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Why Oxley?

Oxley Christian College is a co-educational Christian School that enjoys a reputation for educational excellence. It has an outstanding academic record and is highly successful in preparing students for university entrance. It complies with the Government requirements of the ESOS (Education Services for Overseas Students) Act, Regulations and the NCP (National Code of Practice) 2007.

The 70 acre campus, with a present enrolment of approximately 1,000 students, is situated on a main highway in the outer eastern Melbourne suburb of Chirnside Park. It is serviced by trains and buses to the CBD and close by is a large regional shopping centre. Facilities include a modern and up-to-date Library and Resource Centre, modern Science and Computer Laboratories, as well as comfortable, well equipped classrooms for specialist subjects.

  • Oxley provides courses to qualify students for Australian and International universities. There is also a special link between Melbourne University and Oxley Christian College through a partnership program. Visit The Melbourne University Website
  • Renowned for high quality educational standards, the College has maintained close to a 100% pass rate in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).
  • Highly dedicated teachers monitor students’ academic progress and provide additional help.
  • An integrated English program specialising in intensive English gives a very good foundation for successful studies and cultural adjustment.
  • Oxley offers a very safe and secure environment with excellent discipline and strong moral values.
  • There is a strong emphasis on personal care of students, including their physical and social wellbeing.
  • Expert counselling is provided in subject selection, university courses and career pathways.
  • Parents regularly receive comprehensive student progress reports and student wellbeing is monitored by teachers and homestay staff.
  • Competitive fees provide value for money and students may apply for entry at all year levels.

International Enquiries:
Mr Ian Broadley
Head of International Programs
IBroadley@oxley.vic.edu.au

CRICOS Provider Code 00331C
COURSE CODE 016943K (Primary Years 1-6)
COURSE CODE 016944J (Secondary Years 7-12

Living in Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia is the capital of the State of Victoria with a population of around four million people. The convenient, modern city is located on Port Phillip Bay and enjoys a mild climate. It is a leading education centre, rich in cultural diversity.

An international study recently concluded that Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city. International students quickly feel at home in multi-cultural Melbourne where people are friendly and helpful.

Oxley Christian College is located in the Outer Eastern Melbourne suburb of Chirnside Park, part of the Shire of Yarra Ranges. Visit the Yarra Ranges Shire Council website for more information about the area.

Courses Offered

The Australian school year commences late January and concludes mid-December. Years 7 to 10 students are provided with a broad-based general education designed to prepare them for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) studies, the government accredited course.

Years 11 and 12 (VCE) students are helped to select a two-year program from a range of Arts / Humanities, Business, Mathematics, Science and Technology Studies which meet the necessary pre-requisites for gaining the VCE and university selection. Results at Year 12 only are used for university selection.

Year 1 to Year 6 students may be accepted upon discussion with the College and upon arrangement of suitable living arrangements.  Homestay services are not available to students of this age.

Integrated English Course

Students are encouraged to enrol in the Oxley Christian College Integrated English program. This will enable students to build a solid foundation for success in Australian academic studies and consolidate their English skills to enable their confident entrance into the appropriate year levels.

Student Care

On arrival, new students are welcomed at the airport and taken to their accommodation. College office staff will assist them with transport arrangements, fee registration, visa applications, international student health cover, textbook lists, uniform, etc. Pastoral care of students is provided by a team of teachers and counselling staff. Academic support and assistance is provided by the Head of Senior School and the Year Level Coordinators.

Orientation Program

Extensive orientation programs welcome and assist students to understand their new environment, expectations of the school, study techniques and homework required. Students in Years 11 and 12 will attend orientation camps at the beginning of the school year.

Cultural Adjustment

Study and living in a different culture is both exciting and challenging. An extensive pastoral program exists to ensure students are adapting well to their new environment and making progress with their studies.

Accommodation

The College arranges homestay accommodation for students. The College carefully selects families for this program to ensure that students are placed in a safe and secure environment and enjoy life and study in an Australian home.

