Keep an open mind and explore
The second step in making career decisions is about seriously exploring your options. It’s a chance to think outside the square, and to give new things a red hot crack to help understand your options. BTW, there’s no right or wrong, only opportunities to learn. So if this is where you’re at, cast the net wide and let’s go exploring.
Education & Training
It’s important to make sure the courses you apply for are the courses you’d love to study. The only way to find out is to do in-depth research. Find out how research will give you the confidence to make a decision.
Tassie’s five main education and training providers are all very different. So the one you’ll choose depends on what you’re keen to study, and the career path you’re interested in. Find out about each further education provider.
In Tassie Year 11 and 12 students can have the option to study through Virtual Learning Tasmania (VLT). All sorts of subjects and courses are available. Classes are timetabled and you get one-on-one support to keep you on track. Read up on virtual learning in Tassie.
If you’re in Year 11 or 12, you can have a go at completing university units designed especially for senior secondary students, while doing your TCE. Find out how the UTAS University Connections Program enables you to explore all sorts of study.
If you find that your school doesn’t offer a course you’re keen on, don’t stress. Many schools are working together to give Year 11 and 12 students more course choices. It’s known as either a ‘collective’ or ‘school partnership’. See what collectives and school partnerships mean for you.
UTAS has a program for proven academically talented Year 11 and 12 students. The High Achiever Program (HAP) provides access to studying uni level units at UTAS. So are you killing it with your assignments and love an academic challenge? Then checking out the High Achiever Program.
Did you know you can do an apprenticeship or traineeship while you still study at school? That means you get a recognised qualification and you’ll be in paid employment! Find out about Australian School based Apprenticeships is a smart way to earn and learn.
VET stands for Vocational Education and Training. It’s practical, ‘hands-on’ and industry-focused learning. There are many VET courses to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that’s bang on for you. Find out more about VET.
World of Work
Not sure where to start when deciding what occupation to pursue? It can be pretty overwhelming. But once you start looking, and begin to dig around, it can also be pretty exciting. Find out the many ways to explore occupations.
Sometimes it can be hard to get your mind into gear to think about the future. But did you know the choices you make at school can influence your future? Try this activity to help warm up your mind to start thinking about the future.
Before you commit to a specific career path, test your career ideas out first. Learn what ‘work exposure’ activities are and how they’ll help you decide. Read how you can test your occupation idea.
Holiday jobs can help you earn some extra cash. But you can also gain valuable work experience from them too. Read about the other good reasons to grab a holiday job.