- Why Oxley?
- Living in Melbourne
- Courses Offered
- Student Care
- Extra Curricular
- University & Careers Guidance
- Overseas Agents
- International Fees Schedule
- International Application Form
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 Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) and National Code of Practice for the Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code).
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. Oxley is a member of the Melbourne Schools Partnership International with the University of Melbourne, visit The Melbourne University Website for more information.
- 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.
Mrs Caroline Lewis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Agencies currently engaged to assist Oxley and international students with the recruitment and enrolment process and listed on PRISMS.
A.E&T Co., Ltd
AEA Education Association
Alliance Education and Migration Consultancy
ASC Australian Studies Consultancy Pty Ltd
Au Edu Express Pty Ltd
AUG (AusEd UniEd Group)
AUS-ASIA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE (AAIE)
AusAsia International Institute
Auslink Investment Co. Associates
Ausnew Migration & Education Pty Ltd
Australia Futura Education Pty Ltd
Australia Ryugaku Centre
AVSS Education Progress Co Ltd
BASYA Pty Ltd
Beijing Aoji Education Consulting Co. Ltd
DaDi Overseas Studies Service Centre
EduWise Macau Ltd
Fortrust Education Services
Frontier Planning International
Global Education Alliance (GEA)
Global Education Alliance (Network) Limited
Guangdong Overseas Education Services
Guangzhou Overseas Chinese Service Center
GZL International Consultants Co Ltd
Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre
Huan Yu International Group Australia Pty Ltd
IDP – IDP Education Australia
IEN Globe – Australia
International Student Exchange Services Pty Ltd
International Student Services Center Corp. Ltd.
J&J International Education Group
Melbourne Migration & Education Center Pty Ltd
Montgomery International Consultants
OEC Global Education Co. Ltd.
Overseas Student Services (OSS)
Oz Pathway Education & Migration Service
Oz Study Net.Com Service Centre
S&W Consulting Group
The Fees Schedule details applicable school fees and other charges. If you need more information, please call the School Office on 03 9727 9900 and ask for the Accounts Receivable Officer or the Business Manager.
An application form is available for immediate download via the link below.
To request an application form and Information Pack to be physically mailed, please submit a request via our Information Pack online form.
The above application form is for non-permanent residents of Australia only.