Studying year
11 and 12 in a college

Kyle – Hellyer College

Colleges are inspiring, supportive communities where you’ll learn on a school campus.

They offer a wide range of programs and study options that will support your chosen pathway, and help you get the job you want when you leave school.

Studying at a college provides a broad range of learning options to suit your needs and prepare for your next steps, whether this is:

  • Preparing for further studies, such as going to University or further vocational education and training (VET) study,
  • Undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, or
  • Moving straight into work. 

If you are not sure what you want to do, talking to a teacher or careers counsellor would be the best place to start.

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.

What colleges can I choose from?

There are eight government colleges in Tasmania. Colleges can be contacted directly via the School Directory.

What if the course I want to do isn’t available at my high school or closest college?

The Year 11 and 12 Course Guide is designed to help you choose a planned program of learning for Years 11 and 12.  You can search via ‘Find a Course’ or ‘Find a School’. This will help you determine where the course you want to study is offered. 

There is also information about schools and colleges so that you can make contact with course providers to discuss the possibility of studying the course(s) you are interested in. Your teachers can also support you in determining how and where you can complete the courses you are interested in.

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 high schools and colleges are working together as a collective to provide a broad range of courses for students within a region.

tegana – 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, Claremont College

Hartz Collective – Dover District School, Hobart College, Huonville High School, Kingston High School, Taroona High School (2022), Woodbridge High School

Hobart City Partner Schools – Elizabeth College, New Town High School, Ogilvie High School

What about Independent Schools?

There are quite a few Independent schools around Tasmania where you can study Years 11 and 12.  For more information, contact Independent Schools Tasmania.


  • Circular Head Christian School
  • Geneva Christian College
  • Leighland Christian School


  • Launceston Christian School
  • Launceston Church Grammar School
  • Oakwood School
  • Scotch Oakburn College


  • Calvin Christian School
  • Fahan School
  • Oakwood School
  • Southern Christian College
  • St Michael’s Collegiate School
  • The Friends’ School
  • The Hutchins School

What about Catholic Education Schools?

There are also some Catholic Schools where you can study Years 11 and 12. For more information, contact the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office.


  • Marist Regional College
  • St Brendan-Shaw College


  • St Patrick’s College


  • Guilford Young College, Hobart and Glenorchy
  • St Mary’s College
  • MacKillop Catholic College
  • St Aloysius Catholic College
  • St Virgil’s College

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