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Victoria Schools and Education System

Victoria Schools

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Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria and is Australia's second-largest and one of the most liveable cities in the world. Melbourne's seasons are variable: warm to hot in summer, mild in both autumn and spring and cold and rainy in winter. Summer is great for outdoors activities like cycling, sailing and surfing, autumn and spring are better for fishing, rock-climbimg or road tours of the rural regions while winter is ideal for snow-boarding and skiing.

Victoria, especially Melbourne, has a varied natural and cultural landscape: there are wine-growing regions, farmlands, mountain ranges and national parks along with cosmopolitan cities and gorgeous coastal scenery, not to mention 180 different languages spoken as well as the multicultural diversity of food in the restaurants
and hotel scenes. Fashion, festivals, sports, arts and entertainment add their own variations to the cultural scene of Melbourne and Victoria.

Victoria's education system is internationally recognised as one of the best in the world. It fosters learning through traditional classroom tasks as well the latest technologies, including the internet and multimedia labs.

After 7 years of primary school and 6 years of secondary, students are able to graduate with the Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE), which qualifies them for entry into university in Victoria, elsewhere in Australia, or overseas. In addition, they can study vocational (VET) courses, which are also regarded highly in Australia and overseas.

Increasing numbers of Victorian schools are offering the Internation Baccalaureate.

The curriculum for Victorian schools is broad, allowing development of academic, social, cultural and sporting capacities in its students. International students can be guaranteed they will receive the English language tuition necessary for success in their life and study in Victoria through high-quality educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.

Schools/High Schools in Victoria

Choice of Schools
Large or small, urban or country, Melbourne or regional towns - Victoria has more than  400 schools to choose from, so you can find exactly what you want.

English Language Course
On arrival, international students may attend an English Language School or Centre (ELS/C) for intensive English lessons. Lessons are generally given on the school campus, with other high school students.

Classes
Our teachers are highly qualified and motivated. Class sizes are small.

Facilities
Students use state of the art technology and have access to the internet.

Homestay
Your child can stay in homestay accommodation with Australians. Students have their own rooms, and their own study facilities. Three meals are provided each day, and the students are encouraged to feel like part of the home.

Care and Support
All schools that are accredited to accept international students must have an Overseas Student Coordinator (OSC). The OSC helps in many ways - by providing an orientation program, by helping to open bank accounts etc., and by ensuring that the many benefits of Victorian life are made available.

Entry Requirements
Age Requirements

  • The minimum age of enrolment at a Victorian government school for a full fee paying student is 6 years of age as at 30 April of the year of enrolment.
  • The minimum age of enrolment for students arriving on their parent's student visa i.e. a dependant student is 5 years of age as at 30 April of the year of enrolment.
  • The maximum age of enrolment at a Victorian government school at commencement of school is as follows:
    • If undertaking Year 9, the student must be less than 17 years of age
    • If undertaking Year 10, the student must be less than 18 years of age
    • If undertaking Year 11, the student must be less than 19 years of age
    • If undertaking Year 12, the student must be less than 20 years of age.

Academic Requirements
Students may enrol in a Victorian government school at the level most appropriate to their academic standing in their home country. Applications are assessed on the student's academic records and on the references from their current school principal on their aptitude and attitude towards study.

Secondary students must have a pass average in all core subjects in the past 2 years of schooling, however schools reserve the right to accept or reject any applications.

English Requirements
Overseas students who are offered a place at a Victorian government school are required to have sufficient English to undertake the course of study they are enrolled in.

At the time of application, students are required to provide evidence of their English language levels. If the medium of instruction in the student's school has not been English, the student will be required to undertake intensive English lessons before they commence school.

Unless an IELTS score is provided most students should expect to undertake a 10, 20 or 30-week intensive English program at a Victorian government English Language School or Centre prior to their commencement at their host school. This may be subject to testing the student's English language levels on arrival. Most English Language Centres or Schools are located at the host school campus or nearby the host school.

For direct entry into Years 7 - 10 an English language level equivalent to IELTS 4.0 will be required.

For direct entry into VCE, students must demonstrate an English level equivalent of an IELTS 5.0.
Overseas students are able to study English as a Second Language (ESL) at their host school instead of studying in mainstream English classes if English has not been their language of instruction. ESL classes for overseas students are small and cannot exceed 15 students.

