If you live outside Australia and are interested in coming to Victoria to study, or if you're an international student already living and studying in Victoria, there are lots of resources and support services that you should take advantage of.
High school in Victoria
The Department of Education and Training's www.study.vic.gov.au is a good source of information about international student programs offered by Victorian Government high schools.
Study Melbourne is another source of information about high school options in Melbourne, Victoria's capital city.
University, college and TAFE in Victoria
The Study Melbourne website also provides information about post-secondary study options in Melbourne. It features an overview of universities and other providers of Vocational Education and Training, including TAFE courses.
Another place to look for courses is the Commonwealth Register for International and Overseas Students (CRICOS). Their Australian Course and Education Institution Search lets you search for the course or institution that suits you best.
The cost of studying in Victoria
The Australian Government's Study in Australia website has an overview of the estimated costs of studying in Australia, as well as information about some of the scholarship and internship options available to international students.
Living in Victoria
The Victorian Government's Live in Victoria website is specifically for people who are thinking about immigrating to Victoria to live, work or study. It provides a range of information about living in Victoria and what kind of employment is available for migrants.
If you're an international student and you're thinking of staying in Victoria after you finish your studies here, Live in Victoria's International Graduates page is a good resource.
Support for international students
Many schools and education providers have their own student support services that can help international students get settled into study and life in a new country. They can also provide information and assistance with any problems that might arise.
When choosing a school, course or institution, talk to them about the international student support services they have available.
Study in Australia has an overview of international student support services in Australia, including consumer protection services.
Study in Victoria
Information about what to do if you want to study at a government school in Victoria.
A great guide to studying at all levels in the city of Melbourne, Victoria's capital city.
Study in Australia
The Federal Government's official website for overseas students who are interested in studying in Australia.
Commonwealth Register for International and Overseas Students (CRICOS)
Searchable database that can help you find the Australian tertiary course you're looking for.
Live in Victoria
Information about living, working and studying in Victoria specifically for migrants.
Department of Education and Training - Further Education and Training
Find out more about the Vocational Education and Training courses offered in Victoria.