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  • Learn and live in a welcoming and supportive environment
    Learn and live in a welcoming and supportive environment
  • Discover one of the world's most liveable cities
  • Experience diverse cultures in Melbourne and Victoria

International education

International education in Australia enriches both local and international students. It prepares you for a competitive and complex world where cultures and countries are connecting more quickly.

More and more, Australia is linked to other countries through trade, travel and migration. India, China and other Asian nations are growing influences in Australia. To be confident citizens of the world, our young people need to be exposed to many cultures and international variety.

Taking a global view

An education in Victoria, Australia is a global education. Employers look for skills that are current and transferable. Students who think globally can think about the bigger picture and help find broader solutions.

Shining at work

Students thrive in the workplace when they have the experience that comes with international education. Victoria offers you the skills to stand out in multicultural teams. For example:

  • insight into other cultures
  • sense of global citizenship
  • understanding of international issues
  • second language learning
  • communication across cultures.

Bringing diversity into Victoria

International education in Victoria offers a two-way exchange of knowledge and culture. Students and teachers in Victorian schools get a deeper understanding of a diverse world, increase their cultural awareness and build global relationships.

Better lives for young Australians

All young people need the right skills and support to set them up for success in the 21st century. This is a high priority for our government. There are strong international aspects to education included in key strategies from the Australian and Victorian Government:

• the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians.

The vision outlined in these strategies reflects the value of international experience in a world that’s increasingly complex, global and networked. Young Victorians have a vital role in their local and global communities.

Taking responsibility for our future

The Melbourne Declaration commits us to developing young Australians who are:

  • successful learners
  • confident individuals
  • responsible global and local citizens
  • able to relate and communicate across cultures, especially those of the Asia–Pacific region.

Strong ties with overseas school partners

Our school partnerships link schools in Victoria with schools in other countries. These relationships help students and teachers swap knowledge, build friendships and broaden their understanding of the world.

  • International education students and teacher
  • Student and teacher