Make studying in Victoria easy with our easy to follow application process.
There are four types of application forms that you are able to select depending on your individual situation, including the length of time you wish to study at a Victorian government school or whether you are coming to Victoria with your parents.
Click on the below application categories to find out what application suits you best.
The Standard Application Form is for students who are applying for, or hold, a subclass 500 Student – Schools visa and wish to study at a Victorian government school for greater than 12 months. For example, junior secondary school and senior secondary school (Years 11 and 12 - Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)). Students must be aged 15 years and over to choose homestay accommodation, see:
The Study Abroad Application Form is for students who are applying for, or hold, a subclass 500 Student – Schools visa and are wishing to study abroad at a Victorian government school for a 3, 6, 9 or 12 month period (short term study). The Study Abroad Program offers students an opportunity to experience Australian culture and lifestyle, along with a mix of academic and extra-curricular classes, see
Study Abroad Program. Students must be aged 15 years and over to choose homestay accommodation, see: Accommodation.
The Dependant Application Form is for parents studying or planning to study in Victoria and who wish to enrol their child in a Victorian government school. For example, children of students studying at a Victorian university or TAFE (i.e. diploma, under-graduate, post-graduate) are considered dependants. Please fill in this form for visa subclasses; 500 Student – Higher Education Sector, 500 Student – Vocational Education and Training (VET), 500 Student – ELICOS and 500 Student – Non-Award. Children of parents who are studying at a Victorian University for research purposes are fee-exempt and can apply directly to individual schools (i.e. students applying for or holding a 500 Student – Postgraduate Research or 500 Student – AusAID and Defence visa).
The Temporary Application Form is for students who are travelling on a Tourist Visa and want to study in Victoria for up to 12 weeks. This is an ideal opportunity for students who wish to get a taste of living and studying in Victoria and one of the world’s most liveable cities - Melbourne.
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Application submission dates
Students enrolling in Year 11 and who wish to undertake a Victorian government school English language program prior to commencement must start in Term 3 of the previous year, at the latest.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and pay respect to the ongoing living cultures of First Peoples.