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School Leavers - What's next for you?

  • Explore the School Leavers Information Kit (SLIK) as your guide to education, training and work options in 2021;
  • Call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337) or SMS SLIS2021 to 0429 009 435 to start a conversation about how the tools in Your Career can help you or to book a free session with a career practitioner.

Resources to support school leavers

Your Career - Whats Next For You

School Leavers Information Kit

Leaving school and thinking about your next step?

  • Want help to build your career or tips for finding and applying for jobs?
  • Thinking about university or vocational education and training opportunities?
  • Want to find out about financial assistance available to support you while you study?

School Leavers Information Service

A free information service for school leavers aged 15-24, call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337)

  • help to navigate the SLIK and the Your Career website
  • book a free 45-minute session with a career practitioner – to help you with your options from career planning and management, training and studying, to looking for work.

Parents and Guardian’s Guide for School Leavers

Is your child leaving school? This guide helps you explore the education, training, and work options available for your child.

If you have a child with a disability or special education need who is a school leaver, you can contact the School Leavers Information Service for assistance on behalf of your child. Call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337).

School Leavers - Support Services

Support services and further information

Translation and Interpreting Service

A translating and interpreting service (TIS National) is available by calling 13 14 50 (cost of a local call). The TIS can translate the information kit or help you call the information service.

The School Leaver Information Kit (SLIK) can be downloaded in other languages.


If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment and/or have a speech impairment, call 1300 555 727 (speak and listen) and ask for 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337) or go to the NRS website for other options.

Australian Jobs 2020 - Now Available - National Skills Commission

Are you looking for work?

The Australian Jobs Report 2020 is designed to step you through all aspects of the labour market. Find out what employers are looking for and understand the labour market that you are moving into.

Get an overview of trends in the Australian labour market. Find out what government programs are available to assist you.

See how our services can benefit you


Looking after yourself

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Provides tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 - 25 year olds.

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Are you or someone you know in crisis? Access 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Call 13 11 14

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Beyond Blue

A range of mental health and wellbeing information and support to help you achieve your best possible mental health.

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Head to Health

Find free and low-cost, trusted online and phone mental health resources.


The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (department) takes reasonable care to ensure that the information and advice provided through the School Leavers Information Service is accurate and up-to-date. However, it is your responsibility to give us correct and complete information about your circumstances and to decide if you wish to take any action or decision on the basis of any information or advice provided by our information officers and careers practitioners. Before doing so you should exercise your own independent skill and judgement and make your own further enquiries relevant to your particular circumstances. The department is not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information or advice provided to you by our information officers and careers practitioners.