Learning pathways

We offer multiple learning pathways so that we can meet the needs and interests of our senior students and provide them with the opportunity to achieve multiple qualifications on school completion.

Our offerings include:

  • courses that lead to the award of the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • subjects and programs that will entitle students to receive an ATAR in addition to their HSC
  • trade qualifications through the trade training program
  • the option to complete pre-university courses
  • the Nicholas Owen SJ Program, our alternative study program.

Specialised learning, support and enrichment programs are available at Loyola to assist our students.

These programs include:

Trade Training Centre


The aim of the CTTC is to provide students with skills and experience in their chosen trade while completing their HSC. We are one of two secondary Catholic schools in greater Western Sydney to offer a wide range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. We use state-of-the-art facilities to ensure students are able to receive industry-standard trade training in a field of their choice.

University access


Our on-site University Hub assists students with identifying and exploring university access . This includes Australian Catholic University (ACU) Links courses such as the ‘Step up into Teaching’ pre-University program, university mentoring programs, university entrance programs, enrichment seminars and lectures.

Alternative study program


Our Nicholas Owen SJ Program is open for enrolment to selected Year 11 students who, in the first instance, do not wish to complete Year 12 study but need to obtain additional skills and training before commencing their search for employment or an apprenticeship.

Learning enrichment


These include the continuation of acceleration programs commenced in Year 10, extension level HSC Board of Studies courses, HSC enrichment workshops, Saturday morning enrichment, study period and tutor group tutorials, literacy skills program and homework club.

Student Counsellor


Our student counsellor provides confidential support to our students with counselling needs related to learning enrichment and student welfare.

Careers Advisor


Our Careers Advisor support students with career advice and information.