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Admissions & Enrolment

Entrance to John Curtin College of the Arts’ Gifted and Talented Program is via the Department of Education’s Gifted and Talented Selection Unit. 

Specialist Football and local enrolments are directly through the College.

Gifted and Talented Program

All Gifted and Talented program applicants must sit the Academic Selective Entrance Test coordinated by the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit. The test includes individual assessments in the areas of mathematics and science, language, writing and non-verbal reasoning. Students with academic ability and creative talent thrive in our Gifted and Talented Programs. These unique Arts programs provide a challenging curriculum designed to bring out the very best in students.

Visit Gifted and Talented for more information and to register your interest for 2024.

Specialist Football Program

Applications for the Football Program Years 7 to 11,  are directly through the College. Entry is via selection trials and interviews.

Football students have equal access to the College’s Academic Excellence Program and the Music Enrichment (Class Music) Program which includes ensembles, bands and orchestras. Applications for Football Specialist 2024 can be submitted here.

Local Intake

If you live in the local catchment areas* of East Fremantle Primary School, Richmond Primary School and North Fremantle Primary School you can enrol your children as local intake students. Local enrolment packs are delivered to the primary schools in July. Proof of residence will be required at the time of application, see below if you are unsure whether or not you live in our catchment area.

To apply, fill the local enrolment documents.

All local students have equal access to the College’s Academic Excellence Program and Music Enrichment (Class Music) Program, which includes ensembles, bands and orchestras.

Students enrolled via local intake do not automatically have access to the Gifted and Talented Programs or Specialist Football. Local students must apply to these programs through the appropriate channels.

Only applications residing in our local catchment area will be accepted. Learn more about our Local Intake Area

*These catchment areas fall within / overlap with our own, enrollment in a given primary school does not itself indicate eligibility. The determining factor is whether or not the student resides within the JCCA local catchment area at the time of enrolment.

Application Guidelines

Students who are recognised by the department of Education Gifted and talented selection process can secure entry into a participating school regardless of their place of residence.

Detailed information about application dates and guidelines can be found here.

All Gifted and Talented Program applicants must sit the Academic Selective Entrance Test coordinated by the Department of Education regardless of what program they are applying for. The test includes individual assessments in the areas of mathematics and science, language, writing and non-verbal reasoning. Offers of placement cannot be considered if this academic test is not completed.  A child with a learning disability may apply for a Selective Entrance Test Exemption (Arts Only) by requesting an application form from the Gifted and Talented branch. Children are then required to participate in workshops, auditions, and interviews. Shortlisted applicants are required to participate in an interview and to submit school reports.

Music applicants: An applicant for the Gifted and Talented Music Program must nominate one or two musical instruments that they currently play. Applicants cannot be selected for piano/keyboard. Applicants who only play piano will be tested on the piano but will be expected to learn a second instrument once accepted into the program. An applicant who currently plays piano and a second instrument will be tested on the second instrument. Singing (voice) is an instrument and can be nominated. Piano students can enter through the percussion stream.