South Australia Enrolment Process Visa 571
Step 1 – Application:
Students apply to the Department for Education and Children’s Services in South Australia on the prescribed application form which can be obtained from the International Student Program website or on
Telephone: +61 8 8226 3402.
Students must provide, with their application, authorised English translations of the following documents:
- Certificate of Education and/or other records of academic standard.
- Proof of competency in the English language, e.g. TOEFL, SPM/SPTM (English), Hong Kong CEE Syllabus B (English), GCE (English), Cambridge 119 (English), IELTS School reports.
- Two testimonials from teacher, school principal or religious leader.
- Four passport-size coloured photographs.
Please note the Fee changes for 2018 by viewing this file:
Step 2 – Offer of placement:
After consideration of applications, successful applicants will be sent an offer of placement in the program.
Step 3 – Payment:
Applicants wishing to take up that offer should then inform the South Australian Department for Education and Children’s Services on +61 8 8226 3402
Step 4 – Confirmation:
When documents have been received and enrolment fees paid, applicants will be advised of the confirmation of a place in a government school.
Step 5 – Student Visa:
The applicant should complete this Acceptance Advice Form (which is required to obtain a visa) and take it to the Australian High Commission or the Australian Education Centre in the student’s home country to obtain the necessary visa. Character references and health clearances are also required when applying for a visa.
Step 6 – Travel arrangements:
Having obtained a visa, students make their own arrangements to travel to Australia. Students should book their air ticket as soon as they receive the Acceptance Advice Form. Students who are accepted to study in South Australian schools will receive a pre-departure kit to help them prepare for their time in South Australia.
Step 7 – Arrival:
Students advise the Department for Education and Children’s Services of their time of arrival in Adelaide, South Australia, and their accommodation needs. A representative of the Department will meet them and take them to their accommodation.
The ESOS Legislative Framework is available on the International Education website.
Please contact our Assistant Principal- International Mindedness if you have any inquiries by emailing