Leaving School

Leaving school can be a big decision.

Before you leave, it is important to consider all your options.

Consider your options to make an informed choice.

You may be able to combine some TAFE or Vocational Education courses with your studies or undertake an Australian School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SBAT).

Continue in the Leaving School section if you have already completed the Plan My Career section.


I Am Thinking About Leaving School

Before leaving school be aware of your choices. Find information and resources to help you with your decision.

  • Work experience options
  • Alternative schooling options
  • Employment options
  • Other study options
  • Taking a gap year

I Have Left School

If you have left school you can still consider returning to study, begin a traineeship or apprenticeship, or start work straight away.

  • Find a mentor
  • Alternative secondary study options
  • Other study options
  • Finding work experience or employment
  • Taking a gap year

Want to know more?

Find more helpful information and resources to support you.

Consider your next step – Learn Locals are here to help with planning your career and training options.

Click here to contact a Learn Local organisation near you.

Visit the A-Z Resources for further information and support.

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