Year 12 reminders & deadlines

University Admissions Scheme (UAC)

  • Students should now have the UAC Guide and have opened their account with their UAC PIN.
  • There is an early bird processing charge of $58 which needs to be paid before 29 September 2017 otherwise the cost increases to $183.00.
  • At the front of the UAC Guide are thekKey dates and the steps to study through UAC.
  • There are a number of institutions that manage their own admissions and students apply directly to them. For example, the University of Notre Dame. Details on how to apply can be found in Part 3 of the UAC guide and on each institutions website. 
  • If you have any problems with navigating UAC or would like some guidance please come to the Careers office, alternatively UAC have a student assistance line which you can call 8.30am-4.30pm Monday – Friday on 1300 275 822.


Educational Access Scheme (EAS)

If you are applying for EAS please return your completed and signed application to the Careers Office by Friday 8 September 2017.

Application forms are available from the Careers Office or  here.

If you would like some guidance please come to the Careers office, alternatively UAC have a student assistance line which you can call 8.30am-4.30pm Monday – Friday on 1300 275 822.


Speak to a Careers Advisor

Year 12 are encouraged to book a time with a Careers Advisor in their final weeks at Loreto Normanhurst.  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  the careers office.


Reminders for Year 10 & Year 11

There are many University Open Days on this weekend – this is the year to go!

Download the list of 2017 open days at all our participating institutions.


Have you enrolled to vote?

It’s easy to enrol online, that way you can join in and make your voice heard on the important issues. You must be 18 years or older to vote.


Do you need a Tax File Number (TFN)?

Your tax file number (TFN) is your personal reference number in the tax and super systems.

Your TFN is an important part of your tax and super records as well as your identity, so should be kept in a secure place.

Your TFN is yours for life. You keep the same TFN even if you change your name, change jobs, move interstate or go overseas.

You don’t have to have a TFN, but without one you pay more tax. You also won’t be able to apply for government benefits, lodge your tax return electronically or get an Australian business number (ABN).

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Careers Team

Mrs Carmel Donnan, Ms Katrina Smith and Mrs Jo Hallinan


WSU Music Auditions

11 September @ WSU Penrith (Kingswood) Campus

Be prepared to play two contrasting pieces and bring along your portfolio and musical compositions if you are a composer. Tour through the brand new music precinct and meet the high calibre teaching staff.

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AFTRS Introduction to Screenwriting (Sydney)

Saturday Oct 7 from 9:00am-5:00pm – Sunday Oct 8 from 9:00am-5:00pm 2017.

Ready to get serious about writing that screenplay? Get all the tools you need in this two-day course!

You’ll be given hands-on methods for building the foundations of Character, Story and Structure used by professional screenwriters, illustrated with key moments from a wide range of films, from Black Swan to Raging Bull, from Bicycle Thieves to Breaking Bad, from Charlie Chaplin to Christopher Nolan.  

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Gap Years and Why They’re Often a Huge Mistake 

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Rail Careers

There are a wide range of careers available in the rail industry, these include engineering, customer service, corporate jobs and more. This website provides information about the industry and provides students with information about how they can succeed in the industry.

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SAE Institute Scholarship Program

Applications close 30 October

SAE Creative Media Institute offers scholarships to outstanding creative media applicants. SAE Scholarships are awarded to recognise creative talent coupled with academic excellence and outstanding leadership.

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C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship

The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is awarded to Australian students, usually those entering their first year of university. It is awarded based on personal qualities, demonstrated leadership and academic ability.

The 2018 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship opens on Monday 4 December 2017 and will close on Friday 5 January 2018.

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University of New England Regional Bonus Points
UNE’s Regional Bonus Scheme adds 5 points to your ATAR and is for applicants from regional, rural and remote locations Australia-wide. It complements UNE’s long-established Early Entry Admissions Scheme for domestic Year 12 and TAFE students.

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University of Western Sydney Early Offer Program 2018
HSC students can now start planning their futures early by registering with Western Sydney University’s Early Offer Program. Register online with your details today and get advance notifications about their exciting offers program.

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Macquarie University Bonus Points

If you have included Macquarie in your preferences, you may be eligible to receive bonus points that can be added to your ATAR.   Bonus points may be awarded for Academic Advantage and for rural or regional students.  

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Melbourne University

On Monday October 2 2017 Melbourne University is hosting a day for interstate domestic Year 12 students to visit the University and find out about study and accommodation options. 

Registrations are required.

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