Life After School

University is not the only tertiary education system that can be attended after graduation. Many people choose to go on and study at other tertiary institutes which may offer more specialised and diverse courses for study and or various apprenticeships and traineeships opportunities.

Australian Defence Force:

Comprising the Navy, Army and Air Force, the Australian Defence Force is a modern, people-focused organisation; and one of Australia's major employers. Whether you are interested in aviation, combat and security, business and administration, IT and intelligence, healthcare and science, hospitality, trades or engineering, the Australian Defence Force offers opportunities in each of these fields. 

South Australian Police Force:

Whether you are a school leaver or a University graduate, a career changer or someone who has held a life-long dream to join SA Police, there are many ways you can join the team. SA Police is looking for enthusiastic people with diverse experiences and backgrounds who want to make a difference.

Metropolitan Fire Service South Australia (MFS):

The MFS is committed to attracting a field of gender and culturally diverse applicants to ensure its workforce reflects the diversity of the community it serves and protects. MFS has a strong focus on providing a family friendly working environment including flexible working conditions.

Le Cordon Bleu:

Study the coveted culinary arts Diplôme as well as programmes in hotel and restaurant management, food entrepreneurship, gastronomy, tourism, and event management.  

College of Hotel Management:

The International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) degrees are based on the philosophy that a commitment to excellence, and the finest education and training are essential for those seeking the most sought after management positions in the highly competitive hospitality industry.

Many students are initially drawn to the idea of a gap year as a break from the constant pressure and stress of a competitive high school and tertiary environments.  The “gap year” definition is a break in your academic career, generally between high school and Tertiary Education, during study, or between education and full time work, where you pursue something other than traditional education. A gap year is not limited to  working full time before returning to study, but rather can create once in a life time opportunities to travel and gain work experience in extraordinary ways.

HECS‑HELP is a loan scheme for eligible students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places to pay their student contribution amounts back after the conclusion of their study. Individuals will have to begin repaying their debt through the taxation system once their repayment income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

Your health and wellbeing is important. If you have good physical, mental and emotional wellbeing it follows that you will have higher energy levels, be able to better deal with life’s challenges, and generally be happier.

Everyday Issues:

Alcohol, drugs, bullying, exams and study stress, getting enough sleep - these are just a few of the issues most young Australians face every day. There may not be a how-to manual for every situation, but there are multitudes of support networks which offer useful information and practical suggestions to help you deal with the most common issues.

For more information please visit Reach Out.

Mental Health:

It’s normal at various times to feel sad, stressed, angry or anxious. But when these feelings last for longer than usual and start to affect your everyday life, it's important to find out what's going on and what you can do about it. 


Unless you live by yourself on a deserted island, you're involved in all sorts of relationships: with family, friends, classmates, teachers, co-workers... the list goes on. Every relationship, no matter how strong, has its ups and downs. Although difficult sometimes it's beneficial to look at some of the challenges that come with being in relationships and alternatively ways to best handle them.