School Leavers Support

What’s next for you? Know your opportunities in 2021.

School Leavers Information Kit

Leaving school and thinking about your next step? The School Leavers Information Kit, Your Career: What’s next for you? has all the resources and information you need to help you explore all your education, training and work options in 2021.

School Leavers Information Kit (PDF 1.02MB)

School Leavers Information Kit (DOCX 0.40MB)

School Leavers Information Service

Looking for more tailored support or guidance? Are you aged between 15 and 24 years?

Call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337)

SMS 'SLIS2020' to 0429 009 435

Our information officers will help you:

  • navigate the School Leavers Information Kit,
  • access and use the Your Career website; and
  • find relevant support services if needed.

You may also be referred to a qualified career practitioner for a personalised career guidance session. Our career practitioners will provide information, advice and assistance relating to a wide range of matters, such as career planning and management, training and studying, and looking for work.

This is a free service, however minimal call/text costs may apply.

Accessibility

National Relay Service

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment welcomes calls through the National Relay Service. 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.


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 School Leavers Information Kit or help you call the School Leavers Information Service. Ask TIS National to call the School Leavers Information Service on 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337). TIS National provides interpreting services in more than 160 languages and dialects.

To access the School Leavers Information kit in your language, click on the language link below.

Parents and guardians

Is your child a school leaver and not sure what to do next? The Parents and Guardians Guide for School Leavers summarises the resources and information available to help you explore all the education, training and work options available to your child. The School Leavers Information Kit contains more detail and is designed for your child to help them navigate their 2021 post school options.

Parents and Guardian’s Guide for School Leavers (PDF 851KB)

If you have a child with a disability or special education need who is a school leaver, you can also contact the School Leavers Information Service for tailored support or guidance for your child. Call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337) to speak with an Information Officer.

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Disclaimer

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.