Year 12 is a busy time for students as they study for the Higher School Certificate and make plans for life after school.
A range of online resources is available to help students and parents understand the HSC and prepare for assessment and examinations.
- HSC online and HSC how it works are useful websites for parents and students.
- Year 12 students can set up their personal profile on NSW students online and access support materials including the HSC exam timetable and answers to frequently asked questions about the HSC.
- Students can prepare for the final exams by looking at past HSC exam papers.
- See NSW HSC online for parents for translated information.
This year it's more important than ever for students to balance commitments between their school, social and family life.
After Year 12
It's a good idea for your child to start thinking about careers that suit their interests and abilities as early as possible. You may like to talk with the careers adviser and research options together.
Resources, such as the following sites are readily available:
Future study and training options
For students considering continuing with study, visiting the following links can help them make an informed decision:
- Leaving school
- Year 12 – what next?
- Going to uni
- TAFE NSW
- Training and industry
- Apprenticeships and traineeships
Going to careers markets and open days are also good ways to find out what's on offer.
These websites list job vacancies and apprenticeship and traineeships opportunities:
There are numerous opportunities available to school leavers. At the completion of your HSC some big decisions need to be made. Whether you are planning to go to university, TAFE, Australian Defence Force or entering the workforce, the decisions you are making must be informed ones.
Check out the information on this site and go to the relevant websites for further details
Australian Defence Force
Australian Defence Force to visit KHS
The ADF generally visit KHS twice a year.
This is a great opportunity for students to participate in individual programs in the Navy, Army and Air Force. The programs are designed to give you an insight into how the ADF operates.
For more information you can visit ADF Gap Year Link
High school student site – for students
Career development for students (also in community languages)
Parents guide to workplace learning (in community languages)