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Education in Victoria, Australia is compulsory for children aged from six to 16 years. However, from 2011 the school leaving age is being increased to 17 years. In the Australian school system, students attend school for a total of 13 years.
Primary school students are aged between five and 12 years old. Classes are divided into Prep and Years 1 – 6.
Secondary school students are aged between 12 and 20 years old. Classes are divided into Years 7 – 12.