Students from China
From 1st April 2004, students from China who are over 16 years of age at the time of application must provide evidence of an IELTS test. To gain entry without undertaking an English language program, students aged 16 years and over must achieve an IELTS score of 5.0 or above. Students achieving a minimum IELTS score of 4.0 will be required to undertake an English language program up to 30 weeks before commencing school.

Accommodation
Where can I live?
DIMIA regulations cover both welfare and accommodation requirements for an international students as a package. If a student is under 15 years of age and requires welfare arrangements to be arranged by DE&T, homestay accommodation will also be arranged. If parents wish to care for their child or nominate a relative as approved by DIMIA, DE&T has no responsibility to provide accommodation for the student.

Please refer to the Welfare Arrangements page in this section to clarify or visit the DIMIA website.

What is homestay?
Homestay is full board accommodation offered by a family, couple or single person for which a set weekly fee is charged, covering food and accommodation but excluding telephone expenses. Students are provided with:

A single room for the student's use
Three meals a day, seven days a week
Facilities - a bed, wardrobe, towels and linen
Fuel - gas and electricity
Cleaning services of common living areas
Use of living areas within the residence.
All homestay families undergo a police check prior to receiving an international student. Providers of homestay accommodation and students will be monitored by the school throughout the student's enrolment at a Victorian government school.

Cost and Payment
An Accommodation Placement Fee of A$200 is charged for the placement of a student in homestay accommodation.

Prior to commencement of the accommodation arrangement, the cost and payment terms will be agreed between the student, parents, and the homestay provider. Depending on facilities, services and location it is between A$200 - $250 per week.

The initial payment may include 2 weeks rent in advance plus a bond that is the equivalent of 2 weeks rent. The bond is refundable at the termination of the homestay arrangement after all expenses, repairs or damage (if any) have been paid.

If a student returns home for school holidays a holding deposit of up to 50% of the rent may be required to be paid to the homestay family for the duration of the holidays if the student intends to return to the accommodation.

Rented Accommodation
Students over the age of 18 may choose to live in a rented apartment or house with friends. Students under the age of 18 must have the consent of their parents to do so. We strongly recommend against younger students living in rented accommodation, as they may not have the maturity to cope with both study and household duties. Students wishing to live in rented accommodation should discuss this with the Overseas Student Coordinator beforehand.

List of the Victoria Schools and some Profiles

Wodonga Senior Secondary College

Wodonga Senior Secondary College

Wodonga Senior Secondary College   Wodonga Senior Secondary College Information Address: 69 Woodland Street, Wodonga, Victoria 3690 Distance from Melbourne: ...
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Warrnambol College

Warrnambol College

Warrnambol College Warrnambool College is a Years 7–12 secondary school offering a diverse program in a regional setting, close to ...
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Traralgon College

Traralgon College

Traralgon College Traralgon College Information Address: PO Box 1790, Traralgon, Victoria 3844 Distance from Melbourne: 145 km Principal: Ms Pip ...
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Stawell Secondary College

Stawell Secondary College

Stawell Secondary College   Stawell Secondary College Information Address: 79–97 Patrick Street , Stawell, Victoria 3380 Distance from Melbourne: 250 ...
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Kurnai College

Kurnai College

Kurnai College Kurnai College is a part of the most exciting development in education – the Gippsland Education Precinct (GEP) ...
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Grovedale College

Grovedale College

Grovedale College Grovedale College Information Address: 19 Wingarra Drive, Grovedale, Victoria 3216 Distance from Melbourne: 80 km Principal: Janet Matthews ...
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Brauer College

Brauer College

Brauer College Brauer College has developed a reputation as a centre of educational excellence and prides itself on traditional values while ...
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Belmont High School

Belmont High School

Belmont High School Belmont High School encourages personal excellence through diverse academic experiences and extensive extracurricular programs. It is  committed ...
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Warragul Regional College

Warragul Regional College

Warragul Regional College Warragul Regional College Information Address: 55 Burke Street, Warragul, Victoria 3820 Distance from Melbourne: 100 km Principal: ...
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Bright P-12 College

Bright P-12 College

Bright P-12 College Bright P-12 College Information Address: Park Street   Bright, Victoria 3741 Distance from Melbourne: 300 km Principal: ...
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Bendigo Senior Secondary College

Bendigo Senior Secondary College

Bendigo Senior Secondary College Bendigo Senior Secondary College Information Address: Rosalind Park Bendigo, Victoria 3550 Distance from Melbourne: 145 km ...
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List of the Schools in Victoria

List of the Schools in Victoria:

