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Endless Windows of Opportunity in Victoria, Australia – A Leader in Learning
With a choice of nearly 200 accredited primary and secondary schools, the windows of opportunity for you are endless at Victorian government schools.
For more than a decade, Victorian government schools have remained a destination of choice for international students in the Australian government school sector.
International students who attend Victorian government schools choose to continue on to further education at some of Victoria’s world-class universities and tertiary institutions.
Students at Victorian government schools are supported to achieve academic and personal goals including:
- Obtaining an internationally-recognised high school qualification
- Developing strong English language skills
- Experiencing a new lifestyle in the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne
- Creating a pathway for further education or employment at home or abroad.
Quality – a leader in learning
Quality is the number one reason why international students and their families select Victorian government schools as their destination of choice. Victoria’s leading school education system, classroom facilities, welfare support and English language facilities make it one of the world’s best education destinations. Victoria is also home to some of Australia's world-class universities. It is these combined intellectual assets which have built Victoria's reputation as a global centre of excellence in education.
VCE - an internationally recognised school qualification
The Victorian school education system is characterised by vibrant and dynamic learning environments, innovative teaching practices, a diverse curriculum and an internationally-recognised qualification - the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). The VCE is a comprehensive senior high school program, with a broad choice of subjects that provides entry to all Australian universities and many universities internationally.
Specialised English language programs
Victorian government schools help international students to learn English quickly. On arrival, students can attend an Intensive English Language Program before they move into mainstream classes. The personalised English language tuition offered in Victoria plays a critical role in helping international students achieve the required English language skills to successfully complete their high school studies and attain academic excellence.
Living cost and most updated tuition fee
|Standard Tuition Fee|
|Primary||Prep - Grade 6||$10,168|
|Junior Secondary||Years 7–10||$13,489|
|Senior Secondary||Years 11–12||$15,088|
|Dependants of Overseas Students Studying in Victoria|
|Junior Secondary||Years 7–10||$10,783|
|Senior Secondary||Years 11–12||$12,095|
|Standard Sibling (second or subsequent children)**|
|Junior Secondary||Years 7–10||$12,177|
|Senior Secondary||Years 11–12||$13,612|
|Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School|
|Junior Secondary||Years 7–10||$18,245|
|Senior Secondary||Years 11–12||$20,500|
|Victorian School of Languages|
|Non-Government / TAFE Colleges||N/A||$1,189|
|Other Service Fees (non-refundable)|
|Arrival Support Fee***||N/A||$149|
|Accommodation Placement Fee***||N/A||$264|
|School Transfer Fee||N/A||$620|
|Enrolment amendment fee||N/A||$242|
* Please note that in many cases, should students cancel or withdraw from their course, an administration charge will apply
** Available only to those students who were already entitled to the sibling rate as at December 2008
*** GST inclusive
Homestay – a secure and rewarding experience
While away from home, a homestay family helps students find a place to belong, rapidly grow confident using English, experience life as a native and fall more comfortably into a study routine. As an active family member, students share in fun social, sporting and cultural activities. Most importantly, homestay families offer the support needed for learning success.
Homestay families are carefully evaluated and rigorously administered by International Student Coordinators at each Victorian government school. Only families who will actively support students to adapt to living and studying in Australia join the program. Schools find matching a homestay family based on exacting student needs, and also give families regular advice on helping students fit in and thrive.