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.


Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)

SRS is one way institutions make early offers of undergraduate admission using criteria other than (or in addition to) the ATAR.

This scheme is open now and closes at Midnight on Friday 29 September 2017.  After that time you can no longer apply for SRS.

For further information and to apply and check what universities are participating in SRS this year visit here   or contact the Careers office


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.


Careers Team

Mrs Carmel Donnan, Ms Katrina Smith and Mrs Jo Hallinan



University of Sydney – Fixed ATAR System

The fixed ATAR is the minimum ATAR needed to guarantee entry into a chosen course.

If a student achieves this required ATAR and places Sydney as their first preference they will be made an offer through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

The required ATAR thresholds will not change throughout the preference and admissions period for 2018 entry, which includes the December, January and February UAC rounds

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University of Sydney Dalyell Scholars Program

Exclusive to high achieving students with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 98+, the Dalyell Scholars program is an opportunity to challenge yourself alongside your most promising and talented peers.

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UOW College Info Evening Wollongong

Thursday 21 September 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Come along to our information evening and meet with UOW College staff and get all your questions answered. Applications will be accepted on the night. Classes start in October for Summer Session and scholarships may be available.

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University of Notre Dame – Getting to Know Nursing Day

Tuesday 12 September 5.30pm to 7pm

Get to know what it’s really like to study Nursing at Notre Dame.

You’ll be able to ask questions about any aspect of the Nursing program and receive application assistance if you need it.

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University of Newcastle Walking Campus Tours

1 & 29 September, 6 October, 3 November, 1 December.

Our campus walking tours start at 10am and are for individuals, families and parties of up to 10 people. 

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UNSW High School Leavers & Future Students Scholarships

Applications close 30 September

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William Blue College of Hospitality Management Open Day

Tuesday 5th September from 6:00pm to 8:00pm @ Sydney Campus, 1 Hickson Road, The Rocks Sydney

Join us and discover how we can help you launch your global career. Whether you are looking to study Hospitality Management, Events, Tourism or Culinary Management, we can find you the right study path so you graduate job ready.

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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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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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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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Becoming an Apprentice

Searching and applying for an Australian Apprenticeship is very much like hunting for any job. An employer has to create a vacancy and decide to use Australian Apprenticeships as a way to employ and train their staff. The following steps will explain the process to get an Australian Apprenticeship from the preparation stage, to the time you begin your training

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Torrens Uni – A Day in the Life of a Designer

16 September. 9.30am to 2.30pm

46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo

You will learn the essential for understanding the fashion, graphic, interior design, photography and animation careers.

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AIE Information Evening

13 September.  6.00pm to 8.00pm

Level 2, Wentworth Park Grandstand, Wattle St, Ultimo 

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects at the AIE Information Evening. 1300 709 019

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NSW Police Force Exam Background Information Booklet and Sample Exam Questions

Step by step guide that explains the process of applying and gives example questions of the exam.

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