Upcoming Events at LN


UNSW Lunchtime Workshop at School: Exploring the Different Dimensions of Media

Monday, 27 July 2020 –   Lunchtime – Cahill Seminar Room (LRC)

Year 10, 11 and 12

This workshop enables student to sample three different dimensions of media: screen and sound; public relations and advertising; and communications and journalism. Register your interest with Careers here

The Women’s College – Online Zoom Session

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 – Lunchtime – Cahill Seminar Room (LRC)

The Women’s College is a globally connected, secular residential community of female scholars with a distinguished history. The College’s leading programs in mentoring, tutoring, internships, leadership, sport, culture and community service contribute to extending students beyond their degree studies.

Please email careers if you would like to attend or just feel free to come along.


NDCO School Leaver Fact Sheet – 2020-1

Online Employment, Life Skills and Leisure Expo for Senior Students with Disability.

UOW Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation: Applications are open!

About the Degree:  This is an amazing opportunity for our future leaders to build a skillset that will set them apart from their peers. Study options include a three year single degree, or a five year double degree with either Laws, International Studies, Creative Arts, or the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

Course and study options

About the Scholarship:  Thirty scholarships positions of $30,000 per annum for up to five years are available. Students also benefit from ongoing academic mentoring, regular study guidance sessions, cohort based activities, and an airfare for an international study experience.

Please note that students apply for the Degree and the scholarship separately

Applying for the Degree

To apply for the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation you will need to complete an online application. Applications will be open from the 20 July – 19 August (5PM AEST) 2020.

Apply for the Degree

ANU in UAC   from August

For those students who  missed out on applying directly to ANU for Semester 1, 2021, will be able to apply through UAC from early August. More information can be found here

Sydney University Scholars Award – applications open early! 

Sydney Uni’s flagship suite of scholarships have opened early for applications. Students can join us for a workshop in early August or apply now!

Sydney University Admission pathways and entry requirements

  • NEW!  Creative Arts Special Admissions Scheme  

This new scheme offers talented Year 12 students a chance to enter music and visual arts degrees based on audition and portfolio prior to getting their ATAR. Learn more >>

  • Future Leaders Scheme

 Nominations open 1 August! This scheme is for nominated school captains and Dux students at high schools in Australia, who apply through UAC. Learn more >>

  • Elite Athletes and Performers Scheme 

Applications open 1 August! For athletes or performers whose rehearsal, training and/or competitive commitments have significantly impacted their Year 12 studies. Learn more >>

  • Gadigal Program 

This entry pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is now administered through UAC. Applications for early conditional offers close on Sunday 9 August. Learn more >>

  • Changes to 2021 entry for Bachelor of Oral Health 

For 2021 entry only, all eligible applicants must attend the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) via Zoom. Eligible international and domestic applicants will participate in September and December respectively. Ask a question >>


Notre Dame Early Entry – Closing soon

Notre Dame Early entry is closing on 31 July – now is your last chance to apply.

Click here to learn more


Open Day Planner 

Open Days don’t look the same this year. Almost all of them are online, but there are a few universities still planning on holding them on-campus. We recommend students in Year 10, 11 and 12 attend Open Days to gain information about what each institution has to offer.

Click here to access the Open Day Planner (you will need the LN subscription information which you can find above, under the title ‘Careers Subscriptions’).

Portfolio Entry

Did you know that some universities accept Portfolios as an alternative entry for particular courses such as design, visual art or architecture (among others)? Check UAC for further information.

Click here for UNSW Portfolio information

Click here for USyd Portfolio information

TAFE Courses

Year 10  Subject selection 

For those who are interested in a TAFE TVET course in Year 11, you may like to attend one of these scheduled TAFE information sessions run by TAFE:

Date of Session

Time of Session Link to session
Wednesday 22nd July 7.00pm – 8.00pm                     Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Tuesday 28th July 6.00pm – 7.00pm Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Please also make an appointment to see Careers if you would like to select a TAFE course.


Interesting Reads:

Vocational Training as a career pathway

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is gaining popularity, as learning while earning is being viewed more favourably, especially since COVID-19.

SBS revealed this week that 11 of the top 12 in-demand occupations can be accessed via a VET pathway.

Top 12 occupations in demand listed are:

  1. Child carers
  2. Retail sales assistants
  3. Receptionists
  4. Truck drivers
  5. Managers
  6. Sales representatives
  7. Dental assistants
  8. Metal fabricators and Welders
  9. Registered nurses
  10. Aged and disabled carers
  11. Metal fitters and machinists
  12. Motor mechanics

If that isn’t enough to encourage you to look at the VET options open to you, Employment Minister Michaelia Cash also stated that “31 out of the 50 top-earning occupations” are achievable or require a VET qualification. Whilst 1 million Australians headed off to university last year, figures also show that 4.2 million Australians undertook various forms of vocational education in the same period.

VET is certainly an option worth considering.

Careers Subscriptions:

The Careers Department  SUBSCRIPTION:

  • Login page.
  • 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.

You can now view ALL Careers Events via this link: Study Work Grow Events

You will need to login to Study Work Grow, and select our school.

We suggest you search by the following categories: industry/job areas, institution names or areas of interest (e.g. GAP years). We suggest you browse in list format, which is more user friendly.  As a guide, year 12 students should be visiting this link each fortnight to ensure they are clear on events that are relevant to their future studies. 

Please note students may not be excused from class to attend events and must attend those outside of school hours/during lunchbreaks/study periods.

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

The Careers office is open to all students. The best thing to do is to send an email indicating your availability (study lessons for the seniors and break times for junior girls). Please email


Ms Katrina Smith and Ms Alexi Kayes

Careers Advisers