Continuing education during pregnancy
It’s good to get support from your parents or carers or another trusted adult. They can help you look into your education options and make decisions. And you might like to use pregnancy and early parenting support services too. Some of these include Brave Foundation, Pregnancy, Birth and Baby, Core of Life, Parenting helplines and hotlines and Healthdirect Australia.
Planning secondary school education during pregnancy
- modifying your timetable
- organising leave or special consideration so you can go to pregnancy appointments and give birth
- taking schoolwork home or learning online when you feel unwell
- organising supervised home visits from teachers.
- finding schools that are good at supporting pregnant teenagers and new parents
- transferring to TAFE or completing your secondary school certificate at your own pace
- learning from home via distance education.
Planning TAFE or university education during pregnancy
- deferring or changing to part-time study
- using child care facilities
- completing your course online via distance education
- taking an alternative pathway to higher education.
If you feel that you’re being discriminated against by students or staff, it’s important to talk to your school, TAFE or university about the issue. You might want someone you trust to help you do this, like your parent or carer, a youth support worker or a social worker. If you can’t resolve the issue, you can get help from your state or territory anti-discrimination agency.