Careers Week

A big thank you to those students who were involved in the Loreto Normanhurst Careers Week!

Please see below for pictures of some of our events. Highlights included almost 20 guest speakers for our Year 11 Career Exploration morning, the ‘Careers in Medicine Market’ and a Paramedicine demonstration from UTAS.

Congratulations to Lucy Perosin who won our Careers Week Competition of finding the strangest profession online and thank you to all students who discussed whether you could guess someone’s career by their shoes!


LN Careers Activities @ School 

UTS Co-op Scholarship Talk

Are you interested in working and studying at the same time? Come along to the LRC on Monday to find out more about Co-op scholarships at UTS and what they have to offer. You can also discover more about Co-op scholarships here.

Media Internship

Congratulations to our Year 11 students who are completing a media internship with the Australian Catholic Magazine next week. We look forward to seeing your articles!

Year 12 News

University Admissions Centre 

We were lucky enough to have a visit this week from Wendy Fisher from UAC (the University Admissions Centre) who chatted to the students regarding University applications.

As part of this session, we have encouraged all Year 12 students to read the newsletter, as well as explore their Morrisby, Study Work Grow, early entry applications and Careers Department subscriptions.

The presentation from UAC can be found here via the careers canvas page.

Co-op Scholarships Guide

Co-op scholarships aren’t just ordinary scholarships. They often come with lots of great extras, including mentoring and leadership opportunities, work experience and internships, guaranteed accommodation, special events, and much more.

This guide contains a comprehensive list of all the co-op scholarships available across Australia.

Bond University Scholarships

Bond University Scholarships for 2022 entry are now open. More details on the edibility and requirements for each scholarship can be found on their website.

We encourage Year 12 students to apply for any and all 2022 Scholarships for which they may be eligible. They simply need to follow these steps:

  1. Submit a Bond study application here 
  2. Submit a Bond scholarship application here 

Early Entry Update

The following early entry programs are now open (please note this list is not exhaustive, so please ensure you are aware of the dates that your desired program closes)

Australian National University (ANU) – closing soon!

International College of Management (Manly)

Charles Sturt University Advantage

Avondale College

University of New England

Notre Dame University

Please make an appointment to see Careers for more information.

Sydney University Year 12 information evening

Get a feel for the Sydney University campus, speak with current students and find out about university entry, scholarships, study options and more at the Sydney University information evening for Year 12 students and their parents/carers. Click here to join the session.

This is an ideal opportunity to explore your options and ask any questions you have about the next steps to joining the Sydney community next year.

Exploring Career Paths

Register for the 2021 Year13 Expo

Careers has registered senior students to opt in to attend Year13’s Expo 2021. If you are unsure or have not heard of Year 13, you may like to click HERE to read up about what they can offer you as a senior student and beyond the HSC.

 As a Loreto Normanhurst student, you are able to use this unique link to register and attend the expo during 17 – 19 May. All students will need a Year13 account to access the expo. Once you register via the above link you will receive an automated email to verify your new account. If you already have an account with Year13, you can RSVP directly for this expo.

myfuture Webinar 

Join this webinar on Tuesday 18th May at 1pm (AEST) for an introduction to myfture. This website is a key resource for those keen to explore career options. Register for the webinar via this link.

Explore VET options with myfuture

VET provides flexible training and qualification pathways to a wide range of occupations. To help equip students with information to support their exploration of VET, myfuture have recently compiled links to a range of key VET resources and organisations to access this page please click HERE.

Australian Catholic Uni (ACU) Events

  • Moving Away from Home webinar – Tuesday 15 June 2021, 6 – 7pm. Register for the event HERE
  • Talk with Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists – Wednesday 6 October 2021, 6 – 7pm. Register for the event HERE

Top universities for Tourism and Hospitality

Australian Careers Service (ACS) looks at the top universities for tourism and hospitality. For their findings, please click HERE

Overseas Study – Oxford and Cambridge admissions webinar

The session will take place on Wednesday 12 May from 6.00pm to 7.00pm (Eastern Standard Time) via Zoom. This session is especially for Australian students.

The aim of the session is for Australian Year 10 to 12 students and parents to have the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into what living and studying at Oxford and Cambridge is like. You will gain an understanding of how both universities assess applications and have the opportunity to ask Oxford and Cambridge Admissions any questions.

To register for the webinar, click here.

Skillsone – Digital Parents Showcase

We hope you have had a chance to view the video from Skillsone – The Digital Parents Showcase. If not, the video will be available HERE until May 31.

SkillsOne will be hosting a video panel discussion with industry representatives and ambassadors on Tuesday 11th May. They will answer your questions on apprenticeships, traineeships, school-based apprenticeships, and traineeships (SBATs), industry trends and post school career pathways.

Date: Tuesday 11th May

Time: 6-7pm

Location to watch: SkillsOne Facebook page (the video discussion will be live streamed to Facebook).

Questions: Submit questions in advance by emailing them to

Interesting Reads

Skills vs. Attributes on Your Resume

What’s the difference, and why does it matter?

While there are a few crossovers, there’s an essential difference between your skills and your attributes that’s worth noting – especially for your resume!

  • Attributes are qualities you might naturally have. Perhaps you’re a naturally chatty person or have strong resilience.
  • Skills are things you’ve learnt through work, training or education, or life experience. Skills are tangible and can be backed up by qualifications and real-life examples.

