Want to Join Us?
Have we got your attention? Are you excited to study with us? Great, because this is where it all begins!
We know you’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers, so have a click through our Enrolment FAQs below.
We currently have two campuses located in Sydney and you can find a list of our classroom locations here
No, we do not have any boarding or accommodation facilities. That said, it’s not uncommon for students to relocate from regional and rural communities to undertake our HSC, but boarding must be arranged by the student’s family. Many of our students from rural communities stay with local family or friends, arrange a private rental, or board at an external facility. If you would like to discuss private accommodation in Sydney please contact our Admissions Team who may be able to point you in the right direction.
To apply, you need to submit an online application. Applications are open year-round and places at the College are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, so the earlier you get your application in, the better!
No! At GOAL College, we simply love sport and we expect that you do too. Selection is not dependent on skill and students of all skill levels may apply.
We are a senior high school, and accept applications from current Year 10 students to commence Year 11 in the following year. Generally, students apply for the program in the year before starting at GOAL College. Mid-year intake for current Year 11s looking to change schools can be considered until the end of Term 2.
The number of students that can be aligned with each of our HSC Teammates is limited, and applications are assessed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Our classes tend to fill up quickly, so new students are strongly encouraged to apply early to ensure they have the best chance of securing a place in their desired class.
No, all students must leave their current school and attend GOAL College full-time. GOAL College is a registered independent school and you cannot be enrolled at two schools at the same time.
No, completing your HSC with GOAL College is a full-time study commitment.
We recognise that some students will come to us with elite sporting backgrounds that require flexibility in their timetable, and this is managed on a case-by-case basis.
Students complete their HSC and VET certificates via a hands-on curriculum. Students complete their qualifications in the classroom, the workplace and the community. A sample student timetable is available in our prospectus.
Yes, absolutely! In fact, we expect that you will have sporting commitments outside of school. This is the reason why we don’t participate in Saturday Sport competitions.
You’ll complete your HSC with us over 2 years. You’ll start in Year 11 and finish in Year 12.
Students are responsible for finding their own work placement. However, your Lead Teacher will provide you with the skills, information and support you’ll need to find an opportunity and secure a placement. Students are not limited to completing their work placement in the same industry as their HSC Teammate, and are welcome to look for placement opportunities in other areas of interest. And don’t worry, if you’re having trouble finding a work placement, we are here to help!
No! Students will receive training and support on ‘work placement days’ in the first few weeks of Year 11, and gain skills that will help them secure a work placement. We don’t expect you to have a work placement in place before you start.
Work placement is a practical placement where students work for an employer one day per week. This is done individually and at an organisation of the student’s choosing. Clinic days are arranged by GOAL College and involve students running sporting clinics for primary schools and community groups as a class.
Please click here, choose your HSC Course and refer to the Qualifications tab.
Please click here, choose your preferred HSC Course and refer to the Curriculum tab.
No, GOAL College is proudly and deliberately non-ATAR. You will not receive an ATAR upon completion of the program, but our HSC offers many pathways for students, including continuing to further study at University or TAFE. For more information, see our non-ATAR pathways information here.
When considering their futures, our students have a range of options available. Many continue into further study at University and TAFE and others go straight into apprenticeships or employment after finishing school. You can read more about the pathway opportunities available to you here.
Any scholarships that are available will be advertised on our scholarships page here. Scholarship applications generally close in late June the year before students are due to start (ie. scholarship applications for Year 11 2024 enrolments close in June 2023).
Students have opportunities to engage with their Teammates through game day volunteering, coaching opportunities, primary school clinics and more. Our HSC Teammates generally run an induction day for students at the beginning of Year 11, and there may be opportunities to engage and network with guest speakers throughout the year. Some Teammates also offer limited competitive work placements to our students.
No, just make sure you’ve picked up your student uniform for your first day. You’ll receive your school laptop and backpack at your GOALPost planning meeting, or on your first day if you are a late enrolment. Students do the vast majority of their work on their school laptop, but you can bring a pencil case if you’d like.
No. It is very important to understand that we are not a talent development school. Our focus is on preparing our students for life after Year 12. We have many talented sports people among our students, and some of them do go on to play professionally – these students graduate well-equipped for a life after sport. However, the majority of our students take other paths in life.
Unfortunately, no! It’s very important to understand that we are a school, and you’ll still have school work that needs to be done. Your week will be structured very differently to how it would be at a traditional school, but don’t expect to be on the field or court all day.