GAP year

GAP Year Opportunities

These are some but not all of the GAP options for post year 12


ADF Gap Year

The ADF Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians, who have finished Year 12 (or equivalent) and are aged between 17 and 24, to experience military training and lifestyle whilst gaining new skills and pay over their Gap Year.  The life skills and job training that students acquire during their Gap Year experience will be valuable regardless of what career you ultimately undertake.  Gap Year opportunities are available in the Navy, Army and Air Force.

The GAP Year will commence in January/February 2017 and the jobs available are Navy Gap Year, Army Gap Year (Administration Clerk, Artilleryman, Driver, Rifleman, and Unit Quartermaster) and Air Force Gap Year.  Applications for 2017 open in March!  To find out more information about the ADF Gap Year program please visit ADF GAP YEAR AFX Student Exchange

AFX Student Exchange offers a range of programs including high school or GAP year programs to France.  For more information about all the programs offered by AFX visit AFX Student Exchange




AIFS AustraliaAu Pair, Volunteer, Exchange Programs

AIFS and its family of companies organises cultural exchange programs throughout the world!  Whether students are looking for cultural exchange program, an Au Pair placement, to volunteer or a stint with Camp America, AIFS has a range of opportunities and programs to offer!  Visit AIFS Exchange to find out more!




Antipodeans Abroad Antipodeans Abroad

Are you unsure what to do once you finish Year 12?  Perhaps you are unsure what you want to study at university or TAFE?  Perhaps you want to consider taking a GapBreak.  Antipodeans Abroad invites students to join their GapBreak program, a 3-6 month volunteer placement in a developing country. 
Visit Antipodeans Abroad GapBreak



ccap_logo.pngCultural Care Au Pair

Cultural Care Au Pair is a great way to live abroad for a minimum of 12 months. With this time you get the amazing chance to study, travel and experience another culture as a family member.  By becoming an au pair you will grow as a person and learn lifelong skills such as; independence, responsibility, communication and open-mindedness. All skills important for your future!

Find out more at Cultural Care



20100908001 Gap Medics

Our programs offer students interested in healthcare a genuine insight into the hospital work of doctors and nurses in Tanzania, Zanzibar, Thailand and the Czech Republic.

Gap Medics are offering an exciting project for students that are looking to apply for university courses in medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwiferyGap Medics is a provider of short-term healthcare work experience placements abroad.  Although based in the UK, its programs are open to students from all around the world.  This organisation is dedicated to arranging hospital work experience placements for students who are applying to medical or nursing school in particular.
So, what does the project involve?  During weekdays, students shadow highly skilled doctors in their day-to-day work on a fully-supervised hospital placement.  Students will also have the benefit of clinical teaching, safe and secure accommodation, food, transfers in Tanzania or Thailand, local orientations, 24/7 support from Gap Medics support teams overseas and in the UK and lots of help with preparations for their trip too.   Visit Gap Medics  to find out more!





  Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering (formerly Gap Activity Projects) has been offering international volunteering and gap year projects for 17-25 year olds, for over 35 years.  A diverse range of projects are on offer in Asia/Pacific, or further afield in Europe, the Americas and Africa.

Lattitude Volunteers...

  • are not tourists; they immerse themselves in the local culture, become members of that community, and they learn about a country from within
  • step outside their comfort zone and achieve something unique
  • experience life, living and new horizons 

Applications for 2017 are already open and close on 17 June 2016!  Visit Lattitude Global Volunteering to find out more!


Projects Abroad Argentina staff Projects Abroad

For any students keen to learn more about the volunteer and work experience programs offered through Projects Abroad, should browse Projects Abroad for more general information.  Southern Cross Cultural Exchange

Explore another culture, learn another language, be a family member and an active student in a different country. Experience your world. 

For more information call 1800 500 501 or visit Southern Cross Cultural Exchange Student Exchange Australia

LOTE students often express an interest in finding out more about short-term exchange programs to countries like Japan, France, Germany, Canada, Spain and many more!   To find out more call 1300 135 331 or visit Student Exchange



TutorsWorldwide.gif GAP Year through Tutors Worldwide

There are many different ways in which a GAP Year can be organised.  Tutors Worldwide offers students the opportunity to work in an overseas school environment at either prep or secondary (high) school.  Currently Tutors Worldwide recruits for (both senior and junior) schools in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and from among students in the same countries, incorporating personal visits to all countries. 
For more information or to download the application form, visit Tutors Worldwide




Volunteer Abroard with WEP Volunteer Abroad with WEP

World Education Program (WEP) Australia is now offering a range of international programs for people over the age of 18!  Programs include volunteer and conservation projects, work & travel and internships, teaching English overseas, international language study and language & volunteer packages.


WEP’s GAP programs bring together volunteers from all over the world to help communities in need, and volunteers learn:

  • to work through the various challenges of adapting to a new culture
  • mature, gain more confidence and develop greater self-awareness
  • gain a better understanding of the world and international relations
  • develop a much more worldly, focused and determined approach to life once back in Australia

Find out more by visiting Volunteer Abroad or call 1300 884 733.