Please Note: The School has been receiving applications on behalf of students not yet living in Australia. Only applications for students currently living in Australia are considered. Similarly, the School has been receiving applications on behalf of students who intend to move from interstate or other zones. Only applications for students currently living in the zone with requisite proof of residence are considered.
Not all students who seek admission to The University High School can be accommodated. Parents who feel that the learning of their child would be best fostered at The University High School are invited to make an application.
It is Government policy that parents may apply for a place on behalf of their child in any Government School regardless of where they live. The University High School is held in high regard and, consequently, experiences a very heavy enrolment demand. The School is constantly liaising with the Department of Education and Development (DET) regarding the management of enrolment applications which greatly exceed the capacity of the school.
This information sheet outlines the procedures which have been adopted to process all applications in an open, consistent and equitable way. The School has an Enrolment Committee that processes all applications..
Year 7 please contact your Primary School and complete a Year 7 UHS Application Form available from the General Office from the month of May.
Year 8, 9, 10 and VCE Forms will be available for collection from the School General Office at the beginning of Term 3.
Places at The University High School will be allocated in the following priority order.
Parents are required to complete the Application for Enrolment, Year 7 (distributed by Primary Schools) and return it to the Principal of the Government Primary School by 22 May, 2015. This form serves to ‘track’ the progress of a student’s application in accordance with the expression of preference (priority) listed on the form.
Parents who place The University High School as their first preference must also complete The University High School Application Form. Either collect a form at Open Day on April 30 2015 or visit the General Office to collect the form after May 1st 2015.
The University High School Application Form must be returned directly to The University High School by Friday June 19 2015. Only ONE copy of the Application form needs to be submitted for each student.
Applications will be processed using the Application for Enrolment and The University High School Application Form. Primary schools are responsible for monitoring the placement of each of their students into a secondary school. The Principals of Government Primary Schools will inform parents directly of the outcome in August. The University High School is not permitted to discuss outcomes with anyone before this date in accordance with Department policy.
Parents can apply for a place for their child at The University High School by completing The University High School Application Form and returning it to The University High School by Friday June 19, 2015.
The University High School Application Form will be available directly from The University High School.
Either phone 9347 2022 or visit the General Office to collect the form.
The Enrolment Committee may wish to interview applicants, seek reference statements from the current school and/or read the reports from the school currently attending.
The information above is a simplified extract of the school's Enrolment Policy and Procedures. The full policy statement can be obtained on The University High School website www.unihigh.vic.edu.au
This is a special program for gifted and talented students. Admission to this program is at year 7 level only and the selection process involves a series of tests and an interview. Applications close on Friday 1st May, 2015. Please register via the link on our website and go to the Gifted Students section of our webpage for timeline and general information.
Application forms for entry into Years 8, 9, 10 will be available from mid-August. Please phone 9347 2022 to request that an application form be posted to you. The applicants will be notified within two weeks of the closing date for General Entry which will be late October. All unsuccessful applicants will be advised by letter as soon as possible after this time. Applications will be considered by The Enrolment Committee in the order set out below.
The Enrolment Committee may wish to interview applicants, seek referee statements from the current school and/or read the reports from the school currently attending. The head of Music may arrange for Curriculum (music) applicants to be auditioned.
Applications for places in VCE will be considered by the Enrolment Committee. The Committee assesses applications on evidence provided of the applicant’s relative capacity to complete successfully the VCE course, the relative merit of each applicant, and the availability of places in the various subjects. Living in the zone or completing a successful enrolment application does not guarantee VCE subject choices. Many VCE subjects are filled by students currently enrolled at the school and therefore are not available to new enrolments. This possible limitation of subjects being available for selection must be taken into account when considering enrolment and it is recommended that other educational alternatives be taken into consideration.
This school is recognised as a specialist Music School, and may be able to offer a small number of curriculum (music) places to students in Years 8 - 12. Such applicants need to include detailed evidence of musical interest and ability. Auditions may occur. Students who accept Music Places also accept an obligation to participate in music activities and to study music (both theoretical and practical) to the Year 12 level.
The eligibility of a student to enrol in a Victorian Government School is determined by the student’s age, course of study and residential status. Students who have Australian Permanent Residency or are deemed equivalent to Australian residents are eligible for enrolment in Victorian Government Schools.
Prospective applicants for a student place at The University High School who intend to enter or have entered Australia with a passport containing an Australian Visa which is a Temporary Resident Visa should contact the International Student Unit of the DEECD to obtain information about their eligibility to enrol in a Government School
Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 4367
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Telephone: + 613 9651 3700
Facsimile: + 613 9651 3981
Students who are recent migrants to Australia should have their language skills assessed at an English Language Centre before enrolment procedures begin. The language centre will accurately assess when the student is able to attend a mainstream school.
THE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL has elected to offer an enhanced booklist service to parents and students by placing booklists on the School Website so students can place their booklist orders electronically.
Orders are completed and then forwarded to the Landmark web server for downloading. Landmark uses an industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layering) 128-bit data encryption to transfer the data and store it in an encrypted database on the server. Encrypted data is then transferred to Landmark and decrypted via a key.
Paper copies of booklists are printed as they are authorised by the school and distributed to students.