SIDE provides courses for students whose school cannot provide an appropriate course. This would include situations such as a student transferring schools or the transfer of a teacher. It may also be the case where an individual’s needs cannot be catered for within a school timetable or within teacher expertise. Principal approval must be given under these circumstances.

Enrolments for 2018 open on the 1st of November 2017. You are encouraged to discuss the enrolment with a SIDE Student Coordinator prior to making an application.

Enrolment is subject to:

  • The capacity of SIDE to deliver the course.
  • The base school determining the level of access to SIDE that is appropriate for the school.
  • Minister for Education or Director General direction.

All schools enrolling students at SIDE agree to the conditions outlined in the  Service Provision to Schools document. Schools are expected to appoint a SIDE Supervisor to assist students to manage their learning program.

Where students have Special Circumstances and needs, please contact the SIDE Psychologists directly on 9242 6300 to discuss the appropriateness of SIDE services and eligibility requirements for the Referral Program.

 Please read Fast Track to SIDE and information about our 2018 courses.

Please see the Languages Enrolments page for specific SCSA requirements for Year 11 and 12 language course enrolments.

Principals and SIDE Supervisors are encouraged to read The Role of School Based SIDE Supervisors.

Government Schools

(includes Senior High, District High, Remote Community and Primary schools)

Participation arrangements under section 24 of the Education Act 1999 enable students to be provided educational programs from SIDE as a service provider to the school. Schools will be invoiced for the learning area and course costs for each student who is enrolled.

All government school enrolments will occur online via the Department of Education Portal SIDE Online Enrolment Portal (SOEP) application. The application will be available from 1st November 2017 to enrol students. It is a very simple process and instructions on its use have been posted to all government schools and are available below.

 Instructions for SIDE Online Enrolment Portal (SOEP)

Non-Government Schools

Step 1

The School Principal or delegate registers the school by completing the online non-government school registration form. Once approved by SIDE the school may enrol students.

Step 2

The School Principal or delegate ensures the parent of each student enrolled is aware of SIDE enrolment and accepts SIDE’s conditions of enrolment as outlined in the school registration form.

Step 3

The School Principal or delegate enrols each separate student via the online non-government student registration form.

Step 4

Students should be directed to SIDE Booklist requirements.

All non-government school SIDE enrolments are to be charged at the full recovery rate.