Notice to Prospective 2023 Enrolments

Due to South Oakleigh College experiencing significant enrolment pressure the Department of Education & Training (DET) has capped enrolments.

The College is only able to consider enrolment for students based on the following DET guidelines:

  • Students for whom South Oakleigh College is the nearest neighbourhood school*
  • Students who reside permanently at the same address as a brother or sister attending South Oakleigh College
  • Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds
  • In a limited number of cases only, a student may be enrolled on compassionate grounds, where there are significant family or individual circumstances

Please note that evidence of permanent resident address in the South Oakleigh College neighbourhood zone is required as part of this process.

If you have any queries or questions regarding enrolments please contact the College on 9579 2322.

If you are wishing to enrol your child to South Oakleigh College we ask that you please contact the school directly via phone at 9579 2322 or email:

From there the College will email applicants Preliminary Enrolment Forms to express their interest in the school. All applications will be forwarded to our admissions team who will contact you in due time. 

Our School Zone

Our school zone is available on which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones. 

Students residing in our zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address. The Department provides guidance through the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations. 

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School Zones

2023 Enrolment Procedures

Please find information about how you can enrol at South Oakleigh College:

Enrolment for Grade 6 to Year 7

The Enrolment (Transition) Process for children commencing in Year 7 is managed in partnership between the secondary and primary schools with the process commencing early in Term 2 each year.

A Grade 6 Transition Co-ordinator is appointed as the teacher responsible for liaising with and providing relevant transition information and forms to, Grade 6 students and their parents/guardians.

After transition information is distributed to Grade 6 Students and their parents/guardians by their child’s primary school, families will then need to make the choice of a suitable secondary college for their child to attend.

To assist with this important decision, a Year 7 Information Evening for prospective families is held at South Oakleigh College in the first few weeks of Term 2. The time and date of which are advertised extensively in the newsletters of many local primary schools, on a billboard outside the college and is also listed on our website calendar.

For placement in Year 7 at South Oakleigh College for commencement in 2024. Download the ‘Placement Information Pack for Government School Parents and Carers’ (available Term 2, 2023) or you can also download the ‘Year 6 to Year 7 Application Form for Government School Parents and Carers’ (available Term 2, 2023) as a standalone document in landscape orientation. Your child’s government primary school may also give you a copy of the pack or form. Complete the Application Form and return it to your child’s primary school by (date to be confirmed)

All documents will be made available on the Moving from Primary to Secondary School webpage from Term 2, 2023.

If you are a parent/carer of a student at a non-government school or are currently home-schooling your child, you can download the ‘Placement Information Pack for Non-Government School Parents and Carers’ (available Term 2, 2023) or you can also download the ‘Year 6 to Year 7 Application Form for Non-Government School Parents and Carers’ (available Term 2, 2023) as a standalone document in landscape orientation. Complete the Application Form and return it to your preferred secondary school (date to be confirmed).


For enrolment enquiries please contact:

Tony KatsianosAssistant Principal

Enrolment for Years 8 – 12

To request an Information Package, or make an appointment for prospective enrolment, please contact the General Office, between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday. The South Oakleigh College phone number is (03) 9579 2322.

We ask that all prospective enrolments complete a Preliminary Enrolment Form prior to any further action being taken.

Following your contact, an enrolment interview can then be arranged with the Assistant Principal. For the interview, we request that you bring with you a copy of your child’s most recent end-of-semester and end-of-year school reports together with a copy of their birth certificate, passport or citizenship papers. If you should have any questions prior to your interview, please contact the Registrar on (03) 9579 2322

Enrolment for full-fee paying overseas students

All enrolment procedures for Full Fee Paying Overseas Students are managed through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development – International Education Division

Please refer to the ISPU website for more detailed information regarding enrolment conditions and associated costs.