Recommended Schools


We recommend the following High schools due to their reputation in providing excellent courses and excellent English language support programs. The schools outlined below are the top schools in the country offering an outstanding education. They are very popular among international students and their parents. Please find below a list of public and private schools and their locations in Australia.


Public

New South Wales

NSW Government Schools
The Department of Education & Communities (DEC International)
Sydney

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The Department of Education & Communities ('DEC') International division is the gateway to one of the largest education and training providers in the world. DEC International coordinates:

  • Education for international students at TAFE NSW Institutes and NSW Government Schools
  • Study tours for international student groups or adult groups
  • International business – educational consultancy and workforce development
  • Official international delegations visiting New South Wales
School Type Boys & Girls Grades 7-10 (Junior secondary), 11-12 (Senior secondary)
Number of Students Varies by School
Admission Good grades in home country (i.e. English).
English language – Completion of Intensive English program; or, Secondary studies conducted in English for minimum of 2 years; or, IELTS test score of 5.0 (or 5.5 for grades 11-12)
Tuition Fee (per year) $A12,000-$13,500
Official Website DEC International
Intensive English Language Programs (NSW government schools offer intensive English programs for students who need to improve their English prior to commencing secondary school)

Queensland

QLD Government Schools
Education Queensland International
Brisbane

Education Queensland International

Education Queensland International's ('EQI') dedicated team of professionals specialise in managing the unique requirements of international students and their families. It is EQI's number one priority to provide international students with the support and encouragement they need to achieve their full academic potential in a safe and fun learning environment.

EQI provides primary and secondary school courses to international students through selected Queensland Government Schools. All registered education providers are required to have in place a policy regarding compliance with the "code of ethics" developed by Ministers of the Commonwealth and the State Governments responsible for education matters that are directed at ensuring international students are financially protected from default by providers.

School Type Boys & Girls Grades 7-10 (Junior secondary), 11-12 (Senior secondary)
Number of Students Varies by School
Admission Good grades in home country (i.e. English).
English language – Completion of Intensive English program; or, Secondary studies conducted in English for minimum of 2 years; or, IELTS test score of 5.0 (or 5.5 for grades 11-12)
Tuition Fee (per year) $A12,476-$14,108
Official Website Education Queensland International
Intensive English Language Programs (QLD government schools offer intensive English programs for students who need to improve their English prior to commencing secondary school)

Victoria

Victorian Government Schools
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Melbourne
 

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When it comes to continuing on to university, Victoria performs higher than the Australian average for international students. In 2009, 68% of international school students went onto further education in Australia. That's 9% above the national average.

We have excellent literacy and numeracy standards. For the third consecutive year, Victorian students are among Australia's best when it comes to numeracy and literacy, according to the 2010 National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) Summary Report released in September. The average scores for Victorian students were higher than the Australian average across all 20 measures in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy across four year levels.

We've earned worldwide trust as advisors and partners in the development of high-level policy and curriculum. Other school systems seek us out for credible advice, examples of best practice and innovative partnerships.

School Type Boys & Girls Grades 7-10 (Junior secondary), 11-12 (Senior secondary)
Number of Students Varies by School
Admission Good grades in home country (i.e. English).
English language – Completion of Intensive English program; or, Secondary studies conducted in English for minimum of 2 years; or, IELTS test score of 5.0 (or 5.5 for grades 11-12)
Tuition Fee (per year) $A12,833-$14,350
Official Website Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Intensive English Language Programs (VIC government schools offer intensive English programs for students who need to improve their English prior to commencing secondary school)

Western Australia

WA Government Schools
Education & Training International
Perth

Education & Training International

Education and Training International (ETI) is the international marketing and development arm of the Western Australian government's Department of Training and Workforce Development.

Its primary mission is to successfully recruit and enrol international students into Western Australia's public institutions: Primary & Secondary Schools, Tuart & Canning Colleges and TAFE vocational colleges.

Additionally, ETI provides international project services for the Department and TAFE colleges and fosters strategic international alliances with national and international education and training providers.

School Type Boys & Girls Grades 7-10 (Junior secondary), 11-12 (Senior secondary)
Number of Students Varies by School
Admission Good grades in home country (i.e. English).
English language – Completion of Intensive English program; or, Secondary studies conducted in English for minimum of 2 years; or, IELTS test score of 5.0 (or 5.5 for grades 11-12)
Tuition Fee (per year) $A13,490-$14,800
Official Website Education & Training International
Intensive English Language Programs (WA government schools offer intensive English programs for students who need to improve their English prior to commencing secondary school)

South Australia

South Australian Government Schools
Department for Education and Child Development
Adelaide

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South Australian Government Schools has been providing study abroad experiences to international students since 1989. There are 100 government schools in metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia accredited to deliver the International Student Program.

We currently welcome over 1000 students from 35 countries to our schools. Both local and international students have the opportunity to meet and mix with other cultures and become global citizens.

School Type Boys & Girls Grades 7-10 (Junior secondary), 11-12 (Senior secondary)
Number of Students Varies by School
Admission Good grades in home country (i.e. English).
English language – Completion of Intensive English program; or, Secondary studies conducted in English for minimum of 2 years; or, IELTS test score of 5.0 (or 5.5 for grades 11-12)
Tuition Fee (per year) $A10,700-$11,800
Official Website South Australian Government Schools
Intensive English Language Programs (SA government schools offer intensive English programs for students who need to improve their English prior to commencing secondary school)

Australian Capital Teritory

Australian Capital Teritory Government school
Education and Training Directorate
canberra

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The International Education Unit (IEU) is responsible for the enrolment of international students from Pre School to Year 12 in Government schools in Canberra.

All schools in Canberra offer high quality learning in modern, well-equipped and supportive environments. Our schools have developed a range of programs specifically designed to meet the needs of international students with the ability to tailor educational programs for individuals.

School Type Boys & Girls Grades 7-10 (Junior secondary), 11-12 (Senior secondary)
Number of Students Varies by School
Admission Good grades in home country (i.e. English).
English language – Completion of Intensive English program; or, Secondary studies conducted in English for minimum of 2 years; or, IELTS test score of 5.0 (or 5.5 for grades 11-12)
Tuition Fee (per year) $A13,300-$14,800
Official Website Education and Training Directorate
Intensive English Language Programs (ACT government schools offer intensive English programs for students who need to improve their English prior to commencing secondary school)

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