Enrolment - Visa Students

 Enrolling your children if you recently arrived from overseas

Children arriving from overseas fall into one of four categories depending on their, or your, visa subclass number. You will need to provide evidence of your visa status at the time of enrolment and advise the school of any subsequent change of visa conditions.

If you, or your children, held a substantive visa and you have now been granted a bridging visa, your children’s enrolment in a public school will be under the conditions of your substantive visa.

Category 1: You, or your children, hold a permanent residence visa

Your child is guaranteed a place at your local public school and you do not need to pay tuition fees.

Category 2: You, or your children, hold a specified temporary residence visa

Your children are guaranteed a place at your local public school and you do not need to pay tuition fees. 

Category 3: You are a 457 Visa holder

Your children are guaranteed a place at your local public school, and you are required to pay an annual family tuition fee. Further information is available at the Department Of Education website ~ www.education.wa.edu.au/

Category 4: You, or your children, do not fall into any of the above categories

You are still able to enrol in a public school however your children do not have an enrolment entitlement and are not guaranteed a place at your local public school. You will need to pay tuition fees for all children enrolled. To enrol your children in a public school, contact T.I.W.A. (Tafe International Western Australia) ~ www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.  Children holding a Bridging Visa E (BVE) fall into this category.