Conditions of Entry

Conditions of Entry

Macquarie University Special Education Centre

MUSEC School for Children with Special Education Needs

Applications for enrolment are considered when the application form and supporting disability documentation are received. Students of primary school age (K-6) with disabilities satisfying one or more of the eligibility criteria (see attached sheet) will be considered for admission to MUSEC School. Parents seeking enrolment for their child should submit a completed application form (including all necessary documentation). An interview between parents, child and MUSEC personnel will follow, after which time an offer of place will be made, if appropriate.


While every effort will be made to deliver the best educational program for your child, parents are advised that no guarantees can be offered regarding the efficacy of the program for their individual child. Please note that no one in the MUSEC School is authorised to offer such a guarantee.


Government and non-government bus companies operate services onto the campus. Contact your local bus company or the State Transit Authority (Phone 131 500) for information about services from your area if you are considering this transport option. If transportation is an issue your child may be eligible for Special Transport Services provided by the NSW Department of Education and Training. Application forms for bus passes and/or special transport are available from Client Services on 9850 8691 or e-mail MUSEC reception.

School Terms

School terms at the MUSEC School for Children with Special Learning Needs are similar to other independent NSW schools.

School Hours

Students may arrive at MUSEC at any time after 8:30am but before 9:00am when lessons commence. Students finish school at 2:45pm. Children must be collected promptly and by 3:00pm at the latest. There are two breaks in the day for recess and lunch. Unfortunately, we do not have school canteen facilities so your child will need to bring food and drink for morning tea and lunch.

Regular attendance is essential for your child's progress. We also ask that you ensure that a small amount of homework is completed daily (up to half an hour).

School Management

  • Principal
    Dr Sally Howell, BEd(Primary) MA(Spec Ed) PhD
  • Admissions and Enrolment
    Please contact the Business Manager, on telephone (02) 9850 9697

Fees for 2019

For all children $5500 per term ($22,000 per annum)

  • A deposit of $5500 is required on acceptance of offer (to be deducted from fees for the child's last term of enrolment at the school).
  • Payment of the deposit plus one term's fees is required prior to commencement.
  • Fees remain one term in advance until formal written notice to leave the school is given.
  • One term's notice to leave the school is required. (Fees will apply where no formal notice has been received.)

Information Days for Professionals and Parents 2020

Information session about the MUSEC School for Parents and Professionals (teachers, principals, speech pathologists, etc) are held at the School on:

  • Wednesday 25 March
  • Tuesday 11 August

10.30 am commencement until approx 12.00 midday.

Who to contact:

Please contact Client Services on 02 9850 8691 or 02 9850 8692 to make a booking.

We are located in 14 First Walk (Building X5A) on campus at Macquarie University. Please note that a parking ticket dispenser machine is located in car park X3.

Further information may be obtained by ringing the MUSEC Business Manager on 02 9850 9697.

Criteria and Application Forms

Criteria and Application Forms are downloadable in Portable Document Format (pdf) from the following links, or from the downloads page:

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Macquarie University Special Education Centre

14 First Walk (Building X5A)

Macquarie University, NSW.  2109

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