Welcome to Term 3 – online learning

The Careers Office remains open remotely to all students during online learning, and Zoom appointments can be made by emailing

Career Expo

On Wednesday 2 June, Loreto Normanhurst welcomed universities, TAFE, private colleges, education providers, work providers and numerous professionals to our annual Careers Fair.

The event was well attended and it was fabulous to see so many students and parents engage with the guests. The night is a fantastic opportunity for students and parents to collect information, chat to professionals and hear from people who are currently studying, working, living and experiencing the world beyond high school.

We would like to thank all the exhibitors who attended the evening and chatted with our students and parents. Conveying your skill and knowledge is so invaluable.

Thank you to all our volunteers who attended the evening.

Macquarie University – Term 3 Updates

Sydney’s latest lockdown has created another twist for high schools. Macquarie have moved all their activities online to better support and reach students in these ever-changing and uncertain times.

Please do apply for both Macquarie early entry schemes – Macquarie Leaders and Achievers and the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS). Both Schemes will consider the challenges and adversity you have faced over the last two years. 
Macquarie also has a Covid-19 Impact Points (5 adjustment factors) that will be available to all Year 12 students applying for a course at Macquarie Uni in Session 1, 2022.

The University of Newcastle – Open Days

The University has made the decision to postpone their Central Coast Open Day (scheduled for 31 July) due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. They will continue to monitor restrictions and guidelines, to support planning for a COVID-safe event that takes into account the needs of Year 12 students at this difficult time.

A tentative date for the postponed Central Coast Open Day is Saturday 11 September 2021, dependent on COVID guidelines and restrictions.

Planning is still underway for their Newcastle Open Day on Saturday 28 August.   

The University does encourage students to continue to register for Open Day events to receive updates on the events.

UAC Early Entry Guide

A must-have resource for Year 12! UAC has produced an early entry guide which highlights each university’s processes for early entry in NSW. 

The Wollongong University program opens next week. 

The University of Technology Sydney is offering a new early entry pathway for students passionate about Engineering and IT – Edge. The Edge Program allows you to receive a conditional offer to university based on more than your ATAR, before you even sit exams. Your application is based on your Year 11 results, with potential bonus points added. Find out more here

Job Spotlight – Agronomist

If you love plants and the outdoors, don’t mind getting your hands dirty, and are a great problem-solver and communicator, agronomy could be your perfect future career.
Click here to find out more

Year 12 News

UAC Digital – Year 12 update – Thursday at 6pm – live on Instagram

UAC Digital | Let’s Chat – Communications and Media

Click here to learn more.

Wednesday 21 July 2021, 6:00 pm – online

In this session, HSC students and their parents will learn the information they need when applying for a Communications or Media degree in NSW, including:

  • which HSC courses are recommended for these degrees
  • what degrees and majors are available
  • entry requirements
  • how unis prepare students to be job-ready in a competitive job market
  • career opportunities
  • what to do if you don’t meet your dream course’s entry requirements

Includes answers to the most commonly asked questions!

Find out more here.

UAC Digital | Applying for the Educational Access Scheme

Click here to learn more.

Thursday 22 July 2021, 6:00 pm – Online

The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) is for students who have experienced long-term disadvantage(s) and may help with entrance into university. We’ll give you an overview of EAS and discuss:

  • categories of disadvantage
  • how to apply
  • application documentation
  • EAS key dates
  • application tips.

Includes answers to the most commonly asked questions!

Find out more here.

Entry to Law Guide & Handbook 2022 edition – out now

Thinking about a career in Law? Want to fight for justice, people or for principles? A career in the legal profession could be right for you.
It’s not without its challenges, but it will have you always striving to be the best you can be.

Download your free PDF copy here or get the larger, printed handbook version on the online store today. You will need the Loreto Password and to sign up to Study Work Grow to get this for free! Password: LNH

Registrations for the UNSW LAT (Law admissions test) are open

Are you a Year 11 or 12 student interested in studying law at UNSW? The LAT is an entry requirement for students considering an undergraduate law double degree at UNSW. Year 11 and 12 students can sit the test. Students can register by 5pm Friday, 13 August to avoid late fees. Register now

Year 10 – Subject selection – TAFE studies 

If you are in Year 10 and you are interested in a TAFE TVET course in Year 11, please make an appointment to see Careers. You can do so over Zoom. Reminder all TAFE enrolment forms are due back on 2 August 2021.

There are also TAFE information sessions available to parents and students:

Session Day/Date Session Time Link for Session
Tuesday 20 July 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

The Careers Department subscription:

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 and select our school. Use the same code as above.

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 adviser?

The Careers Office is open to all students, including virtually during the current lockdon. 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