International Student Program and Westall English Language Centre

International Student Program

Provider Name: Department of Education and Training 

Criscos Code:  00861K

Westall Secondary College has a well-established international program, recruiting students from China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia and India whereby students complete their secondary education in Australia. A dedicated facility “International House” is provided for the exclusive use of the full fee paying overseas students and a full time co-ordinator and several assistants are available to assist students throughout their time at the College.

The College supports students to secure appropriate accommodation ‘Homestay’ and ensures that their safety and well-being is prioritised at all times.

More information can be found on the following links:

Westall SC Orientation Handbook                                                                                        Orientation Handbook

Westall SC Brochure (Chinese)                                                                                             Chinese Brochure

Westall SC Brochure (Vietnamese)                                                                                       Vietnamese Brochure

Victorian Government Schools - International Student Program Website         

Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy                                                                       Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy

Westall Secondary Newsletters                                                                                                                                                                    


Our College contacts are:

Mrs Sue Simadri - Assistant Principal                                                Mrs Po-Sim Ngian - International Student Coordinator


Email:                                    Email:


Our Third Party Agreements are with the following organisations:

Chinese Culture School                                                    

IMVC - Inner Melbourne VET Cluster                             

IVET - Innovative Vocational Education and Training  




Westall English Language Centre (WELC)
Westall English Language Centre is a Government funded facility which provides an intensive English program for newly arrived students. WELC caters for students who have arrived in Australia as refugees, migrants, or are full fee paying overseas students.  Most students are eligible to participate in the 20-week English as an Additional Language (EAL) intensive program prior to transitioning to a mainstream educational setting.

The learning focus in the Language Centre is not only on learning English in preparation for the mainstream classroom, but also on personal development. Regular incursions and excursions are undertaken to support the learning  and to expose newly arrived students to Australian life and culture.