International Students



Bayside P – 12 College has been hosting international students for over 30 years.  We enrol students from Vietnam, Italy, China, France, America, Brazil, Korea, Germany, Sweden, Serbia, Sri Lanka and India.  We also have a long standing sister school relationship with Anjo-Higashi Senior High school in Japan and receive regular exchange students through a number of select programs from Europe, Asia and North America.

The International Student Program

 The International Student Program at Bayside P-12 College is focussed on a rigorous academic program.  The school is open to students with high levels of academic achievement and ability in their home countries, with the aim to providing strong opportunities for further education upon successfully completing secondary school in Australia.  Students at all year levels (from 7 to 12) can apply for the program.  Families interested in our Homestay Accommodation are available to students over 15 years of age.

Senior students can choose to participate in a wide selection of subjects; that are also offered to local students; enabling them to complete the Victorian Certificate of Education.  While at school, students will complete subjects designed through the Victorian Curriculum during years 7 to 10, then have an opportunity to complete their final two years of education through the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).  While studying at Bayside P-12 College students will be supported with a strong academic and caring pastoral programs.

International students are also overseen by a dedicated and experienced International Student Officer who is directly employed by the school.  The International Student Officer regularly supports and guides international students and ensures that they have a rewarding and enjoyable time at Bayside P-12 College.

For students who enrol in the  Victorian Certificate of Education  there are additional supports in place to help students choose a comprehensive range of subjects and better understanding the education system that they will be a part, including university or TAFE courses.

Underpinning the academic program is a network of support available to all international students.  Students have access to a variety of resources including dedicated careers pathways staff, personal councillors, pastoral care teachers, classroom teachers, Year Level Co-ordinators, Principals and Assistant Principals as well as a dedicated International Student Officer to provision their safety and wellbeing.

Bayside P-12 College

Bayside P-12 College offers excellence in teaching and learning with state of the art learning facilities.  There is a strong commitment on the whole curriculum with an emphasis on Science, Technology, including a STEM program in the middle years, along with the Arts, English and Humanities based subjects. Together the curriculum provides strong links to local universities. The college provides students with an outstanding opportunity to gain a global perspective across its three superbly located multi-cultural campuses. Along with our fantastic academic program. New students have the benefit of being at a college located just 8km from Melbourne’s central business district. This means when not studying hard, students can use public transport to explore all the sights of Melbourne!

Our Local Area

  • Attractive grounds close to native flora and fauna, including Newport Lakes, Cherry Lake and other surrounding parks
  • Close to both Williamstown and Altona Beaches and eateries along both foreshores
  • Local shopping strips are within reach of each campus
  • Public transport proximity opens up the rest of Melbourne

For more information please contact our International Student Program Officer,   Glenys Browne on:
For more information about studying in Victoria, go to the Department of Education and Training website
For more information about Bayside College Vetis Programs- please visit the Senior School Learning area on our Website.

Milan Matejin,

International Students Program

(Department of Education and Training-CRICOS Provider Code: 00861K)

Student Experiences
“My entire experience of Australia has been spectacular. Bayside has just been the icing on the cake. I have loved my time at Bayside and I can’t see myself being anywhere else”  Zane – International Student

Useful Links

Download International Students Prospectus