  • Abbotsford Primary School
  • Aberfeldie Primary School
  • Albany Rise Primary School
  • Albert Park College
  • Albert Park Primary School
  • Alexandra Secondary College
  • Altona North Primary School
  • Altona Primary School
  • Amsleigh Park Primary School
  • Anglesea Primary School
  • Ararat Community College Secondary
  • Ardeer South Primary School
  • Armadale Primary School
  • Ascot Vale West Primary School
  • Ashburton Primary School
  • Ashwood Secondary College
  • Aspendale Gardens Primary School
  • Auburn Primary School
  • Auburn South Primary School
  • Avondale Primary School
  • Bacchus Marsh Secondary College
  • Ballarat High School
  • Ballarat Secondary College
  • Balwyn High School
  • Balwyn Primary School
  • Banksia Secondary College
  • Banyule Primary School
  • Bayside Secondary College
  • Bayswater Primary School
  • Bayswater South Primary School
  • Beaumaris Primary School
  • Belgrave South Primary School
  • Bell Park North Primary School
  • Belle Vue Primary School
  • Belmont High School
  • Belmont Primary School
  • Benalla College
  • Benalla East Primary School
  • Bendigo Senior Secondary College (Yr 11-12 only)
  • Bentleigh Secondary College
  • Berwick Lodge Primary School
  • Berwick Primary School
  • Beverly Hills Primary School
  • Bimbadeen Heights Primary School
  • Birralee Primary School
  • Blackburn English Language School
  • Blackburn High School
  • Blackburn Lake Primary School
  • Boneo Primary School
  • Boronia Heights College
  • Boroondara Park Primary School
  • Box Hill High School
  • Box Hill North Primary School
  • Box Hill Senior Secondary College
  • Brandon Park Primary School
  • Brauer Secondary College
  • Braybrook College
  • Brentwood Secondary College
  • Bright P12 College
  • Brighton Primary School
  • Brighton Secondary College
  • Broadmeadows English Language Centre
  • Broadmeadows Secondary College
  • Brunswick English Language Centre
  • Brunswick Secondary College
  • Brunswick South Primary School
  • Brunswick South West Primary School
  • Buckley Park Secondary College
  • Burwood East Primary School
  • Camberwell High School
  • Cambridge Primary School
  • Camelot Rise Primary School
  • Carlton Gardens Primary School
  • Carlton North Primary School
  • Carlton Primary School
  • Carnegie Primary School
  • Carrington Primary School
  • Carwatha College P-12
  • Castlemaine Secondary College
  • Caulfield Junior College
  • Caulfield South Primary School
  • Chandler Secondary College
  • Chatham Primary School
  • Cheltenham Secondary College
  • Clarinda Primary School
  • Clayton North Primary School
  • Clayton Primary School
  • Clayton South Primary School
  • Clayton West Primary School
  • Cleeland Secondary College
  • Coburg North Primary School
  • Coburg Primary School
  • Collingwood College
  • Collingwood English Language Centre
  • Coomoora Primary School
  • Coomoora Secondary College
  • Copperfield College
  • Coral Park Primary School
  • Corio Bay Senior College
  • Corryong P12 College
  • Cranbourne Secondary College
  • Croydon North Primary School
  • Dandenong High School
  • Dandenong South Primary School
  • Dandenong West Primary School
  • Daylesford Secondary College
  • Debney Park Secondary College
  • Deepdene Primary School
  • Deer Park North Primary School
  • Deer Park Secondary College
  • Diggers Rest Primary School
  • Doncaster Gardens Primary School
  • Doncaster Primary School
  • Doncaster Secondary School
  • Donvale Primary School
  • Doveton Secondary College
  • Dromana Secondary College
  • East Doncaster Secondary College
  • Eastwood Primary School
  • Echuca Secondary College
  • Elsternwick Primary School
  • Eltham High School
  • Eltham Primary School
  • Elwood College
  • Elwood Primary School
  • Epping Primary School
  • Erinbank Secondary College
  • Essendon East Keilor District College
  • Essendon Primary School
  • Essex Heights Primary School
  • Eumemmerring College
  • Fairfield Primary School
  • Fairhills High School
  • Fawkner Primary School
  • Ferntree Gully College
  • Ferntree Gully Primary School
  • Findon Primary School
  • Fitzroy Primary School
  • Flemington Primary School
  • Flora Hill Secondary College (Yr 7-10 only)
  • Footscray City College
  • Footscray City Primary School
  • Footscray North Primary School
