Looking for Work Experience Opportunities – Can You Help?

Each year we have a number of girls keen to do some work experience during their school holidays.  Having industry contacts and businesses prepared to place a student for a few days or a week is an invaluable way for our students to learn about possible careers and get a glimpse of the world of work.

We are developing a list of potential work experience contacts across a range of careers, anything from accountancy to zoo keeping and so we need your help.  In particular we would love to hear from any health professionals, nurses, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and all allied health professionals. 

If your company, business or work place would be willing to place a student for work experience or if you would like further information please contact the Careers Office on 02 9473 7424 or email or


Careers Meetings

The office is open every day and all students are welcome and encouraged to drop in with their diaries or send an email to book a time.  Appointments can be made before school during lunch or after school. Senior students can book during a study period.  Please email


Year 12 Deadlines and Information

Educational Access Schemes (EAS)

This scheme is for students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage during Years 11 and/or 12 as a result of circumstances beyond their control or choosing.  To apply applicants need to be able to demonstrate that their educational performance has been seriously affected as a result of circumstances beyond their control or choosing.  Applications forms are available from the Careers Office or online .


In order to support the application the Loreto Normanhurst Deadline is Thursday September 8.

For more information please call the Careers Office on 02 9473 7424 or call UAC directly 1300 275 822


Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)

SRS are one way institutions make early offers to current Year 12 students, using criteria other than (or in addition to) ATARs.  These criteria include school recommendations, senior secondary studies and personal achievements.  Visit the UAC Website for more information.


And close at Midnight 30 September 2016.  After this date students cannot access or modify their SRS application.


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Careers in Education

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students


New literacy and numeracy tests have been introduced for students who wish to study teaching at university. The required benchmark in LANTITE must be met for students in NSW to be eligible for accreditation. In the ACT graduates will have to successfully meet the benchmark.

For further information on the new requirements follow the link below.  

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What it’s really like to do an apprenticeship


Find out exactly what is involved from real people who’ve recently completed apprenticeships. From cabinet making to business administration, we have close to 50 videos featuring Australian apprenticeship ambassadors.  

Watch Videos | Youtube Playlist

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UNSW Actuarial Studies Information Evening

Year 12

14 Sep

5:30pm – 7pm

This event is for current year 12 students and their parents to find out more about studying actuarial studies. The night will also include information about dual degree options and the co-op scholarship program.

UNSW Business School Building, Lvl 6, West Wing

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Taste of Electrical Engineering 2016

Years 10-11

26 – 28 Sep

School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Kensington

The workshops for students with an interest in maths, science and problem solving. The cost is $125 and applications close on the 31st August.

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The University of Sydney: Sydney Scholars Awards

Applications Open:  29 Aug for study in 2017.
Applications Close: 30 Sep 2016.

The Sydney Scholars Awards offer Year 12 students commencing studies in 2016 the opportunity to apply for scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $10,000 in value, for up to 5 years of study.  As part of the selection criteria, applicants are required to achieve an ATAR of 95 and above, or 90 and above if they are applying to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

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Study Overseas information evening

31 Aug

4:30pm –  7:30pm

The intention of this evening is to provide Year 10, 11 and 12 students and parents with an opportunity to meet representatives from over 30 overseas tertiary institutions from across North America, UK, New Zealand and more. The evening will take place in an ‘expo’ format where attendees will have time to speak with university representatives about their overseas study options. At 6.00pm there will be simultaneous workshops on the North American and UK undergraduate application processes. These workshops will be repeated at 6.50pm so attendees will have an opportunity to attend another workshop.

Ascham School, 188 New South Head Road, Edgecliff.  Parking is available in the Edgecliff Centre.

This Event will be Free – Register at  TryBooking

Any enquiries may be directed to Gillian Sloan, Tertiary Education and Careers Adviser at Ascham School.

UNSW Women in Engineering Camp

Years 10-11

9 – 13 January 2017

The camp is for girls in years 10 or 11, who are interested in a career in engineering. FAQs and how to apply can be found on the website.

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NIDA 2017 Applications Open


Applications for NIDA’s undergraduate courses are open from the 1st of July until the 30th of September 2016. Specialisations are in Acting, Costume, Design for Performance, Properties and Objects, Staging, and Technical Theatre.

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