University and TAFE
Most students move on to study at university or TAFE. This is called tertiary study.
In most cases your child will apply to study at university or TAFE through the
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). They calculate ATAR scores and look after course offers. Your school's career coordinator can give you more information on VTAC applications.
Most university courses and some TAFE courses have entry requirements. This could be a minimum ATAR score or your child may need to study certain subjects at school.
It's a good idea to
talk to your child about their career when they choose year 11 and 12 subjects.
Read more about
applying for courses and
making a VTAC application at Youth Central.
Vocational Education and Training
This is training that directly relates to getting a job. VET education can happen at:
- private registered training organisations
- Learn Local organisations
- some universities.
training course section for types of qualifications, how to apply, costs and where to get help. You can also search for training courses at the
Victorian Skills Gateway.
This is an arrangement where your child works for an employer and learns at the same time.
Starting an apprenticeship is similar to applying for a job. Read
become an apprentice or trainee to get started.
Other study options
Youth Central has a
list of other study options and how to apply.