Take a break
Ready for something different?
Upcoming Gap Year Events
the world is your oyster
You could travel, work, experience, or learn on a gap year
Do I have to take my gap year between high school and uni?
No – you can take it after Year 12, part way through uni, or at the end of uni.
Alternatively, you could choose to work for a period and then take a Gap Year later in your career – if you’ve worked for the same company for over 10 years you can access 2 months of Long Service Leave, and many employers will allow you to take this at half-pay which you could choose to turn into a ‘Gap Year’ of sorts.
How long will you take off?
You can travel solo and make it last as long as your money does. Or sign up with a program that does all the admin and organisation for you complete with a planned itinerary and set departure and return dates.
Gap Years have multiple benefits
Studies have shown that taking a Gap Year can actually make you more likely to succeed at uni.
Most students (one study showed around 90%) return to study after their year away, and those who’ve taken a gap year:
Gap Year Quiz