Each student has a private room and accommodation includes the provision of all meals (usually a varied menu of Asian and Western food), laundry, access to general facilities, as well as care and support by the host family. Host families will support students and help them to settle into life in Melbourne. Homestay is an excellent way for students to improve their English.

Extra Curricular

Camps

School camps are an important, integral aspect of learning at Oxley Christian College. All students attend at least one camp per year and these vary according to age and year level. Snorkelling, SCUBA diving, marine studies, bushwalking, leadership, university orientation and city-based learning are just some examples of camps currently being offered.

Music

Many music opportunities exist for those students who are keen to play an instrument, join a choir, sing in a choral group, share in an ensemble, or join a concert band. Our expanding Music Department is also able to help students who aspire to do music as a subject in VCE.

Church and Youth Club Activities

The church, situated on the College property, provides pastoral oversight to all staff and students at Oxley Christian College. There is also an active young people’s group, meeting at the church each weekend and providing youth club activities and special events on a weekly basis. Some activities may also be offered during the school vacations.

University & Careers Guidance

Students completing Year 12 in Australia now have diverse career paths to choose from. While the majority of International students choose university to pursue degrees in Medicine, Engineering, Science, Information Technology, Business, Accounting and the Arts, others have followed alternative courses of study such as Tourism, Hospitality and IT at TAFE and other educational institutions. With an increased number of alternative educational institutions (including TAFE), there are many choices for graduating students.

Our Careers staff are expertly qualified and will carefully advise students on the choice of subjects, to ensure they meet the entrance requirements of their chosen course of study.

In addition to tertiary and career counselling and guidance, Oxley has extensive resources in the Careers Library to enable students to make informed decisions about their educational directions, career opportunities and courses of study in Australia. Careers staff will assist students in making entrance applications to university and other institutions.

Overseas Agents

Agencies currently engaged to assist Oxley and international students with the recruitment and enrolment process:

AE&T COMPANY LTD

Contact: The Director, Ms Nguyen Thi Tuyet Hong
Address: 121/15/ Le Thi Rieng St. Ben Thanh Ward, District 1 Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam

AEA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Contact: Catherine Ng
Address: Unit 1012, Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Hong Kong

ALLIANCE EDUCATION AND MIGRATION CONSULTANCY

Contact: Lillian Ao
Address: 25 Northquarter Drive, Murrumba Downs, Queensland 4503
alliance.edu@gmail.com

AUSTAR GROUP

Contact: Lucy Liang
Address: Room 1703, Hanzhong Plaza, No 158 Hanzhong Road, Shanghai, PR China

AUSASIA INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE

Contact: The Director. Norman C.H.Lim
Address: 5F – 3, No 501, Guang – Fu South Road, 11074 Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

AUSTRALIAN STUDIES CONSULTANCY PTY LTD

Contact: The Director. Young Ho
Address: Level 5, Mitchell House, 358 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

AOJI ENROLMENT CENTRE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION LTD

Contact: The Director – Li Ping
Address: 2nd Floor, 33 Deng Shi Kou Street, Dong Cheng District, Beijing 100006. PR China

BEST WAY CONSULTANCY

Contact: Wei (Vicky) Wei
Address: Suite 303, 431-439 Sussex St, Sydney 2000

C&L GLOBAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Contact: The Director, Li Jun Li
Address: 1402, Unit 3, Zhong Xin Jia Yuan, Ma Lian Dao, Xuan Wu, Beijing, China

DA DI OVERSEAS STUDIES SERVICE CENTRE

Contact: Gini Chung
Address: Room 1911, 19/F, Office Tower One, Grand Plaza, 639 Nathan Road, Monkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

EDUWISE MACAU LTD

Contact: Christina Au
Address: 1-3 Rua Pedro Jose Lobo, Luso International Banking Building, Room 1709, Macau

