Welcome 

St Augustine's College welcomes international students from Year 9 -12 in Sydney, Australia. Located on Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches, in a safe and exclusive residential area, we are easily accessible by public transport and are located close to local shopping malls, libraries and sporting facilities.

Founded by the Order of St Augustine in 1956, St Augustine's College - Sydney, has a tradition of academic excellence in a Catholic environment and has always encouraged the education of the ‘whole person'. Being an Independent Boys' College, we provide a quality education system in a caring and safe environment in which students can undertake their educational studies.

Our education environment provides a positive relationship between our students and Australia, its culture and way of life. Our tradition of academic excellence is based on the quality of our teachers who have acquired special qualifications to teach English as a Second Language. Our 2017 HSC results were outstanding – click for more information. We also offer a strong student support network to overseas students, provided by highly qualified and experienced staff, enabling them to reach their full potential.

St Augustine's College accepts students from all denominations and expects them to observe the religious and moral ethics of the Catholic Church. The College attaches importance to the traditional values of manners, courtesy and behavior extended to students and staff.

It is with great pleasure that we report that most overseas students have been successful and have proceeded to their chosen Australian courses and universities.

Academic Information
Welfare Program
Enrolment Procedure
Entry Requirements
Policies
Education Agents

Academic Information

Subject Selection

Year 9 (15 years of age) students will become part of our Middle School cohort. We strongly advise students commencing in Year 9 to choose subjects they are currently studying at their existing school.

Year 10, 11 & 12 (16-18 years of age) students will become part of our Senior School cohort. Students can commence in both Years 10 and 11, however cannot enroll into Year 12 (unless transferring directly from another school in Australia) as it is a two year course, of which the Preliminary Course, Year 11, must be completed in order to progress to Year 12.

Please click here for more information regarding Year 9 & 10 subjects.

Please click here for more information and subject options for Year 11 & 12.

Students must complete all assessment tasks and examinations in order to progress in their studies. If they do not meet the course requirements, the College must report them to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and their visa could be cancelled.  

COURSE DURATION

Years 9 & 10 are included within the Junior Secondary School Course (Year 7-10) and comprises of 104 weeks in total.

Year 11 & 12 are included within the Senior Secondary School Course and comprises of 104 weeks of study.  

SPORT & CO-CURRICULAR

Sport plays a fundamental role in the College in producing balanced and well-rounded young men who appreciate hard work and training, commitment to a team, sportsmanship and dedication to fair play. College sports include basketball, football, rugby, and boxing, etc.

Cultural pursuits in music, art, design, drama, chess and debating are a vital part of College life at St Augustine's and provide opportunities for our boys to pursue their creative talents, as well as adding to community experiences within the school.

Please visit the Sport and Co-Curricular pages for more information.

ATTENDANCE EXPECTATIONS

The College requires 100% attendance from our students.  In order to obey their visa conditions, students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance.

If a student is ill, they must contact the school to notify their absence and provide a Doctors Certificate upon their return. 

Welfare Program

Student Welfare

As per The ESOS Act 2000, students who are under the age of 18 years are to have appropriate arrangements made for their welfare in Australia. This includes the need to appoint a local guardian and meet specific requirements for their accommodation.

GUARDIANSHIP

All students under 18 years of age are required to have an appointed Guardian whilst living in Australia. If the students’ parents are not living here to support their son, the appointed guardian must be over 21 years of age, be a Permanent Resident of Australia and provide a Working With Children Check (WWCC).

St Augustine’s College will appoint and/or approve a guardian who is suitable, and willing, to care for the student.

Guardians are paid a fee for accepting the additional responsibility, which is paid directly to the appointed guardian, not to the College.

2018 Guardianship Agreement

HOMESTAY

St Augustine’s College require all students, regardless of age, to live in accommodation approved by the College. This requirement is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students. 

The College operates its own Homestay programme, carefully selecting families suitable for our students. Students are generally placed with English speaking families to learn about Australian life and culture, and help improve their English. Homestay provides students with a secure and family-like environment and are encouraged to join in with the family. The family provides meals and assists with everyday needs such as laundry and cleaning, allowing the students more time for study.

Homestay Guidelines for Students

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK

Our College policy requires any adults involved in providing overseas student accommodation or welfare arrangements have Working with Children Check. As defined under Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012, child-related work is defined as work in a specific, child-related role or face-to-face contact with children in a child-related sector. Please read the Fact Sheet and Who needs the check to see if you are required to complete a check.

Please visit Office of the Children’s Guardian for more information and/or to complete your online check.

CHANGE OF CONTACT DETAILS

Please contact Reception to update your contact details. Whether it is a simple phone number, either work or personal, or an address change, the College requests you update your details with us as soon as possible. Changes must be given in writing, and please include the names of the students the changes will apply to.

