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Continuing Your Studies

Continuing Your Studies

The vast majority of today's jobs require a Year 12 or higher qualification, and employers are looking for people who are flexible, adaptable and willing to learn new things. 

So, if you are interested in re-skilling, up-skilling, or furthering your education, now is the time to get started!

Whether you want to go on to further study at university, complete a certificate qualification at the Polytechnic, study an adult literacy course, or look into an apprenticeship or traineeship – there are plenty of pathways to continue (or get back into) your education and get the qualifications and skills you need:

  • The Tasmanian Academy – incorporates the eight senior secondary colleges, and offers a wide range of VET and TASC subjects for Year 11 and 12 students.

  • 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 Futuresprovides programs and activities to support Year 10 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.

  • Australian School-based Apprenticeships – enables you to start your career as a paid employee while still completing your education.

  • 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 11 and 12 students and mature-aged students.

  • University of Tasmania – many college courses or Polytechnic programs provide a pathway to further study at university, or you may be eligible for entry through recognition of relevant experience and background.

  • LINC Tasmania – your local LINC offers a range of services that include leisure and lifestyle courses, 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.

  • Skills Tasmania – if you are interested in getting information about apprenticeships or traineeships, or general information about VET courses and programs, Skills Tasmania is your entry point.



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