International Students

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

This section includes information for Victorian schools to enrol and manage international students.

For international teaching resources and student exchanges, see: International education

For information on becoming a sister school, see: Sister schools partnerships

If you're an international student who is interested in studying in Victoria, see: Victorian Government Schools International Student Program

International Student Program

Overseas students choose to study in Victoria for its reputation of high standards of education and the quality of life experienced during their stay. Victorian government schooling is the ideal pathway to tertiary study and employment opportunities.

Schools that choose to host international students find great benefit from the cultural enrichment and global perspectives that these students bring to classroom discussions and school life.

Accreditation and enrolment

Schools must be accredited to teach some international students, depending on what visa they hold. Different visas also have different enrolment procedures.

For more information, see: Fees, enrolment and accreditation

Quality standards

All schools accredited to teach international students must meet quality standards. The standards ensure schools provide high-quality services and comply with the ESOS National Code of Practice.

For more information, see: Quality standards

International student coordinators

Victorian government schools accredited to enrol international students appoint an international student coordinator (ISC). They become the primary contact between the student, parents, school, Department and homestay families.

For training and development, see: Training for international student coordinators

Intensive English guide

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) Guide provides comprehensive and useful information to schools to support the effective delivery of Intensive English Language Programs to international students in Victorian government schools.

The guide expands on and supports schools in meeting the IELP Guidelines, provides practical advice to specialist ESL and mainstream teachers and staff on program planning and implementation. It also provides resources and tools that can be adapted and used by schools to enhance provision for international students. see:

 IELP Guide (docx - 446.54kb)