Employment opportunities for Year 12 students 2020

Adventures Preschool 2021 Targeted Traineeship Opportunity

The following traineeship is being offered to students in the local community who are leaving school at the end of 2020. Interested Year 12 2020 students should complete the attached application form and return it to Adventures Preschool to express their interest in this traineeship.

Applications close: Monday 16 November 2020.

Mt Colah Preschool

Children’s Services Traineeship – Certificate III for 2021.  This position allows the employee to work full time whilst receiving on the job training through an accredited training organisation.  The position is for a period of 12 months, which includes four weeks paid annual leave.

This position would suit a student who may have an interest in Early Childhood Education.  Mt Colah Preschool prefers for the applicant to be over 18 years of age however younger applicants would be considered if they can demonstrate a strong interest in this vocation.

Any student /parent or carer who would like to discuss this position any further can contact Annette Lang, Director.  Interested students should email their resume to

Year 11 lunchtime sessions

Careers are running information sessions at lunchtime at school over the coming weeks. These sessions detail the university processes which are more time consuming/have additional requirements.

A reminder for year 11 students to please let us know via email if you would like to attend one of our careers info sessions as below and we will send you an invite.

Info Session Date
GAP Year (UK Boarding schools) Thursday, 22 October
Australian National University Monday, 2 November
Medicine (becoming a Dr) Wednesday, 18 November
Veterinary Medicine Tuesday, 24 November


Interesting Reads

Tailored Careers Support for School Leavers 
The Australian Government has just released a new targeted support package for young people which aims to help to tackle the uncertainty around leaving school and choosing the right career pathway. The National Careers Institute (NCI) has launched the School Leavers Information Kit and the School Leavers Information Service.

Considering becoming a teacher after high school?

Reading some careers stories in teaching could help you decide if it’s an option worth investigating a bit more. You could choose to teach in early childhood education, primary, secondary, senior high school, tertiary education (university and TAFE), or adult education. Whichever your choice, teaching is a job that can offer job security and growth.


How everyone can get into university

Whether you are a Year 12 student with a less-than-ideal ATAR or someone who’s looking to upskill with university study, but is worried about entry requirements, Open Universities Australia, have a unique open entry policy giving everyone the opportunity to get started with leading Australian universities, regardless of their education history. Find out how it works here. – Six most-needed jobs for the future

Explore “What jobs will be in demand in the future?” Find out more here.

Careers Events

UON | TAFE to Uni Webinar – Online: 20 October 2020, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Are you looking at studying a university degree after completing TAFE? We invite you to join us for our TAFE to Uni webinar via zoom.

Tune in to hear from our admissions staff and student ambassadors that will cover the following topics:

  • Info about our University
  • How to apply
  • TAFE entry pathway
  • Scholarships
  • Support and services

Our student ambassadors will also share their experience about coming to uni via the TAFE pathway. We will also be allocating time for you to ask questions to our staff. We hope that you can join us!

Find out more here.

ADF Cyber GAP program

If you’re interested in studying a cyber-related qualification, the government’s Cyber Gap Program can offer you a heap of bonuses. The 12-month program includes work experience, mentoring and networking opportunities, and the chance to get a job with the Department of Defence. Applications for the program close at the end of the month, so get yours in here.

Sydney Design School | Online Info Session – Online: 21 October 2020, 6:00pm

Find out everything you need to know about our flexible courses and career support. Our Director, Amanda Grace, will introduce you to our unique philosophy, passionate educators and industry focused approach to learning.

Find out more here.

Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) information session

This is your chance to get up close and personal with the next generation of Australian creative talent. Join a crew of current Bachelor of Arts Screen Production students as they share their Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) experience and answer all of your burning questions. Find out why they applied, what they’re getting out of it and why you should take their lead.

Event Details:

  • When: Saturday 17 October 2020
  • Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
  • Where: Live on the AFTRS YouTube Channel accessible by clicking here: AFTRS YouTube Channel 

For more information about this event, including information about the student presenters, click here.

For any further enquiries please contact AFTRS via email at

Basair – Annual Open Day
Date: November 8th
Location: 628/23-25 Airport Avenue, Bankstown Airport, NSW, 2198

With 100’s of alumni flying for major airlines worldwide and the 3rd largest fleet in the country (behind QANTAS and Virgin), 94% of Basair’s FIR graduates and 85% of our IFR graduates obtain employment as pilots within a year of study completion.

Those attending our Open Day will have a chance to go on a first flight lesson and take over the controls, try a drone or aircraft simulator, attend a free Pilot Career Seminar hosted by the CSO or CEO, go on a campus tour, meet alumni & students and more.

Tickets & capacity are limited to abide by NSW social distancing guidelines. If you are booking for more than one person, please ensure you list every attendee upon registration.

Ticket registration – click here

Trial flight registration – click here

Course changes, updates and new courses/providers

Art and Design degrees at TAFE

HSC students who have completed art and design subjects should consider enrolling in a TAFE NSW bachelor degree in fashion design, interior design, creative practice or 3D art and animation With small classes taught in a studio based environment, students develop creative skills while at the same time developing the business skills employers are looking for.

Read more here.

AFTRS 2021

AFTRS’ Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production has been developed in response to the needs of employers across the sector. The film, television and creative industries are looking for multi-skilled content creators who are comfortable working in a variety of key creative roles and have the ability to produce content across multiple platforms.

Bachelor of Arts Screen Production applications close 9 November.


Engineering Guaranteed Entry (GE) Changes and Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS)

To recognise the hard work and resilience of students throughout COVID-19 and to maximise their educational opportunities, the Guaranteed Entry (GE) rank for most Engineering degrees at UNSW has been adjusted from 93 to 91 for 2021 admission. Applications are also open for the Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) which considers  students’ aptitude for engineering.

Find your way into ACU with the new ACU Foundation Studies!

The new Foundation Studies program is a pathway into all ACU undergraduate degrees on offer in 2022. This free program is currently offered to domestic students at the Blacktown Campus, but acts as a pathway to degrees at any ACU campus provided you meet minimum GPA requirements of your chosen course. Find out more here.

Bedford College

October Intake Enrolments for Bedford College’s October Intake are still open and aren’t due to close until the 21st October! Joining Bedford College now means that you will be on your way to a new career before the end of the year. For all enquires, please contact Rachelle Perceval on 1300 174 174. 

Tocal Fulltime

Agricultural Course Applications remain open 

Tocal College (NSW DPI) has completed its Open Days for 2020 but applications for next year are welcome and can be made here.  Interviews are part of the application process and can be in person, video or phone. For more information on Agriculture or Performance Horse fulltime courses, or Agriculture or Dairy Traineeships, please contact James Hooke, Deputy, on 0427540226.

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.

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