At MLC we welcome students from many different cultures, religions and backgrounds.


Our values both support and celebrate diversity and the global perspectives that each student brings to our community.  We enjoy a reputation for being one of Australia’s most innovative and successful schools and regularly attract students from Asia, the Pacific Islands, North and South America and Europe.  Our international students find MLC to be an enriching and supportive environment and often comment on the atmosphere of belonging that they experience.  

English as an Additional Language

All students who do not have English as their first language are required to sit an English Language Assessment Test provided by the Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS). The enrolment can only be processed after the results of this test have been forwarded to MLC.

MLC has minimum requirements for EAL for secondary school students to proceed with enrolment, please see below:

Year Levels AEAS Score
7-9 71
10-12 80


Welfare and Accommodation

All overseas students planning to study at MLC are required to indicate their accommodation arrangements at the time of application.
The College requires that all students either:

  • Live in Australia with a parent, a Department of Home Affairs (DHA) approved relative or a legal custodian;
  • Live in the Tiddeman Boarding House (Year 7-12); or
  • Live in Australia under a Homestay accommodation arrangement approved by MLC (the student must be at least 15 years of age).

When MLC accepts an overseas student enrolment in either the Boarding House or Homestay, the College is responsible for the provision of accommodation, support and general welfare of the student and issues a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter as part of the visa process. 
These arrangements are required to be in place for the period that the individual is enrolled as a student at MLC.
MLC is not permitted to delegate, outsource or contract out this responsibility. 

Tiddeman Boarding House 

Our Tiddeman Boarding House offers a comfortable home away from home in which students (Years 7-12) make lasting friendships. The Head of Boarding and boarding staff are dedicated to ensuring that boarding students are well supported and guided in making the most of what MLC has to offer.
During term breaks, overseas students (for whom the College has issued a CAAW) residing in the Boarding House must:

  • return home to parents, or
  • move to a ‘short term’ Homestay arrangement approved by the College (note: students under 15years of age are not permitted to stay in short term homestay).

Click here for further information on Boarding at MLC.

Homestay 

Where a student will not be residing with a parent or DHA approved relative and a boarding house place is not available, eligible (Year 10-12 students) international students may be considered for a school approved Homestay.  A parent may recommend a Homestay host or the College may provide a Homestay host, subject to availability.  In either case, MLC is responsible for approving all accommodation arrangements.  An MLC approved Homestay is subject to stringent selection, approval and monitoring processes by the College, developed to meet the requirements of the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) framework, the 2018 National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students and Student Visa Condition 8532 which require that appropriate arrangements have been made for the accommodation, welfare and support of students less than 18 years of age.

Supporting our Overseas Students 

The International Student Team at MLC comprehensively supports the social, academic and administrative needs of our international students.

All international students have access to a range of support facilities including:

  • MLC's International Student Coordinator, who monitors all aspects of student welfare, including academic progress, and provides opportunities for international students to become active members of the College community.
  • MLC’s Student Homestay Consultant, who supports students in both short term and long-term Homestay arrangements.
  • MLC Admissions, who help with visa, passport and health insurance matters.
  • MLC Careers Counsellors, who work closely with international students and their teachers in subject choice, career advice and university entrance.
  • The Melbourne Schools Partnership International (MSPI) is a unique alliance between the University of Melbourne and selected schools including MLC. Each year, the Program assists MLC to support our high calibre international students.

Local Support Person 

The College recommends each overseas student issued with a CAAW letter to have a Local Support Person while the student is studying in Melbourne as a way of providing personal and practical support in addition to support provided by the College as the official guardian.

The Local Support Person may be recommended by the parents and is preferably known to them.
An MLC Local Support Person needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Must be over 21 years of age
  • Must be comfortable conversing in English
  • Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, living in Metropolitan Melbourne
  • Must be contactable by both email and phone 7 days/week
  • Must be committed to providing ongoing and regular support to the student
  • Must nominate a replacement person if they are going to be away for an extended period of time
  • Must be prepared to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC), provide proof of identity and suitable references and complete MLC’s Child Safe Induction.

Where families are unable to nominate a suitable Local Support Person, the College will discuss other options with you as part of the enrolment process. 

The College endorses all Local Support Persons before a formal appointment is made, to ensure the suitability of the person to the role. 

Student Visa and Overseas Health Cover 

After acceptance of a place, MLC will issue the documentation required for students to obtain a student visa and organise overseas student health cover if necessary. This visa will be issued for the length of the course of schooling.

There are many questions you may have and we encourage you to read our Prospectus and contact MLC Admissions at admissions@mlc.vic.edu.au or on +61 3 9274 6316.

