Overview of our Enrolment Enquiry and Application process

Although our enrolment process is individualised for each family, you will find below some common milestones behind each application.


Mancel College is a specialist school for students with Language Disorder. Criteria for enrolment at Mancel College is inclusive of the following:

  • Documented evidence of a Language Disorder identified by a Speech Language Pathologist
  • Language is identified as the student’s primary barrier to accessing the curriculum and engaging in our learning environment
  • The student is able to participate in group and class settings without the need for ongoing one-on-one support
  • Step 1: Submit an Enrolment Enquiry

    As a first step, please contact our Enrolments Team by completing the enrolment enquiry form.

  • Step 2: Tour

    Contact our team to book a 20-minute personal tour. This gives you the opportunity to see our facilities and attain an insight of our day-to-day atmosphere here at Mancel College.

  • Step 3: Formal Enrolment Application & Documentation

    As we are a specialist setting for students with Language Disorder, placement at our College may not be suitable for all applicants. Please ensure you have read our eligibility criteria prior to proceeding to a formal application.

    A formal application is reviewed by our team including a College Deputy, Coordinator of Allied Health, and relevant multidisciplinary professionals. During an application review our team look to ascertain that language is the primary barrier to learning and that we can effectively support your child’s needs within our educational model.

    A formal application requires submission of the following:

    • A report from a speech language pathologist, including evidence of a Language Disorder (dated within 12 months)
    • A hearing assessment report for Prep – Year 2 age students
    • Relevant paediatrician and medical reports
    • Birth certificate and visa documentation (if applicable)
    • Most recent Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
    • Most recent therapy reports
    • Most recent school academic report

    A formal application also requires payment of a non-refundable $500 application fee.

  • Step 4: Interview and Observation

    At this stage, we schedule an online interview with you to discuss your family’s specific needs within the schooling environment.

    You will be sent a questionnaire to complete prior to your interview appointment.

    Following your interview, if your application is progressed, we will contact your child’s current education and/or therapy providers for additional data gathering.

    Your child will also be required to attend the College for an observational visit. Our team will support your child to participate in activities to identify their suitability. This will inform the final outcome for your application.

  • Step 5: Enrolment

    If your application is successful, you will receive an official letter of offer from the Enrolments Team. All enrolments are offered based on suitability and vacancies.

    For enrolment to be confirmed, a letter of offer must be signed and returned, along with a $1250 enrolment deposit.

    If there is no vacancy, you will be placed on a waitlist upon acceptance of offer.

    Please note: The $1250 enrolment deposit will be deducted from your child’s final College fee invoice.

Enrolment enquiry form

Support Developmental Language Disorder Day

on #DLDday, Friday October 14th, 2022

14 October is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day.
The 2022 DLDday theme is Growing with DLD, highlighting that DLD is a lifelong, permanent disability.