  • Footscray Primary School
  • Footscray West Primary School
  • Forest Hill College
  • Frankston High School
  • Frankston Primary School
  • Gardenvale Primary School
  • Geelong High School
  • Gilmore College For Girls
  • Glen Eira College
  • Glen Eira English Language Centre
  • Glen Iris Primary School
  • Glen Waverley Primary School
  • Glen Waverley Secondary College
  • Glen Waverley South Primary School
  • Glendal Primary School
  • Glenferrie Primary School
  • Glenroy West Primary School
  • Greensborough Primary School
  • Greensborough Secondary College
  • Greenwood Primary School
  • Greythorn Primary School
  • Grovedale Secondary College
  • Grovedale West Primary School
  • Haig Street Primary School
  • Hampton Park Secondary College
  • Hawkesdale P12 College
  • Hawthorn Secondary College
  • Hawthorn West Primary School
  • Healesville High School
  • Heatherhill Secondary College
  • Heathmont College
  • Highvale Primary School
  • Highvale Secondary College
  • Hillcrest Secondary College
  • Hobsons Bay Primary School
  • Hughesdale Primary School
  • Huntingdale Primary School
  • Ivanhoe East Primary School
  • James Cook Primary School
  • Kalinda Primary School
  • Kaniva Secondary College
  • Karingal Park Secondary
  • Karoo Primary School
  • Kealba Secondary College
  • Keilor Downs Primary School
  • Keilor Downs Secondary College
  • Keilor Heights Primary School
  • Keilor Park Primary School
  • Kerang Tech High School
  • Kerrimuir Primary School
  • Kew East Primary School
  • Kew High Secondary
  • Kew Primary School
  • Keysborough Park Primary School
  • Kilberry Valley Primary School
  • Kilsyth Primary School
  • Kingsbury Primary School
  • Knox Gardens Primary School
  • Knox Park Primary School
  • Koonung Secondary College
  • Kyabram Secondary College
  • La Trobe Secondary College
  • Laburnum Primary School
  • Lakeside Secondary College
  • Lalor North Secondary College
  • Lalor Secondary College
  • Langwarrin Primary School
  • Laverton Primary School
  • Laverton Secondary College
  • Lilydale Heights Secondary College
  • Livingstone Primary School
  • Lloyd Street Primary School
  • Lockwood Primary School
  • Lower Plenty Primary School
  • Macleod P12 College
  • Malvern Central School
  • Malvern Central School (P-8)
  • Malvern Primary School
  • Malvern Valley Primary School
  • Mansfield Secondary College
  • Maribyrnong Secondary College
  • Maroondah Secondary College
  • Maryborough Primary School
  • Matthew Finders Girls Secondary College
  • McKinnon Secondary College
  • Melbourne Girls College
  • Melton Secondary College
  • Mentone Primary School
  • Merri Creek Primary School
  • Merrilands Secondary College
  • Middle Park Primary School
  • Mildura Senior College
  • Milgate Primary School
  • Mill Park Primary School
  • Mill Park Secondary College
  • Milleara Primary School
  • Mitchell Secondary College Wodonga
  • Monash Primary School
  • Monash Secondary College
  • Monbulk College
  • Mont Albert Primary School
  • Montague Continuing Education Centre
  • Montmorency Secondary College
  • Montpellier Primary School
  • Moorabbin Primary School
  • Mooroolbark Primary School
  • Mordialloc Primary School
  • Mordialloc Secondary College
  • Moreland City College
  • Moreland Primary School
  • Mornington Primary School
  • Mossgiel Park Primary School
  • Mount Beauty Secondary College
  • Mount Clear College
  • Mount Eliza Secondary College
  • Mount Evelyn Primary School
  • Mount Martha Primary School
  • Mount Pleasant Primary School
  • Mount View Primary School
  • Mount Waverley North Primary School
  • Mount Waverley Primary School
  • Mount Waverley Secondary College
  • Mulgrave Primary School
  • Mullauna Secondary College
  • Murrumbeena Primary School
  • Myrtleford Secondary College
  • Newborough East Primary School
  • Newlands Primary School
  • Newtown Primary School
  • Noble Park English Language School
  • Noble Park Secondary College
  • North Geelong Secondary College
  • North Melbourne Primary School
  • Northcote High School
  • Northland Secondary College
  • Nunawading Primary School
  • Nunawading South Primary School
  • Oakleigh Primary School
  • Oakleigh South Primary School
  • Oberon High School
  • Old Orchard Primary School
  • Orchard Grove Primary School
  • Ormond Primary School
  • Osborne Primary School
