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We have a proud tradition and strength for supporting our International Student Program. It is highly regarded for its leadership and visionary contribution to international education.

Student selection process

Our student selection process ensures that quality students have the opportunity to experience an excellent education that will assist them to gain entry to their preferred tertiary pathways.

Prospective applicants are expected to show excellent academic strength, good English language skills and other personal merits when applying for entry to Northcote High School. To be considered for enrolment, applicants need to demonstrate:

  • 80+ academic report
  • IELTS 5.5+ (to be exempt from the 20-week intensive English course students require IELTS of 6.00+).

We conduct an interview through face-to-face or via electronic platform with applicants. We then make a final decision and inform the applicant or their agent.

How to apply

Most international students must apply to the Department of Education in order to study in a Victorian government school. To learn about the application types and to apply, see: How to apply

Contact our office

For more information about international students, please contact the below staff member.

International Student Coordinator (ISC) & Global Education Program Director: Jocelyn Hill

Phone: +61 3 9488 2300


International Student Office:

Northcote High School is accredited under the Department of Education’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education, 00861K). For more information, see:

Pre-departure kit for prospective international students

Welcome to Northcote High School

International students visa conditions (Chinese)

International students visa conditions (Vietnamese)

International students visa conditions (English)

Departure Guide (English)

Departure Guide (Chinese)

International Student Emergency Contact

Policies and guidelines

Under the Department of Education’s Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) guidelines, Northcote High School has developed the required policies to govern its actions to ensure the school provides quality education to its school community.

These policies support the organisation, processes and procedures of our International Student Program. These policies include:

Homestay Policy

International Student Accommodation Policy

International Student Enrolment Guidelines

Northcote High School Complaints and Appeals Policy

DE International Education Division Complaints and Appeals Policy

DE International Education Division Complaints Appeals Process

Critical Incident Management Policy

Child Safe and Wellbeing Policy

Child Safe Code of Conduct

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