International students flourish at PLC Armidale. We have a long tradition of caring for and educating girls from many countries. Our school provides a safe and caring environment which fosters academic excellence and community engagement. Students from overseas are offered additional pastoral care and academic support which enables them to strive for independence and resilience.
Overseas students are students who are not Australian residents. If an overseas student is studying overseas in non-English speaking countries in a school where English is not the language of learning, to be eligible to apply for enrolment at PLC Armidale, the student must demonstrate competency on the Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) test including the written section. The College will determine the student’s English level suitability for enrolment to the College.
Students may have their enrolment made conditional on achieving a satisfactory English level in a given time period.
Once enrolled, overseas students undertake the mainstream program of study. Some overseas students may be required to undertake an ESL (English as a Second Language) elective in order to continue the development of their English language skills.
Support for International Students
Facilities in place to support the special needs of international students include:
- Orientation programs for new students prior to commencement of Term 1 of the school year.
- A meet and greet service at Armidale Regional Airport for arrivals and departures.
- Cultural and national group support may also be available through student groups associated with the University of New England.
- Recognition of, and provision for, special dietary needs in catering for boarders.
- Academic Support is available upon request, or where required.
Enrolment Information and registration Forms
Please click here for the 2016 Guide for international students and their parents (PDF 1.6MB)
Please click here for the 2017 International Student Fee Schedule. (PDF 275.5KB)
Please click here for the International Registration form
Please click here for the Staff responsible for International Students.
Applying to Study
Some parents prefer to use an agent who speaks their own language and is familiar with the required procedures. Agents can make the process fast and efficient as they are experienced in dealing with the issues concerned. Agents will charge a fee and may offer additional services. PLC Armidale accepts applications from all agents but may not pay them a commission, unless they are official agents of the College.
CRICOS Provider code – 02295G
ESOS - Education services for overseas students
For more information on Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS), please click here (PDF 462.1KB)
for the latest fact sheet.
English as a Second Language
Many overseas students find English a challenge when they first begin in Australia. To support our overseas students, an intensive course of study in English as a Second Language (ESL) is provided on-campus. Girls gather with a small group of other students for specialist tuition along with spending time in the classroom, where relationships can be forged with other students, offering the best of both worlds as they settle into their new environment.
For more information, please contact:
Mrs Sally McCook
Tel: + 61 2 6770 1727