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Australian Apprenticeships
This Australian Government website has information about apprenticeships, including school-based apprenticeships. You can also find out about support networks and financial assistance like the Living Away From Home Allowance and Trade Support Loans.

Australian Government Department of Human Services – Students and trainees
This department provides payments to support people who are studying, training or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.

Australian Government Department of Social Services – Young Carers Respite and Information Services Program
The Respite and Information Services Program helps young carers to complete their secondary education or vocational equivalent.

Australian Government – jobactive
This website connects jobseekers to employers. Young people who receive income support like Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance might be referred to jobactive to get help finding a job.

Australian Government – Study Assist
This website has information about government financial assistance for students doing tertiary study. This includes Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loans and vocational education and training (VET) student loans. It also has important updates about recent and future changes to funding and loan arrangements.

myfuture
This is a national careers information website, jointly managed by all the state and territory governments. It has extensive information about jobs, careers, education and training to help young people plan for their futures.

MySkills
This is the Australian Government directory of VET organisations and courses. It has information about VET courses and training providers around Australia, so you can search and compare.

Whitelion Employment Program
Whitelion runs programs in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. These programs help young people who face barriers to employment. These barriers include mental health issues, offending backgrounds, drug and alcohol issues, being in ‘out of home care’ and homelessness.

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Education Directorate – Careers, transitions and VET
This ACT Government website has information about careers and training opportunities in the Australian Capital Territory. Find out about transitioning from high school, workplace learning, vocational education and training (VET) and more.

University Admissions Centre (UAC)
The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processes applications for admission to most undergraduate courses at universities in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

New South Wales

NSW Department of Industry – Smart and Skilled
This program helps people develop skills so they can get a job and further their careers. Subsidised training courses are available for people older than 15 who are no longer at school.

University Admissions Centre (UAC)
The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processes applications for admission to most undergraduate courses at universities in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Northern Territory

LAUNCH
LAUNCH is a youth participation program for young people run by the City of Darwin. It runs training, workshops and events and helps young people find industry contacts and develop skills.

NT Government – Apprenticeships and traineeships
This government webpage has information about starting an apprenticeship or traineeship in the Northern Territory.

South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC)
SATAC processes applications for courses at TAFE SA, universities in South Australia and Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory. The website has information about entry requirements and key dates for course applications.

Queensland

Queensland Department of Education and Training – For apprentices and trainees
This webpage has information about apprenticeships and traineeships, including school-based apprenticeships.

Queensland Government – Youth – Work and career
This section of the Queensland Government website is for young people. It has information about choosing a career and looking for work in Queensland. It also has links to laws affecting work conditions, hours and rates of pay for young people.

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)
QTAC processes applications to universities, colleges of technical and further education (TAFE) and other colleges in Queensland. The website has important dates and entry requirements to apply for courses.

South Australia

Service to Youth Council (SYC)
This organisation runs programs to help disadvantaged young people in Adelaide develop skills and find employment.

South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC)
SATAC processes applications for courses at TAFE SA, universities in South Australia and Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory. The website has information about entry requirements and key dates for course applications.

WorkReady – Apprenticeships and traineeships
WorkReady is an initiative of the Government of South Australia. This website has information about apprenticeships, including school-based apprenticeships in South Australia.

Tasmania

Tasmanian Department of Education – Anything can happen
This government website has information about learning and training after year 10 in Tasmania. It has links to more information about schools, colleges, technical and further education (TAFE) programs, online learning, vocational education and training (VET) programs and apprenticeships.

Skills Tasmania
This government website has information about traineeships, apprenticeships and other ways to develop skills and get into the workforce, including courses subsidised by the Government.

University of Tasmania
Find out about applying for a course at the University of Tasmania. The website also has information about VET programs offered at the Australian Maritime College.

Victoria

Centre for Adult Education (CAE)
This education provider offers a broad range of accredited courses to help people return to study, improve reading, writing and maths skills, gain a qualification, get a job or learn something new. CAE also runs pre-VCE and VCE courses, and the Reconnect Program for people over 17 who left school without finishing Year 12.

Victorian Department of Education and Training – Become an apprentice or trainee
This government website has information about apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria.

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
VTAC processes applications for universities, colleges of technical and further education (TAFE) and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. Find out about important dates and entry requirements, pathways and special considerations to get into the course you want.

Youth Central – Jobs and careers
This webpage has information and advice for young people on getting a job and preparing for a career.

Youth Central – Studying and training
This webpage has information and advice for young people on education, study and training.

Western Australia

Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC)
TISC processes undergraduate course admissions to Western Australian universities. Find out about important dates and entry requirements for university.

WA Department of Training and Workforce Development – Individuals, students and parents
This government website has information about career development, apprenticeships and traineeships and other training opportunities in Western Australia. There are also links to jobseeking tips and other resources on the Career Centre website.