Choosing year 11 and 12 subjects
If you're unsure about what subjects to choose, don't get too worried. You're among thousands of other high school students who don't know exactly what they want to study or have no idea what they'd be good at.
Choosing your TEE subjects/WACE courses might seem pretty tough, but the most important thing to remember is actually quite simple: pick the subjects that interest you! With this in mind you should find yourself well prepared for the university course you eventually choose. If you have any concerns, talk to your school guidance counsellor or career advisor and they should be able to provide helpful advice.
If you need some inspiration, try out our Career Planner. It will suggest some careers that you may be suited to, and the university courses that relate to those careers.
You may already be aware that some courses have prerequisites. Prerequisites are subjects you need to have studied in order to get into a course. For example, the Bachelor of Pharmacy has Chemistry 3A/3B and Mathematics 3A/3B as prerequisites, and the Bachelor of Surveying has mathematics as a prerequisite. Find the course you intend to study to see whether there are any prerequisites for it.
Some courses have 'desirables'. The Bachelor of Commerce, for instance, has no prerequisites, but Mathematics 2C/2D is desirable. That means you don't need to have studied Mathematics 2C/2D to get into the course, but it's recommended that you do, because it provides you with solid background knowledge. In some cases, if you haven't studied a desirable subject, you may be required to complete a short bridging course to improve your knowledge of that subject. Our course pages list the desirables for each course.