Internationalising Schools

Schools that make internationalising a fundamental part of their teaching and learning are better placed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attributes required for a globalised world.

International education

The Department supports schools to internationalise by providing advice and resources on overseas learning experiences for students, teachers and principals, developing sister school relationships, supporting language learning and welcoming international students.

For more information, see: International Education 

The Victorian curriculum

The Victorian curriculum articulates the common set of knowledge and skills required by all students to effectively participate in a globalised world while the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s International Program promotes partnerships between schools in Victoria and overseas for the delivery of curriculum and assessment, including the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

For more information, see:

Internationalising Schooling – a How-To Guide for Schools

The Internationalising Schooling – a How-To Guide for Schools provides a practical tool for Victorian schools wanting to take a global approach to every aspect of their teaching and learning.

The Guide aims for globally ready students, internationally minded schools and an internationally engaged system. 

Co-designed by schools, the practical hands-on resource supports schools to make internationalising an integral aspect of their teaching and learning to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to thrive in a globalised world.

For more information, see: Internationalising Schooling

Victorian Young Leaders to China Program

The Victorian Young Leaders to China Program gives Year 9 students, their teachers and school leaders the opportunity to be part of a life-changing international education experience that helps them to become Asia-Ready.

For more information, see: Victoria Young Leaders to China Program

Sister school partnerships

Effective sister school partnerships can contribute to preparing students for life as active and engaged citizens with a global outlook. Nearly 400 Victorian government schools have established these partnerships with schools in other countries.

For more information, see: Sister School Partnerships

Leading Asia Capable Schools 

Leading Asia Capable Schools is aligned to the Department's new Framework for Improving Student Outcomes, supporting the state-wide priority of Community Engagement with Learning and particularly Global Citizenship.

The course at Bastow is open to all Victorian school principals, assistant principals and leading teachers. It is a six-month blended model of professional learning that includes face-to-face workshops, an online community of practice and an offshore program of study and visits to schools and to companies engaging with Victoria.

For more information, see: Leading Asia Capable Schools

International students in schools

There are approximately 200 Victorian Government schools (primary and secondary) accredited for international students​. Engagement with international students makes a valuable contribution to the internationalising of schools.

For more information, see: International Students

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