Leaving School

How old do you have to be to leave school? In Tasmania you cannot leave school until you have finished the school year in which you turned 16. This is usually Grade 10.

There are certain restrictions on how many days that you can miss of school in a calendar year. If you fail to attend school on a frequent basis or for an extended period of time without a valid reason then your parents or guardian may be prosecuted and Child Protection notified.

If you are having difficulty with school you can talk to school guidance counsellors, a trusted adult or a counsellor.