Coming from abroad

International Students

We welcome students from overseas, currently or planning to live in Australia with their immediate family. Please find following a range of information that can help you.

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Hills Adventist College welcomes students from overseas, currently or planning to live in Australia with their immediate family. Please find following a range of information that can help you decide if Hills Adventist College is the right for your international student.

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. Sufficient English proficiency is considered by the Principal on an individual basis.

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.

You must determine whether you qualify for a student visa. Information can be found at the link below:

AEAS Assesment Services Visa Eligibility

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.

Check visa details and conditions

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:

NESA Course requirements and syllabus

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 the 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:

Visitor visa (subclass 600) Information

Please note Hills Adventist College does not work with any Education Agents. You are encouraged to contact the College directly with your enquiry. The College will not consider enrolment applications from overseas students working through an Education Agent. At all times the College will work directly with the parents of the prospective student.

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.

ESOS Framework Fact Sheet National Code — ESOS Standards

New laws were introduced under the Public Health Act as of 1 April 2018. International Students must take immunisation records to an approved immunisation provider, (ie. General Practitioner or local council) to record on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). Overseas records must be translated into English before they can be recorded on the on the AIR. Students who do not have a Medicare card are still able to have their immunisations recorded on the AIR.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications without an approved AIR Immunisation History Form.

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 Registrar by sending an email to the link below.

Begin the Enrolment Process