It’s a busy time in Careers with girls out on work placements putting theory into practice in a real working environment.  This year we have a large cohort of girls enrolled in TVET at Hornsby, Meadowbank and St Leonards studying an array of courses including Child Care, Nursing, Business Services, Event Management, Beauty Therapy and Entertainment.  TVET study is a great opportunity to either get a head-start on the road to your future career, pick up some important life skills or simply study something that you enjoy such as horticulture.  The real difficulty is deciding on the course!

It’s never too early to start thinking about possible career options our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of all of the opportunities available to them to identify how they can best use their talents and personal attributes to construct a dynamic career pathway.  Each week we highlight a number of events and opportunities coming up but for a full and comprehensive list please follow the link below:



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Career Meetings

The Careers office is open to all students.  We are usually in the office before and after school and at recess and lunch.  Girls are most welcome to drop in but at times we can be busy with students, so the best thing to do is to send an email to Mrs Carmel Donnan or  Ms Katrina Smith indicating your availability or drop in with your diary to schedule a time. 



 The University of Notre Dame Australia: Young Achievers Early Offer Program – Sydney Campus

Applications for the 2017 Young Achievers Early Offer program will open in March.

Applicants are able to apply in one of four categories:

  • Commitment to community and/or Church;
  • Commitment and excellence in cultural pursuits;
  • Commitment and excellence in sporting achievements; or
  • Academic excellence

Students who are successful in gaining an Early Offer place receive confirmation before they sit their final Year 12 exams.

Please don’t hesitate to direct any further enquiries to the Prospective Students Office on 02 8204 4404 or at

Register now to receive the information when applications open.


Free MedStart Seminar – ‘Secrets of Getting into Medicine’

Chatswood: Sat 19th March, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Epping: Sun 20th March, 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Staff from MedStart will explain and demonstrate what UMAT is, how it’s structured and what to expect when sitting the exam.


Free Doctor of Medicine Information Session on Darlinghurst site

Sunday 20 March 2016
160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst (map)

Those considering studying the Doctor of Medicine commencing in 2017 are invited to attend an information session at our purpose-built Darlinghurst campus.

The session is designed to help you find out more about the admissions process, an overview of course content, meet current students and tour our facilities.

Call   02 8204 4404 or email for further information


Notre Dame: Foundation Year Information Session

19 April 2016, 10am to 11:30am, 140 Broadway, Chippendale

The session will provide information on pathways into university, including Foundation Year and the Tertiary Enabling Program. These programs act as a transition from high school to university with study assistance provided throughout them.


University of Sydney HSC Preparation Courses

The courses run at various times throughout the year. There are preparation courses for biology, chemistry, economics, exam preparation, legal studies, music, visual arts, business, design and technology, English, history, mathematics and physics. Dates for specific courses can be found by following the below link.


UNSW Science and Engineering Student Parent Evening

23  March 2016, 5:30pm to 8pm, UNSW Kensington Campus

The evening will provide information on the degrees offered in Science and Engineering.  It is directed at prospective students and their parents. Attendees will be able to speak one-on-one to academic staff about the degrees and also life on campus.


Get to know the real Macquarie

Uni life doesn’t have to be a mystery. That’s why we’re opening our doors on Thursday 21 April to Year 11 and Year 12 students – that means you!

This is your chance to taste what a day in the life of a Macquarie student is really like. You’ll be able to:

  • get a feel for our campus
  • sit in on lectures and demos
  • experience practicals and tutorials (pracs and tutes to those in the know)
  • choose your own subjects and plan your own day
  • ask lecturers and students all your burning questions about uni life at Macquarie.

Lunch is on us and look out for freebies, too.


The University of Newcastle (UON)

UON will be offering a brand new degree, Bachelor of Creative Industries (BCI) from 2017. The BCI is designed for the creative and visionary students who are looking to make a real cultural and social impact.

The BCI is a bold, contemporary program that will offer students the choice to ‘deep dive’ in a chosen field of creative interest, such as visual art, performing arts, music, design, creative writing, IT or communication and media, or the option of breadth and study across this range of disciplines. These specialisations are built around a core of critical courses in entrepreneurship, business skills, digital capabilities and social innovation, all within the creative context.

Details of the new degree are still being finalised, more information about the Bachelor of Creative Industries should be available to students from May 2016.


Australian Defence Force Gap Year

Applications for a 2017 gap year are now open.

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.



EA Ski and Snowboard Training provides ski instructor courses and snowboard instructor courses at the World’s top Resorts. They are currently offering a special offer for interested Australians for internships in Canada.

Find out more by visiting the website. 



Applications open on the 7   March 2016 for the Business Cadet Program and close the 11   May.


Aviation Australia Information Sessions


Mrs Carmel Donnan & Ms Katrina Smith

Careers Advisers