UAC News – Year 12  

Year 12 students are encouraged to apply for the Schools Recommendation Scheme and  pay $70 towards their UAC applications before the end of September (as below) if they have not already.  

UAC information sessions:

5pm, Wednesday 9 September: UAC update and Q&A – via UAC’s facebook page

5pm, Wednesday 7 October: EAS Q&A  session – via UAC’s facebook page 

Also, if students plan to apply for EAS, can they please hand in their paperwork to a Head of House, Dean or Director  as soon as possible. 

Year 12 Adjustment factors/ Elite Athlete Schemes

Duke of Edinburgh

Did you complete Duke of Edinburgh? Did you know that Macquarie University and UNSW have adjustment factor programs you may be eligible to apply for to obtain adjustment factors towards gaining access to university?

For more information, please see here.

ELITE ATHLETE and performers

Are you performing at the top of your sport or extra curricular activity?

The below programs can give  you access to adjustment factors towards entry to university.

 UTS –  Apply before November 30th. 

UNSW– Apply before 30 November .

Sydney University  – Apply before 31 October. 

Macquarie University –  Apply before 30 October.

Many other universities have this program available. 

Year 12 – UNSW Coop program

Combine your studies with real work experience.

Applications close 30 September with programs in Business, Engineering and Technology. Click here for more information. UNSW have compiled a series of Career Chat videos. In these short snapshots from our industry partners, sponsors and alumni they’ll hear different paths taken and what these roles really involve.

Business Careers
Technology Careers 
Engineering Careers 

Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship

For students interested in studying technology – including engineering, animation, computer science, digital media etc.

Students will get $5,000 per year over three years. This can go towards anything related to their undergraduate tech studies. The scholarship also includes a 3-month ‘Disruptive Leaders Program’, including a 5-day intensive leadership development program in Singapore; access to mentoring, professional networks and paid internships with Westpac Group; and membership to the Westpac 100 Scholars Network – an inclusive group of some of the brightest young minds in Australia.

The Open Day Planner for 2020 is out now

We suggest all students in year 10, 11 and 12 may like to virtually visit Universities this year. A great opportunity to visit those you may not have previously been able to – for example, interstate or regionally. 


TAFE forms – Year 10 or 11 for study in senior years

Application forms for study at TAFE in 2021 were due to Careers on Monday. Thank you to those students who have already submitted their forms.

If you still need to submit forms for TAFE please ensure you contact Careers ASAP. 

Other external course forms are yet to be released.

Australian National University – NEW SUBJECT PRErequISITES

A new requirement has been released by ANU. Senior secondary Maths and English is mandatory for applications submitted in 2021 for commencement in 2022. You will need to complete: 

at least one high school English course/unit in at least one semester during Year 11 or Year 12; and  at least one high school maths course/unit in at least one semester during Year 11 or Year 12. 

For more:

ANU’s Virtual Open Week

The Virtual Open Week kicks off from Saturday 22 August.  Many sessions will run as live webinars, while a decent amount of content will be available on-demand. Some live highlights to point out are:

– Q&A Ask Me Anything forum with the VC & DVC  (22 August)  

– Undergraduate pathways to Medicine at ANU (26 August)

– Commerce at ANU (22 August)

– Studying Law at ANU (22 August)

– Asia-Pacific languages at ANU – your gateway to the region (23 August)

– First year experience of ANU (24 August)

– Studying humanitarian engineering at ANU (25 August)

– Internships that make a difference (22 August)

– Launch your global career in International Relations (22 August)

– Student life at ANU (28 August)

A chance to shape students future at UNSW Open Day

UNSW is inviting students to register to join UNSW Open Day on Saturday, 5 September 2020. This is your chance to explore everything on offer at UNSW, get all  your questions answered, and meet some of the passionate students and educators who make our community so driven. 

To get the most out of this exclusively online offering we recommend students download the Open Day Guide to check when their preferred information sessions are and plan out their visit to the Advisory Centre.  A reminder that only students who register can attend.

Top 5 Alternatives to Work Experience

Study Work Grow resource that LN students have free access to (click HERE to learn how to sign up) have a great article around work experience alternatives., such as;

  1. Virtual Work Experience
  2. Virtual Workplace Tours
  3. Career Podcasts 
  4. Articles and Interviews with people working in different jobs
  5. ‘A Day in the Life’ Videos

Interesting Read

Considering TAFE or Vocational training?

Find out if it is right for you  here 

This article is published by Study work grow – login information in the Career Subscription section below

Upcoming University of Sydney webinars:

Science Student Panel
Wednesday 26 August 4-4.30pm

Your Future in Business & Student Panel
Wednesday 26 August, 5-6pm

Scholarships at the University of Sydney
Thursday 27 August, 4.30-5pm

Scholarships Workshop
Thursday 27 August, 5-6pm

Pathways to studying at the Business School
Wednesday 2 September, 5-6pm

Careers in hospitality

Thinking about a career in the hospitality industry, but want some more information? There are many exciting career paths available and one of the most rewarding is becoming a chef. A career as a chef is fast paced, full of challenges, flexible and very fulfilling. Nestlé  is part of a global program to help equip the next generation for employment through our internships, apprenticeships, graduate programs, and partnerships with education providers. They want to help the next generation unlock their potential and elevate their professional development and employment prospects. The Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award exists to support the country’s top emerging culinary talent and offers young chefs the chance to elevate their professional development and employment prospects. View the finalists here:

Macquarie Alumni First in Family Scholarship
New South Wales
$5,000 AUD

The Macquarie University First in Family Scholarship is available to support students who are the first of their immediate family (parent, sibling or grandparent) to attend University. It is awarded to a new undergraduate student in any discipline.


Congratulations to all the students who  received early entry offers in the 1st Round!
We recommend these students accept their offer to secure their place. 

Applications for the Scheme close 2pm, 31 August. 

Macquarie Leaders and Achievers key dates:

 Offer Rounds : Apply by: Finalise preferences by: Offer  release:
Round 2 (September) 10 August 19 August 9 Sept
Round 3 (October) 31 August (2pm) 23 September 8 Oct


Careers Subscriptions:

The Careers Department – login page.

  • School login: Loreto Normanhurst
  • School password: LNH

Some great new videos on the careers department:

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 Advisors