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 (DOCX, 272KB).
Enrolling in a state high school as an adult student
If you are a prospective mature age student, your enrolment at a mature age state school is subject to:
- a criminal history check
- how many years of enrolment you have already had in a school
- the subject availability and capacity of your chosen school.
The following state schools are recognised as mature age state schools:
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. As these schools offer different programs, please check their websites or contact them directly to determine if their program will meet your needs.
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.