Handbook18-coverPlease find here [GYC HANDBOOK 2018 for the website] a web version (the resolution is not so high for printing) of the 2018 GYC Handbook.

The information contained in the Handbook was correct at the time of printing (April 2017). As a number of TASC courses are being re-developed for accreditation, it is expected that there will be changes made to some courses before the 2018 school year begins.  Changes will be advised here as they become available.


(there are none at this time)


Duke of Edinburgh International Awards  (page 44 in the Handbook – please see below)


On page 53 of the Handbook, there is a reference to an expression of interest form for Vocational and Educational Training. The form is available here: in PDF form VET Expression of Interest Form or as a Word document VET Expression of Interest Form


… is a day during which Year 10 students from ANY school or college in southern Tasmania can speak with GYC teachers about any of the more than 100 courses available at the College next year. Current Year 11 students are also invited to attend.

The PATHWAYS EXPO will be held in the BOSCO CENTRE, Glenorchy Campus, from 9am-8pm on WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE (2017).

Duke of Edinburgh International Awards 

Guilford Young College plans to offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards program in 2018.

The Gold Award will give students who have completed the Silver Award at high school the opportunity to continue the pathway to Gold at GYC. The College will also offer the Bronze and Silver Awards. GYC will cover the annual license fee. Students will pay their own registration, which for Gold is $145 (at May 2017).

A Duke of Edinburgh Award equips young people for life and work.  This series of awards is the only international one of its kind. The Gold Award is highly prized and a valued addition to a curriculum vita.

The Gold Award is a structured youth development program, which empowers young Australians, aged between 14 and 25 years old, to explore their full potential.  Each young person who takes part in the Award learns a skill, improves his or her physical well-being, volunteers in the community and experiences a team adventure in a new environment.  Each award level recognises individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement.

Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, participants:

  • are equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best;
  • learn to take responsibility for their own goals and choices;
  • become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community;
  • learn to persevere as they overcome barriers to success, and
  • increase their career opportunities.

The Award is recognised for Level 1 TCE points, up to a maximum of 39 Level 1 points for completing all three levels.

Bronze = 12 points

Silver (direct) = 15 points     Silver (after Bronze) = 8 points

Gold (direct) = 38 points    Gold (after Silver) = 19 points

additional information of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award:

DoE Facts

DoE What is it