MLC Star

International Education Agents

China

A&A International Education

Suite 2109 Tian An Centre
338 Nan Jing Road (West)
Shanghai, China

Website: www.AAoz.cn



AUG Beijing

Room 768, Guangming Building, 
No.42 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District,
Beijing 100096 China

Website: augstudy.com/beijing/

 

 

Austar Group

7F BM Inter Continental Center 
No.100 Yutong Road
Shanghai 200070, China

Website: www.austarstudy.com

 

Australia Education Service Pty Ltd

Rm 2601-2602, Level 26, Baihua Plaza, 
33 Zumiao Rd, Chancheng District, 
Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

Website: aesconsultant.com/ch/


Beijing New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting Co., Ltd

No. 6 Haidian Central Street,
Haidian District, Beijing 100080
China

Website: http://liuxue.xdf.cn/Australia/


Best Way Consultancy 

Suite 2512,Buliding 1,Huafu Tiandi Plaza,
Shenhe District, 
Shenyang City, China

Website: www.bestwayvisa.com 
 

Education International Cooperation (EIC) Group Ltd

Room1801, Ciro's Plaza, No.388 West Nanjing Road,
Shanghai 200001

Website: https://www.eic.org.cn/


JJL International Education Exchange Promotion Ltd
5F Miyang Tower, Yong An Don Li, Jianwai Avenue
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022
China

Website: https://www.jjl.cn/gz

 

Wise Business Consulting Co., Ltd

Room 1603, No.319 Changde Road
Shanghai, China

Website: www.hq-edu.cn

 

Hong Kong

AAS Education Consultancy Ltd
Room 1501, Grand Plaza Office Tower Two
625 Nathan Road, Mong Kok
Hong Kong

Website: https://aas.com.hk/

 

AEC Education Consultancy

1402 Causeway Bay Plaza 1,
463 Hennessy Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Website: www.aecl.com.hk

 

AUG  Hong Kong Office

Rm 903, 9th Floor, Office Tower Two
Grand Plaza, 625 Nathan Road
Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Website: www.augstudy.com

 

Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre (HKOSC)

Rm 1229-1230
Star House
3 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Website: www.hkosc.com.hk

 

iEducation and Training Group Ltd
Room 2202, Tung Wai Commercial Building, 109-111 Gloucester Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Website: http://ietgroup.com.hk/en/

Macau

Australia Education Service Pty Ltd

Alameda Dr. Carlos D’ Assumpção, No. 336-342
Centro Commercial Cheng Feng, 4 Andar O, 
Macau

Website: aesconsultant.com/ch/

 

Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre (HKOSC)

Av. da Praia Grande, No. 409, 
China Law Building, 20 Andar C,
Macau

Website: www.hkosc.com.mo

 

Taiwan

Academic Asia Taiwan

6F-4, 230 Chang-An East Road, Sec. 2
Taipei City 104, Taiwan

Website: www.aat96.com.tw
 

Frontier Planning International Co. Ltd

2nd Floor - 2 No 23 Section 1
Hangzhou South Road
Taipei 10053, Taiwan

Website: www.fpiedu.com

 

Malaysia

AUG  Malaysia

Suite 19.02, 19th Floor, Wisma MCA, 
163 Jalan Ampang, 
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website: augstudy.com.my

 

E.T. Education Services SDN BHD

Suite 1003, Block E, Phileo Damansara 1
No 9, Jalan 16/11, 46350 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia

Website: www.et-studyabroad.com
Singapore

AUG Global Network Singapore Office

7 Maxwell Road
#02-100 Annex B
Ministry of National Development Complex
Singapore 069111

Website: augstudy.com/singapore/
Indonesia

AUG Indonesia

Gedung Setiabudi Atrium, Level 5, Suite 507
Jl. H R Rasuna Said Kav. 62, Kuningan, 
Jakarta 12920, Indonesia

Website: www.augstudy.com/indonesia
Japan

Chic Education
4-5-17 Tsuruma Machida
Machida, Tokyo 194-0004
Japan


Website: https://www.chiceducation.com/
 

Thailand

CETA Worldwide Education
12th Floor, Home Place Office Building, 283/65, Sukhumvit 55, North Klongton
Wattana, Bangkok, 10110
Thailand

Website: http://www.ceta.co.th/

Vietnam

Doslink Australia Pty Ltd
Unit 21, 62 Nicholson Street
Footscray VIC 3011

Website: http://doslink.com.vn/


Uni-Link Consultancy
Suite 301 - BT Office Building, No 106 Ton Duc Thang Street, Quoc Tu Giam Ward
Dong Da District, Hanoi
Vietnam

Website: www.uni-link.org.vn

Australia

AUG Global Network Head Office

Level 1, 258 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Website: www.augstudy.com

OzStudy Group

Level 3, 234 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Website: http://ozstudynet.com/index.html


AusRoad Education & Immigration

1006, 55 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Website:  www.aicausroad.com

 

Australia Education Service Pty Ltd

Australia Education Service Pty Ltd
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Website: www.aesconsultant.com

 

Best Way Consultancy

Suite 303, 431-439 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Websitewww.bestwayvisa.com 

 

Gordon Education Australia Pty Ltd

Level 19, 567 Collins Street, 
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Website: www.gordoneducation.com.au

 

LYU YOU STUDY International Pty Ltd
30 Orchard Crescent
Mont Albert North VIC 3129

Website: http://www.you-study.com.au/blog/

 

STG International Service Group Pty Ltd
5/899 Whitehorse Road
 Box Hill VIC 3128

Website: http://www.stgch.com.au/

 

The Newstone Group

Level 2, 350 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Website: www.thenewstone.com 
 

 

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