ subscription to this wonderful resource. Also, if you were a Year 9 student in 2019, you already have membership to this resource.

  • School login: Loreto Normanhurst
  • School password: LNH


Study Work Grow Subscription: Click here and scroll down to the ‘Use your unique school code’ section and enter the code below:

  • Our new unique school code is: LRNH19
    Remember, the school code is unique to our school, so please ensure that wherever possible you keep this code within our school community.


Would you like to make an appointment with a career advisor?

The Careers office is open to all students. Girls are most welcome to drop in but at times we can be busy with students, so the best thing to do is to send an email indicating your availability (study lessons for the seniors and break times for junior girls) or drop in with your diary to schedule a time.

Please email


Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

Careers Advisers

Career News and Events


University Admissions Centre (UAC) – NSW & ACT.

For all the latest information and updates in regards to UAC, please click here.

ANU direct applications now open for 2021

If you’re a current Year 12 domestic student looking to study at the Australian National University in 2021, they’re now accepting direct applications.

If you’re sure that’s where you’d like to study, you can submit an application and not have to stress about it later in the year.

Even better: you could receive an early conditional offer on 10 August and know that as long as you keep working hard and achieve your predicted ATAR score, you’ll be studying at ANU next year.

Find out more including how to apply here

UNSW | Law Admission Test (LAT) Information Evening

7 May 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

UNSW Sydney

Do you want to find out more about how the Law Admission Test (LAT) affects entry into our Law double degrees?

Have your questions answered at our 2020 LAT Information Evening. The LAT is an entry requirement for all undergraduate law double degree programs at UNSW. This information evening will cover how the LAT has worked for entry in the past, provide detailed program and Faculty information, as well as key LAT dates for the year ahead.

Find out more here

UNE Open Day

UNE open day on 8 May has been cancelled due to health concerns.

Schools and the general public are reminded that free Campus Tours are continuing throughout 2020 and can be booked here.

There is also a range of support materials on the UNE website, including a virtual tour.

UTS | High School Senior Information Evening

10 June 2020, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

University of Technology Sydney

Hear from UTS experts and current students about the exciting careers that lie ahead and the courses available at UTS Engineering and IT that can get you there.

Find out more

ACU | Talk with Nurses and Paramedics, Online

9 April 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Join us online to hear from ACU alumni about their experiences working as nurses and paramedics. Take part in a Q&A session with our graduates to hear what it is like to work in health care.

Find out more here

ACU | Talk with Teachers, Online

16 April 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Join us online to hear from ACU alumni who are working as education professionals. Take part in a Q&A session with our graduates and learn about their experiences in the classroom. This event will give you an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to lead a class.

Find out more here

ACU | Talk with Business Professionals, Online

22 April 2020, 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm


Have you ever wondered where a business degree can take you? Join us online to hear from ACU alumni about what it is like to work in business. Take part in a Q&A session with our graduates to get a real idea of the diverse careers a business degree can lead to.

Find out more here

ACU | Talk with Lawyers, Online

22 April 2020, 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm


Have you ever considered becoming a lawyer? Join us online to hear from ACU alumni about their experiences working in legal practice. Take part in a Q&A session with our graduates to find out where a law degree can take you.

Find out more here

Macquarie | Year 10 Subject Selection Evening

6 May 2020, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Macquarie University, North Ryde Campus

What’s my favourite subject? Which subjects am I good at? What subjects should I do to enter the degree I want?

If you’ve found yourself asking these questions in your quest to pick your HSC units, you’re not alone. Join Macquarie University’s Year 10 Subject Selection Evening where you can find out how subject selection affects your university admission.

Find out more here

Macquarie in a Day

22 April 2020, 8:30 am – 23 April 2020, 2:30 pm

Macquarie University, North Ryde Campus

Uni life doesn’t have to be a mystery. That’s why we’re opening our doors to Year 11 and 12 students.

Whether you have a clear idea of what you want to study or want to investigate all your career options, come along to Macquarie in a Day and you’ll discover that uni is for anyone who wants to develop the 21st-century skills and knowledge that employers want. And it’s a whole lot more as well. Think experience of a lifetime. Think friendships for life.

Find out more here

UTS | Bachelor of Accounting Co-op Scholarship Information Evening

13 May 2020, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo

Come along to our Information Evening and meet current students, graduates, sponsors, and staff of this elite program.

Find out more here

Macquarie | Year 12 Information Evening

19 May 2020, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

20 May 2020, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Macquarie University, North Ryde Campus

Macquarie University invites you to one of our Information Evenings, a series of short talks featuring current students and an exhibition where representatives from the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) and our Future Students team will be on hand to answer your questions.

