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Vocational Education and Training courses
Information and resources for parents, carers and their child to help navigate Vocational Education and Training (VET) in NSW.
What is the Universities Admissions Centre?
Understanding the role of the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) is important when deciding on potential future study and career pathways after Year 12.
Key dates for applying to tertiary and VET providers
Find key dates and information to apply for tertiary education including university, TAFE, VET courses and more.
School leaving age
Since January 2010, New South Wales students must complete Year 10. Students then have a number of options in which to participate until at least age 17.
NSW Post-School Destinations and Experiences Survey
The NSW Post-School Destinations and Experiences Survey collects information about the main destinations of recent school leavers.
Supporting your teenager to figure out what they want to do
Year 11 and 12 students have a lot of their plate. Sitting atop of this list is the problem of finding a job, establishing a career and figuring out what that might be.
Helping your teen cope with change
Strategies for parents and carers to help their teens manage their emotions during times of great change like starting, changing or finishing high school.
Work experience in Year 10
Learn what work experience can do for your career and how to access it through NSW public schools from Year 10.
HSC subject selection help
The Universities Admissions Centre's Subject Compass tool can help your child choose HSC subjects based on their talents, interests and career goals.
Find your career match
Take the Job Outlook career quiz to discover your work style and get a career-match based on your preferences.
ATAR changes – student information
From 2025, changes are being made to how the ATAR is calculated. Find out what students need to know.