Studying year 11 & 12
in high schools

Jye & Jhet – Bayview Secondary College & Rosny College

To study Years 11 and 12, you don’t need to go to a college.

From 2022, all Government high schools will provide Years 11 and 12 which gives you more choice about where you want to learn. Lots of schools around the state are already offering this. It might mean that you can stay at a school where you feel comfortable, or where you get on well with the teachers, or one that is close to home.

Colleges and High Schools work together to make sure you’re studying the right things for the future you want. To find out more, ask your local high schools and colleges about your options. Also take a look at the Year 11 and 12 Course Guide to find out about the courses on offer at schools near you.

How does Year 11 and 12 in a high school work?

They allow you to study Years 11 and 12 at a high school, by offering a range of courses which count towards your Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE). Many offer courses which are unique to their region. 

School and college courses meet your learning and training needs by:

  • delivering the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) or Tasmanian Certificate of Educational Achievement (TCEA)     
  • delivering vocational education and training (VET) courses
  • preparing you for further study in the VET sector or at university
  • preparing you for employment in an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • undertaking online courses which count towards your TCE through Virtual Learning Tasmania (VLT)

Lots of high schools have Trade Training Centres as well. 

Find out more on the Vocational Education and Training page.

How can I study my chosen Year 11 and 12 program?

The choice is yours! There are many ways that you can set up your course to meet your needs and learning goals.  You can study at a high school or college:

  • for your whole program
  • for part of your program and have a ‘shared enrolment’ with a different College, high school or in an online learning program through Virtual Learning Tasmania (VLT)
  • at a school or college in combination with an Australian School-based Apprenticeship.

Contact your local school to find out about all the options available to you.

What collectives have been established?

Many schools are working together as a collective to provide a broad range of course offerings for students within a region. 

teggana– Bayview Secondary College, Campania District School, Clarence High School, Rose Bay High School, Rosny College, Sorell School, Tasman District School and Triabunna District School.

Northern Urban Collective – Brooks High School, Exeter High School, Kings Meadows High School, Launceston Big Picture School, Launceston College, Lilydale District School, Newstead College, Prospect High School, Queechy High School, Riverside High School.

Hellyer Regional Collective – Burnie High School, Hellyer College, King Island District High School, Mountain Heights School, Parklands High School, Penguin District School, Rosebery District School, Smithton High School, Wynyard High School, Yolla District High School.

Mersey Leven Collective – Devonport High School, Don College, Latrobe High School, Reece High School, Sheffield School, Ulverstone Secondary College.

Derwent Collective – Bothwell District High School, Cosgrove High School, Glenora District School, Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School, Montrose Bay High School, New Norfolk High School, Oatlands District High School.