Scholarships at PLC

PLC aims to nurture the overall development of each girl. Her progression towards becoming an independent, responsible citizen, equipped with skills for life, begins from the time she enters PLC, whatever her age.

PLC accepts applications for scholarships for entry into Years 7 to 11 inclusive. 

Testing for 2024 entry will occur on Saturday 18 February 2023.  


  • Candidates are expected to be currently studying in the year prior to the entry level for which they are applying. 
  • Current PLC Year 6 girls are eligible to apply. 
  • Students currently attending PLC Senior School are not eligible to apply.  
  • No late applications will be accepted.


Registrations for 2024 entry are now open. 

Applicants are required complete two steps. First, you must complete a registration form on the ACER website. Upon successful completion of this form, you will receive an email regarding the next steps. This email will include a link to submit secondary information and upload supporting documents (these must be submitted electronically; we cannot accept hard copies). It is important that you complete both steps.

Please have the following documents ready to upload:

  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Two most recent school reports and NAPLAN (if applicable)
  • 30 second video of your daughter introducing herself and her interests
  • Candidates for a Music Scholarship must provide exam results
  • Candidates for a Means Tested Scholarship (open to all) must provide three years of tax returns 

Please check carefully before submitting your registration to sit for a scholarship as schools may hold their examination on the same day. In this case, to be eligible for a scholarship to PLC Melbourne, the candidate must register and sit the scholarship examination at PLC. Country and overseas candidates may elect to sit the examination at an alternative venue. 

Applications close February 7 2023. No late applications will be accepted.


A fee of $120 for each candidate covers entry for one or more of the scholarships available.

To sit the examination at a country testing centre or overseas venue, there will be additional charges incurred. Please visit the ACER website for further details. 


Once results are received from ACER, interviews may be arranged at very short notice. Scholarship offers will be typically made within 6 weeks.

Individual scholarship results will be sent to parents directly from ACER by the end of April. PLC is unable to provide feedback on music auditions. 

PLEASE NOTE: All decisions relating to scholarships to the College are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Scholarship results and offers are strictly confidential and must not be shared or discussed beyond your immediate family.

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To register via the ACER website, please click here. Please ensure you follow the instructions provided once your registration is complete and submit supporting documents via the PLC application form. It is a two stage process.