International Students

Araluen Primary School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to


Araluen Primary School is accredited to enrol international students as part of the International Student Program.  Araluen Primary School is the only school in Sale and one of only a few schools in Victoria that are accredited to enroll international students.


We offer high-quality learning in a caring environment and welcome international students.​  Students receive extra individualised language tuition in addition to normal classes. 


Primary school years

Primary school classes are divided into Prep and Years 1 to 6 (total duration up to 7 years). Primary school in Victoria is a learning place for students up to 12 or 13 years old. To enter Prep, students must be 5 years of age on or before 30 April that year to be eligible (applicable to dependant fee category students only). Standard fee category students must be at least 6 years of age at the time of their visa application. Grade 6 is the final year of primary school and students are usually 12 to 13 years of age.


Study plan

Academic success is important and your child will have the best learning and teaching in the world. However, it’s not the only aim of Victorian primary schools. Our schools recognise the importance of social growth and try to keep students with others of the same age group.

Primary school students are placed in the best grade that fits their age and academic ability.

The choice of grade level will also allow for the difference between schooling systems overseas and in other states of Australia.


English language skills

Our schools support international primary students with their English language learning while they undertake normal classes with local students. Therefore, your child is not required to be enrolled in an intensive English language program before they start school.

Studying in Victoria

Victorian government schools are a destination of choice for international students. Our schools provide international students with a high-quality education, excellent English language tuition and caring welfare support services. To learn more about studying and living in Victoria as an international student, see:

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 school

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

International Student Coordinator (ISC): Karen Smyth

Phone:  5144 21 11 

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