Temporary residents primary schools students

 

Temporary Residents Program

For students enrolling in NSW Government Schools

The Temporary Residents Program allows eligible students with temporary resident visas to study in a New South Wales Government School from Kindergarten through to Year 12.

The New South Wales Government Schools system is the largest education network in Australia. Each school offers a secure, safe and dynamic learning environment. Your child will have a rich and rewarding learning experience.

There are over 2,000 primary and secondary high schools in New South Wales. Before selecting a government school, please note that temporary residents are not eligible to enrol in Selective Secondary High Schools, the selective component of Comprehensive Secondary High Schools and Opportunity (OC) classes in Primary Schools and are generally not eligible to enrol in the Conservatorium Secondary High School.

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Who can enter the Temporary Residents Program?

  • All temporary resident visa holders with the exception of students holding a 571P visa
  • Bridging visa holders
  • Dependants of International Students
  • Visitor visa holders who are accompanied by their parents or staying with direct relatives (grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers or sisters) who are residents of Australia and over 21 years of age.

Who cannot enter the Temporary Residents Program?

  • Students who are holding a 571P International Student visa
  • Groups of students who attend New South Wales schools on an advertised tour
  • Visitor visa holders who are not accompanied by their parents or staying with direct relatives

Which visas qualify for the Temporary Residents Program?

How to apply to enrol

You cannot apply online. Applications must be submitted in writing using the Temporary Residents Program Application Form for an Authority to Enrol (pdf 92 KB).

Fees, exemptions and refunds

Other useful information

Full list of forms and publications

Translated Documents

Below is a list of translated publications.

Information for school staff

Visa Subclass 309 & 820
An Authority to Enrol (ATE) is no longer required for the enrolment of students who hold visa subclass 309 & 820. For more information, please download the 309 & 820 Visa Change - Information to Schools (pdf 30 KB).

Below is a list of forms and publications to assist school staff with the enrolment process for temporary resident students.

Need more information?

If you require any further information on the Temporary Residents Program, please complete the form below:

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School locations

Search for NSW government primary and high schools available for enrolment by international students or temporary residents:

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Student visa (subclass 571) holders must enrol through the International Students Program.

 

Do you need help?

Ask a question online or contact DE International for help with choosing a school or enrolling.

 

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