How To Enrol

How To Enrol2022-12-02T08:26:08+10:00

Complete an online application

Enrolling your child at CHAC is an exciting prospect and one we expect will have taken a great deal of deliberation. Due to a strong demand for places with lengthy waitlists, families seeking placement in the College are advised to make application as early as possible. CHAC accepts applications for enrolment any time from birth. Please note, the date of application is one of the key criteria in determining which applicants can be encompassed in the next phase of the enrolment process.

Offers of places for Prep are made the year prior to entry, and for Year 7, up to two and a half years prior to the nominated year of entry. Entry at all other year levels is dependent on vacancies.


At CHAC, the key enrolment intake years are Prep and Year 7, with enrolment into any other year level dependent upon capacity. Due to high demand, early application is advised.

Applicants are advised to refer to the Application for Enrolment Year Status below for information on the status of applications for the nominated year of entry prior to making application. This table is frequently updated based on the capacity of applications for each year of entry.


Application for Enrolment Year Status

Year LevelYearStatus
Prep*2023Applications closed. Enrolment process completed.
Prep*2024Extensive waitlist. Not accepting applications at this time.
Prep*2025Enrolment List closed. Application for Enrolment Waitlist open.
Prep*2026Applications for Enrolment List open.
Prep*2027Applications for Enrolment List open.
Prep*2028Applications for Enrolment List open.
72023Applications closed. Enrolment process completed.
72024Applications closed. Enrolment process completed.
72025Applications closed. Review process underway.
72026Extensive waitlist. Not accepting applications at this time.
72027Extensive waitlist. Not accepting applications at this time.
72028Extensive waitlist. Not accepting applications at this time.
72029Extensive waitlist. Not accepting applications at this time.
72030Enrolment List closed. Application for Enrolment Waitlist open.
72031Applications for Enrolment List open.
72032Applications for Enrolment List open.
72033Applications for Enrolment List open.
72034Applications for Enrolment List open.
72035Applications for Enrolment List open.
8 to 112023 onwardsPlease contact Enrolments Office regarding availability of places. Please do not make application for enrolment online.

* Applications not encompassed in the Prep enrolment process will join the Year 7 waitlist.


Enrolment List

On receipt of the completed Application for Enrolment and Application Fee, the application will be placed on the Enrolment List for the nominated year of entry.  Applications on the Enrolment List will be included in the Review process for consideration for shortlisting for interview.  More students will be invited to interview than places available, to allow for changes to confirmed student numbers throughout the enrolment process. Please note, having an application on the Enrolment List does not automatically guarantee the offer of a place at the College.

Enrolment Waitlist

If the Enrolment List is at capacity, applications will be placed on the Enrolment Waitlist for the nominated year of entry. Applications on the Enrolment Waitlist will be moved to the Enrolment List to be considered for enrolment if/as places become available.  Places may become available at any time up until the commencement of the specified year group.


Application Process

Completion of an online application requires the payment of a non-refundable application fee of AUD $250. Before submitting an application, please ensure you have read the College’s Enrolment Policy document and Enrolment Process below, and you have the following documents ready for attachment to the application.

  • Copy of the prospective student’s birth certificate.
  • If both parents were born overseas, please also attach a copy of student’s Australian Citizenship or passport with country of origin and relevant Visa and/or temporary or permanent residency documents.
  • Any court or parenting orders that exist pertaining to the guardianship arrangements for the child.

Please contact the Enrolments Office for assistance with any aspect of the enrolment process:

Primary Enrolments: 07 3896 0402
Secondary Enrolments: 07 3896 0452
Click here for email enquiries

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Please read the following information carefully prior to enrolment.

Enrolment Process

Enrolment Process

Step 1 – Application

Apply online to join the College’s Enrolment List or Enrolment Waitlist. Due to high demand, early application is advised.

Applications for enrolment to the College are registered when the Application for Enrolment, copy of Birth Certificate and Application Fee are received by the College Registrar. Please note that an Application cannot be processed unless accompanied by the Birth Certificate copy.

On receipt of the Application for Enrolment and Application Fee, the child’s name will be placed on the Enrolment List or Enrolment Waitlist for the nominated year of entry. Please note that this does not automatically guarantee a place at the College.

