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Year 13 is only granted in exceptional circumstances. Applications need to be completed and returned to the office by 21 October.

  • Collect a Year 13 Application Form from the main office and read the eligibility requirements carefully
  • Find out about other options such as TASTAFE,  UTAS preparatory courses or UTAS college programs

It is strongly recommended you book a session with Dave Newcombe, Careers Counsellor at Elizabeth College before you submit your application. Bookings can be made by contacting 6235 6555 or email, or see Dave in the Careers Centre in the Library.

Students will be notified prior to the end of the year. Any placement in classes will be subject to availability of spaces in those classes.


We welcome all students from Government and Non-Government schools to enrol at Elizabeth College for 2023.

Have you joined our Enrolment Database?

To stay updated about our enrolment process please make sure you join our enrolment database.
If you want to find out more about our exciting offerings and programs, please visit our enrolment information page.

Enrolment Sessions

If you have missed our recent enrolment sessions and would like to enrol at Elizabeth College for 2023, please come to one of our late enrolment sessions, held at the College in room A305 (upstairs from the General Office on Elizabeth St):

Tuesday 20 September 2:40 – 4:30pm

Tuesday 27 September 2:40 – 4:30pm

For enrolment sessions later in the year, please see our enrolment brochure.

All students who complete an enrolment for 2023 in Term 3 will be invited to our ConnECt program on 29 and 30 November.

We look forward to working with you to complete your enrolment for 2023 over the next term.

Online Safety Net Test for Ticks

TASC provides the opportunity to do an online “safety net” test for the Literacy and Numeracy Everyday Adult Standards (“ticks”). Any student who does not think they are on track to receive an SA or better in a “tick course”, or would otherwise like the opportunity to do a safety net test for literacy and/or numeracy, please email Jason Hoare asap TASC needs students’ names by Friday 8th July, so please touch base with Jason asap.

Drama 3 Performance – Hanging on to the Bottom of the World

Elizabeth College Drama 3 students are excited to share their production of Hanging onto the Bottom of the World. This hilarious story of Australian Federation will introduce you to larger than life historical characters, squabbling states and rejected brides. It is a history lesson you will never forget!

Performances will run on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 May, 6pm-7pm, Elizabeth College Theatre. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Dr Dianne Purnell is Retiring

Many of you may be aware that Dr Dianne Purnell, our Principal, is taking leave for Term 2 and will be retiring for the start of Term 3. Dianne has been a longstanding principal of Elizabeth College. She is a passionate educational leader who has worked tirelessly to improve opportunities and learning outcomes for Elizabeth College students over many years. The Elizabeth College Community would like to thank Dianne for her outstanding leadership, vision, commitment and hard work. We wish her all the best in retirement and hope to see Dianne at college functions in the future.

Oliver Close will be the Acting Principal for the start of Term 2.

2021 Elizabeth College Prize Winners

Students at Elizabeth College achieve in many ways – academic, vocational, sporting, self-development and realising personal goals.

Our duces for 2021, Joseph Fracalossi and Phoenix Robey, are excellent ambassadors for what young people can achieve. Listen to their story and advice below.


The dux for Year 11 was Naoise Michelin who is also a member of many of Elizabeth College music ensembles.

Please view a record of our 2021 Prize Winners for a statement from our Principal, Dr Dianne Purnell, and a list of our 2021 achievers and the awards they received.

We are disappointed that, due to COVID, we could not host our annual prize night where all prize-winners are publicly acknowledged and celebrated.

Thank you to all our staff, parents and sponsors for their support of our students.

Congratulations to all students who achieved so well despite the ongoing challenges of COVID.

We hope you enjoy the below video, showcasing life at Elizabeth College in 2021.

Reasonable Adjustments for Exams

Reasonable Adjustments for eligible students studying pre-tertiary (i.e. level 3 or 4) subjects

Each year the Tasmanian Office of Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) provides reasonable adjustments for a small number of eligible students for their external exams.

Eligible students include those with a diagnosed pre-existing condition, impairment or disability, such as a:
* Physical disability
* Medical condition (e.g. diabetes, epilepsy)
* Vision or hearing impairment
* Formally diagnosed psychological disorder
* Specific Learning Disorder/dyslexia (writing, reading, numeracy)
* Developmental Disorder (e.g., ADHD, autism, dysgraphia – handwriting difficulties)

Students from a refugee background (humanitarian entrants) are also eligible for reasonable adjustments if they have been resettled in Australia for less than four years.

The TASC Reasonable Adjustments Policy document provides further information regarding eligibility and evidence requirements, and is available on the TASC website.

The Reasonable Adjustments Application Form (RA1) is available on the TASC website. A separate “Personal Circumstances/Misadventure” form will be available later in the year for students who require reasonable adjustments due to unavoidable interruptions to schooling, or due to an incident beyond the student’s control (e.g. involvement in a serious accident).

Applications are due by the end of May 2022 and need to be submitted to TASC through Elizabeth College.

Eligible students who would like to apply for Reasonable Adjustments should contact Sarah Newcombe on 6235 6559 or to arrange an appointment with a member of the Elizabeth College Student Services staff. This should be no later than Monday 16th May to allow for the applications to be processed and submitted.

All applications will require specific evidence in relation to the condition, from the applicant’s medical or other relevant professional. For non-permanent conditions (e.g. anxiety, depression, eating disorders, recent physical injuries, etc.), supporting evidence cannot be more than 12 months old. For permanent and ongoing conditions (e.g. autism, hearing or vision impairment, specific learning disorder, ADHD, etc.), supporting evidence may be taken from any period in a student’s life. See our info sheets regarding obtaining a report or letter from a medical or allied health practitioner to support your TASC Reasonable Adjustments Application:

Permanent and Ongoing Conditions, Impairments or Disabilities (e.g. autism, cerebral palsy, hearing or vision impairment, ADHD, specific learning disorder)

Non-Permanent Conditions, Impairments or Disabilities (e.g. recent physical injury, anxiety, depression, eating disorder)

If a student is unable to attend an exam due to an unexpected illness or emergency, a separate process will apply (please refer to the TASC website or the TASC Reasonable Adjustments Policy document for more information; details will also be provided in the EC Exam Guide which will be provided to students later in the year).

If you have any further questions please contact the office ph 6235 6555 and ask to speak to one of the Student Services team.