Studying as a mature aged student
Returning to study as a mature aged student can come with its complications. We really do understand this and have considered these potential hurdles by creating a flexible timetable, so whether you have school drop off/pick up, work or other family commitments we are able to tailor your campus timetable to achieve balance and make study achievable for you.
It is completely normal to feel anxious about making a study commitment and joining a new environment, but we have support here to help you with the transition and get you feeling excited about the new opportunities ahead.
As a mature age student, you may want to enrol at our campus to prepare for university, TAFE or even the Police or Defence Forces. You may want to return to study to upskill for employment, or you may just want to study purely for the love of learning. Cyril Jackson SC is designed with students such as you in mind, creating an adult learning culture and offering a wide range of courses and programs that can provide you with the skills and qualification you need to take the next step.
If your pathway is university, Cyril Jackson really has the best platform on offer for mature aged students. While there are now other means of acquiring university entrance, we believe that the completion of at least two ATAR courses will give you the best preparation for further academic study. The content and learning style that you will be exposed to through undertaking ATAR, will equip you with all the necessary academic expectations of studying at university and help you stay for the duration and enjoy the learning journey. If you have been researching your potential university course, you will see that many courses have prerequisites, and we offer these Year 12 courses for you.
You can find the list of the ATAR courses we offer here. Once you have settled into life at CJSC you will find an exciting campus with endless opportunities, support and a mature approach to learning. We are very proud of our culture and can’t wait to help you achieve your potential and goals.