International Students

Pacific Coast is a well established school accredited with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) to present candidates for the NSW Higher School Certificate. The School also has current CRICOS registration (CRICOS No. 03125G) and complies with the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 (amended 2015) and the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

Pacific Coast Christian School values the contribution that international students make to the School Community.

Please contact the Registrar should you require information or assistance regarding enrolment at Pacific Coast.

International Students Enrolment Process

Step 1: Application
Please contact the Registrar on the information below in regards to an application

Registrar
Ph: 07 55 897 600

Completed Enrolment forms should be submitted to the school together with certified copies of the student's:

  • Birth certificate (with translation)
  • Passport
  • Three most recent academic reports (with translation)
  • Evidence of English Proficiency equivalent to IELTS Level 5 (16 years and over)
  • Full details of Guardian and Homestay arrangements
  • Proof the $100 non refundable application fee has been paid

* Students under 16 years to provide a comprehensive report from the Australian Education Assessment Services

Enrolment may only proceed conditional on any English language requirements being met. Pacific Coast Christian School does not provide English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

Step 2: Interview
Once the enrolment application has been processed the Registrar will contact you to set up a suitable time for an interview which could be in the form of a Skype or telephone interview or a personal interview at the School.

Step 3: Offer
You will be notified of the result of your application. If successful, an offer will be made. The offer is valid for two weeks.

Step 4: Acceptance of Offer
A place is secured once the signed Acceptance of Offer and overseas student contact has been returned together with proof of payment of the $150 non-refundable enrolment fee.

Step 5: Prepaid Tuition Fees and OSHC Paid
Provide proof that the required prepaid tuition fee has been paid to the School and that Overseas Student Health Cover is paid.

Step 6: Issue of the Confirmation of Enrolment
The School will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment Certificate upon receipt of all payments (6 months tuition fee and overseas student health cover fee) and return of required paperwork. Where applicable, welfare approval will be processed. These documents are required when applying for a Student Visa to study in Australia.

Step 7: Commencement
You will be notified of Orientation Day and commencement dates. On your arrival you will be introduced to the Overseas Student Liaison Officer who will monitor your general welfare and provide you with on-going support.


Education Agent

Families may choose to engage the services of an Educational Agent.

Pacific Coast Christian School makes use of the following Education Agent:

Grace Education Services International Pty Ltd
Daniel Wong (Director) QAEC No. C061
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General Information

This section has been designed to provide international students and their families with information about the enrolment process at Pacific Coast. It is recommended that families familiarise themselves with as much of the relevant information as possible prior to arriving in Australia.

Eligibility

Visa

  • Only enrol students who are entering Australia on a 500 student visa

Age
Pacific Coast Christian School is registered to provide the following three courses to overseas students:

Course CodeCourse NameCourse Level
041920J Primary (Kindergarten to Year 6) Primary School Studies
041921G Junior Secondary (Years 7 to 10) Junior Secondary Studies
041922G Senior Secondary (Years 11 and 12) Senior Secondary Certificate of Education

Only enrol students into age appropriate courses namely:

  • Age 12/13 into Year 7
  • Age 15/16 into Year 9
  • Age 16/17 into Year 11

Conditions of Enrolment:

On-going enrolment is conditional on:

  • Satisfactory attendance
  • Satisfactory course progress
  • Adherence with school policies: behaviour and discipline
  • Maintenance of currency in regard to payment of tuition fees

Deferment, Suspension, Cancellation
Once enrolment of a student is confirmed Pacific Coast assumes that a binding agreement has been made with the enrolling family and that enrolment and course completion will proceed as mandated by course and visa requirements.

  • Deferring/Suspending – granted for compassionate and compelling circumstances
  • Cancellation will occur under the following conditions:
    • Failure to pay course fees
    • Failure to maintain approved welfare and accommodation arrangements (visa condition 8532)
    • Any behaviour identified as resulting in cancellation in Pacific Coast Christian School's behaviour policy/code of conduct.

Accommodation and Welfare Arrangements:

Where students are under the age of 18 and are not being cared for in Australia by a parent or suitable nominated relative, Pacific Coast accepts the following accommodation options:

  • Student to live with a guardian appointed by the parents
  • Student to live with a homestay parent approved by the School, who may or may not be the guardian

A guardian is a relative who is:

  • Nominated in writing by the parents
  • A resident of NSW
  • 21 years of age or over
  • Able to remain in Australia until the student has completed their course of study
  • Able to provide proof of relationship to the student
  • Able to obtain an Australian Federal Police clearance

A homestay parent:

  • Is an individual who provides accommodation and welfare in exchange for monetary remuneration
  • Must be approved by the registered provider
  • Must be of good character and undergo a 'Working with Children Check'
  • Must agree to visits from the Director of Enrolments and Overseas Student Enrolment Officer
  • It is the responsibility of the family to find a suitable homestay provider based on approval by the registered provider.

Any change in accommodation or guardianship must first be approved by the Registered Provider.

Attachments:
Download this file (Overseas Student Enrolment Information Booklet 2019.pdf)Overseas Students[Enrolment Information Booklet]564 kB
Download this file (Pacific Coast Christian School Overseas Students.pdf)Overseas Students[Policies]1333 kB
Download this file (PCCS Overseas Students Handbook 2019.pdf)Overseas Students[Handbook]576 kB