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.
Completing Year 12 or attaining equivalent qualifications should be the aim of all students in Tasmanian Government schools.
In Years 11 and 12, students have access to a wide range of subjects and VET courses offered through a range of options:
- There are eight senior secondary schools (colleges) in Tasmania that provide a wide range of programs and study options, including flexible learning options, which provides opportunities for students to study off campus.
- A number of regional and rural schools provide Year 11 and 12 education and training within their local communities.
- Some of these have programs available through Trade Training Centre (TTC) facilities which are designed to provide practical training using industry-standard equipment.
Your chosen course may be a combination of these available options. Discuss this with your Year 11/12 course counsellor.
For details on where subjects and programs are available go to the Where Do I Study table (Update for 2017 coming soon).
Students are supported in their transition from Year 10 to Years 11 and 12 by support staff found in all secondary schools throughout the state.
Enrolling in Years 11 and 12
Year 10 students in Government schools
If you are currently attending a Government school, your Year 10 coordinator will give you details about how you can access the information you need to enrol. Your school will make all the arrangements for your enrolment into Year 11 and you will have the opportunity to attend information and taster days later in the year.
For senior secondary school (college) courses you will enrol through your preferred college. Your college will then organise your access to the subjects and programs at the institutions that will delivery your course of study.For courses that are offered at your local school, enrolment will be through your school.
Present Year 11 students in Government schools
You will enrol through your current institution.
Other students, including non-government school students
You will enrol through a senior secondary school in your region. You should contact them for details to arrange course counselling and enrolment.
Years 11 and 12 Course Information Handbook
The 2018 Course Information Handbook is an important tool for you to use in planning your course of study in Years 11 and 12. It provides information on the wide range of TASC courses and VET programs available in 2018.
Download a full copy of the 2018 Course Information Handbook or browse the course offerings by subject:
- Creative Arts – Performing
- Creative Arts – Visual
- Health and Physical Education
- Humanities and Social Sciences – Behavioural Studies
- Humanities and Social Sciences – Civics and Citizenship
- Humanities and Social Sciences – Economics and Business
- Humanities and Social Sciences – History, Culture and Environment
- Mixed Fields Programs
- Programs for Students with High or Additional Learning Needs
- Science and Primary Industries
- Technologies: Design and Technologies
- Technologies: Digital Technologies
- Technologies: Foods and Hospitality
Enrolling in VET Programs
Entry to VET programs usually requires a “suitability process”. This is undertaken prior to completing enrolment to ensure that students commence their VET studies in the most appropriate course and at the right level for your learning needs. It may involve an information session, interview and/or an assessment task or test.
It is a prerequisite for enrolment in most VET programs offered in Years 11and 12.
More details will be available from your local senior secondary school.