Many people choose to attend university.
For many careers a university degree is now a necessity.
University can help you increase learning in your chosen field, be it law, medicine, communications/media, graphic design, theatre or history.
It can be difficult to choose a course, but once the choosing is out of the way, more studies in the topic of your choice should be an enjoyable experience.
But university is not just about learning; it also offers a great social adventure with many opportunities to join clubs, attend events and even take up a new hobby.
TAFE courses often offer a more industry based education program and can provide a stepping stone into university.
If you are interested in various trades, hospitality or even hairdressing and beauty, then choosing a TAFE course may be your best option.
Sometimes qualifications for TAFE and university overlap, so it is up to you to choose what suits best — it may be a difference in course duration, or even costs.
■ PRIVATE COLLEGE:
For courses in IT, community services, design, beauty, tourism and much more, there are many private colleges in Australia that may suit your needs. Some private colleges can offer more flexible class options, or even a step towards university.
■ GETTING A JOB:
Often jumping straight into the workforce after school is good option.
Building experience is a great career starter and can help you eventually land that dream job.
Keeping an eye on job advertisements and putting together a good resume is very important.
■ A GAP YEAR:
Whether you're jet-setting across the world, or earning money to help out with uni fees people may choose to take a gap year after high school.
A well-earned break will give you great opportunities to gain life experience and time to decide what you would like to do for the future.