Year 10: Choose a pathway


· What is an ATAR?

· This is a great way to set yourself up for entry into university.

· Remember that although there may be lots of pressure to get a great ATAR score, it’s not the only way to get into university.

· To follow this path, make sure you’ve only selected Board-Developed Courses as subjects

HSC + Vocational Education and Training (VET)

· This pathway allows you to get an HSC while also gaining practical skills for your dream job.

· You can choose subjects that lead to a HSC but get you out of the classroom and into the real world.

· VET courses are either delivered at your school or through TAFE NSW or other training providers. This might mean that you do a few days at school, and a few days at TAFE.

· Taking VET courses as part of your HSC means you will work towards both an HSC qualification, and a nationally recognised VET qualification.

· Studying for a VET qualification at school will help you succeed in further VET studies after school, and help you in getting an apprenticeship and a job after school.


· If you want to finish high school and set yourself up for a bright future, but you’re not sure what your dream job is, the HSC is your best option.

· Find out more about what subjects to choose

HSC + School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT)

· This is a great way to set yourself up for the career you want while you’re completing your HSC.

· SBATS combine paid work, training, and school. You can get credit towards your HSC, and a nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) credential while getting paid work experience.

· The Aboriginal Employment Strategy can help you find the perfect job during your SBAT:

· Find out more about SBATs here:

Life Skills

· If you have a disability, Life Skills may be a great option for Year 11 and 12. Talk to your school for more information.

· Remember you may also be able to access disability provisions to help make the HSC work for you:

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