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International Students - Box Hill Senior Secondary School

International Students

Healesville Sanctuary - Students feeding emu

Click to view BHSSC International Students  at Healesville Sanctuary.

Click to view BHSSC International Students at the Interschool Chess Championships.

Click to view BHSSC International Students at the 2018 Welcome Reception, Government House.



At Box Hill Senior Secondary College, we welcome students from all over the world to further enrich their education in our young adult learning environment, preparing them for a future in a global workplace.

Please enjoy reading about the College's facilities, educational environment, support programs and curriculum delivery on other pages of the College Website, and in our International Student Program booklet: English   中文.



To enrol as an International Student at Box Hill Senior Secondary College, apply online to the Victorian Government Schools - International Education Division: English   中文   日本語   한국어   Tiếng Việt



Box Hill Senior Secondary College maintains high standards for our international student accommodation: English   中文   日本語   한국어   Tiếng Việt


Our Homestay families

Where parents of international students opt for the Department of Education to arrange accommodation, Box Hill Senior Secondary College has a Homestay policy whereby Homestay families provide quality accommodation in a safe, comfortable and caring environment: English   中文   日本語   한국어   Tiếng Việt


Becoming a Homestay family

If you, your family, neighbour or friends are living in close proximity to Box Hill Senior Secondary College, then please contact Lynden Fielding, Director of the International Student Program for further information or to register your interest in becoming a Homestay family:


Compass Online Communication

Box Hill Senior Secondary College uses a community portal called ‘COMPASS’ as a primary means of communication between the school and home: English   中文   Tiếng Việt   Simplified Chinese


Assessment and Reporting

At Box Hill Senior Secondary College, education is delivered by our dedicated and professional teaching staff. They support students to achieve academically, and help them grow more confident and independent. To support students and their learning, the College has in place regular progress reports, as well as end of semester reports.

More information: English   中文   Tiếng Việt   Simplified Chinese

Grade Point Average (GPA) Rubric: English   中文   Tiếng Việt   Simplified Chinese


Languages other than English

At Box Hill Senior Secondary College, international students may undertake VCE studies in their first language on Saturday mornings from 9:00am until 12:15pm during term time at a campus of the Victorian School of Languages (VSL), a school of the Victorian Government. Students may choose to study Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 1 and 2 as a year 10 or 11 student, and Units 3 and 4 as a year 11 or 12 student.

In 2018, BHSSC international students are also studying VCE Units 3 and 4 at the Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Culture School (VCAA code: 14309), and the Iranian Cultural School (VCAA code: 1864).


Vocational Education and Training

Box Hill Senior Secondary College offers studies in Vocational Education and Training (VET), as well as the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). In 2018, an international student is completing the 22261VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-vocational) through a third party arrangement with the Box Hill Institute (RTO No. 4687).


Local area

Box Hill Senior Secondary College is located in the green and leafy suburb of Mont Albert North, with quiet streets, near the top of the hill ridge looking out to the east and south east to Box Hill and Box Hill North. Doncaster, East Doncaster and Templestowe are to the north and north east. Mont Albert and Balwyn are to the west, and Canterbury and Surrey Hills are to the south. The College is well served by public transport and students travel from homestays in these suburbs, as well as those located in Mitcham, Nunawading, Burwood and Camberwell.

The College is a 12 minute walk from the Box Hill Central Shopping Centre, and tram and train interchanges. Box Hill Central Shopping Centre is a very large regional shopping centre complex with two hubs – Box Hill Central above the railway station, and Centro Plaza across the Market and Main Street pedestrian malls. There are over 190 retailers/shops, cafés/eateries, and service providers, as well as cinemas, and a major bus interchange and railway station. Westfield Doncaster, a large retail centre with more than four hundred stores, including department stores, shops, banks, cafés / restaurants, supermarkets, and cinemas. is a 15 minute short distance by bus.

The College and homes of many of its homestay providers are located within the City of Whitehorse, which has beautiful and extensive facilities for walking and cycling, and many recreation reserves, sport fields, and parks and gardens. International students may choose to spend some of their home study time in one of the four public library branches - Blackburn, Box Hill, Nunawading and Vermont South. There are Aqualink swimming pool complexes at Nunawading and Box Hill, and the City of Whitehorse celebrates festivals and events cross the year.


Student obligations and entitlements

International students have education obligations and entitlements. They are documented by the International Education Division as Standard Aplication Terms, Conditons and Policies.


Contact details

Fiona Erwich, Assistant Principal - International Student Program

Lynden Fielding, Director of the International Student Program


Thank you for your interest in our school.


 Front of school - main entrance

Please visit online: Studying in Victoria - International Education Division, Department of Education and Training, Victorian Government

CRICOS provider name: Department of Education and Training

CRICOS code: 00861K

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