Girls in Trades

‘Eye for detail, great communication skills and turning up on time’ – three reasons why Steve Magner from The Master Builders Association would employ a female ‘tradie’ over their male counterpart any day of the week! 

Whilst the number of women pursuing trades is low (less than two per cent of automotive, engineering and construction and electro-technology trade workers in NSW are female), the NSW Government is committed to increasing the number of women working in male-dominated trades.

On this note Year 9 students heard about the many opportunities that are available for anyone who enjoys working with their hands.  Both university and TAFE pathways are feasible options to pursue a trade. There was genuine interest from the girls showing it is valuable for all girls to hear about different career options and opportunities to ensure that everyone can pursue a satisfying career. 

For more information, contact Steve Magner – Master Builders Education Centre   on 02 8586 3588.


Women in Trades Websites

Master Builder Association NSW

SALT Australia – Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen

Career appointments

We welcome all students in all years

Year 11 are encouraged to make an appointment this term when things are relatively quiet!  We have a number of tools and resources that can help with initial research and career pondering.

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. Girls are most welcome to drop in to schedule a time or send an email indicating your availability.

Simply email


Careers Team

Mrs Carmel Donnan, Ms Katrina Smith and Mrs Jo Hallinan


Upcoming Events 

UK Boarding School Gap Year – Information Session

When: Tuesday 21 November
Time: 12.45pm
Where: Curran Theatre. Loreto Normanhurst 

Notre Dame University ‘Getting to Know Nursing’

When: Tuesday 14 November 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm (Registration from 5:00pm)
Where: 160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst (cnr Victoria Street) ( map )

Please register for this event.

Parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Please note that there is no parking onsite so we recommend using public transport. Oxford St is serviced by many buses and the closest train stations are either Museum or Kings Cross stations.

For more information

UTS Nursing Discovery Session

When: Wednesday 15 November

Come along to one of our interactive workshops on campus. Parents, partners and friends are more than welcome to join you.

Watch the video 

Register now

Australian Academy of Fashion Design Open Day

When: Saturday 18 November
Time: 1:00 pm

At the Open Day you will meet some of our friendly tutors over a cup of coffee, find out which course is right for you, meet our past and existing students and browse their fascinating portfolios, get expert advice on turning your passion into a profession.

Find out more and book online

TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore Open Day

When: Wednesday 6 December and Wednesday 31 January
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 110 Edgeware Rd, Enmore

Join any one of the information sessions for Entertainment, Design & Illustration, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design & Decoration, Jewellery, Object Design & Manufacture, 3D animation & Concept Art at TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore.

For more information

 UOW South Western Sydney Campus Info Session

When: Tuesday 21 November
Time: 7:30pm
Where: 33 Moore Street, Liverpool

This information session is for Year 12 students and non-school leavers who would like to know more about studying at UOW South Western Sydney campus in 2018.

Register now 

Western Sydney Uni HSC True Reward

At Western Sydney, we believe hard work deserves its own reward – a reward that reflects your ability to succeed. If you do well in your subjects at school, we know you can go on to do well at university. Open to 2017 NSW HSC students, it makes an early offer for entry to a degree based on corresponding HSC subject band outcomes.

Applications close Monday 11 December.

Find out more

UNSW Info Day

When: 16 December
Time: 9:00am  –  4:00pm

UNSW Kensington Campus

With new UAC round dates for 2018 entry, get all your questions answered in time for the December Round. Attend some lectures, chat to academics and current students in the Advisory Centre or take a campus tour

For more information

University of Sydney – Info Day

When:  Saturday 16 December 2017

Don’t miss Sydney University’s Info Day! To find out more and keep up to date with the day’s activities, visit the website.

‘Know Your Options’ with ACU information sessions

When: 15 December 2017
Time:  12:00pm —3:00pm

No matter what your ATAR, there are numerous opportunities available to you for university study. ACU will host ‘Know Your Options’ information sessions  at both our Strathfield and North Sydney campuses.

 Register now