Who is eligible to enrol?

Newly arrived students wishing to enrol in IECs and the IEHS must meet certain requirements:

  • speak a language other than English as their first language and require intensive ESL instruction to enable them to participate in secondary education
  • be newly arrived in Australia and applying for IEC/IEHS placement within 6 months of arrival
  • be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, an approved provisional visa holder or an approved temporary visa holder
  • have the intention to continue their education in a government high school after completion of the IEC/IEHS course.

Eligible Year 6 students may transfer from a primary school to an IEC/IEHS to prepare for entry to high school the following year. A year 6 student must be 11 years of age by 31st July in the year of enrolment.

Schools enquiring about a possible transfer should contact their local IEC/IEHS.

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