Australia is one of the most multicultural societies in the world and globalisation places greater emphasis on the need for intercultural awareness and skills to sustain the cultural diversity of our richly complex society.
Schools that make internationalising an integral part of their teaching are better placed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attributes required in a globalised world.
The internationalising schooling guide for schools includes advice on:
- building a whole-school approach to internationalisation
- informing curriculum, assessment and instruction
- creating sister schools and overseas learning experiences
- forging community partnerships
- integrating international students
Globally engaged learners program
The globally engaged learners program builds student skills for success in a global future.
Funding is available for students to participate in six internationalising education programs to help develop global awareness and intercultural understanding, and develop the skills they need to be successful, interconnected, active and informed global citizens.
The funding is available to help remove barriers to participation for students who may not normally be able to access these programs.
Fully funded places available for students in 2018-2019
We are funding a number of places in the following global learning programs to enable participation by Victorian government school students.
Please contact the suppliers listed below to ascertain the suitability of their program offerings, including timing, to your school's particular needs and to proceed with registration if appropriate.
Sister school partnerships
Sister school partnerships create meaningful, reciprocal and sustainable relationships between two schools. They aim to meet the needs of each school community.
Overseas learning experiences
Overseas learning experiences help to broaden and internationalise the outlook of students and educators by spending time in another country. See the Overseas learning experiences page for more information on programs available to students and educators, and a resource guide on running overseas learning.
Building global citizenship program
Building global citizenship program supports the statewide priority of community engagement with learning, particularly global citizenship, and is aligned to the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO).
The course at Bastow is open to all Victorian school principals, assistant principals and leading teachers. It is a blended model of professional learning that includes face-to-face workshops, an online community of practice and an offshore program in China to study and visit schools and companies engaging with Victoria.
Doing diversity: intercultural capability in primary and secondary schools highlights factors that facilitate or impede intercultural understanding and provides a knowledge base for improving education resources and practices.
Doing diversity is an Australian Research Council Linkage project and was led by the School of Education at Deakin University in partnership with the Department of Education and Training and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
For more information, see:
A number of resources have been developed from Doing diversity, including: