Work Experience – Real Learning from the Real World

Work Experience is an invaluable way for students to learn about possible careers and get a glimpse of the world of work.

While we don’t run a compulsory work experience program at Loreto Normanhurst it is still possible to take part in work experience.  Each year we have a number of students who do some work experience, usually during their holidays.  Students usually use their family network to find their own placement or approach a business known to them.   The Careers Office can assist with the necessary paperwork including work experience insurance.

If you have any questions or would like to know more please pop into the Careers office or email us.


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Would you like to make an appointment with a Careers Advisor?

We welcome all students from all  year groups.

Anyone can make an appointment with a careers advisor.   We are usually in the office – located in the LRC – before and after school and at recess and lunch. Students  are most welcome to drop in but at times we can be busy, so the best thing to do is to send an email indicating your availability or drop in with your diary to schedule a time.

Please note the new email address:  For any enquiries or to make an appointment please email us.


Mrs Carmel Donnan and Ms Katrina Smith

Careers Advisors




Event Description/Resource

Registration Details/Venue

Loreto Normanhurst

invites Students in Years 11 & 12 to our

Lunch Time Uni Talks

27 April

1 May

2 May

9 May

23 May

8 June

Australian Catholic University

The University of Notre Dame

Sydney University

Macquarie University

Charles Sturt University

University of Technology – Sydney

Curran Theatre

Getting to Know Nursing

 Tuesday 16 May
6:00pm – 7.30pm
160 Oxford Street Darlinghurst ( map )

Find out more about nursing as a profession.

Get to know what it’s really like at Notre Dame’s Getting to Know Nursing event.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet academic staff and hear from our guest speaker who will provide information on a current innovative nursing topic.

 Places are limited. Please register below or contact us on 02 8204 4404 or  for further information

Defence Force Gap Year

Open now

The ADF Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians who have finished year 12 or equivalent, aged between 17 and 24, to experience military training & lifestyle whilst gaining new skills over a paid Gap Year.

The Defence Force recruiters will be here at the Careers Expo next Tuesday Evening.

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UNSW Scholarships Information Evening

Wednesday 7 June 
6.15pm – 8pm

This evening is designed for Years 11 and 12 students interested in applying for a scholarship or the Co-op Program. Read more

UNSW Year 10

Subject Selection Evenings


Wednesday 10 May 2017 – 6:15pm – 7:30pm

Tuesday 23 May 2017 – 6:15pm – 7:30pm

Thursday 25 May 2017 – 6:15pm – 7:30pm

WEdnesday 31 May 2017 – 6:15pm  – 7:30pm

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Year 10 Information Evenings

Thursday 30 March

Wednesday 3 May

Tuesday 23 May 

Camperdown Campus

 Our Year 10 Information Evenings are designed to help students choose subjects for the HSC and navigate through the process of applying to university.  

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UOW: Year 10 Subject Selection Information Evenings

Monday 1 May 6:30pm, UOW McKinnon Building

Tuesday 2 May 6:30pm
Gymea Tradies Club     

The evenings are designed to help Year 10 students (and their parents) choose subjects for the HSC and navigate through the process of applying to university.


UTS Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) Co-op Scholarship – Information Evening

Tuesday  16 May 6.30 – 7.30pm @ Aerial Function Centre, UTS Building 10 (level 7), 235 Jones Street, Ultimo

Meet current students, graduates, sponsors, and staff of this elite program.

Closing date for Round 1 applications: Friday 2 June 2017

Closing date for Round 2 applications: Friday 20 October 2017

(Places for Round 2 applicants will be limited)

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Professional Cadetships Applications for the Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program open on 26 April and close on the 16 June

Applications for the Business Cadetships Program run by Professional Cadetships Australia close on 10 May. Year 12 students apply online at for cadetship placement at UBS.

Students who intend to apply are reminded that both their Application Form and School Assessment are due on 10 May, so it is advisable to speak to your Careers Adviser well in advance about your School Assessment.

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ACU Early Achievers’ Program For Year 12 students

Applications Open 26 April 2017

Applications Close 17 July 2017

Offers Made End of August 2017

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University of Sydney Scholarships information evening For Year 12 students

6 – 8pm, Tuesday 20 June

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University of Newcastle Walking Tour

Friday 7 April

Thursday 20 April

Friday 5 May

Potentially interested students and families may book a tour of the campus, of up to 10 people on a tour. Schools can also book a Year 10 campus tour.

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Macquarie University Campus Tours

Monday 20 February

Tuesday 11 April

Wednesday 24 May

*Check times on the website

Campus tours are held regularly throughout the year for high school students and their parents.

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Macquarie in a Day


Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April


The day offers students a chance to choose which classes they are interested in attending, experience practical sessions and tutorials, and ask staff and students about university life.

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Sydney Design School Interior Decoration Masterclass


Wednesday 19 – Thursday 20 April



If you’re passionate about becoming an interior designer or interior decorator, then this masterclass may be an interesting course for you. The cost of the course is $385.

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