Grade 6 to Year 7 Transition Process

Our school offers four strengths based learning programs your child can enrol in.

Please visit our individual enrolment pages for further information on our Specialist Application process for our Maths & Science Academy, Rowville Institute of the Arts and Rowville Sports Academy.

All four programs require our school to comply with The Department of Education and Training (DET) Placement Policy. Please note we do not have any enrolment restrictions at this time.

Our school zone

Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones.

Information on this site is updated in Term 1 each year, ready for the Year 6 to 7 transition period.

To visit the site, see: www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au

If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au.

How to apply for a place at Rowville Secondary College Grade 6 to Year 7

Complete our Specialist Application process

To apply for a place at Rowville Secondary College you will need to follow our Specialist Application process for RSA, RIA and MSA. These include:

  • Sporting trial for Rowville Sports Academy
  • Audition for Rowville Institute of the Art
  • Selection test for Maths & Science Academy.

Our Rowville General Excellence Program has no Specialist Application process this is only by direct application via the Department of Education & Training Transition Application Form which will be issued from you public Primary School. If transitioning from an Independent Primary School you will complete this from and return it directly to Rowville Secondary College.

Complete DET Primary Schools transition application form

All four programs at Rowville Secondary College require you to complete the DET Primary Schools transition application form. We request that you submit this application form to your Primary school by the deadline given. We request that section 4 of the application form be completed with Rowville Secondary College as your first choice.

During your Specialist Application process you will be provided with a form from our school requesting that if you are unsuccessful in your application to our specialist programs would you like to be considered for our General Excellence program. Providing us with this information allows us to process your Department of Education & Training Transition Application Form correctly according to the DET placement policy and timeline.

*This form has no influence on internal decision making on whether your child is successful in their application to our specialist program. 

A simple guide for parents/guardian seeking information on how to enrol their Grade 6 child in a secondary school:

The Department of Education and Training (DET) provides government schools with a timeline for the Transition to Year 7 enrolment process.

  1. When your child is in Grade 6, your Primary School will issue the ‘Transition to Year 7’ application form and information, late in Term 1 or at the start of Term 2 of the Grade 6 year.
  2. Parents must complete this form, and then return it to your Primary School, by the due date.
  3. Public Primary Schools will then forward all applications to the relevant Secondary School in accordance with the Department of Education and Training guidelines.
  4. If transitioning from an Independent Primary School you will need to complete this form and return it directly to Rowville Secondary College for the attention of the Enrolment Officer.
  5. Mid-August families will receive notification from the Primary School advising what Secondary School your child has been offered a place in the following year.

Year 8-12 enrolment

Families wishing to apply for enrolments into Years 8-12, or during a school year at all levels, are invited to complete an expression of interest form which can be found within the individual Academy enrolment page.

For further information on enrolling your child at Rowville Secondary College please call on 9755 4555.