Parents and carers and other trusted adults play an important role in supporting students to understand and reach their goals.
Below are some resources and links to help you and your child explore post-school options and pathways.
On the myfuture site your child can complete a detailed quiz that assesses their interests, abilities and key skills. Once finished, the site provides a career profile and suggests a range of best-match career choices.
If your child is still in primary school or the early years of high school you might like to check out the Enquiring Minds site. This is a fun, interactive site where your child can learn about different careers and what people working in those jobs actually do.
This website helps both parents and students explore the different careers and employment opportunities out there by matching them with your child’s skills and interests.
Managing university costs
The links below provide information about ways students can manage the costs of university fees and living expenses.
- Student income support – Study Assist website
- List of scholarships for regional students from the Country Education Foundation
- Student guide to organising their finances and finding part time work from the Country Education Foundation
- Information about relocation scholarships from – Relocation Scholarships
- Information about rent assistance – Rent Assistance
- Information about visiting home fares allowance – Fares Allowance
- Information about HECS-HELP loans
- Make Your Mark – Can I afford to Study?
Pathways to university
There are many pathways into university, the links below will provide more information about different pathways.
- The ATAR – a common way school leavers apply to university is through their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank or ATAR.
- Indigenous Access Program (a three-day course which will help students understand what university is all about and assess their skills and suitability to study)
- Diploma of General Studies university pathway
- Schools Recommendation Schemes
- University Admissions Centre information about pathways to university
- Regional Bonus Points
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