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  • University Virtual Open Days are fast approaching.  For dates and registration information, please click this  link
  • UAC have a handy application checklist for senior students.  Please download this here
  • Please contact Careers or your Head of House if you would like to apply for the Educational Access Scheme.
  • Early bird applications close 30 September 2020.

Apply to Uni Guide for 2021

As well as the usual alternative entry pathways, many universities have developed specific programs and entry schemes for Year 12 students. This means that even if their studies have been disrupted, students can have their application fairly assessed. 

The Apply to Uni Guide 2021 has all the information students will need to make their choices and start their applications. They can find the key dates, fees, preference details and a step by step guide to applying in each state, as well as a list of all the currently available COVID pathways. 

Many of the programs are still being finalised and some are yet to be released, so Study Work Grow will continue to update the Guide over the coming weeks and months as information becomes available. As always please check the information before commencing any application process, and it is even more important for students to double check this year as things change so frequently. 

Find it online here. (students will need register for Study Work Grow to access this resource if they have not already – for subscription information, see below under ‘Career Subscriptions’)

Interesting Read

Which soft skills are important in 2020?

With competition in the workforce fiercer than ever, the importance of soft skills has never been higher.  Read more HERE


A reminder to   engage with the previously distributed webinar as a family to view essential careers information.    

This was distributed via FACE  online. Click here for the Podcast.

Password for Podcast:  LoretoHSC


For those Year 10 students who would like to apply to study  in their senior years at TAFE, application forms can be obtained from the Careers office.

Please pop in to collect a form or for more information.

Looking for a career in Science?

Celebrate Science Week 2020 and join local Hornsby Shire scientists on a Q&A panel as they discuss their specialist areas of expertise and the career choices that got them there. This is your chance to learn more about the importance of science in our modern-day world. Fantastic opportunity for emerging student scientists and science nerds alike!

Book online and click here for more information

Cotton Gap for school leavers

Cotton Australia is looking for a new group of students for its relaunched Cotton Gap program in 2021. The program connects school leavers with farmers, exposing them to the diverse range of careers available in the cotton industry. It allows young people to experience farm life and explore the various career pathways available in agriculture. Students and schools are encouraged to register their interest by emailing

Early entry closing dates coming up:

Charles Sturt University – Early entry program closes 31 August. Click on this link to learn more about Charles Sturt Advantage.

Wollongong University –  early admission program closing 14 August . Click here to learn  more.

VTAC information evening for interstate year 12 students and their parents

Thursday 13 August

6:30pm AEST (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Sydney)

Finishing year 12 this year and moving to Victoria? You’ll apply for courses at Victorian tertiary institutions through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Join the VTAC team for a live webinar which will cover all aspects of the VTAC application process – from finding course information and making sure you’re eligible, all the way through to actually receiving an offer. We’ll cover how to check which subjects from your home state meet the Victorian prerequisites.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions throughout, so join us to find out everything you need to know about getting to uni, TAFE, or college in Victoria next year!

Register to attend Webinar here

The University of Sydney –  Business Future Innovators Awards

University of Sydney Business School Future Innovators Awards have extended the application deadline to Friday 28 August 2020. Applications are accepted via their online portal  click HERE

There is a webinar and Q&A session around this  program on Wednesday 12 August 5-5:30pm to register please click HERE

Year 13’s Future of Work Expo

Things are evolving really quickly in the world of work. From new technologies to world pandemics, the future of work is totally up in the air and it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to planning your career. Year13’s Future of Work Expo is here to give you a better view of what your job could look like in a few years’ time, and help you figure out what skills you’re gonna need in order to get there.

Students who wish to attend can stay in the loop by clicking here

Careers Subscriptions:

The Careers Department – 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.

NB: The new unique school code is: LRNH19

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