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.


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



Women in Finance an invitation for girls in Years 10, 11 and 12

On Tuesday 12 September

Abbotsleigh is hosting a Women in Finance evening to encourage more girls to consider the wide variety of careers available through the study of finance.

There is no charge, but reservation of seats is requested to be made through the TryBooking website. The session will start at 5pm with a mini expo of commerce faculty representatives from a range of metropolitan universities including Sydney, UNSW, UTS, ACU and Notre Dame. The panel discussion will commence at 6pm in the Peter Duly Concert Hall and should finish by 7pm. Three panelists will be practitioners and the fourth will be a university student who will graduate in a few months.

Macquarie University Language Day
25 September 9.30am to 2pm
Language HSC Day – Strategies for Success is an excellent opportunity for you to excel in your studies and get a glimpse into university life at Macquarie. Spaces are limited, so make sure to register now!
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University of Notre Dame

Application deadline 29 September
Notre Dame is a direct application university – students will not find Notre Dame listed among the UAC options. Students apply directly to Notre Dame using the application form or apply online. No application fee is required.
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University of Notre Dame getting to know nursing session
Tuesday 12 September 5.30pm to 7pm @ the School of Nursing, Oxford St, Darlinghurst
The event aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore what it is like to study Nursing at Notre Dame. You will 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 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 Newcastle Walking Campus Tours

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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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 7 October from 9:00am-5:00pm – Sunday 8 October from 9:00am-5:00pm

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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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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