School Leaving Age FAQs

All students must complete Year 10. After Year 10 and until they turn 17, students must be: 

  • in school, or registered for home schooling, or
  • in approved education or training (eg TAFE, traineeship, apprenticeship) or
  • in full-time, paid employment (average 25 hours/week) or
  • in a combination of work, education and/or training.

Find out answers to frequently asked questions about the leaving school age:
 

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