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​Overview - Further Education

LINCWhether your child is interested in completing a certificate qualification, getting an apprenticeship or planning to study at university, there are plenty of pathways to help them get the qualifications and skills they need for their future:

  • Years 11 and 12  The vast majority of today's jobs require at least a Year 12 qualification. A wide range of VET and TASC subjects for Years 11 and 12 are available through the eight senior secondary schools and a number of rural and regional schools. 
  • TasTAFE – is Tasmania’s largest registered training organisation and offers over 300 courses ranging from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma. Whether you want a course to fill a skill gap, have a longer-term plan to reach certificate or diploma level, or you want to gain credit into a university course, then TasTAFE can help! 
  • Guaranteeing Futures – provides programs and activities to support students in making a successful transition from compulsory schooling to further education, training or employment.  
  • VET in Schools – provides students with vocationally oriented programs typically delivered through partnership between schools, industry and registered training organisations. 
  • Trade Training Centres – are operated by schools in partnership with the Tasmanian Polytechnic and local business and industry.  Trade Training Centres provide a range of vocational options in trade for both Year 9 –12 students and mature-aged students. 
  • University of Tasmania – many college courses or TasTAFE programs provide a pathway to further study at university. 
  • LINC Tasmania – offers a range of services that include employment courses, one to one support, help with reading, writing and maths and small group training for those who want to learn in an informal environment or as a pathway to further education and training. 
  • Skills Tasmania – provides information about apprenticeships or traineeships, as well as general information about VET courses and programs.  
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