Wellington Secondary College is a large, vibrant multi-cultural government high school that enjoys strong links with other countries. Students are encouraged to become fully involved in the life of the College. Your son or daughter will join a happy group of international students who are totally integrated into mainstream classes. Our students predominantly come from Vietnam, China and Cambodia. They will have the opportunity to be in a leadership position as Captain or Vice Captain of the International Students Program.
All International students at Wellington choose a comprehensive Year 7 to 10 course or a full Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) program at Years 11-12. Mainstream classes are small (25 students) with a high level of student-teacher interaction to ensure more individual attention. Your son or daughter will enjoy the benefits of extensive curriculum and co-curriculum programs in a supportive learning environment that includes the following: accelerated learning by the early commencement of VCE or university subjects; challenging Sport, Music and Drama activities. There is also an Intensive English Language Centre (WIELC) on site in our dedicated International Centre. Newly arrived international students are taught English before they transition into mainstream classes.
Students commence at the beginning of each semester. Prior to the commencement students are required to undertake an interview either in person or via Skype/Viber/Wechat prior to acceptance. This is to ensure students meet the college’s required level of oral English proficiency. Students under 15 will only be considered if they live with a parent or a DIPB approved relative. We only accept students entering Year 10 or higher.
The International Students Program is an integral part of the College. We are proud of our cultural diversity and ensure that all our students’ multiculturally rich backgrounds are recognised, catered for, celebrated and valued.
Click here for more information on our Internationalising Education at Wellington Secondary College.
To help you adjust to living and studying in Melbourne you will be involved in an orientation program which will include information on:
Some of this information you can access prior to your departure for Australia by accessing particular websites, the most useful of which is www.study.vic.gov.au and downloading the predeparture guide in your first language.
Other useful websites:
A team of people will be involved in the orientation process including Ms Tzelepis (Director, International Programs), our multicultural aides, other staff members and students.
How to contact us:
Ms Connie Tzelepis
Wellington Secondary College
Phone: +61 3 9547 6822
International Enrolment Process:
All applications must go through the International Division. Please refer to their website www.study.vic.gov.au and follow the links for applying. Application forms can also be downloaded from here, or you can apply online.
Alternatively you may contact the International Division through http://www.study.vic.gov.au
Department of Education and Training (DET)
CRICOS Provider Code 00861K.