International Students

CRICOS Code: 00382C

Georges River Grammar accepts the admission of International Students from around the world. International Students may be considered under the following criteria:

  • The prospective student must be living in Australia with a blood relative (grandparent, aunt/uncle, cousin) who will act as their legal guardian
  • This blood relative must be 18 years old or older
  • Prospective Secondary School students must provide the School with test results of an AEAS or IELTS test. If the student is being enrolled in the Primary School, they do not have to demonstrate English proficiency particularly if they have been receiving instruction in the language of their country of origin
  • Prior to commencing in the Secondary School, all students must complete at least 20 weeks of ELICOS with Sydney College of English to enable them to engage with the academic standard of English required for Secondary education
  • The expected number of weeks a prospective Secondary student needs to attend ELICOS will be stated on the Provisional Letter of Acceptance as well as the ESL level they must attain before studying at Georges River Grammar

Minimum ESL Levels

All prospective students must reach the following minimum ESL Levels before commencing at Georges River Grammar. A report from Sydney College of English will be sent to each student which indicates what ESL level they have attained.

  • Year 7 – ESL Level of 3 or 4
  • Year 8 – ESL Level of 4
  • Year 9 – ESL Level of 4
  • Year 10 – ESL Level of 4 or 5
  • Year 11 – ESL Level 5

Cost of Living in Australia

Each student should allow at least AUD$18,000.00 per year to cover the cost of living plus some additional monies to cover settling costs (approximately AUD$2,000.00). Georges River Grammar fees cover most educational costs. See fees document for details and exclusions

Your rights as an International Student

The Australian ESOS framework ensures that all International Students are provided with a quality education and have their rights protected. The Australian Government wants all International Students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australian law promotes quality education and consumer protection for all International Students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and include the Education Services for Overseas Student (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code. For more information please go to: The ESOS Legislative Framework

The Protection of International Students

As an International Student on a student visa, you must study with an education provider and in a course that can be found on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the education provider with whom you are studying meets the high standards necessary for International Students.

Contact Details

Your education provider

For policies and procedures that effect you

Speak with your provider or go to your provider’s website

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training

For ESOS rights and responsibilities

ESOS Framework
ESOS Helpline
1300 615 262
ESOS Online Enquiry Form

The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection

For all VISA matters

131 881
Contact the Australian High Commission or Embassy in your home country