Helping mature-age students achieve their aspirations

With more than 50% of our student population comprising of mature students, we are experts at helping mature-age students settle into university life and study. Regardless of your educational background, there are admissions pathways to help you achieve your university dreams. We hold outreach activities with partnering TAFEs, community colleges, VET providers and community service organisations to raise higher-education aspirations of mature-age students. We also help mature-age students navigate admission pathways to university and transition smoothly into tertiary study.

Mature-age students Coffee catch ups

Returning to study after a gap between school or work? Looking for a support network? Looking to connect with other mature students?

Join us for a coffee catch up at all campuses. Drop in anytime between 10 am – noon.

Gold Coast - Café Rossa (G07)
4 March
18 March
29 April
Nathan - Café Rossa (N76)
5 March
19 March
30 April
Logan - Brook Café (L04)
6 March
20 March
1 May
Mt Gravatt - Café M28 (M28)
7 March
21 March
2 May
South Bank - QCA Café (S03)
8 March
22 March
3 May

For more information, please contact our Adult learner Engagement Officer

Student stories

Adult learner student stories

Adult learners share their experience embarking on a pathway to university.

Student Services

Access a full range of student services such as health, counselling and wellbeing support, disabilities service, welfare and financial assistance and faith and spirituality services.

Information for future students

Download our guide

Our mature-age students or adult learners’ guide is packed with helpful info for those going to university for the first time. Here you can find tips on:

  • transitioning to university
  • university terminology
  • managing costs
  • dos and don’ts of being a uni student
  • stress management
  • steps for success
  • how to get help.

If you would like a print copy of our Guide please contact our Mature-age Student Coordinator.


You to Uni was developed by Griffith to help mature-age students or adult learners in Queensland, who are looking to do further study, understand their options and make informed decisions.

You can also visit the national First in Family website which contains a range of resources such as study tips and survival hints for families and students alike.

QTAC provides a one-stop shop for 16 higher education providers in Queensland and Northern New South Wales, across both undergraduate and postgraduate admissions.

A new national Government website called Course Seeker is also now available options for all types of tertiary options.

QTAC STAT support

We run a free QTAC STAT preparation workshop and STAT sitting for eligible students (dates to be advised). The workshop provides a thorough overview of the test, practice questions and exam strategies that can help boost your confidence. The STAT test can help you to gain, or improve, your Selection Rank for university entry.

Applying to Griffith?

There are many ways of getting into Griffith, even if you don’t have formal qualifications. Contact our Adult Learner Engagement Officer to explore your options or see our Admissions Pathways webpage for information on:

  • experience-based admissions pathways for mature students leavers or those aged over 18
  • admission pathways to Griffith from Griffith College, TAFE and other VET providers
  • bridging and enabling programs and upgrading via university study.

More information

To find out more about our pathways into university, contact our Mature-age Student Engagement Officer