  • Osbornes Flat Primary School
  • Pakenham Secondary College
  • Park Orchards Primary School
  • Park Ridge Primary School
  • Parkdale Secondary College
  • Parkhill Primary School
  • Parkmore Primary School
  • Parktone Primary School
  • Parkwood Secondary College
  • Patterson Lakes Primary School
  • Pembroke Secondary College
  • Penders Grove Primary School
  • Peter Lalor Secondary College
  • Pinewood Primary School
  • Plenty Parklands Primary School
  • Point Lonsdale Primary School
  • Port Melbourne Primary School
  • Port Phillip Special School
  • Port Phillip Specialist School
  • Preston Girls Secondary College
  • Preston Primary School
  • Preston West Primary School
  • Princes Hill Primary School
  • Princes Hill Secondary College
  • Red Cliffs East Primary School
  • Red Cliffs Secondary College
  • Reservoir District Secondary College
  • Reservoir East Primary School
  • Reservoir Primary School
  • Reservoir West Primary School
  • Richmond Primary School
  • Richmond West Primary School
  • Ringwood Heights Primary School
  • Ringwood Secondary College
  • Ripponlea Primary School
  • Roberts McCubbin Primary School
  • Robinvale Secondary College
  • Rosanna Primary School
  • Rosebud Secondary College
  • Rowville Primary School
  • Rowville Secondary College (Eastern)
  • Ruskin Park Primary School
  • Rutherglen High School
  • Ruthven Primary School
  • Sandringham East Primary School
  • Sandringham Primary School
  • Sandringham Secondary College
  • Scoresby Primary School
  • Scoresby Secondary College
  • Seaholme Primary School
  • Sebastopol Secondary School
  • Serpell Primary School
  • Shepparton High School
  • Solway Primary School
  • South Oakleigh Secondary College
  • South Yarra Primary School
  • Spensley Street Primary School
  • Spotswood Primary School
  • Springvale English Language Centre (Primary Only)
  • Springvale Primary School
  • Springvale Secondary College
  • St Albans Heights Primary School
  • St Albans Secondary College
  • St Helena Secondary College
  • St Kilda Park Primary School
  • St Kilda Primary School
  • Stawell Secondary College
  • Stonnington Primary School
  • Strathmore Secondary College
  • Sunbury Downs Secondary College
  • Sunbury Heights Primary School
  • Sunbury Secondary School
  • Sunshine Primary School
  • Sunshine Secondary College
  • Surrey Hills Primary School
  • Sussex Heights Primary School
  • Swinburne Senior Secondary College 11-12 only
  • Sydenham Hillside Primary School
  • Syndal South Primary School
  • Taylors Lakes Primary School
  • Taylors Lakes Secondary School
  • Templestowe College
  • Templestowe Valley Primary School
  • Templeton Primary School
  • The Basin Primary School
  • The Grange P-12 College
  • Thomas Chirnside Primary School
  • Thornbury Darebin College
  • Thornbury Primary School
  • Timboon P12 College
  • Toorak Primary School
  • Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary School
  • Tullamarine Primary School
  • Tyabb Railway Station Primary School
  • Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School
  • Upper Yarra Secondary College
  • Upwey High School
  • Valkstone Primary School
  • Vermont Primary School
  • Victorian College of the Arts
  • Viewbank College
  • Viewbank Primary School
  • W.E.L.S. Footscray Campus (Primary only)
  • Wales Street Primary School
  • Wallan Primary School
  • Wallarano Primary School
  • Wanganui Park Secondary College
  • Wangaratta West Primary School
  • Wantirna College
  • Wantirna South Primary School
  • Warrandyte High School
  • Warrnambool College
  • Warrnambool East Primary School
  • Wattle Park Primary School
  • Wattle View Primary School
  • Waverley Meadows Primary School
  • Wellington Secondary College
  • Werribee Primary School
  • Werribee Secondary College
  • Westall English Language Centre
  • Westall Secondary College
  • Westbreen Primary School
  • Western English Language School
  • Western Heights Secondary College
  • Westgarth Primary School
  • Westmeadows Primary School
  • Wheelers Hill Primary School
  • Wheelers Hill Secondary College
  • Whittlesea Secondary College
  • Williamstown High School
  • Wooranna Park Primary School
  • Yarra Road Primary School
  • Yarraville West Primary School
  • Yarrawonga Primary School
  • Yawarra Primary School
  • Yea High School