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Completing your high school education

If you are an adult wishing to complete your high school education, you may wish to consider some of the options found in the Guide for adult learners Microsoft® Word document350K.

Changes to enrolment of adults in Queensland state schools in 2015

From 27 January 2015, an adult (a person over the age of 18) can only be enrolled at a prescribed mature age state school.

This restriction does not apply to a person who:

Transitional arrangements for mature age students prior to 27 January 2015

Adults who enrolled in a Queensland state school prior to 27 January will not be affected by these changes.

Adults who have a current Positive Notice will be able to enrol at the school for which they have a Positive Notice.

Enrolling in a state high school as an adult student

If you are an eligible mature age applicant, your enrolment at a mature age state school is subject to:

In Queensland, there are 10 mature age state schools prescribed in the Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006 who accept enrolment applications from mature age students. These schools are:

For more information on becoming a mature age student, visit Mature Age Student Applications, or contact your closest mature age state school.

Schools of distance education

If you live in a remote location or would simply prefer to study from home, you can complete your high school education through a school of distance education.

Fee-free distance education is available to mature age applicants who are refused enrolment at a mature age state school or whose principal place of residence is at least 16 kilometres from a mature age state school.

To find out more about home based learning, contact your preferred school of distance education.


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