Our Pathways

We offer a variety of educational pathways to help you reach your future goals. At CJ you can choose from a range of ATAR and General courses to help get you on your way to University, further training or into the workforce. You will also find a selection of Foundation courses to help strengthen your knowledge and skills. Staff at CJSC will personalise a learning program to support your future aspirations. Our expertise in pathway planning will ensure that you are on the right track to achieving your goals, by studying Year 11 and 12 courses, you can work towards various levels of educational achievement. Click to enrol for your personalised interview.


We have a broad range of General courses on offer at the campus. These are available to all students and provide background knowledge in everything from Visual Art to Chemistry. From 2020, the study of totally General courses will allow you to qualify for the WACE at the end of Year 12. They also complement the ATAR and VET courses you study. For a list of General Courses on offer at CJSC please see Course Section of the website.


ATAR courses are designed for students who want to study at University. Your ATAR ranking is the number that determines your entry into University. The ATAR is designed so that students from across Australia (except Queensland) can be directly compared when applying for University admission, within WA or nationally. ATAR is not a score out of 100, but rather a ranking of your position compared with all other students. An example would be if you achieved an ATAR of 70.00, this indicated that you have achieved as well or better than 70% of the Year 12 school leaver age population. If you are 20 years or older on 1 March you will be considered a mature aged student, and there are many flexible pathways to gain entry to University available for you. For a list of ATAR Courses on offer at CJSC please see Course Section of the website.


A range of Vocational Education and Training certificates are on offer at Cyril Jackson. VET certificates are designed to provide you with an opportunity to achieve Nationally recognised qualifications, whilst still studying. These qualifications are equal to the qualifications delivered by TAFE and other private training providers, and can offer you an alternative pathway to higher education or into the workforce. For a list of the certificates on offer at CJSC please see Course Section of the website.


Endorsed courses are either Private Provider Developed, Authority Developed or School Developed for senior secondary students and can be delivered as part of the Year 11 and 12 curriculum or as extra-curricular activities. Endorsed programs offer you the opportunity to use a range of learning strategies including classes and activities on and off campus, to contribute towards your learning goals. Endorsed programs can be used towards the requirements of the WACE.

Workplace Learning

Workplace Learning is an Authority Developed Endorsed Program, designed to improve your transferable skills through job experience within the workplace. If you are looking to advance your skills for employment or further study, or maybe even want to gain more confidence and get job ready, Workplace Learning could be the right program for you. You will be required to undertake a minimum of 55 hours of unpaid work experience and maintain a logbook and skills journal within the year of study. Learn more here.

Need more info?

Ring us on 08 9413 4700 or email info.cyril.jackson@education.wa.edu.au