EIC GROUP LTD

Contact: The Director
Address: Floor 12, Industrial Bank Building, No. 101 Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Tel  : +86(20) 2830 5232
Fax +86202282 1699

FASTLANE INTERNATIONAL CORP

Contact: General Manager, Sarah Kung
Address: 5F No 19, Chien Chin St. 801 Kaohsiung, Taiwan

FRONTIER PLANNING INTERNATIONAL

Contact: Marilyn Chen
Address: Level 10, 125 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000

FORTRUST EDUCATION SERVICES

Contact: Queenie Liu
Address: Suite 412, Level 4, 343 Little Collins St., Melbourne Vic 3000

GCS GROUP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Contact: Maiko Ohashi
Address: Suite 414, 343 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

GLOBAL EDUCATION NETWORK

Contact: General Manager, Alan Ng
Address: Room 602, On Hong Commercial Building, 145 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

GUANGZHOU OVERSEAS CHINESE SERVICE CENTER

Contact: Gillian Cheng
Address: Room 3606, Citic Plaza, No 233 North Tianhe Road, Guangzhou City, China.

GZL INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS CO Ltd

Contact: Jelly Liu
Address: Study Abroad Department, Rm 817-819, East Tower, Times Square,
No. 28 Tianhe Road North, Guangzhou, P.R.China

HONG KONG OVERSEAS STUDIES CENTRE

Contact: Jimmy Wong
Address: 12th Floor, Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

HUAN YU INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Contact: Dr Mingchen Liu
Address: Level 9, 420 Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000

IEN GLOBE LIMITED

Contact: Lara Ivanoff
Address: Room 1801, 158 Han Zhong Road, Shanghai, 200070 China

IEMM CONSULTING PTY LTD

Contact: Director, Jennifer Lorraine Cay
Address: PO Box 177, Rose Bay NSW 2029

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY CENTRE LIMITED

Contact: Director, Mr Dicky Wong
Address: Room 706 – 707, Sino Centre, 582 – 592 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION NETWORK

Contact: Samuel Lim
Address: 1311 Kyobo Building. Jongro 1 – 1 ga, Jongro – gu, Seoul, Korea

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES CENTRE CORPORATION LIMITED

Contact: Ken Ng
Address: Room 3208, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wanchai Hong Kong

INTRODUCING AUSTRALIA STUDIES CENTRE

Contact: The Director Gary Cheung
Address: Room 1605, Sino Centre, 582 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

ISES – INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE SERVICES PTY LTD

Contact: William Zhu
Address: Room 1316-1317, XUHUI Commercial Mansion, No.168 Yude Road, Shanghai China 200030

MASTER MIGRATION AND EDUCATION SERVICES

Contact: Ying Che
Address: Suite 705, Level 7, 365 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000

MELBOURNE MIGRATION & EDUCATION CENTRE PTY LTD

Contact: Amy Wong
Address: Suite 602, 6/F, Queen Street, Melbourne, 3000

OEC GLOBAL EDUCATION

Contact: The Director
Address: Loyal Office Building, 9th Floor, 151 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 3, HCMC, Vietnam

OVERSEA STUDENT SERVICES

Contact: Gan Bee Ling
Address: 11 Oak Street, Surrey Hills, Victoria 3127

QINGDAO ERUDITE BUSINESS CONSULTING

Contact: Director, Hongwei Sun
Address: Room 1508, Golden Plaza North, 20 Hong Kong Middle Road, Qingdao, China

S&W CONSULTING GROUP

Contact: Wei Wei
Level 12, 356 Collins Street, MELBOURNE  VIC  3000

TRANG VIET ANH COMPANY

Contact: Director, Tran Thi Thu Trang
Address: 170/171 Lac Long Quan Street, Ward 8, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

VISAMASTER IMMIGRATION AND EDUCATION CENTRE

Contact: General Manager, Robert Chen
Address: Level 12, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000

WE INTERNATIONAL

Contact: Wei Chen
Address: Suite 1001, Level 10, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000