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Years 11 and 12

Years 11 and 12

The vast majority of today’s jobs require a Year 12 or higher qualification, and employers are looking for people who are flexible, adaptable and willing to learn new things.

Completing Year 12 or attaining equivalent qualifications should be the aim of all students in Tasmanian Government schools.

In Years 11 and 12, students have access to a wide range of subjects and VET courses offered through a range of options

  • There are eight senior secondary schools (colleges) in Tasmania that provide a wide range of programs and study options, including  flexible learning options, which provides opportunities for students to study off campus. 
  • A number of regional and rural schools provide Year 11 and 12 education and training within their local communities. 
    • Some of these have programs available through Trade Training Centre (TTC) facilities which are designed to provide practical training using industry-standard equipment. 

Your chosen course may be a combination of these available options.  Discuss this with your Year 11/12 course counsellor.

For details on where subjects and programs are available, go to the Where Do I Study table (​Course offerings change to meet students' need.  For the most up-to-date information, please contact your local school or college).

Students are supported in their transition from Year 10 to Years 11 and 12 by support staff found in all secondary schools throughout the state.

Enrolling in Years 11 and 12
Year 10 students in government schools
If you are currently attending a government school, your Year 10 coordinator will give you details about how you can access the information you need to enrol.
  Your school will make all the arrangements for your enrolment into Year 11 and you will have the opportunity to attend information and taster days later in the year.
For senior secondary school (college) courses you will enrol through your preferred college.  Your college will then organise your access to the subjects and programs at the institutions that will delivery your course of study.For courses that are offered at your local school, enrolment will be through your school.
Present Year 11 students in government schools
You will enrol through your current institution.
Other students, including non-government school students
You will enrol through a senior secondary school in your region.  You should contact them for details to arrange course counselling and enrolment.

Years 11 and 12 Course Information Handbook 

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2017 Course Information Handbook is an important tool for you to use in planning your course of study in Years 11 and 12.  It provides information on the wide range of TASC courses and VET programs available in 2017.

Download a full copy of the 2017 Course Information Handbook or browse the course offerings by subject:

Enrolling in VET Programs
Entry to VET programs usually requires a “suitability process”. This is undertaken prior to completing enrolment to ensure that students commence their VET studies in the most appropriate course and at the right level for your learning needs. It may involve an information session, interview and/or an assessment task or test.
It is a prerequisite for enrolment in most VET programs offered in Years 11and 12.
More details will be available from your local senior secondary school.

This page has been produced by the Department of Education.
Questions concerning its content may be directed by email to or telephone 1800 816 057.
You are directed to the disclaimer and copyright notice and a Personal Information Protection statement governing the information provided.