Richmond Agricultural College - Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education

Excellence in Agricultural Education

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Enrolment-Richmond Agricultural College

The Centre for Excellence in Agricultural Education does not accept student enrolments. Students enrolling in the Richmond Agricultural College's agricultural specialty stream and academically selective stream will be enrolled through Richmond High School. Information about enrolment in the two stream can be found below and on the Richmond High School website. 

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

Agricultural Specialty Stream.

Richmond Agricultural College is excited to provide the opportunity for students to apply for the 2021 Year 7 Agricultural Specialty Stream. Due to the disruptions to communities due to COVID this year we are keen to ensure all children interested in this unique approach to secondary schooling have the opportunity to apply for a place in the 2021 Year 7 class.

This is a first of its kind in NSW and 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 Western Sydney University Campus (Hawkesbury) at the Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education 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 2021 intake will include a Yr 7 class of up to 30 students. There are NO local drawing areas for these positions.

Applications close 3pm Wednesday 16th September.

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
  • Presentation Notes from our 2020 Information Session. 

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 2021. The program only offers full time day placements for students. There will be no residential or distance education enrolments in this program.


Academic Selective Stream

The College's Agricultural Academic Selective stream will commence in 2022. Applications will open in October 2020. 

How does my child apply?

Students wishing to attend Richmond Agricultural College 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 October/November each year for registrations. 

Students will need to nominate Richmond Agricultural College 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. 


2022 Year 7 Selective Stream Information Session

How can I obtain further information?

An Information Session has been scheduled for 6pm October 22nd. Bookings via Eventbrite:

Contact us for a College Information Package:

Remain up to date with information published on the NSW Department of Education Selective High Schools-Year 7 website

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school enrolment procedures are unique to Selective High Schools. More details can be found on the Selective High Schools page.