Secondary College of Languages

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Start your language learning journey at Secondary College of Languages by reading through the Enrolment Booklet. Once you are ready, download and complete the enrolment application form and required appendices.

Enrolment information and forms

Completed application form and supporting documents should be forwarded to by the weekday school.


Students seeking to enrol at the Secondary College of Languages must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. The student must be enrolled with a public school or other educational provider (including a non-government school or TAFE college) at the time of study.
  2. The language requested must be the student’s heritage/background community language.
  3. The language course requested must not be available for study at the student’s weekday school.

Students seeking to enrol in [Language] Continuers courses, where there are [Language] in Context and/or [Language] and Literature courses must also satisfy satisfy NESA’s eligibility requirements:

  1. Students have had no more than one year’s formal education from the first year of primary education (Year 1) in a school where the language is the medium of instruction.
  2. Students have had no more than three years residency in the past 10 years in a country where the language is the medium of communication.

Students seeking to enrol in [Language] in Context courses where there is a [Language] and Literature course must also satisfy NESA's eligibility requirements:

  1. Students have had no formal education in a school where the language is the medium of instruction beyond the year in which the student turns 10 years of age (typically Year 4 or 5 of primary education). 

Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for a [Language] in Context course are encouraged to apply for the [Language] and Literature course.

Speakers of dialects and variants of a language (e.g. Hokkien, Cantonese, Shanghainese) are considered to be speakers of the standard language (e.g. Mandarin). 

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the NESA website to find out more about eligibility.



Students who wish to withdraw from the Secondary College of Languages, you will need to complete a Discontinuation Form below:


The form needs to be signed by the student, parent/caregiver and the student's weekday school. Completed form should be emailed to

The College will email the SCL Coordinator with an official ‘Notice of Discontinuation’ once the form has been processed. This email will contain the date from which the discontinuation is effective. The school is responsible for withdrawing the student from the unit on Schools Online.