International Student Program

Studying in Victoria

Victorian government schools are a destination of choice for international students. Our schools provide international students with a high-quality education, excellent English language tuition and caring welfare support services. To learn more about studying and living in Victoria as an international student, see:

How to apply

Most international students must apply to the Department of Education in order to study in a Victorian government school. To learn about the application types and to apply please click the link here. 

Contact our school

For more information about international students, please contact the below staff member.

International Student Coordinator (ISC): Judith Drew (Principal)

Phone: (03) 9547-1146

School email:

Albany Rise Primary School is accredited under the Department’s of Education CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education, 00861K). For more information, see:

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Support

We have many families joining our community throughout the year. We have a diverse community, with many families recently moving to Australia. We pride ourselves in having an inclusive, friendly and caring community.

New students’ progress is monitored by teachers and the Student Wellbeing Officer to ensure a successful transition into our school. Students are assigned a ‘buddy’ from their class to show them around the school and support them whilst playing in the yard. Parents are welcome to regularly make contact with teachers and staff to track the progress of their child.