Important University Admissions Centre (UAC)  changes for 2018 

There are some important changes to next year’s admissions for current Year 12 students:

  • The maximum number of preferences will now be five (not nine as previously).
  • There will be an offer round after ATAR release and before Christmas.
  • There will be an offer round in mid-January but no ‘Main Round’.
  • Cut-offs will be published for the pre-Christmas round and the mid-January round.

These changes simplify the admissions process and ensure that offers are made in a timely manner.

The reduction in the number of preferences streamlines the process, while still allowing students plenty of choice. In the previous system, many students felt they should ‘fill up’ all nine preferences, however, research shows that very few offers were made to preferences six to nine. With five preferences, students will still be able to change their preferences for each of the offer rounds, thus choosing up to five courses per round.


Keeping Up-to-Date with Careers News

Find out about careers and keep up-to-date with careers events coming up:

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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

Term 2 Dates

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

For more information email or pop into the careers office.

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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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 here  or contact 02 8204 4404 or  email  for further information


Scholarships Information Evening

Wednesday 7 June 6.15-  8pm

This evening is designed for Year 11 & 12 students interested in applying for a scholarship or the Co-op Program.

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UNSW Year 10 Subject  Selection and Information 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

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

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Year 10 Information Evenings

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.

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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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Global leadership entry program


Opens Monday 8 May 2017

Closes Monday 28 August 2017

For Year 12 Students

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Professional Cadetships

Applications for the Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program open on Wednesday 26 April and close on Friday  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

Opening soon

For Year 12 students

Applications open Wednesday 26 April 2017

Applications close Monday 17 July 2017

Offers made end of August 2017

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University of Sydney Scholarships information evening  for Year 12 students

Tuesday 20 June  6 – 8pm


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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

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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Sydney Design School Interior Decoration Masterclass

Wednesday 19 to Thursday 20 April 2017

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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