Enrolment FAQs

What are your main intake years?
Our main intake years are 3-year-old Kindergarten, 4-year-old Kindergarten, Prep, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 10. You can apply for other year levels, as sometimes casual vacancies arise.

What are your fees?
You can find details regarding our fees on our Fee Schedule page

Are there fees for applying or accepting a place?
To confirm enrolment there is a non-refundable and non-transferable enrolment fee of $1,500 for 3-year-old Kindergarten to Year 10 and $750 for Years 11 and 12. Families enrolling into ELC will be required to pay a non-transferable and non-refundable Tuition Deposit of $2000. This will be credited towards the student’s Prep fees. When enrolling into Year 7, the Tuition Deposit will also be required and will be credited when the student commences at Carey

How do I apply?
The first step is to complete an application form. You can apply online through the School’s website on the Apply Online page. You can also download and print an application form from the Enrolment page on the School's website.

We can also post you an application form together with a school prospectus. Please email our School Reception at reception@carey.com.au to request a prospectus and application form or call 61 3 98161222.

The cost of an application is $100 per student. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

What happens after I have sent in the Application for Enrolment?
Your child’s name is placed on a waiting list for the year levels you requested. Unfortunately, an application for enrolment does not guarantee admission. You can find more information about how we prioritise our waiting lists on the Priority of Enrolment page.

Can I apply for more than one year level?
Yes, even after you have sent in the application you can call the Admissions Office and request your child’s name to be added for entry to another year level.

When will I know if I will be offered a place?
The Admissions Office will begin to process the offers up to 2 years before the intake. The majority of the offers will be sent out in the first term but the process can sometimes take longer so some places can still be offered throughout the year. The Year 7 offers begin two years before, when the child is in Year 5. More information about our entry process can be found on our Enrolment pages.

What do I need to do when I am sent an offer?
To accept the offer you will need to send in the non-refundable and non-transferable entry fee and the signed Enrolment Agreement. This will confirm your child’s place.

What happens if I accept the offer but later decide to defer to another year level?
If you want to defer your confirmed place you will not be refunded any of your entry fee. Your child will go back on the waiting list with the original date of application. Your child will not be guaranteed a place at another year level.