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FAQs

Which campus should I attend?
Both campuses are conveniently located near train stations and bus stops. Loyola Campus, Mt Druitt enrols students from Years 10-12 and offers both Trade and Inquiry Pathways McCarthy Campus, Emu Plains offers the Trade Pathway for students in Years 11-12.
Will I wear a uniform?
CathWest encourages students to follow a practical dress code rather than wear a formal uniform. Students dress in a way that makes sense for their learning activities.
What subjects will I study?
What you learn will depend on your personal goals and what your plans are for the future. Your course of study will be tailored to your personal needs and you will receive mentoring and guidance to help you decide what is best for you.
Can I still get my HSC at CathWest?
Yes. Attaining your NSW HSC is one of a number of options available at CathWest. You can also opt for an apprenticeship, traineeship or internship; or work towards a Certificate III or Statement of Attainment in a variety of areas.
Can I try a trade?
Yes. The Trade Pathway at CathWest gives you the chance to experience a trade through school-based apprenticeships, traineeships or internships. It offers early access to the workforce with hands-on, real world learning, to help you decide what you really want to do.
Can a CathWest education lead to university or other post-school study?
Yes. A CathWest education can open many doors for our students. Our students can use their skills evidence folio to broker entry into university and post-school educational pathways. Others may transfer from an internship into full-time work and study.
Is CathWest more expensive than a regular school?
No, like all Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) schools CathWest is committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on household budgets and do everything we can to keep fees low. Sibling discounts, fee assistance and flexible payment options are available.
How do I become a CathWest business partner?
If you want to join us in this ground-breaking education initiative and help prepare the workforce of tomorrow, contact Judy Smith, Manager Entrepreneurial Partnerships, on 0447 324 455 or send a message.

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