​​​Are you looking for an exciting education adventure in one of the world’s most popular learning and tourist destinations? Then enrol in one of our 3, 6, 9 or 12 month Study Abroad programs.

Victoria, Australia offers you ne​​​w cultural and lifestyle experiences and our Victorian Government schools offer a mix of academic programs with non-traditional classes such as sports, drama, media and food technology. With the Study Abroad program, you can improve your English while you stay with a Victorian family.

Whether you choose the city of Melbourne or regional Victoria, this is one of the best places in the world to live and study abroad. Melbourne has food and fashion to suit every taste, and there are activities to suit every interest. Victoria’s quality education is matched by one of the highest standards of living in the world.

three students walking along the Yarra river, Melbourne 

Make your choice of school and studies

Victoria has:

  • over 120 government secondary schools, specially accredited to accept international students, spread throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria
  • a wide curriculum spanning English as an Additional Language, the arts, sciences, languages, humanities, technology, mathematics, business, music and health and physical education, not to mention our vocational subjects.
  • a rich extra-curricular program to immerse yourself in music and theatrical productions to sports such as soccer, surfing, tennis and Australian Rules Football.

Some schools also offer specialist programs and facilities that are particularly suited to individual talents and abilities.

To find out more about our schools in Victoria, see Right School Right Place.

Learn English

This program does not require you to study English before you enrol. However, immersing yourself in the classes at school is a great way to improve your language skills.

Live with a Victorian homestay family

Living with a homestay family will help you learn English faster and you will have a caring and safe family environment. For many international students, homestay is their favourite Victorian experience.

Choose the program that suits you

Our study abroad programs run for 1, 2, 3 or 4 school terms.

Select a study period that suits

To help plan your study abroad adventure, have a look ​at our term dates below:

2019 Australian SeasonTuition Dates
Term 1Summer / Autumn29 January5 April
Term 2Autumn / Winter23​​ April28 June
Term 3Winter / Spring15 July20 September
Term 4Spring / Summer7 OctoberYear 9: 20 December
Year 10: 29 November
Year 11: 22 ​November
2020​Australian Season​ Tuition Dates
Term 1Summer / Autumn28 January27 March
Term 2Autumn / Winter14 April26 June
Term 3Winter / Spring13 July18 September
Term 4Spring / Summer5 October Year 9: 18 December
Year 10: 27
Year 11: 20 ​November​​

For Year 12 students, Study Abroad packages are available for Terms 1 to 3 only due to exams taking place in Term 4.


The cost of your Study Abroad package will depend on:

  • your year level
  • the length of your stay
  • if you choose to live in homestay over the holidays. Additional homestay for the school holidays is charged at $250-$330 per week (indicative rate only).

You do not pay a bond for Study Abroad homestay.

How to apply

We recommend that all students apply through a Victorian Government schools accredited education agent. Click here to learn more about our application process and to find your nearest accredited education agent.

For more information on our Study Abroad p​rogram, see the Study Abroad brochure.

CRICOS Provider Name and Code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K.
CRICOS Course Names and Codes: Primary (Prep to Year 6), 019047G; Secondary (7-12), 019048F; Victorian College of the Arts Secondary Course (7-12), 028651A.
Last Update: 26/04/2019 4:13 PM