The College’s current intake years are Prep and Year 7, with applications for other years considered if vacancies are available.


Step 2 – Review

The College currently progresses to the Review phase of enrolment in the year prior to entry for Prep and up to three years prior to entry for Year 7, to assist short-listing students for interview. Further data will be requested from applicants on the Enrolment List at this time.

Parents will be required to submit a signed Verification of Applicant Details form, along with a recent school report and other requested supporting information.

The key considerations within the current College Enrolment Policy include:

  • support of the College ethos and Code of Student Conduct
  • whether a sibling is currently enrolled at CHAC
  • gender balance
  • date of application to the Enrolment List/Enrolment Waitlist
  • scholarship offers.

Consideration is also given to each applicant’s educational needs and circumstances, and information is gathered in consultation with parents and other relevant persons/professionals prior to a review by the College’s Enrolment Team.


Step 3 – Interview and Offer

In the year prior to entry for Prep and two and a half years prior to entry for Year 7, all selected students are invited to attend an interview, from which offers are made to successful students.

Once all returned Verification of Applicant Details forms are received and reviewed, selected students are invited to attend an interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team, or specialist staff where appropriate.

Offers of places for our key intake years (Prep and Year 7) are made up to the nominated capacity for the year group. If a student is successful in securing a place at the College, a Letter of Offer will be sent to parents. If a student is unsuccessful in securing a place, the College will advise parents in writing, as the enrolment review process progresses.


Step 4 – Enrolment

Successful applicants are invited to enrol their student at the College and unsuccessful applicants are notified. Parents are sent the College’s Enrolment Agreement and Letter of Offer, which are signed and returned to the College, along with the non-refundable Enrolment Fee, which need to be received by the required due date.

If an offer of a place is not accepted, the College may make a subsequent round of offers to others on the Enrolment List.

Year of Entry Birth Guide

The key intake years at CHAC are Prep and Year 7. To determine the correct year of entry for your child, please locate their birthdate in the first column, and refer to Column 2 or 3 to determine their correct year of entry.

Prep is compulsory in Queensland. A child must be five years or older on or before 30 June in the year of entry into Prep.

BirthdayPrep EntryYear 7 Entry
1 July 2010 to 30 June 20112023
1 July 2011 to 30 June 20122024
1 July 2012 to 30 June 20132025
1 July 2013 to 30 June 20142026
1 July 2014 to 30 June 20152027
1 July 2015 to 30 June 201620212028
1 July 2016 to 30 June 201720222029
1 July 2017 to 30 June 201820232030
1 July 2018 to 30 June 201920242031
1 July 2019 to 30 June 202020252032
1 July 2020 to 30 June 202120262033
1 July 2021 to 30 June 202220272034
1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 2028 2035
Enrolment FAQs

When can I make an application to the Enrolment List or Enrolment Waitlist?

As all applications must be accompanied by a copy of a birth certificate, applications to go onto the Enrolment List or Enrolment Waitlist can be submitted any time after birth.

Do siblings need to submit a separate application?

Yes, all applicants are required to make application by submitting the Application Form, birth certificate and Application Fee.

How many classes are there in the Primary School?

CHAC Primary consists of two classes per year level from Prep to Year 6. Due to high demand, it is important to make application for enrolment as early as possible.

Do you have to be Anglican to attend CHAC?

No. However, as an Anglican College, our philosophy is based on the principles and traditions of the Anglican Church, which fosters among its students, staff and parents a lifestyle based on Christian values.

When will we know if we have secured a place?

The College currently progresses to the Review phase of enrolment in the year prior to entry for Prep and two and a half years prior to entry for Year 7, to assist short-listing students for interview. Based on the submission of supporting data during the Review phase, selected students are invited to attend an interview. Following a review of all supporting information and interviews, the College will make offers for places up to the nominated capacity for the year group. If a student is successful in securing a place at the College, a Letter of Offer will be sent to parents.

What happens if our child does not secure a place for their preferred year of entry to Primary?

The application will be rolled up to the next year of entry, or to the next major intake year (Year 7). As there will be up to six classes in Year 7, early applications are well-placed to be part of the review process.

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