The international student enrolment procedure is outlined below.
International students require a student visa to study in Australia, obtained from an Australian Embassy or High Commission.
1. Apply online
Complete and submit the online application. Alternatively, you may apply through one of Wesley’s approved international agents.
To complete the online application, you will be required to provide:
- a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or passport
- for students with English as a second language, submission of AEAS test results. Please note AEAS test results are valid for 12 months
- Notarised copy of the student’s most recent school report (original and translated); students applying to enter a specific year level must have successfully completed the year prior to entry or equivalent
- details of the applicant’s living and welfare arrangements
To submit an application, you will be required to pay a non-refundable or non-transferable $300 fee. This fee is waived for children and grandchildren of Old Wesley Collegians and for Wesley approved education agencies applying on an applicant’s behalf.
An application is a prerequisite for admission but not a guarantee of enrolment.
International applicants, for whom English is a second language, must sit an entrance test administered by Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS).
AEAS test results provide detail regarding the student’s proficiency in English and is one of the measures of the candidate’s suitability. The table below is a guide to scores for entry.
|Year level||AEAS score||Stanines (score)|
|Year 5 - 6||60 and above||7 and 6 in non-verbal general skills and Mathematics|
|Years 7 – 10||70 and above||7 and 6 in non-verbal general skills and Mathematics|
|Year 11||80 and above||7 and 6 in non-verbal general skills and Mathematics|
The AEAS test may be completed in your home country and should be completed within 12 months of submitting your application.
Students must attain a satisfactory level of English before entering mainstream study at the College.
Applicants who do not have English as their first language may be required to attend an English language course in accordance with their letter of offer, subject to their AEAS test results. The recommended length of time required to improve a student's English level to be competent for the desired year level of entry at Wesley, will be determined by the AEAS test results.
Students must attain a satisfactory level of English to ensure they have a good understanding of the language used in the mainstream courses studied at the College.
As a student approaches the end of their English program, Wesley College will contact the student to invite them to attend the post ELICOS AEAS test. The level of English required for Senior School students (Years 10-12) is aligned with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) for English as a Second Language of level S4. The student must also demonstrate a good work ethic and positive attitude to their studies while attending English language school.
To find out more about English language courses, including the College’s English Language Preparation Program, visit the English Language Preparation Program page.
2. Attend an interview
Students who satisfy the College entry requirements may be invited to attend an interview with the Head of School (or delegate), Head of Boarding (if applicable) and Head of the English Language Preparation Program (if applicable) prior to a letter of offer being issued. This interview may take place online or in person.
During this interview, the student's suitability to enrol at the College will be assessed.
3. Offer of enrolment
Successful applicants will receive a formal offer of enrolment in writing, that may be subject to conditions outlined in the offer letter such as satisfactory completion of a Wesley-approved English language preparation or ELICOS course (EAL students only).
To accept the offer of enrolment, families must return a completed Acceptance of Offer form and pay the following fees by the due date:
- a non-refundable and non-transferable $1,500 confirmation fee
- a deposit equivalent to the annual international tuition fee which is refundable with conditions.
Once confirmation fees and documentation are received, the College will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and Confirmation of Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) (if applicable). These documents are required to obtain a student visa. If payment is not received by the due date, the offer may be withdrawn.
For further information about the enrolment process, contact our international admissions team.