School Leavers Information Service
Looking for more tailored support or guidance?
- Call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337)
- SMS 'SLIS2020' to 0429 009 435
This is a free service, however minimal call/text costs may apply.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment welcomes calls through the National Relay Service. If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment and/or have a speech impairment, call 1300 555 727 (speak and listen) and ask for 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337) or go to the NRS website for other options.
A translating and interpreting service (TIS National) is available by calling 13 14 50 (cost of a local call). The TIS can translate the information kit or help you call the information service. Ask TIS National to call the School Leavers Information Service on 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337). TIS National provides interpreting services in more than 160 languages and dialects.
Parents and guardians
Is your child a school leaver?
The School Leavers Information Kit is a resource you and your child can use to help them navigate their 2021 post school options.
If you have a child with a disability or special education need who is a school leaver, you can also contact the School Leavers Information Service for tailored support or guidance for your child.
Careers Adviser (Relieving)
Hi Year 12,
I encourage you to watch the YouTube video below and download the free Adobe programs now available to you.
2020 MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FOR YEAR 12 STUDENTS- from politicians to sporting heroes
Due to Covid19 disruptions, 2020 has been a challenging year for all school students across Australia, especially those who are completing Year 12.
Inspiring the Future Australia invited notable people in the community, including the Prime Minister of Australia, to express their support and encouragement to Year 12 students through a brief videoed message.
Messages that have been kindly provided have now been compiled into an eight-minute video that can be accessed here.
Careers Adviser (Relieving)
2020 Year 12 School Leavers Wanted
As you may have heard, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020/21 harvest seasons are going to be extremely
challenging due to a shortage of labour usually provided by travelling workers.
To assist our local producers to get their crops into markets and on shelves, Cozwine, the Commonwealth funded
Harvest Trail provider, is seeking to attract school leavers to the harvest and provide them with accredited training
and a COVID safe harvest experience. Support with transport and local accommodation arrangements will also be provided.
The Harvest Trail Experience will provide school leavers with an amazing opportunity to participate in the annual
cherry harvest experience in the picturesque Young Region and Central West commencing immediately after the
HSC and going through to Christmas. The cohort will receive a full industry orientation and accredited induction
training with support to make this a memorable experience with their peers.
This is a great opportunity for year 12 students to grab their friends have an adventure and make up for some
missed experiences. They will earn money, build life skills, gain experience and travel to parts of the country
they may never have seen.
Students can maximise their experience by continuing on the NSW Harvest Trail and working across a number
of seasons, gaining further skills and qualifications for at least 6 months.
Please distribute to your Year 12 students immediately!
To help inform potential participants, there is a letter from Cozwine attached for further details and some links
to showcase the harvest are provided below:
https://youtu.be/7bNmTGDwEwA (in French, but shows the lifestyle)
A webinar is planned for the first week of October. For information prior to that, head tohttps://www.cozwine.com.au/harvest-trail-jobs/
or call Robert Millington on 02 7201 8888.
Hi Year 12,
If you are going to be looking for a job after your HSC you can register NOW with Services Australia for Youth Allowance Job Seeker (16-21 years) or Study Allowance for full time study (18-24 years). The earlier you register the sooner you will receive payments.
Youth Allowance - job seeker under 22 years of age
Mon – Fri
8 am – 5 pm
phone 132 490
When you ring 132490 you need your Birth Certificate or Passport with you as they will ask questions to check your identity.
They will then need at some stage a copy of your photo ID and two other forms of ID like a Drivers Licence, Identity Card, Bank card or bank statement.
If you already have received payments from Services Australia you just need to ring them at 132490 with your customer reference number and apply for a new claim.
If you would prefer you can go to any Services Australia office as no appointment is necessary. Just make sure you take photo ID with you, and something to read while you wait.
Hi Year 11,
Registrations for the Gateway Spring Program are now open for current Year 11 students.
The Gateway Spring Program is a 100% digital university preparation program that students can access for free in the Sept/Oct school holidays. There will also be a selection of twilight sessions available in Week 10 of Term 3.
Gateway Spring offers students the opportunity to get to know UNSW; our faculties, programs, students and staff. The program includes subject specific workshops with a particular focus on HSC English and Mathematics.
Students will learn how to apply for an early conditional offer to UNSW for entry in 2022.
Please circulate this brochure to ATAR eligible Year 11 students who are interested in exploring a pathway to university and encourage them to register.
Congratulations to Hussein and Abdul- Aziz who were active participants in the winning United Nations Sustainable Development Goals presentation at University of Wollongong (Liverpool Campus) yesterday. They were great ambassadors for Bass High School. Mr Adam Gilchrist AM presented them with their prizes. They also received Certificates from UoW.
Hi Year 12,
This is a new resource that the Department of Education has purchased for you and your parents use, to assist with your transition from school following the HSC.
You need to register as explained below.
I hope you find it useful.