Environmental Solutions – Solving the Problems

This week we celebrated Environment week at Loreto Normanhurst.  There are many courses and careers related to the environment including ecology, conservation, environmental science and management, hydrology, sustainable agriculture and environmental law to name but a few.  Students with an interest in environmental issues should consider exploring some of the career possibilities and course options and be part of the solution to our environmental concerns.

The following tool ‘Job Jump’ is a fantastic career research website that allows you to explore careers and where to study a particular course along with loads of other information.  It is available to all students and parents. 

Password for Loreto Normanhurst is:   lnh

Alternatively students can pop into the careers office to book a Careers Meeting with an advisor.

Our 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


Looking for more Career News? 

For a full and comprehensive list of options you can log on the site below.


Our school community can access the news and calendar on with:

Login: ln

Password: ln29

For this week’s news on the website CLICK HERE




Event Description

Registration Details / Venue

University of Notre Dame Direct Applications

Applications for 2017 due:
Fri 30 Sep 2016.


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Notre Dame: Year 12 Info and Workshop Session

Wed 14 Sep 2016
3:30pm to 6pm

This is a free drop-in workshop for students interested in studying at Notre Dame’s Sydney Campuses in 2017. The workshop will help students understand the direct application process and applications will be accepted at the event. 

Auburn Clinical School, 88-90 Water St Auburn.

To register follow the link.

UNSW: Portfolio Entry Art and Design

Application for Sem 1 2017 due:
Fri 30 Sep 2016 

Portfolio entry for UNSW Art and Design

Students should submit a portfolio if they believe they will fall within 10 points of the ATAR cut off for their desired course.

Further information on where a portfolio is not accepted and what to include can be found by following the link.

Western Sydney University: ATSI Alternative Entry

14-15 Nov 2016
9-10 Jan 2017

There are three steps to apply for this program. The first is selecting a course then confirming your ATSI status through completing the forms located on the website. The third stage is the program testing and interviews, which will be held at the Penrith Campus (Werrington South) on the above dates.

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USYD: Rural Entry Pathways


Rural entry pathways are available to students who are interested in studying a degree in the faculty of Veterinary Science. To be eligible students must be within five marks of the required ATAR for the course.

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NSW Rural Allied Health Scholarships


Applications open early next year for students interested in studying an undergraduate health degree. Students must be considered as rural and a map can be found as a hyperlink on the website to see whether you are eligible to apply.

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Teacher Education Scholarships

Applications  due:
Fri 16 Sep 2016.

Get paid while you study to become a teacher and be guaranteed a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school when you graduate. 

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Macquarie Uni Taster Day
Years 11 & 12

Tues 27 Sep 2016
10am to  3pm

Get a taste of what a day in the life of a Macquarie science, medical science or human sciences student is really like. 

Macquarie University, North Ryde.
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Entry Pathways to UTS


Almost half of UTS’s current students came through a pathway option, rather than directly from high school. These pathways included an external TAFE or VET course, as well as the university’s own pathway program courses such as Foundation Studies or those that area offered by Insearch.

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Western Sydney University: Scholarships

Autumn Session 2017 applications due:
Mon 6 Mar 2017

There are numerous scholarships available at WSU for semester 1 2017. These range from scholarships from local government areas to Rotary scholarships and internal university scholarships. Further

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UNSW Actuarial Studies Information Evening
Year 12

Wed 14 Sep 2016
5:30pm to 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 2016

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

School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Kensington

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Australian Apprenticeships: My Gain Video


The next series of Australian Apprenticeship My Gain videos have been published on YouTube. These videos ask apprentices and trainees to respond briefly to set questions about their job and job hunting experiences.

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Western Sydney University: Early Childhood Traineeships 2017


UWSELL provides services on WSU campuses and offers traineeships for those interested in working in the early childhood industry.

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NECA Electrical Apprenticeships


Electrical Apprenticeships NSW / QLD / ACT is a not-for-profit organisation owned by the peak industry association, NECA.  Electrical Apprenticeships NSW / QLD / ACT currently employs over 600 Electrician and Telecommunication Apprentices and is seeking to recruit up to 150 more to commence in early 2017.

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Whitehouse Institute of Design: 2017 Summer Holiday Workshops


Whitehouse will be offering a series of 5 day workshops for those looking to build technique and skills in Fashion Illustration, Interiors Illustration or Image Styling.

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Carmel Donnan, Jo Hallinan and Leanne Valencia

The Careers Team