Put it this way: having the right skills on your resume will help you land the interview, and demonstrating the right attributes at the interview can help you land the job! Read the full blog HERE

9 STEM jobs you can get with a VET qualification

Most people think you need to go to university if you want to work in STEM – but there are heaps of STEM careers out there you can do without having to go to uni.
Careers with STEM has put together a video showcasing 9 cool careers in STEM you can do with a VET qualification.

Student Opportunities

2021 Young Justice Program

The Young Justice program offers high school students a valuable opportunity to explore, learn and discuss law and justice issues with inspiring experts and legal professionals.

The Young Justice program is designed for students in Years 10 and 11, and will take place on Tuesday 31 August 2021 in Sydney.

During the program, students will:

  • Explore three very different types of legal careers presented by young legal professionals.
  • Learn and apply legal problem-solving skills in a case sentencing workshop before a real-life Judicial Officer.
  • Discuss the importance of the rule of law and its relation to contemporary issues in Australia and around the world.

If you or your daughter is interested in this program, please email us at We are able to select up to 10 students from Years 10 or 11 to participate in the Program. It is recommended that we select students who have demonstrated an interest in social justice issues and pursuing a career in the legal profession.

Further Information

The Program aims to:

  • Promote interaction between schools
  • Develop legal problem-solving skills
  • Improve debating and public speaking skills
  • Build engagement and interest in contemporary legal issues
  • Provide insight into the legal profession and career pathways

Cost: $40.00 per student


Anna Booth from AFLSportsReady visited the school last Wednesday as part of our Careers Week and Year 11 Exploration Morning. AFLSportsReady offers traineeships in several areas including Sports Administration, IT Support, Business Admin. Over the past 6 months, AFLSportsReady have been delivering regular webinars providing an insight into traineeships.

The webinar recordings and registration for upcoming webinars can be accessed HERE.

AFLSportsReady also regularly send out a Hot Jobs email promoting their current traineeship opportunities. Students and parents can receive this by registering HERE.

They do recruit and commence trainees year round, however, the majority of recruitment occurs between October – January.

*Please note this may be more relevant for students who have left school.

New Virtual Work Experiences from Grandshake

Want to delve into your dream career? Well now you can, without even having to leave the house.
Grandshake has opened two more exciting Virtual Work Experience opportunities: Junior Environmental Planner and Junior Digital Engineer. If you want a taste of these careers, you can sign up for free. Check out Grandshake’s other Virtual Work Experience programs on offer HERE


Westpac Young Technology Scholarship

  1. Do you think technology has the power to help people and the planet?
  2. Are you considering studying at university next year?
  3. Would you like a network of awesome people around you to help you succeed?

If the answer is yes, check out the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship. Designed to support high school leavers who are passionate about exploring technology, the scholarship includes $15,000 over three years to go towards your undergraduate studies and a stack of incredible development opportunities. There are 35 scholarships up for grabs each year.

2016 scholarship recipient and UTS graduate, Amy Robertson wasn’t considering studying technology until a few weeks before degree preferences closed. Six years on, she hasn’t looked back. Read more about her experiences regarding tech, scholarships, graduate programs, and the unexpected opportunities of working for a big bank.

Visit Westpac Scholars Trust to find out about the five universities who offer the scholarship, what courses are applicable and the eligibility criteria. Applications for 2022 scholarships open in August. Register your interest today.

Defence University Sponsorship

How does having your uni fees paid for, as well as a guaranteed job, a wage while you study, subsidised accommodation, and more sound?
You can get all these perks with a Defence University Sponsorship. In return, you will join the Defence Force, where a guaranteed job will be waiting for you when you graduate.

Find out all about Defence University Sponsorship here.

Student Competitions

2021 UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing

Students in years 7-10 from across Australia are invited to enter the UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing.
The 2021 theme is “The STEM in Everyday Life”. In 800 words, explain the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) behind something that’s part of your everyday life and important to you, your family, your culture, or your region.
Entries are open until Friday 27 August.

Find out more HERE 

Knox Grammar School – Careers Expo

Knox Grammar School would like to invite students from Years 10 to 12 and their parents to their annual Careers Night on Tuesday 25th May 2021 from 6pm.

This is a free event open to all members of our community. No bookings required. To ensure we are keeping our community COVID safe, Knox requires all attendees to check in by scanning the QR codes outside the Great Hall prior to entering the exhibition.

Careers Online Resources

The Loreto Normanhurst Careers team has curated complementary resources to ensure our students are up to date with ‘all things careers.’

These are free for all parents and students to access. It is easy to register and allows access to all their resources individually here at school or at home.

Remember, the school codes are unique to our school, so please ensure that wherever possible you keep this code within our school community.

  1. ‘Study Work Grow’ – has a wonderful catalogue of events across Australia, plus wonderful guides on various topics, such as early entry, medicine and much more. It is recommended that Year 11 and 12 students should be subscribing to events of their interest area. Click here and scroll down to the ‘Use your unique school code’ section and enter the code LRNH19
  2. ‘The Career Department’- focuses on providing students with a comprehensive view of all industries and career paths, through excellent videos, articles, and snapshots. Click here and use the School login: Loreto Normanhurst and password: LNH


Katrina Smith and Alexi Kayes

Careers Advisors