Monday 19 November 2018 is the official commencement date for the program. Shafston is ready to welcome students from this date on.
Students can commence any Monday from 19 November 2018, with the minimum enrolment 4 weeks.
|Class||CEFR||Proficiency level||Cambridge for Schools exit examination for
students who enrol for more than 12 weeks
|HSP1||A1||Beginner||KET for Schools Exam|
|HSP2||A2-A2+||Elementary – Pre Intermediate||KET for Schools Exam|
|HSP3||B1||Pre-intermediate – Intermediate||PET for Schools Exam|
Please note that this course is not designed for short term enrolments. It is a serious pathway preparation course for Australian high school entry. All HSP students must sign the Code of Conduct and abide by the rules.
Any further enquiries, please contact the Shafston Marketing Staff.
Student visa: Enrolled weeks need to match COE and CAAW. Example: 20 week HSP + COE + CAAW date = 20 weeks of study = match the nominated dates for the overseas student’s welfare.
(Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare Letter) = CAAW Letter
Please remember that the student visa needs to match the COE. Students need to be studying a minimum 12-weeks before they can get a student visa. Students will also need to satisfy the CAAW requirements.
Please note: The CAAW is linked with the COE for students on a Student visa, who are under 18 years of age. If Shafston is taking responsibility for the student’s CAAW, the CAAW letter is created at the same time as a COE. They must be created together as the details for the COE appear in the CAAW and vice versa. For further information about the welfare arrangements, please see the website: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/busi/Educ/Educ/Welfare-requirements-for-student-visa-applicants-under-18
The Shafston HSP Program 098411D has been accredited for a total of 60-weeks.
|Class||CEFR||Course duration||Proficiency level||Cambridge for Schools exit examination for
students who enrol for more than 12 weeks
|HSP1||A1||20 weeks||Beginner||KET for Schools Exam|
|HSP2||A2-A2+||20 weeks||Elementary – Pre Intermediate||KET for Schools Exam|
|HSP3||B1||20 weeks||Pre-intermediate – Intermediate||PET for Schools Exam|
One week is permitted after 20 continuous weeks of study, as per the accredited course.
The DOS will speak to the student 3-weeks before the ‘break’ to discuss the student’s intentions over the ‘break’ period.
The intended one week break is to enable the student to prepare for entry and take up their offer at an Australian high school. This means, the student can purchase the school uniform, books, meet with the Year level coordinator, etc. However, if the student is NOT entering an Australian high school:
One week is permitted after 20 continuous weeks of study, as per the accredited course. No extra weeks are authorised for students in the HSP program.
Please contact the Shafston DOS if you have any questions.
Yes, the student must attend 5 days a week and satisfy all visa conditions.
Yes, there is a compulsory on-shore placement test and the students is tested on his/her first day at Shafston and interviewed by the DOS.
Students can also take the off-shore test which is available on the Shafston website. This test is also available via an off-shore agent, or upon request from a Shafston marketing staff member.
It is optional for prospective students to take the offshore test. However, we strongly advise all students to try the test and send the test to our DOS (Director of Studies) who can then recommend the number of weeks you ought to study, as well as assist you with any questions about your level of English.
Yes you can study on a tourist visa and enrol for a minimum of 4 weeks in the Shafston HSP program.
Minimum number of weeks: 4 weeks in the Shafston HSP program
Maximum number of weeks: as per tourist visa is 3 months
Student visa applicants who are under 18 years of age, must meet the welfare arrangements as stipulated by the Department of Home Affairs.
The student’s welfare must be maintained for the duration of their stay in Australia as a student visa condition.
To maintain welfare, overseas students can either:
If the student has notified Shafston that they do not require Shafston to assist with this – it is important that the student’s eligible relative met the conditions, and have an appropriate visa or have applied for a Student Guardian visa (subclass 590).
An eligible relative is:
The Department of Home Affairs will assess the nominated arrangements according to the Migration Regulations 1994, and if approved, the parent, legal custodian or eligible relative will be the overseas ‘nominated guardian’. The registered provider is not involved and must not issue a CAAW letter.
The Shafston HSP course is accredited by ASQA for a total of 60 weeks, there are 3 x 20 week curriculum documents for each proficiency level.
No. There are no additional holiday breaks allowed except one-week after every 20-weeks of continuous study. Please see questions 6, and 7.
Two Shafston logo tops, one Shafston sweatshirt and a Shafston cap (for protection from the sun).
Yes it is compulsory. All students are required to attend orientation at Shafston and complete the day one requirements.
The Orientation program is a very important part of your Shafston Orientation Program Check Point. There is a page in the Shafston COMPASS Diary for our staff to sign off with you.
Yes. Remember to speak to Shafston staff and show us your pre-conditional offer letter, so we can work together to assist you with your transition to high school after you complete your Shafston preparation course.
|YEAR||AGE||CAMBRIDGE EXAM EXIT||CEFR||IELTS|
|YEAR 7||12 - 13 years old||KET FOR SCHOOLS||A2||4|
|YEAR 8||13 - 14 years old||KET FOR SCHOOLS||A2||4|
|YEAR 9||14 - 15 years old||KET / PET FOR SCHOOLS||A2/B1||4.5|
|YEAR 10||15 - 16 years old||PET FOR SCHOOLS||B1||5|
|YEAR 11||16 - 17 years old||PET / FCE FOR SCHOOLS||B1-2||5.5|
|YEAR 12||17 - 18 years old||FCE FOR SCHOOLS||B2||6|
No, Shafston does not allow independent living even if the student has turned 18 years of age. The student must remain in the Shafston approved homestay or continue to live with the parent, legal custodian or relative approved by the Australian Government.
If the student meets the pre-conditional offer of the pathway high school before the end of the Shafston HSP program and there is written acceptance for the student to commence and take up this offer then the student must provide written proof of this, with the commencement date for their high school pathway course.
A student who is under 18 and is enrolled in two or more courses with different providers must show evidence that they have continuous welfare arrangements in place. If the education providers are approving these arrangements, there must not be a gap in between the dates nominated by both providers.
Shafston is obligated by the National Code to advise the Department of Home Affairs as soon as possible in the event that the under 18 year old student has changed his or her living arrangements or the registered provider no longer approves of the arrangements.
If Shafston reports the student for changing his or her living arrangements and the provider approves of the changed arrangements, the Department of Home Affairs will be informed of the change but no further action will be taken.
If Shafston reports the student for changing his or her living arrangements and the provider no longer approves of the arrangements, the student is in breach of student visa condition 8532 and their visa may be subject to cancellation.
Remember to check this for more information: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/busi/Educ/Educ/Welfare-requirements-for-student-visa-applicants-under-18
Shafston would still like the student to:
Questions / more information – please contact Shafston International College.
The uniform is included as part of the application fee.
No students in the Shafston HSP program are permitted to leave the campus at any time. Students must go to the "afternoon club" and are fully supervised by a member of our Shafston team E.g. Homework Club.
No. Students in the HSP program are not permitted to smoke.
This means students will need to
Please also check with individual high schools as they will have specific documented requirements and may accept equivalent results in another approval English language test (including TOEFL, TOEFL Junior, AEAS and STEP Eiken).
Please speak to the Director of Studies for more information.