Students must complete Year 10 (or its equivalent), then remain in approved education or training or a combination of education or training and paid work until the age of 17.
You could be planning a gap year, keen to get a job, or ready to start further study. Perhaps you haven't thought about what you want to do when school finishes. Check out these leaving school links to get you enthused and inspired.
The turning 18 website is your guide to drugs, alcohol and celebrating the end of school – safely. Get to know how to handle a variety of situations before you start to party. Skim the top tips sections, review first aid basics, and be able to take charge if there’s an emergency.