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Class/Age Structure

If your child is moving schools from different states in Australia, New Zealand or Pacific Islands, the following table will help you determine what class they should attend.

Within Australia and New Zealand the ages for most children attending school is from 5 years to 18 years. The Islands of the Trans Pacific and Papua New Guinea vary slightly from 5 years to 19 years.

All schools operate a Class year of 1 to 12 with some areas also providing early childhood classes under the titles of kindergarten, transition, preparatory or reception.

The following table gives the age limits for each school year in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Comparative Table
Australia Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania
Year 12
17y 6m
Year 12
17y
Year 12
17y 6m
Year 12
17y
Year 12
17y 6m
2nd Yr
HSC
16y 6m
Year 11
16y 6m
Year 11
16y
Year 11
16y 6m
Year 11
16y
Year 11
16y 6m
1st Yr
HSC
16y 6m
Year 10
15y 6m
Year 10
15y
Year 10
15y 6m
Year 10
15y
Year 10
15y 6m
Year 10
15y 6m
Year 9
14y 6m
Year 9
14y
Year 9
14y 6m
Year 9
14y
Year 9
14y 6m
Year 9
14y 6m
Year 8
13y 6m
Year 8
13y
Year 8
13y 6m
Year 8
13y
Year 8
13y 6m
Year 8
13y 6m
Year 7
12y 6m
Year 7
12 y
Year 7
12y 6m
Year 7
12 y
Year 7
12y 6m
Year 7
12y 6m
Year 6
11y 6m
Year 6
11
Year 6
11y 6
Year 6
11 y
Year 6
11y 6m
Year 6
11y 6m
Year 5
10y 6m
Year 5
10y
Year 5
10y 6m
Year 5
10y
Year 5
10y 6m
Year 5
10y 6m
Year 4
9y 6m
Year 4
9y
Year 4
9y 6m
Year 4
9y
Year 4
9y 6m
Year 4
9y 6m
Year 3
8y 6m
Year 3
8y
Year 3
8y 6m
Year 3Year 8y Year 3
86m
Year 3
8ym
Year 2
7y 6m
Year 2
7y
Year 2
6m
Year 2 Year 2
6m
Year 2
6m
Year 1
6y 6m
Year 1
6y
Year 1
6m
Year 1 Year 1
66m
Year 1
66m
Kindergarten
5y 6m
Kindergarten
5y
Transition
5y 6m
Reception
5y 6m
Preparatory
5y 6m

 

Comparative Table continued
Victoria Western Australia New Zealand & Cook Islands French Polynesia Trans Pacific Papua New Guinea
Year 12
17y 6m
Year 12
17y
Year 13
17y
Year 13
17y
Year 12
18- 19y
Year 12HSC
18y
Year 11
16y 6m
Year 11
16y
Year 12
16y
Year 12
16y
Year 11
16y 6m
1st Yr HSC
17y
Year 10
15y 6m
Year 10
15y
Year 11
15y
Year 11
15y
Year 10
15y 6m
Year 10
16y
Year 9
14y 6m
Year 9
14y
Year 10
14y
Year 10
14y
Year 9
14y 6m
Year 9
15y
Year 8
13y 6m
Year 8
13y
Year 9
13y
Year 9
13y
Year 8
13y 6m
Year 8
14y
Year 7
12y 6m
Year 7
12 y
Year 8
12y 6m
Year 8
12 y
Year 7
12y 6m
Year 7
13y
Year 6
11y 6m
Year 6
11 y
Year 7
11y
Year 7
11 y
Year 6
11y 6m
Year 6
12y
Year 5
10y 6m
Year 5
10y
Year 6
10y
Year 6
10y
Year 5
10y 6m
Year 5
11y
Year 4
9y 6m
Year 4
9y
Year 5
9y
Year 5
9y
Year 4
9y 6
Year 4
10y
Year 3
8y 6m
Year 3
8y
Year 4
8y
Year 4
8y
Year 3
8y 6m
Year 3
9y
Year 2
7y 6m
Year 2
7y
Year 3
7y
Year 3
7y
Year 2
7y 6m
Year 2
8y
Year 1
6y 6m
Year 1
6y
Year 2
6y
Year 2
6y
Year 1
6y 6m
Year 1
7y
Preparatory
5y 6m
Year 1
5y
Preschool /Kindy
3-5y
Kindy
5-6y