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Enrolment Information

The Centre for Excellence in Agricultural Education does not accept student enrolments directly. The Centre of Excellence and Richmond High School offer a dual campus delivery model for students in our AgSTEM Selective and AgSTEM Specialty streams under the banner of Richmond Agricultural College. Students spend 60% of their timetable at the Centre of Excellence campus and and 40% at the Richmond HS campus.

AgSTEM Specialty Stream

Applications now open for Year 7 2024.

The College is pleased to advise that Expressions of Interest are being accepted for placement in our AgSTEM Speciality Year 7 Class of 2024. Applications close May 10, 2023 at 3pm.

The AgSTEM Specialty program will see students apply through portfolio and interview to attend the College. The students will study a unique curriculum developed to support their passions/interests in Ag/STEM and will be based three days a week on the Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education Campus (WSU Hawkesbury site) and two days a week on the Richmond HS Campus.

Student's will study courses in Design Thinking, Applied Learning (AG/STEM) and Agriculture. They will learn in a transdisciplinary model that sees learning opportunities partnered with WSU, TAFE and industry.

Students will also engage in a tailored Ag/STEM transition/careers program from Yr 7- Yr 12 including opportunities for mentoring by academic and industry experts.

The 2024 intake will include a Year 7 class of up to 30 students. There are NO local drawing areas for these positions.

To obtain an Expression of Interest Form and Enrolment Package please email the College at:

Enrolment packages will include: 

  • Expression of Interest Supporting Document
  • Agricultural Specialty Stream Frequently Asked Questions Document

Additional notes: 

The focus of the application process is to determine the student's interest and potential in agricultural education and their suitability to the designed educational program. This application process will be managed by the College principals - the principal of Richmond High School and the principal of the Centre of Excellence.

Stage 1 of the process requires applicants to submit an Expression of Interest form and portfolio addressing the general selection criteria and personal narrative. Stage 2 will see shortlisted applicants invited to attend an interview and referee checks, as required. 

Expressions of Interest will be considered from students who are eligible to enrol in Year 7 at a NSW Department of Education high school in 2024. The program only offers full time day placements for students. There will be no residential or distance education enrolments in this program.

An information session for the 2024 Intake was held via zoom on March 15th. A copy of this presentation will be avilable with the enrolment package. 

Academic Selective AgSTEM Stream

Year 7 Selective Applications NOW CLOSED for 2024. 

AgSTEM Selective EOI process – Year 8/9 2024 will open in Term 3 2023. The NSW Department of Education has opened the application process for placements in selective classes in Years 8-12 . Richmond Agricultural College will only be accepting applications for Years 8 and 9 in 2024.  

Application Process: 

  1. Register your interest in applying for potential vacancies in the 8 AgSTEM Selective class by completing High Performing Student Team application form ( available mid year)  and submitting to the College via 
  2. All registered applications will receive a College portfolio application via email t
  3. The Selection Committee will consider applications and invite shortlisted applicants for interview. (September-October) 
  4. Applicants will be advised of outcomes of the process. ( October- November) 

Application Information is available at:

Applications NOW CLOSED for Year 7 2024. 

Applications for 2025 Academically Selective AgSTEM Stream will open mid October, 2023 and close mid November, 2023.  

How does my child apply?

Students wishing to attend Richmond Agricultural College's Academically Selective AgSTEM stream in Year 7 will be required to sit the Selective Schools Test. 

To sit the test students will need to register in Year 5, through the Selective Schools website.  This site will be open mid October each year for registrations.  Applications close mid November. 

Students will need to nominate Richmond Agricultural College- Richmond High School as their preferred school.

During Term 1 of  Year 6 students will sit the Selective Schools test. 

In July students will receive notification of their application. 

Once accepted into the academically selective agricultural stream at Richmond Agricultural College the College will provide a formal induction process.