Take a Gap Year

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

A 'gap year' is the year between finishing school and either starting further education and training or finding work.

If you are unsure about what you want to do when you finish Year 12, you might consider taking a gap year.

There are many things you can do during your gap year, including finding paid employment, getting some experience that will be relevant to any future study or training you do or simply taking a break.

Using your gap year to do some community work or travelling can give you a broad range of experiences, allowing you to discover your strengths and helping you decide what you want to do next.

Volunteer work is an excellent way to make a contribution to the community, experience new challenges and find out about the world of work. You can include your volunteer work on your resume and this can help you find paid employment.

More information

For more information, see: Youth Central's Taking a Gap Year