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International Enrolment

Alphington Grammar School truly values our culturally diverse student population; it’s what makes Alphington such a unique school. We embrace diversity to foster an environment of inclusivity and help shape global citizens.

Why Study at Alphington?

Alphington Grammar School enrols International Students across Primary and Secondary years, as well as into our High School Preparation Program (HSPP). We welcome students from a wide range of countries, including China, the USA, Indonesia, and Vietnam, and we hold this diversity in extremely high regard.

Our International Students benefit from a personalised approach to their academic studies, especially in VCE. We are aware that not all students will come to us with the same skills or levels of English proficiency, and to address this, Alphington offers various preparation classes. 

At Alphington, we provide academic challenges and social opportunities within a culturally inclusive Australian environment. International Students have noted their favourites features of the Alphington experience to be the value of the ‘tutor style’ teaching in small groups and the natural landscaped campus setting of the School, which sits at the foot of quintessential Australian parklands.

Alphington Grammar School is governed by the regulations and guidelines of The Education Services for Overseas Students Act (2000) (The ‘ESOS Act’) and the National Code 2018. For more details, please visit this link.

CRICOS codes

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students:


Homestay Accommodation

Alphington Grammar School requires International Students enrolled at the School over the age of 14 to reside in Homestay Accommodation provided by one of the School’s registered providers and approved by the School. All International Students under the age of 14 are to live with a parent or eligible relative who must hold the appropriate visa (subclass 590) obtained by the Department of Home Affairs.

Alphington regards living in Homestay Accommodation as an important element of the International Student experience. Homestay living provides students with support and encouragement as well as an opportunity to learn about and experience authentic Australian home life and culture, and develop friendships which often last a lifetime.

Alphington works with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN) and Student Accommodation Services (SAS) to organise our students’ Homestay Accommodation.

Alphington Grammar School accepts full responsibility for approving accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements for students of the School, and when a CAAW (Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare) is issued by Alphington, the School does not delegate, outsource or contract out that responsibility.

Our Homestay Accommodation Policy can be found in the International Enrolment Process and Policies page, and provides greater insight into the Homestay Process and the standards for the homes in which the students under our care and supervision will reside.