International Student Program Quality Standards

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

Schools accredited to teach international students must meet quality standards.

Quality Standards for Schools

The standards ensure schools provide high-quality services and comply with the ESOS National Code of Practice.

To access the Quality Standards for accredited Victorian government schools, see: International Student Program Quality Standards for Schools (docx - 18 (docx - 18.95mb)

For information on accreditation, see: Fees, enrolment and accreditation

School resources

Under each of the auality standards, schools will find templates, resources and links for administering the international student program.

Schools can modify these templates as they see fit or use their own resources where preferred. These resources can be accessed through the quality standards document.

Key policies for international students

ISP application forms and key terms, conditions and policies

  • ISP Application For​ms  - including ISP Terms, conditions and policies (available in English and translated languages) ​

School accreditation

For information on school accreditation, see: School Accreditati​on and re-accreditation



Application and enrolment

All application forms to study in Australia can be downloaded from: International St​udent Program Application Forms


Homestay guidelines

Pre-arrival and arrival

Program administration

More Information

For information for school staff administering the international student program in Victorian government schools see: ISP School Staff FAQs

For guidance to schools in relation to student safety concerns and critical incidents see: School​​ Policy and Advisory Guide