International 2023-11-07T14:22:35+11:00

Our international students are integral to the rich and valued cultural heritage which we are so privileged to enjoy at St Joseph’s College.

International Program

St Joseph’s College has an extensive International program offering academic and spiritual opportunities of an excellent standard. Each student accepted into the program is matched with a local homestay family, who provide accommodation, meals and a comfortable environment to live in during their education at the College.

The College has a comprehensive orientation and welcoming program for all new international students, which runs in the first week of the students’ arrival in Australia. Each boy is welcomed at the airport and transported to the College, where the homestay families are waiting to meet and become acquainted with their homestay student. Each student then travels to their homestay accommodation, and settles in to familiarise themselves with their surroundings. The following day, the boys return to the College to share morning tea, and tour the College grounds and facilities. Students meet a number of St Joseph’s College staff members and also their student buddy, a friendly and approachable student the international student can turn to for advice and assistance in adjusting to College life. College uniforms are fitted for the students, and a briefing session is held to inform students of College policies and procedures.

Each year level at the College has a Year Level Coordinator and Curriculum Leader who oversees the smooth transition of all international students into their studies within the St Joseph’s College learning community, and also assists with the provision of support services for all international students. The coordinators liaises regularly with international students to monitor their progress both academically and socially, and are available at all times to assist with any challenges a student may experience in school or their homestay. The College Counsellor is also available to help work through any issues of concern to the students, and works in close contact with the coordinators when necessary. The International Liaison Officer can be contacted at all times by both students and their respective homestay families in case of a serious concern or challenge that may arise outside of school hours, to ensure each student’s wellbeing and safety are maintained at all times.

The College maintains regular contact with each student’s family overseas to keep parents well informed and updated on their child’s academic progress and overall wellbeing.


St Joseph’s College is an education provider registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) under CRICOS Provider Number 00874E. CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the education provider meet the high standards necessary for overseas students.

Protection of International Students

The Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality in education and consumer protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2017.

It is important that students are aware of their rights and responsibilities under the ESOS framework before accepting an education provider’s offer of a place and forwarding their fees. The ESOS framework document National Code 2017


Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC)

From 1 July, 2010, students must obtain Overseas Student Health Cover for the proposed duration of their student visa. This requirement is effective for those who apply for a student visa after this date.

For further information please refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) 

Application Process

Our international students are integral to the rich and valued cultural heritage which we are so privileged to enjoy at St Joseph’s College

For the

  • St Joseph’s College International Student Program Policies and Procedures
  • Application forms and Terms and Conditions for Enrolment
  • Fee information

or any other enquiry, please contact the Principal’s Office at or phone +61 3 9756 3112.

Download the International Application for Enrolment Form here. 


St Joseph’s College organises and supports international student accommodation with carefully selected homestay families (Homestay).

Homestay can be a rewarding and interesting experience for both students and families.  It provides international students with an opportunity to better understand life in Australia within a welcoming and safe environment while families and households can enjoy the cultural exchange, the satisfaction of supporting a young person or simply companionship.

The College has a number of experienced and successful Homestay hosts who along with the College support international students and families new to the Homestay experience.

Students pay a weekly Homestay fee of $245 while in residence and a small holding fee for periods of extended absence.


English Language Program

Overseas students entering the College will undertake a 6-40 week course onsite to assist them to learn the skills needed to achieve success in the Victorian Education System.

The course will focus on developing language skills and study skills in the key subject areas in the curriculum – English, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, Arts, Sport and Physical Education.


International Agents 

Beijing EduGlobal Development Co Pty Ltd
Contact: David Wei
Address: 7th Floor North Office Tower, The New World Centre, 3B Chongwenmenwal St BEIJING 100062 PR CHINA
Region: China

Chivast Education International
Contact: Shania Shi
12F,Tower B, Office Building, New World Centre, Chongwenmenwai Street, Beijing(100062), China
Region: China

Beijing Sida(China Star)Overseas Education Service Co.,Ltd

Contact: Katherine Sun
2103, Tower B, JianWai SOHO Office Building,No.39, Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District,Beijing, 100022, China
Region: China

Shanghai CIIC Education International Co Ltd
Contact: Mr Frankie Zhang
Address: Suite A 11F No 88 Cao Xi North Rd Shanghai 200030 PR CHINA
Region: China

Masterlink International Enterprises
Contact: Yin Min
Address: Suite 3004 Nanzheng Building, 580 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai 200041 PR CHINA
Region: China

Contact: Tang Zheng Qin
Addresss: Room 1302-03, Tian’an Centre Tower, No. 338 Nanjing Road West,
Contact: Maggie Yang
23F.AVIC Mansion, Yi10 Dongsanhuan Middle Road,ChaoyangDistrict,
Region: China

Rise Smart Overseas Education Centre
Contact: Mr Pius Lee – Managing Director
Address: Room 1202-3, 12/F Grandmark, 8A-10 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon Hong Kong
Region: Hong Kong

Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre
Contact: Jimmy Wong
Room 1229-1230 Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Region: Hong Kong

CMI Vietnam
Contact: Giang Nguyen

753 Le Hong Phong Street – Ward 12  – District 10,  Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam
Region: Hong Kong