International Student Information

Welcome to the WHSC International Program


For over 20 years, Wheelers Hill Secondary College has been an accredited and successful provider of a quality International Student Program, educating students from all across the world.


Please see our video links below for further information:


WHSC International Student Program Video


WHSC International Student Program Video - Mandarin



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, caring welfare support services, secure homestay, and pathways to higher education. To learn more about studying and living in Victoria as an international student, see:



About our school


Established in 1980, the college is located in Melbourne's safe and green eastern suburb of Wheelers Hill with spacious grounds and superb modern facilities. We have more than 40 nationalities and 25 languages represented at the College. Our five focus areas are STEM, academic excellence, performing arts, sports and student leadership. An established international student program (of over 20 years) enables the school to provide excellent learning opportunities where students gain a global perspective. Experienced and caring staff help students achieve all areas of secondary education requirements. In addition, the College also has a comprehensive curriculum, supporting student progress to university. The school has a good connection with Monash University where some of our students go on to do tertiary studies.

To learn more about the types of subjects and supports available for international students, see: Wheelers Hill Secondary College.


To chat with our school ambassadors, see: chat with the international student coordinator Jane Xing or alumni students Monica and Serena.



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, see: How to apply



Contact our school 


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


International Student Coordinator (ISC): Jane Xing 


Phone: 95615811




Generic school email:


Wheelers Hill Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education, 00861K). For more information, see:




When students arrive in Australia, our staff will meet them at the airport and take them directly to their homestay families. We ensure students have access to Homestay accommodation that is safe, comfortable, and within close proximity to the school and community facilities.


We closely screen all host families. Our International Student Program Coordinator personally organises and monitors each of our student placements to ensure the highest levels of care are continually given to our international students.


Working with our host families, we ensure that our communications concerning our international students are timely and ongoing with their overseas parents. Furthermore, all our overseas parents have access to our online management system, COMPASS, which provides regular updates on student progress. Attendance and academic reports can be accessed from this system together with information relating to various school activities and programs.


"We have been Homestay parents for many years to quite a few international students. We get so much out of being a Homestay family because it broadens our understanding of different cultures. We love to see students grow as they gain confidence in doing things that we Australians take for granted. In some cases, we have interacted with the student's parents, and this has always been a positive experience." (Homestay Parents - Geoff and Tenney Taylor)


For more information regarding our International Student program please contact Ms Xing, the Wheelers Hill International Students' Coordinator or our College Principal, Fern Brisbane on +613 9561 5811 or the International Student Program Unit at the Department of Education & Training ( or visit:




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