Find out more here

Defence Force Information Sessions – NSW – March

UNSW@ADFA 2021 Undergraduate Course Guide

Wanting to combine your studies with training and work in the Defence Force? UNSW@ADFA have released their undergraduate course guide for 2021.

Find out more here

Academy of Film, Theatre & Television | Open Day

9 May 2020, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Academy of Film, Theatre & Television, Surry Hills

Experience Australia’s most exciting creative arts academy, where taking risks is expected, pushing boundaries is encouraged, and collaboration is key.

If you’re searching for information about a career in Film, Acting or Stage Management then come along to our open day in September and learn how to build your creative future.

You’ll be able to soak up the culture, learn about the best way to finance your studies, meet our tutors and speak to current students about their experiences. Find out why AFTT is now Australia’s most contemporary fully immersive arts academy.

Find out more here

A Taste of Le Cordon Bleu

5 May 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Le Cordon Bleu Australia, Sydney

You are invited to a Taste of Le Cordon Bleu Sydney to spend an evening with our award winning chefs Evan Pemberton and Michael Matar who will showcase their skills, and give you an insight into the food, wine and gastronomy business, and reveal how you could be a part of this global enterprise.

Indulge in a taste of French culture as our world-class chefs and lecturers demonstrate their expertise and the unique learning experiences offered at Le Cordon Bleu. Take a guided tour of our impressive state-of-the-art commercial kitchens, and you’ll see why our students love coming to class.

Join us for a special evening to inspire your culinary arts dream.

Find out more here

AIE | Online Experience Day

28 March 2020, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


If you have ever wanted to study 3D animation, game design or VFX for film online with AIE then our Online Experience Day is an ideal opportunity to find out more!

Course overview sessions will be running on the range of online courses in 3D animation, game art, game programming and game design offered by AIE. You will get to participate in workshops, guest speaker talks and much more. Have a question? Don’t worry, pop by and one of our friendly staff from AIE online will be more than happy to assist.

Find out more here

Endeavour College of Natural Health | Open Day

4 April 2020, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Endeavour College of Natural Health – Sydney Campus

If you’re thinking about studying natural health, Endeavour College of Natural Health’s Open Day is the perfect opportunity to discover more about our degrees, meet our academics and current students, discuss enrolment with the admissions team and tour the campus.

Here’s what you can expect from our Open Day:

  • Meet our industry expert academics and teaching staff
  • Chat with current students about their experience
  • Tour the campus and visit our teaching clinic, library, student areas and teaching rooms
  • Discover what career options are available to you after graduating
  • Find out more about our courses including what you’ll learn, assessment types, hands on experience and more
  • If you have prior education or work experience, learn about our pathway entry options which could count towards your degree
  • Meet with our student enrolment advisors to discuss your study options, which course is right for you, fees and payments, applying and enrolling

Find out more here



Opening at multiple institutions including UTS, UNSW, USYD, UoN, Macquarie and many more

Please click here to access the information for Co-op Scholarships, Australia wide, which are open to year 12 students who are planning to study specific disciplines, including Accounting, Business, Education, Engineering and Computing.

Please note Co-op scholarships differ from ‘general’ scholarships.

Generally, a Co-op scholarship program combines a single degree alongside industry experience, leadership and/or professional development, networking, mentoring, financial support, friends and fun!

Co-op programs vary according to each individual Tertiary Institution, however they are a fabulous career development scholarship that develops you into professionals, not just graduates at the end of their university degree.

These scholarships have some fantastic benefits, including:

  • Generous financial support (up to $80,000)
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Mentorships and extra support from staff
  • Exclusive access to networking, events, and insights
  • Accommodation support
  • Work Experience throughout your degree

In the comprehensive guide, you’ll find every detail you need including open and closing dates, essential links, eligibility info and a summary of the benefits for each scholarship.

Please click here for a summary of all the universities participating, plus closing and opening dates.

University of Newcastle Ma & Morley Scholarship Program

Value: Up to $15,000 per year

Open/Closing Dates: August 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020

The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program is a transformative experience offered to students of the University of Newcastle who want to change the world.

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

Demonstrate one of the following:

  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such within your community;
  • Meeting Government educational disadvantage criteria (Carer responsibilities, sole parent responsibilities, financial hardship, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse, Refugee status, Regional or remote disadvantage)
  • Academic achievement by achieving a selection rank (adjusted ATAR) of 90 or above OR demonstrate academic achievement by achieving an Admissions Rank (ATAR equivalent) in top 10% of commencing cohort if coming from an enabling pathway

Find out more