Five reasons to consider secondary school study in Australia
23 Dec 2014
Australia in the top 10 countries for international students and Melbourne is considered one of Australia’s biggest student cities. The Australian Government has a national curriculum that implements activities around literacy and numeracy, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), humanities and social sciences and arts and languages.
Children who aren’t Australian citizens can still enrol in a school in Australia. However, it’s worth noting that every student must provide evidence that they hold an eligible visa and fulfil to the visa’s conditions. To be considered as an international student, you must be an overseas national who plans to come to Australia on a valid visa that allows you to study in Australia. Students on a 500 or 571 student visa can apply to study in schools from Year 1 to Year 12.
Here are some compulsory documents that you need to show educational institutions before you enrol your kids into schools:
If English is not your child’s first language, they can enrol into an Intensive English Program for 12 months.
School fees for international students vary based on the school and state. Depending on what state your child will be studying in, fees can range from $17,000–$30,000 per year in an Australian private school.
The standard international student fee for Year 7–10 students enrolling in Victorian government schools cost is $17,548 per year. This excludes application fees, uniform fees and other non-tuition fees.
In New South Wales, international student fees are cheaper at $16,600 per year. Private or catholic schools are generally more expensive than public schools. Parents who hold a permanent visa or similar are exempted from paying international school fees.
23 Dec 2014