Buckley Park College is accredited to provide education for International Students (CRICOS Provider Code 00861K, CRICOS Provider name Department of Education and Training) and has a long history of successfully welcoming international students. Most of our students come from China, Vietnam and Germany though we enjoy welcoming students from other countries as well. Our own community represents a diverse range of ethnic, cultural and religious traditions. International students find it easy to form friendships and fit in. We believe that the opportunity to form strong friendships with people from other places in the world enriches the education of our students.
Students are generally only accepted into Years 11 or 12. Assistance can be provided with homestay and guardianship arrangements. Overseas students access the full range of programs in the school. They are supported by the International Programs Coordinator with all aspects of their transition into the school and their personal well-being. International Students have access to all student support services including:
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
International Students are supported to improve their spoken and written English through:
International students live in home stay accommodation organised through the school or with a relative. Most home stay providers live locally. The school makes a careful selection of suitable home stay accommodation for students who do not have relatives in Melbourne and closely monitors the welfare of students during their stay with their Australian families.
Buckley Park College is located in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne 12 km from the city centre of Melbourne and 11 km from Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine).
The suburb of Essendon is a quiet, well-resourced area within the Moonee Valley City Council area. The local community includes shopping centres, public libraries, sporting facilities, arts centres and many public parks and gardens. It is well served by public transport including trams, buses and trains.
Applications for enrolment should be made through:
International Student Program Unit Department of Training
GPO Box 4367 Melbourne 3001 Victoria, Australia
41 St Andrews Place East Melbourne 3002 Victoria, Australia
The International Programs Coordinator at Buckley Park College is Assistant Principal, Craig Dunstan
Phone: 03 9331 9999
PROCESS FOR ADMISSION
Students apply directly through www.studyvic.gov.au Buckley Park College will assess applications in a timely manner and seek phone interviews for students that progress through to the next stage of the application to determine English proficiency and suitability for enrolment at the school. BuckLey Park College will notify the International Education Division of the decision and this will be communicated to applicants. If successful applicants will be contacted directly by the school to commence enrolment procedures.