Is University for you?
There are many different pathways that can lead to rewarding careers. People are not locked into one occupation or education level. It is possible to move from work to study, TAFE to university, or from an Australian Apprenticeship into a long-term professional career.
Around 40% of students go straight from school to university. To make the right choice, students need to find out about the university, the range of courses and where they may be offered, and any course requirements. For more information got towww.goingtouni.gov.au
To see all the institutions that offer courses in further education go to
There are costs associated with further education and training, such as course fees, text books, and equipment, which should be considered when taking this path. If your child is thinking abut moving away from home to study, they will also need to think about how they will pay for their living costs. A range of financial support is available to young people who are studying, doing an Australian Apprenticeship, starting a business or looking for work. For more information go towww.centrelink.gov.auand
In 2005, the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) replaced HECS.Paying for your studies (HELP loans).
Please visit the University Admission Centre websitewww.uac.edu.au(remember, only Government universities are included in UAC) and the
Board of Studies website.