After completing Year 10, and until you reach 17 years of age, you must do one of the following:
- Remain at school for Years 11 and 12
- Enrol in a VET qualification at TAFE or another RTO
- Take up an apprenticeship or traineeship
- Take up full time paid work
- Combination of education or training and paid work
After completing Year 12 your pathway options are:
- Gap year
Students have access to a ‘Where to after school?’ activity that will assist them career plan and transition into one of the options above. This is saved in the Careers folder in the student directory.
Below is a list of free quizzes that suggest careers based on your interests and strengths. The more you do a pattern you should see…
- com.au/questions – Thinking TAFE complete the TAFE quiz for suggested careers.
- gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/careers-guide – Use Career Ladder linking your favourite subjects to careers.
- goodcareersguide.com.au – Complete aptitude test for suggested careers.
- joboutlook.gov.au – This quiz will help you to understand your work style and will suggest some career options you might enjoy
- mybigtomorrow.com.au/careers/discover – Select the subjects, things and work environments you like and see which careers could be part of your big tomorrow.
- skillsroad.com.au – Complete quiz for suggested careers. This one takes a while!
- https://www.aapathways.com.au/careers-for-australian-apprenticeships-traineesh/interest-explorer-page – Select Career Interest Explorer and answer work type related questions to test the strength of your interests and then link these to careers OR select Work Type Explorer and discover occupations and career information relevant to the work types that interest you.
- https://www.uac.edu.au/assets/documents/year-10/year-10-booklet-2021.pdf – Year 10 UAC booklet exploring interests, qualities and skills and linking them with careers that use those interests, qualities and skills, courses that could be studied, subjects that could be chosen for years 11 and 12.
In choosing a career pathway students need to find out where the jobs of tomorrow are: Job Outlook www.joboutlook.gov.au (Federally funded website) provides information on future growth of an occupation, average weekly pay, skill level required, employment size, unemployment status, gender share and how people are employed. You can also look up vacancies in each state. It’s a great starting point in researching the possibilities.