We asked people to share what they learned about school after shutting the books for good.
It’s only the beginning
Try not to worry about whether what you do after school will impact your future.
You can go on any number of adventures once you leave school. You might change your career or studies a number of times in your life. You could take some time for travelling to discover what interests you. Or, you could land your dream job right out of school or uni.
We have support options for lots of different situations. Use the Payment and Service Finder to find, estimate and compare payments and services you might be eligible for. Or, look at the different payments for students and trainees.
The results in your exams aren’t the end of the world. And stressing about which course or career path to take won’t change the outcome.
You do you
Some of your friends might study straight after school, others might travel or start work. Whatever you’re leaning toward, it’s always best to follow your own path.
You can read our handy tips and information about leaving school, if you’re laying out your options.
Get some work experience
You can get an idea of what work in your area of interest or study might be like. Plus it’s great to have some professional networks and experience to put on your resume.
You can find places to do work experience using the Department of Jobs Youth jobs PaTH.
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