International Enrolment

Thank you for visiting us, we look forward to your enquiry. 

Hillcrest is different compared to ELICOS Colleges, where students are removed from mainstream English speaking students. At Hillcrest international students are immersed in an English-speaking environment from their very first day. This language saturation strategy improves the student’s listening and speaking skills at an increased rate while immersing students in our local Australian culture.

HILC offers the following programs:

  • Long-term student visa enrolments
  • One Semester or one year student visa enrolments
  • Short-term cultural visits (4 - 10 weeks)
  • Short Study Tours

We offer 3 CRICOS registered courses:

  • 085421J - Primary Studies (Prep - Year 6)
  • 085422G - Junior Secondary Studies (Year 7 - 10)
  • 085423G - Senior Secondary Studies (Year 11 - 12)

Please see our College Prospectus below for further information and details of our international application process. 

Step 1 - Application

Complete all sections of the Online International Students Enrolment Form. All application submitted must include the following documents:

  • A copy of the student's passport
  • A copy of the student's visa document (if applicable)
  • Copies of recent school reports spanning the last two years (English translation)
  • International applicants must sit for an English proficiency exam administered by any of the below agencies. This can often be done in your home country. A copy of the student's results must be included with their application.
  • Medical certificates/Doctor’s reports (if applicable)
  • Letter of release (if transferring from another school)

    Please ensure all necessary documents are attached to the Online International Students Enrolment form, as incomplete forms will not be processed.

    Step 2 - Assessment and Interview Process

    Students applying for Years 6-12 will be interviewed via Skype or face-to-face by the Director of International Learning Community.

    Once the application documents have been assessed and student interview completed, the College will notify the student if they can be accepted for Direct Entry or required to undertake an ELICOS Course or a High School Preparation (HSP) Program prior to beginning mainstream studies. 

    If an ELICOS Course or HSP is required, Hillcrest will be in direct contact with the nominated provider to monitor the student's progress to ensure the student is on track for entry to mainstream.

    Step 3 - Offer

    Upon acceptance, the student will be issued with a Letter of Offer outlining the initial fees payable (Including homestay fees and OSHC) and a Written Agreement outlining the total estimated fees for the duration of the entire enrolment. The Written Agreement will also include the entry requirement, course details, conditions of enrolment and all relevant policies for the international student.

    Step 4 - Acceptance and Payment

    The Letter of Offer must be signed by both the parent(s) and the student indicating that they have read and agreed with the content. The parent(s) may choose to pay more than 50% of total fees in which case a separate invoice will be issued.
    Once the International Department has received the signed Letter of Offer and payment, the student will be issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and a Certificate of Accomodation and Welfare (CAAW) for the duration of the enrolment. 

    Step 5 - Visa Application

    The student applies for the student visa using the enrolment documents provided by the College. The student or agent must notify the College once the visa is granted.

    Step 6 - Completing Enrolment

    Final arrangements are made before the student's arrival and commencement (including homestay arrangement, airport pick-up or homestay transfer and orientation).