We welcome international students from diverse range cultures and are registered to accept students who are studying on a 571 Student Visa, from Year 1 to Year 12. St Luke’s proudly offers our international students family-style support and accommodation through the homestay program.
If you live abroad and wish to make an application to enroll your child/ren at St Luke's please click on the form below and our Registrar, Mr Chris Ellem, will contact you to discuss the admissions process.
Please refer to the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for details regarding visa requirements.
Educational Services for Overseas Students (ESOS)
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations regulates the education and training sector’s involvement with overseas students who study in Australia on student visas. It does this through the Education Services for Overseas Students legislative framework. This ensures that Australia continues to deliver quality education services in the interests of overseas students, by setting minimum standards, providing tuition and financial assurance.
The legislation mandates a nationally consistent approach to registering education providers so that the quality of the tuition and the care of students remain high. The professionalism and integrity of the education industry is further strengthened by the ESOS legislation’s interface with immigration law. This imposes visa-related reporting requirements on both students and providers. A simple explanation of the framework can be found in the Easy Guide to ESOS.
St Luke's offers a Homestay program for students who live in regional areas too remote to travel to and from on a daily basis. Homestays are also an option for international students who wish to study at St Luke’s. The homestay program offers both five-day and full-time accommodation.
International students who are enrolled in St Luke's and not living with their parents or guardians are required to live with a school approved homestay provider. This policy is required by law and applies to all students under the 18 years of age, and continues to apply to students over 18 years of age unless approval is granted by the principal.
Carefully selected families within the school community – often they are past students – become homestay parents who offer students a caring, comfortable and healthy environment that supports the student's academic pursuits.
Homestay family members and regular visitors over the age of 18 must hold a Blue Card as required by the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000, as evidence of a Police Suitability Check being undertaken. Orientation and training programs such as Risk Management strategies are held for each family.
Please visit our Homestay page for more information.
CRICOS Provider Number: 01317D