Toorak College is a registered provider for overseas students from Year 5 to Year 12. We help girls identify their strengths and interests and develop confident, high achieving global citizens by providing exceptional education in a nurturing, encouraging and supportive environment.
Each year we welcome many international students. The on-campus English Language Support Centre ensures a smooth transition for our international students, equipping students with the English language skills they need to be active members of the Toorak College community.
Toorak College’s Boarding House, Joan Ansett Hall, provides a comforting, ‘home away from home’ for our Australian and International students. Our boarding programs combine care and wellbeing within our residential learning program and all the best life has to offer on the Mornington Peninsula.
Overseas students are encouraged to maintain their cultural integrity while adapting to Australian education and socialising with local students. Toorak College is a member of the Melbourne Schools Partnership International with the University of Melbourne.
To aid in the enrolment process, Toorak College has partnered with a number of international agencies. We encourage you to contact an agent in your region for additional assistance. View the Agent List here.
If you are applying from outside Australia and do not hold an Australian citizenship or permanent residency, you must follow specific application procedures.
Parents or their representatives submit an International Enrolment Application form with required documentation:
- Copy of AEAS or IELTS test results (or public examination)
- Copy of Student’s most recent school report (translated)
- Copy of Birth certificate
- Copy of Passport & Visa (if available)
The International Enrolment Application form must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and be accompanied with the application fee and required documents.
The Application and supporting information will be reviewed. Admission to the School is conditional. The Principal must be satisfied as to the suitability of each applicant, including their English ability.
- Interview with The Principal.
The Principal is the only person who can issue a Letter of Offer. Offers are conditional upon the student reaching required English proficiency for the year level of entry. Reports from our Language School will form part of this assessment.
Toorak College will send the following:
- Letter of Offer
- Toorak College International Student Agreement
- Toorak College Guardianship Policy
- International Terms of Business
- Related Policies to International Students
- Learning Program Information for students and parents
When an offer has been issued, parents have 30 days to accept by completing and returning the International Student Agreement documentation and by paying the deposit.
To accept Toorak College's offer you are required to:
- Pay the deposit (refer to your Letter of Offer)
- Provide a completed Toorak College International Student Agreement Form
- Provide a completed Medical Form
Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) documentation will be prepared upon the payment of the deposit.
Toorak College will send you the following, which will enable you to apply for a Student Visa:
- Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
- Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) (if applicable)
- Overseas Student Health Cover confirmation letter
The Boarding Experience
Download our Boarding Experience brochure here to find out more.
Choosing a school for your child is an important decision, so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Enrolments Manager, Sarah Becker, on (03) 9788 7234 or email@example.com.
Boarding is available for girls from Years 7 to 12. Boarding can be full time or weekly, with short stays available if there is availability.
Thank you for considering Toorak College for your child’s education.
English language requirements
Students are usually offered a place based on the results of AEAS, IELTS testing or similar.
Living arrangements for Younger Years International Students
(Students under 13 years of age)
An international student that is under the age of 13 years and is a student of Toorak College must reside with a parent or relative or someone that has been approved by the department of Home Affairs.
Living arrangements Senior Years International Students
(Students over 13 years of age)
An international student that is 13 years or above and not in the care of a parent or relative or an approved person by the Department of Home Affairs must reside in Joan Ansett Hall, the boarding house at Toorak College. Toorak College does not offer homestay options for international students.
Guardianship - Younger Years
Toorak College requires that all Younger Years International Students live with their direct parent, relative or approved person by the Department of Home Affairs and that this person is their guardian whilst in Australia and part of Toorak College.
Student Advocates - Senior Years
Toorak College uses International Student Alliance (ISA) as a service for its international students and their families. ISA act as a conduit of information between the College, the students and their families. Agents or families should fill out the application form online via this link during enrolment. The yearly cost of this service is covered by Toorak College to ensure that all international students have access to this service.
Policies and information
All potential students and their parents are required to view the relevant enrolment information.
- Senior Years Student Experience brochure - to request a copy please contact our Enrolments Office.
Laptop computer program
International students are required to use laptop computers and your laptop will be available for you on your arrival. Please note International students are not permitted to purchase their laptop computers overseas and these charges are outlined in the Enrolment Agreement.
Uniform and books
Initial uniform purchases are made under supervision and may either be paid for on the day of purchase or charged to your account. The estimated cost is AUD $1,500 for both summer and winter uniforms. Ongoing uniform requirements must be paid for at time of purchase. Students purchase books when they arrive at the School. The estimated cost is AUD $400-$600.
International student health cover
Toorak College organises overseas student health cover with Medibank Private. A condition of the student visa requires that students must join overseas student health cover for the duration of their visa. The fee will vary according to the length of the visa, details can be found at www.medibank.com.au.
Australian home network (AHN)
Toorak College advises that during term breaks if a boarder, who has ISA as their student guardian, is not travelling home and wishes to stay in Australia then they must use the services of AHN. This company which has public limited liability and a 24 hour emergency call centre, organises all homestays and ensures that all homestays meet all the correct building regulation requirements and organises for the homestay host to collect and drop each girl to and from Joan Ansett Hall, www.homestaynetwork.org.
For more information about education services for Overseas Students (ESOS) download a description of the ESOS framework, https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-I....
Toorak College’s CRICOS details:
CRICOS Providers Code: 00349D
CRICOS Course Code: 005454G (Senior)
CRICOS Course Code: 097816B (Primary)