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Gap Year

Gap Year 

A gap year is the year between finishing school and starting further study or training. It’s also known as ‘Year 13’ or taking a ‘Big Year Off’. If you’re not sure what to do at the end of Year 12 you might like to take a gap year. 

You want to find out more?



You can plan your own gap year or you can join an organised gap year program. Check out these websites for more info on working holidays and volunteering  

https://year13.com.au/search/articles?keyword=gap

https://www.gviaustralia.com.au/gap-year-volunteering/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-Zq6hKbn4AIVEBWPCh1FNwDREAAYAyAAEgINRvD_BwE

https://www.defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/gap-year?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-Zq6hKbn4AIVEBWPCh1FNwDREAAYAiAAEgI47vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.dsopportunities. 

Useful Web Links:

Student Placement Australia
Placing students and young professionals in jobs and training opportunities overseas.

Launchpad Australia
Providing opportunities to work, study, volunteer or have a cultural experience overseas.

Youth Central
This site provides information on taking a gap year-what you can do and how you can find out more