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Destination survey


There were 45 students who completed Year 12 in 2022. The ratio numbered 21 females and 24 males. At the time of the destination survey the following information was recorded.

A total of 16 students (35%) of our Year 12 students (8 females, 8 males) were offered places at university in 2022. Combined, students were offered 55 course placements from 15 different universities in 5 states in Australia. A total of 11 students chose to study at university with 3 choosing to defer. These students have opted to take up a gap year and have undertaken full-time or part-time work to help with the costs of starting out and relocating for university.  

The students’ choice of courses were as follows; Law, Nuclear Physics, Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography), Nursing, Medical and Health Sciences, Agriculture, Business, Civil Engineering, Exercise Science, Construction Management and Media and Communication.

Other students who completed their Higher School Certificate are attending TAFE (15%). This includes those students undertaking further study, traineeships, or an apprenticeship. Those completing an apprenticeship represented 13% of the cohort. The apprenticeships offered were; Electrician, Auto Electrician and Carpentry. Two students are undertaking a traineeship in childcare and two students further study in childcare and wool classing.

Three students have entered the Australian Defence Force (Infantry) – 6% of the cohort.

Those students entering fulltime or part-time work made up 28% of the total leavers. Employment options gained locally ranged from Retail, Hospitality, Real Estate, Aged Care and Education related areas. Please note several students undertaking TAFE courses and those in an apprenticeship or traineeship were not listed in these statistics which would take the number of students who are currently working to 44%.

Of our 2 School Based Trainees, one student, who completed a Certificate III Education Support, is in permanent employment as an SLSO at a local primary school, while the other, who completed a Certificate II Business is in part time employment in Hospitality.

Students unknown or undertaking other projects was consistent with last year’s total of 11%. These students are travelling, taking a Gap year, involved in volunteer work, have left town or did not complete the survey.

Justine Morrissey - Transition Advisor