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
2023 Enrolment Booklet
The 2023 Enrolment Booklet contains all the infomation you need to successfully enrol in your courses at Secondary College of Languages. It contains infomation such as the enrolment process and available student support.
2023 Enrolment Application Form
A completed 2023 enrolment application form is required for new enrolments at SCL. The form must be signed by the student and parent/carer, as well as the SCL Coordinator and Principal of the weekday school.
When the application has been approved, the student, SCL Coordinator and parents/carers will receive a confirmation of enrolment email. This email will indicate the date that the student will commence studies.
Students cannot attend classes until they have received a confirmation email.
Appendix 1 - Late Enrolment
A late enrolment is any application that is submitted after 25 February 2023. All late applications must include a completed Appendix 1.
Late applications may be submitted throughout the year for students in Years 7, 8 and 9. Consideration will be given to students in special circumstances or where there is an identified welfare issue. Late applications for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 may be submitted by students in the selected circumstances. See Enrolment Booklet for more information.
The approval of late applications will be determined by the SCL Principal on a case-by-case basis.
Appendix 2 - Language Continuers Course
If you are applying for [Language] Continuers course, where there are [Language] in Context and [Language] and Literature courses, your application must include a completed Appendix 2 and relevant supporting documentation.
Appendix 3 - Language in Context Course
If you are applying for a [Language] in Context course, your application must include Appendix 3 and relevant supporting documentation.
Appendix 4 - Recognition of Prior Learning
Students seeking to advance into a language course without having completed the previous year or stage should submit a completed Appendix 4 and supporting documentation with their enrolment application. Approval will be determined by the SCL Principal on a case-by-case basis.
Appendix 5 - Acceleration
All students applying for acceleration at SCL in a language course must read through the Policy and submit the completed Application for Acceleration form by 25 February 2023. Late applications will not be considered.
The final decision regarding acceleration will be made by the SCL Principal.
Completed application form and supporting documents should be forwarded to SCL.Enrolments@det.nsw.edu.au by the weekday school.
Students seeking to enrol at the Secondary College of Languages must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- 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.
- The language requested must be the student’s heritage/background community language.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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:
- 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 SCLanguage.School@det.nsw.edu.au.
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.