The game doesn’t have to end when your exam results come in
10 September 2019
You’ve collected all the hidden gems but you didn’t get a high score. It’s not game over. Here’s how to level up.
Check out your options menu
You don’t have to make all the decisions right now.
You can go on any number of adventures once you leave school. You might change your career or studies many times in your life. Maybe you’ll land your dream job right out of school or uni. Or you might take some time for travelling to discover what interests you.
We have support options for lots of different situations. Use the Payment and Service Finder to find, estimate and compare payments and services. Or, look at the different payments for students and trainees.
Know this isn’t the apocalypse
If you don’t get the exam results you wanted, it’s not the end of the world. And stressing over scores won’t change the outcome.
Know your mission
Some of your friends might study straight after school, others might start work or travel. Whatever you’re leaning towards, it’s always best to follow your own path.
Read our handy tips and information about leaving school.
Customise your settings
You can try out jobs that interest you. It’s a great way to build some professional networks and experience to put on your resume.
Find places to do work experience using the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Youth jobs PaTH.
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Remember, you can use the Payment and Service Finder. This tool helps you find, estimate and compare payments and services you might get.
If you’re dependent, you may need to give us your parents’ income details. Here’s how to do it.
If your Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY payment has stopped, here’s why it may have stopped and what you need to do.
Page last updated: 10 September 2019