Overseas Student Enrolment
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Hills Adventist College welcomes students from overseas. Please find following a range of information that can help you decide if Hills Adventist College is the right for your international student.
You must determine whether you qualify for a student visa. Information can be found at the link below:
Your visa is subject to a number of visa conditions that you must comply with. Different visa conditions apply to you.
Breaching a visa condition may result in the cancellation of your visa, and subsequently a termination of your contract with the College.
Hills Adventist College is required to comply with the course requirements as outlined by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) for each year level of education. Specific details of the course requirements and syllabus can be found at the link below.
Age requirements for school study
All school students must be of a certain age to the entry level for their school course, regardless of their country of citizenship.
To be granted a visa for school studies, you must meet the following age requirements:
at least six years old at time of application
less than 17 when commencing Year 9
less than 18 when commencing Year 10
less than 19 when commencing Year 11
less than 20 when commencing Year 12.
A child younger than six years old is able to enrol in school for up to three months on a Visitor visa (subclass 600).
For further information refer to the link below
While the Australian Government has arrangements for students of all ages to study in Australia, the Accommodation Policy of Hills Adventist College states the following:
- It is the College’s preference for any student under the age of 18 to be in the immediate care of their parent(s) or a legal guardian.
- We acknowledge that can’t always be the case, however, and College Policy therefore specifies that the student is in the care of an immediate relative (as defined by DIAC).
- The College will not consider homestay arrangements vetted and selected by a homestay agency.
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislative framework is designed to ensure that Australia’s reputation for delivering quality education services is maintained and that the interests of overseas students are protected. It sets minimum standards and provides tuition and financial assurance. Together with Australian immigration law, the ESOS framework also imposes visa related reporting requirements on both students and educational institutions. The Department of Innovation, Industry Science Research and Tertiary Education (DIISTRE) has produced an Easy Guide to ESOS.
Easy Guide to ESOS
ESOS Framework Fact Sheet
National Code - ESOS Standards
International Student Enrolment and Fee Information
Overseas Student Enrolment Criteria
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must be able to complete an English proficiency exam through AEAS or comparable provider. The English language tests assess a student’s ability using a threshold approach. This is based on the minimum level of English language proficiency required before an international student can be expected to cope in Australian schools. A minimum 'Average' result is required.
More details can be found on the AEAS website at the link below.
Please note: Hills Adventist College does not provide any English Second Language tutoring or courses, and as such students must have a capacity to cope in an Australian classroom appropriate to their grade level. We encourage ongoing English tutoring with an external provider as necessary. We do have a provider we recommend for students who have met the AEAS or equivalent test requirements.
Private Health Insurance
If you are a student visa holder you must obtain health insurance from an Australian health insurance provider. You must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. This is done by obtaining Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) which provides medical and hospital insurance in Australia. You must not arrive in Australia before your health insurance starts. If you are in Australia and do not have adequate health insurance, you are in breach of your visa conditions. The government's Private Health website compares a range of insurance products so you can make an informed choice on which health cover works for you - see this information at the link provided below. Your Private Health Insurance policy number must be provided to the College before they can obtain a CoE.
Compare Private Health Insurance Providers
Application forms will be provided upon request. Please contact our Enrolments Manager by sending an email to the link below.
Overseas Student Fee Schedule
Course Structure and Requirements
Please read the following information:
Life In Australia
Policy Documents for International Students
Deferment, Suspension, Cancellation Policy
General College Policies
Junior School Handbook
Middle School Handbook
Senior School Handbook