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Expressions of Interest open for Years 11 and 12 Extension Program

The Tasmanian Government introduced the Years 11 and 12 Extension School Program in early 2014 as part of their decade-long reform to help increase the proportion of students completing Years 11 and 12.

By allowing high schools to extend beyond Year 10, we ensure that more young Tasmanians are provided with every opportunity to continue their education to complete Year 12. The program helps remove the perception that schooling finishes at Year 10, and recognises that there are a number of barriers that make the move to College or other further education difficult for some students.

Schools interested in participating in the latest round can lodge an Expression of Interest (EoI) with a plan of how the school will provide Year 11/12 and implement clear pathways for students towards successful completion of Year 12. EoIs open on Wednesday 18 October and will close on Friday 17 November.

The decision to participate in the extension program is a school decision that is undertaken in close consultation with your school community. The Department of Education encourage community members to contact their School Association or to be actively involved in the decision-making about this important opportunity.

During the 2018 school year, successful schools will work with the Years 11 and 12 Project Team to develop practical arrangements for delivery in 2019. Participating schools will receive funding for facilities and staffing that supports senior secondary education, including vocational education and training.

Years 11 and 12 Extension students with the Minister