Enrolment Policy

School Enrolment and Placement Policy Guidelines at Braybrook College, Year 7 for 2020

Over the last few years, Braybrook College has experienced unprecedented demand for Year 7 places. For example, for entry in Year 7 in 2019, over 300 applications for places were received, far in excess of the school’s capacity to accommodate.

As of 2017, living permanently in proximity to the College (designated neighbourhood school), as measured in a straight line from door to door, is the only guarantee of entry. Please be aware that if you present documents claiming residence at a particular address, the school may conduct checks to confirm this.

The college enrols students into Year 7 in accordance with the Department of Education & Training (DET) Placement Policy. Students are enrolled in the following priority order:
  1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school.
  2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who is attending the school at the same time.
  3. Where the DET Regional Director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school.
  4. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds (NB This criterion applies to VCE programs)
  5. All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
  6. In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.

How to apply

All  Year 7 applications are made using the Department of Education Transition form. This form is given out by Government and Independent primary schools at the end of Term 1 to Grade 6 students. Copies of the form are also available from the South Western Victorian regional office of the DET.

If you are a Grade 6 parent, much of the information you require will be provided to you by your primary school. There is further information on this page.

If you are a parent of an International student, please note that Braybrook College does have an International Student Program. Prospective families should contact the International Division of the Department of Education.  Additional information is available here.

College Tours

Braybrook College will be conducting tours in Term 2 on the following dates:
Tuesday 30th April
Thursday 16th May
Tuesday 28th May

Please contact the college on 9312 2900 as bookings are essential.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Braybrook College my closest high school?
In order to check whether you reside in the Braybrook College designated neighbourhood area, please refer to the Department of Education map for which a link is provided below and/or contact the college office on 9312-2900.
What is the enrolment timeline for Year 7, 2020?
  • Beginning of Term 2: A Transition pack, including the Application for Year 7 Placement forms, (also known as Transition forms) will be distributed by primary schools to families. If you don’t received one, contact the office of the South-Western Victorian Region of DET on 1300-333-232. 900/1 McNab Avenue, Footscray, Vic 3011.
  • 24th May, 2019: Parents return the completed Application for Year 7 Placement form to the primary schools. The completed forms will then be passed on to secondary schools, like Braybrook College, for processing in accordance with DET guidelines.
  • By the end of July, Application for Enrolment forms will be processed by BRAYBROOK COLLEGE and other secondary schools. In accordance with DET guidelines. Primary schools will be notified of this.
  • 31st July, 2019: Primary schools will advise parents and guardians of the success of the application. Primary schools act as the parent’s advocate throughout the process.
  • 1st August 2019: The first of several mailouts from Braybrook College will be sent to families of successful applicants.

    Please note:  Dates above may be subject to minor change in line with the release of 2019 Departmental Guidelines.
Where can I find more information?
Your primary school is your first port of call for more information and your Principal or Transition Coordinator often has useful information regarding the process. If you are interested you can find more information about the transition process and guidelines for all Government schools on the website of the South-Western Victorian Region of DET website, phone 1300-333-232.

Do I have the right to appeal regarding my Year 7 enrolment outcome?
Unsuccessful parents and guardians may write to ask the Principal of Braybrook College for a review of a decision. This must be done before 16 August 2019. A request for review must be received in writing by the Principal, and can only be considered on the grounds that the selection criteria (above) were not appropriately applied or that the evidence presented was not appropriately considered. The address to write to is: The Principal, Braybrook College, 352 Ballarat Road, Braybrook 3019.

Can I appeal a decision directly to the DET?
Yes. Whether you have appealed to the school or not, Parents or guardians also have a right to appeal this decision in writing to the Regional Director, DET by the 6 September 2019. The address to write to is:  Regional Director, South-Western Victorian Region, Department of Education and Training, 900/1 McNab Avenue, Footscray, Vic 3011. Telephone: 1300-333-232.

How do I apply for the Select Entry for Enrichment and Knowledge (SEEK) program?
For information regarding our SEEK – Advanced program
Year 7 Scholarships

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