When you finish Year 11 and 12, anything can happen. In Tasmania, you need to stay in education and training until you turn 18 years of age or meet a leaving requirement, under the Education Act. A leaving requirement includes the following:
- Completing Year 11 and 12 (this may include an Australian school-based apprenticeship);
- A full time VET program at TasTAFE or other Registered Training Organisation;
- An apprenticeship or traineeship with an employer; or
- A combination of these options, if the provider(s) allow.
Once you leave school, it can be tough out there. Most jobs today require you to complete Year 12 as a minimum and 91% of all new jobs will also require a VET or university qualification. That’s why there are now more ways than ever before to finish Year 11 and 12 your way.
You don’t need to finish school the old-fashioned way. There are courses and training programs available to suit everyone. Just ask your teachers, year level coordinator or My Education Coordinator – they will be able to tell you all about your options. There are so many more opportunities available to you if you complete Year 12.
Remember if you’re not enjoying what you’re doing at school, you’re not stuck. You can always shift focus and find the best options to suit you. If you are a parent or carer and you are confused about your child’s options or whether they are reaching their full potential, speak to their teachers or email firstname.lastname@example.org . To find out more and see real stories and videos on Tasmanian education pathways, head to www.anything.tas.gov.au