The College has a strong academic tradition and a long-standing record of success.  We have high expectations of all our students and the pace of work is sustained and challenging.  Programs available to students reflect their growing maturity and support their transition to post-school life.

Guilford Young College has a strong Vocational Education and Training (VET) program with the popularity of VET continuing to grow. A large number of our students make the transition from our VET programs to further training and employment. These courses are open both to Year 11 and Year 12 students.

Guilford Young College Arts program covers Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts.  This is a learning area that draws together related but very distinct art forms and aims to develop students’ creativity, critical thinking, aesthetic knowledge and understanding about arts practices, through making and responding to artworks with increasing self-confidence.

Pathways Counselling

Pathways and Careers Counselling

Guilford Young College recognises when making career choices, young people need access to information about a wide variety of career and study options, as well as understanding their skills and personal strengths. 

The College encourages all students to participate in the many career learning opportunities that are offered, such as;

  • Careers Expo (biennial)
  • Pathways Expo 
  • Work placements
  • Career taster days 

The Careers Counsellor can help support students to gain knowledge and recognise their capabilities when deciding or exploring a career pathway. Our Careers Counsellor can assist students in;

  • Career counselling
  • Career information
  • College course selections
  • Post-college pathways 
  • Apprenticeships and  traineeships
  • Employment pathway 
  • Australian Defence Force 

Students and families are welcome to make appointments with our Careers Counsellor, by contacting careers@gyc.tas.edu.au 

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The Careers Counsellor can help support students to gain knowledge and recognise their capabilities when deciding or exploring a career pathway

Life At Gyc


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At Guilford Young College, we strongly promote participation in the College’s co-curricular programs and we point to the importance of participation in sport and strongly encourage students to be involved.

The College is a member of the Southern and State Sport Associations of Tasmania Independent Schools (SSATIS and SATIS) thus many of the traditional sports are offered to all students throughout the summer and winter sporting rosters and carnivals. The College also enters in many community and All School events which provides an opportunity for students to participate in other various sporting options.

Thus, the sporting program at Guilford Young College offers many sporting options to choose from which caters for a range of student abilities, interests and needs. All students at the College have the opportunity to extend their sporting skills, fitness and enjoyment levels while developing teamwork and College spirit.

Sports Calendar


Head Start is a vital bridge between Year 10 and Year 11

Head Start is a week long program (held in the first week of December) for Year 10 students entering Year 11 at Guilford Young College. During the week, students will not only commence Year 11 studies but will also receive a comprehensive orientation, a thorough explanation of teaching programs, information about all the sports and extra curricular opportunities available and most of all a very warm welcome to our community.

Head Start is a vital bridge between Year 10 and Year 11. It gives students a smooth transition to senior secondary studies and to Guilford Young College and also ensures that students are thoroughly prepared and ready for their commencement of Year 11 studies.


At Guilford Young College we want every student to be involved in College life outside the classroom. We know that being involved in some of the extra-curricular activities available at the College means a more enjoyable, more valuable and more connected life at Guilford Young College. Not only do we want you to be involved, we expect you to be involved. Your extra-curricular involvement is every bit as important to your education as the courses you study.

There are approximately fifty options on offer – the full range of sports, a wide range of service and leadership opportunities, many committees and clubs, Catholic Social Action through Vinnies, L’Arche and OzBosco, opportunities to be involved in Drama and the Musical, live performance in drama and music, the Duke of Edinburgh programme, lunchtime concerts and inter-house competitions. There’s something for everyone.

DoSomething!@GYC also helps you build on your College Certificate of Achievement which forms part of your resume when you apply for a job. During Head Start Week we have sign up sessions where you can talk to teachers and students about what’s available in the DoSomething!@GYC program and your Tutor Teacher will help you through the simple online sign-up process. Signing up for at least one of the extra-curricular options available at Guilford Young College is an expectation for every student each year.