Enrolment information

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To enrol your children, please download and complete the Application for Enrolment form in our Enrolment Booklet which should be read in conjunction with the Cornish College Terms of Business, which are also included in the booklet.

If you have any questions in relation to enrolment or our educational offering, please contact Admissions on 9781 9000 or email us at

Information for all parents

When an application is lodged, a non-refundable application fee of $100 is payable to the College. Receipt of your application will be acknowledged, and your child’s name added to the enrolment waiting list for entry in the year and level nominated. Please note that submission of this form does not guarantee a place at the College.

An interview with the relevant Head of School is arranged approximately two years before entry, which the parents or guardian and student attend, bringing with them current school reports (if not already supplied). The purpose of this interview is for the College to learn about your child and his/her needs so that we can ensure an appropriate program is available. If a place is available, we may make an offer of enrolment. Please note that we may decline to make an offer without providing a reason. Although Cornish College is an open-entry College, children in some year levels are tested prior to commencement (usually excludes Early Learning Centre and Prep) to ensure that the best possible program can be provided.

Please note that admission to Cornish College is subject to availability of places, gender balance, satisfactory interview and assessment, the College’s capacity to provide an appropriate program for the child, and acceptance of Cornish College Terms of Business in force at the time. As it may not be possible to accommodate all applicants, the waiting list will be ordered according to date of application but with priority given to the siblings of current students, children of current staff members and children of past students. A small number of places will be kept for award at the Principal’s discretion.

Information for Early Learning Centre parents

For our Early Learning Centre (ELC), a child’s age at the time the Application for Enrolment form is lodged may be used when making offers of places.

At Cornish College, we see the time in our ELC as the start of a journey through to Year 12. To avoid the ELC being used as a short term education option, a non-refundable pre-payment of $1,500 of the Prep fees will be required prior to entry to ELC. This amount will be taken off the first term account when the child enters Prep. This applies only to children who have no other siblings currently attending the College.

The ELC is a registered childcare provider for ELC4 children. This is a means tested benefit and, if you are eligible, you can claim through Centrelink. We can provide a statement of how many hours your child has attended ELC4 per week, and a receipt for the fees you pay, to support your claim.

Please follow this link to the relevant claim form Child Care Benefit for registered care form.

Enrolment process

If you would like to enrol your child, the enrolment process is:

  • Complete and return the Application for Enrolment form, application fee and required documentation
  • Book in and come for a tour of the school – for a list of upcoming dates see our School Tours page
  • Families are invited to attend an interview with the Head of School
  • Formal offer of a place may be made
  • Parents have 14 days to accept the offer, with acceptance of the College’s Terms of Business and provide payment of the non-refundable $1,000 admission fee
  • Standardised testing will be required for all new students joining the College at Year 7. Diagnostic testing may be required at other year levels (excluding ELC and Prep) to ensure that the best possible program can be provided
  • An orientation session for new academic year commencements will take place in November

Enrolment Priority Policy

Some considerations will be taken into account when considering students for admission. These are (listed in the order of consideration):

  • Siblings of current students of Cornish College (please see specific requirements below)+
  • Children of permanent staff members
  • Alumni, or children of alumni, of Cornish College or St Leonard’s College, Cornish Campus, prior to 2012*
  • The date the Application for Enrolment form was received^

A small number of places will be kept for award at the Principal’s discretion.

+ Siblings will be prioritised providing an application is submitted within 26 months of the start of the school year they are due to commence.
* Alumni defined as any past student of St Leonard’s College, Cornish Campus irrespective of whether that student completed Year 10.
^ There may be occasion where the College may give priority to a specific gender.

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