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

University News

The Good Universities Guide 2021 ratings are out now.

These rankings explore university characteristics, student experience and graduate outcomes. Check them out HERE— filter by state, study level and subject area.

ACU University Experience Day is back! 

Tailored to your study area of interest, the day will give you an insight into campus life as a uni student. Register now, to attend the North Sydney Campus (40 Edward St, North Sydney), from 9:30am-2pm on the 30th of September. Register here.

Notre Dame University – Sydney (ND)

Bachelor of Nursing applications closing.

If you are interested in studying Nursing at Notre Dame for 2021, please be advise that the University will close applications to this course on Wednesday, 30 September 2020. Students seeking a career in Health may wish to apply before this date. Students apply directly to the university. Please click HERE for more information on the course and the link to apply.

University of Newcastle

The School of Creative Industries will be presenting a new series of webinars for high school students titled ‘Career Conversations’ – conversations with creative leaders to help students forge their own pathway in the creative industries.

Join the School of Creative Industries lecturers in design, sound, film, animation and technology as they share their first-hand experience of  creative industries, provide insights into their own careers and answer questions from students.

Click here for more information and registration.

Macquarie University (MQ)

Missed Macquarie’s Open Day Streamed this year? You can view the recording of the event on demand at any time. Get all your burning questions about university answered. You can find out more here.

The University of Sydney (USYD)

On Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 September USYD will be holding Online Open Nights. These events aim to give students the personalised, one-on-one course advice they would normally receive at Open Day.

Also USYD have a range of webinars on specialised topics such as applying for the Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme, workshopping answers to scholarship applications, and pathways to the Business School.

In addition to the above offerings, USYD are offering ‘online office hours’ on Mondays and Tuesdays between 3pm and 4.30pm. Students can book from now until the end of September. These are 15 minute consultations in which you can ask the important questions and get some guidance on where to find the answers you need.

The University of Technology (UTS)

New Teacher Education and Sustainability & Environment courses.

The previous Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Education (Primary) has now evolved into the new Bachelor of Education (Primary) course where students will now have a focus on digital learning and a Professional Experience placement in every session of study.
As for Secondary Education, UTS are combining a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Communication or Engineering Studies with a Master’s of Teaching in Secondary Education to form a unique vertically-stacked Teacher Education course. This is designed to enable students to become confident and knowledgeable teachers in Maths, Science, English and/or TAS.

The new combined degrees in Sustainability & Environment addresses industry and government needs around the questions of sustainability – with focuses on green investing, eco-tourism, environmental conservation and making health care environmentally sustainable.
Find out more here.

Southern Cross University (SCU) – STAR Early Offer & Open day

The STAR Early Offer program will close on Friday 11 September. 

There is under 2 weeks to go, so don’t miss out. The STAR program allows students to secure their place in a Southern Cross University degree before Year 12 results are even released. It is designed to remove some of the pressure from Year 12 and give you a pathway directly into university study. Applications are free and direct to Southern Cross University at   

SCU Virtual Open Day – High School Students Session – September 8th @ 6:30pm 

Southern Cross University is doing Open Day differently this year. They invite you to their virtual event that will be running over 4 weeks. There is also a special session running just for High School students on September 8th at 6:30pm. To register click HERE and for more information click HERE.

CQUniversity’s (CQUni) Festival of Change

CQUniversity is committed to growing opportunities for young people, expanding their futures and empowering the next generation of change-makers with adaptable and innovative skills.
The Festival of Change is a  FREE  online learning festival hosted by CQUni, designed to celebrate and inspire change-making despite global challenges. Check out the full Festival of Change program and register for exciting events including social change leader panels, practical social innovation workshops, and storytelling sessions with inspiring change-makers.


To recognise the hard work and resilience of students, as well as to maximise the educational opportunities available to them, UNSW are extending the range of admissions changes for our 2021 intake. UNSW is making many offers to students who preference UNSW and are within 5 ATAR points of the Guaranteed Entry (GE) rank in programs, where UNSW have capacity via their adjustment factor schemes. The university is also: 

  • Increasing the maximum number of adjustment factors students can receive in total across all of our adjustment factor schemes to 12 points
  • Expanding the range of adjustment factors offered through HSC Plus to recognise strong performance in Maths and English for all programs eligible under this scheme. 
  • Adapting the Guaranteed Entry (GE) rank for our Bachelor of Engineering degrees from 93 to 91
  • Recognising three additional types of disadvantage through the Educational Access Scheme (EAS), for those affected by natural disasters (N01D) and the financial impacts of COVID-19 (F01K and F01S)

Open Day online this Saturday 5 September 

EducationUSA Upcoming Webinar Series: How to Finance U.S. Study

If you are interested in U.S. study but are not sure if you can afford it, you are encouraged to join EducationUSA for this two-part webinar series. We will be joined by experts in U.S. university financial aid who will attempt to demystify the topic for our students.

An introductory overview on financial aid with a panel of U.S. financial aid experts. The focus will be on types of financial aid, terminology, resources for research, how to find scholarships and factors international students will have to consider. This session will also take a look at how US institutions determine need for international students. 

An in-depth look at the financial aid process. The session will cover planning for financing a US education, making a budget, and how to find scholarships. Options to make a US education more affordable will be discussed along with what is required to be submitted and questions families should be asking the universities.

SAT Practice Test (Online)

Internationally Educated is hosting an online SAT practice test in real time on Monday 28 September 9am. This practice test is for students who are interested in studying in the US and are in Years 9, 10,11 and in some cases, Year 12. For further details and registration visit, click here.  

Interesting Reads

What jobs are in demand across Australia right now? – Australia’s 20 most needed jobs.

Why consider pursuing a STEM field? Want to know more about SAS? Click here.

There is also the amazing Engineering Heroes podcast!   Engineering Heroes.

Careers Subscriptions

The Careers Department 

Click here for the Career Department login page.

  • School login: Loreto Normanhurst
  • School password: LNH

Study Work Grow 

  • Our 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, or during study periods.