 24/7 CONTACT PERSON

The International Executive Officer – Vivian Cao, is the 24/7 contact person for the International Students. Whilst Vivian is available at all times, please be considerate and only contact her at odd hours if it is an absolute emergency.

If you are having a Medical Emergency, please call 000 or go straight to a hospital.

International Executive Officer - Vivian Cao can be contacted via: E: internationalstudents@saintaug.nsw.edu.au | T: +61 2 9938 8257 | M: +61 448 217 851

Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment procedure

ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 ARE NOW OPEN. 
  1. Complete a copy of the 2020 International Student Application Form and submit to the International Executive Officer, Vivian Cao with the supporting documents.
  2. Submit the application form with the following documents; Copy of birth certificate Copy of passport Junior School reports Copy of English school offer letter OR IELTS test Copy of English school reports (if currently at language school) Recommendation letter from a current teacher (must include detailed contact information) Please complete Medical Forms if necessary
  3. The applicant will be required to have an online interview by the International Executive Officer - Vivian Cao.
  4. Once your application has been processed and approved, an Enrolment Offer letter will be sent. The Enrolment Offer letter, together with the International Student Application for Enrolment form, will form the Written Agreement. All pages of both documents MUST be signed and returned before, or at the same time as, the fees are paid.
  5. Upon receipt of the monies, and all required documentation, the College Registrar will issue a CoE & CAAW (if required) and forward copies of these to the parents/agent.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Year 9 & 10 – minimum proficiency level is equivalent to an IELTS 5.0 average. 

Year 11 & 12 – minimum proficiency level is equivalent to an IELTS 5.5 average.  

If a student has completed an alternative form of the Internationally recognized English Test, the application will be based on the same scale. A copy of the exam results is required to be sent with the enrolment application.

If an IELTS, or similar, result is not provided, the student will be required to attend a minimum of 20 weeks at English Language School prior to commencing at St Augustine’s College. Students must achieve an Intermediate level of English for Years 9 and 10, and an Upper Intermediate level for Year 11, from one of our preferred Language Schools.

PREFERRED ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOLS 2019

Times Academy Pty Ltd Heidi Reid

Principal Tel: +61 2 8316 6688 Email: heidi@times.nsw.edu.au Level 4, 338 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Sydney College of English Vera Liu

Marketing Manager Tel: +61 (2) 9281-5211 | Fax: +61 (2) 9281-5208 Email: vera@sce.edu.au Level 3, 579 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007

ELS Universal English College John Walters

Regional Sales and Client Engagement Manager Tel: +61 2 9283 1088 | Fax: +61 2 9283 1760 Email: jwalters@els.edu Level 1, 17 O’Connell Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Kaplan International College - Manly Adele Zhong

Sales Advisor - Asia Phone: +61 2 8248 7687  | F: +61 2 8248 7545 | Skype: Kaplan_adele_zhong Email: adele.zhong@kaplan.com Level 4, 45 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia Campus Address: 30/32 S Steyne, Manly, NSW 2095 

Policies

Government Regulations

The Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study.  Australia's laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students.  These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code.

ESOS Framework

National Code 2018

For more information about Study in Australia and your rights and responsibilities as a student, please visit the Study in Australia website.

Useful Links

Use of Personal Information

Information provided by the student to St Augustine's College may be made available to Commonwealth and State agencies pursuant to obligations under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code. St Augustine's College is required under s19 of the ESOS Act 2000 to tell the Department of Home Affairs about certain changes to a student's enrolment, and any breach by the student of a student visa condition relating to attendance or unsatisfactory academic performance.

Dispute Resolution

In the event of a dispute or grievance, between an individual student and the College, procedures are in place to facilitate the resolution of the dispute. If the student remains dissatisfied with the outcome, they may seek independent external mediation. If external mediation is required, by agreement, the parties will appoint independent arbitrators to oversee the resolution of the issue.

This agreement does not remove the right for you to take further action under Australia's consumer protection laws. Dispute resolution processes do not limit the student's rights to pursue other legal remedies.

Course Deferment

This refers to permission granted by the College whereby a student is able to leave their studies and recommence them at an agreed later date.  Parents are required to write to the International Executive Officer requesting deferment.  The student must be informed that deferring his enrolment may affect his student visa.

Other Relevant Policies

Education Agents

Education Agents

Education Agents are often engaged to assist with a student’s enrolment application, however, not all students use an Agent to submit their application. Agents must complete an Application Form and Company Profile prior to engaging in an Agreement with St Augustine’s College  - Sydney.

Education Agent Application & Company Profile

Please click here for a list of our Current Agents

For any Agent enquiries please contact:

Vivian Cao Executive Officer of International Program

St Augustine’s College – Sydney, Australia E: internationalstudents@saintaug.nsw.edu.au | T: +61 2 9938 8257 | M: +61 448 217 851

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