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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    I started Uni at 17 (qld) and agree it's too young. I couldn't drink at O-week!

    Pretty much everyone in my year was in the same boat though. Back before we got 'prep' in qld we were always a year younger than our 'southern' cousins in the same school year. Some of my friends had literally only 'just' turned 17 weeks before they started Uni.
    Yup my brother started Uni when he was 16. He couldn't even drive a car yet! Crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Yup my brother started Uni when he was 16. He couldn't even drive a car yet! Crazy.
    16!? That just not possible today when kids are starting at 4.5 / 5 / 5.5. Or did he change states with different school systems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    16!? That just not possible today when kids are starting at 4.5 / 5 / 5.5. Or did he change states with different school systems?
    In the 70s / early 80s, Qld had a 28 Feb cut off date and 12 years of schooling (no prep year). Anyone born in Feb started school just before turning 5 would have started uni at age 16 and turned 17 in the first week or so of uni. As a late December baby, I finished year 12 at 16, started uni just having turned 17 and graduated after completing a 3 year degree at 19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    16!? That just not possible today when kids are starting at 4.5 / 5 / 5.5. Or did he change states with different school systems?
    Yeah we moved states. He got half way through prep and then we moved to a state that didn't have prep and they thought he'd done half of year 1 so put him in year 1. My immigrant parents didn't know the Australian school system so didn't know any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    In the 70s / early 80s, Qld had a 28 Feb cut off date and 12 years of schooling (no prep year). Anyone born in Feb started school just before turning 5 would have started uni at age 16 and turned 17 in the first week or so of uni. As a late December baby, I finished year 12 at 16, started uni just having turned 17 and graduated after completing a 3 year degree at 19.
    Or maybe that's what happened. My mum said otherwise but that sounds more likely


 

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