Survival secrets for school leavers
Finishing school and entering unchartered territory can be a time of uncertainty.
It’s also a time to explore your goals and aspirations. We know this can be tricky. Here are some tips to help you get through it.
Speak to someone
Talk to your friends and family. Ask about their experiences. They may have valuable advice about how they got to where they are now. They can tell you about the industry they’re in or the best study path for your career.
Things don’t always go to plan so it’s important to have a second, third or even fourth option. This way there’s always a plan to fall back on.
If you don’t get your dream job or the course you apply for, that’s okay. What’s important is to learn from the experience and apply it to your next application.
Whether you’re studying further, entering a trade or looking for work, we have information to help you choose your next adventure. Read more about leaving school.
Youth Allowance is a payment supporting people 16 to 24 years of age, who are:
- doing full time study, or
- taking on an apprenticeship
Youth Allowance also supports young people 16 to 21 years of age, who are looking for work.
Not sure what's next
Check out the Job Outlook website for industry and job information and do the career quiz.
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Study Assist has information for students about government help to pay for tertiary study.
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