For high school students, the TAFE alternative can allow you to gain skills that are relevant to the industry you want to find work in.
If you want to study at TAFE while remaining at high school, you may be interested in speaking to your high school about a VET Delivered to Secondary Students program.
Also read our Important information for parents and guardians for how South Regional TAFE aims to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for students under 18 years of age.
Five reasons to consider a TAFE alternative to high school:
1. If you were born before 30 June 2008, and are aged between 15 and 17, you may be eligible to enrol in one or more courses at South Regional TAFE for a capped fee.
In 2023, the tuition fees are capped at $400. This does not include the discretionary and resource fees which will vary, dependent upon your course.
That can save you hundreds of dollars that older students may pay.
2. Study in areas you’re really interested in.
If you study at TAFE, you can concentrate on the industry you want to work in – and our pathways can also get you to university!
3. Use your qualification to find a job – or stay at TAFE and aim for a Certificate IV.
Next year, you’ll have a qualification to help you get a better job, or an excellent start towards further study.
4. Students who choose TAFE say they love being treated like an adult, taking responsibility for their own work and leisure time, and enjoying the amazing, modern on-campus facilities.
What’s not to like about that?
5. You can also use TAFE study to get to university. Some Certificate IV courses can help you gain entry into university, but if you get your diploma, you may even get credit towards your degree.
So you'll finish your degree course much sooner!
Please contact us to find out more about the TAFE alternative to high school.