We welcome students to our college from a variety of countries

Features of the Program

Rowville Secondary College first accepted international students in 2004. We aim through a medium sized program to provide a high quality educational experience, where students’ goals and aspirations are met, along with ongoing welfare support. We welcome and encourage students to our college from a variety of countries. Students are encouraged to become confident while acquiring knowledge and skills that are valued internationally, enabling them to undertake tertiary study or other pathways in Australia or overseas.

At the same time we aim to increase the international perspective of local students, increasing their awareness and sensitivity to the value of cultures other than their own. Students have enrolled in the program from a variety of countries including China, Japan, Vietnam, Poland, Germany, South Korea, Cambodia, Taiwan, Mexico, France, Thailand, India, South Africa and Hong Kong, in years 7 to 12.

International students are encouraged to fully participate in college life and utilise the resources available. At the same time they are provided with a personalised approach involving additional classroom support, high quality home stay and regular contact with parents and welfare providers in a caring and supportive environment.

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School Prospectus

In the following documents, you will find out a full overview of our school including why international students choose Rowville Secondary College, our four outstanding educational programs, the extracurricular activities we offer and testimonials from past students in English, Chinese and Japanese languages.

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New Students

Visit our comprehensive New Students page for information on uniform, books, class times, laptops and more.

College Facilities

Rowville Secondary College has outstanding modern learning facilities catering for all learning areas with IT access throughout the school.  In addition to two libraries, well equipped science laboratories, technology and art rooms, unique features include a 600 seat theatre, dance studios, senior study centre, indoor swimming pool, soccer pitch and a sports stadium with multiple courts, gymnasium and café.  Click here to view facilities >>

How to Enrol

Enrolments of more than three months are made through the International Education Division of the Department of Education and Training (DET) . Application details and forms are available at www.study.vic.gov.au, and applications can also be made online.

Temporary (up to three month) applications are made directly to the school. Dependent applications are made in the same way. Application forms and details are also available at http://www.study.vic.gov.au or by contacting the school.

For more information contact our International Student Coordinator, Hongxia Wei by telephone +613 9755 4646 or email rowville.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au.

Key Support Features of our International Student Program

  • Orientation program to the school, home stay and community
  • Ongoing English as an Additional Language (EAL) support
  • Progress is monitored four times a year and reports sent to parents
  • Overseas Students Coordinator and EAL staff to monitor and assist in adjusting to all aspects of studies and adjustment to a new environment
  • High quality, selective home stay arrangements to provide a safe and secure environment
  • Airport pick up and transfer to home stay
  • Ongoing educational, course selection and welfare support


International Student Destinations 

  • Monash University – Pharmacy (including College dux), Science
  • University of Melbourne – Commerce, Engineering
  • Deakin University – Commerce, Sports Management
  • RMIT – Engineering, International Business
  • Griffith University, QLD – Sport Management
  • Boston College of Fine Arts
  • Overseas universities – Law, Languages, Business

Rowville and Knox Community

Rowville is part of the Knox City Council. Information about the Rowville community can be found at www.rowville.com.au. A guide to Knox including Festivals, Arts, Media, Health Services, Sport, Leisure, Religious groups and Youth Services is available at


The website www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au has a wide variety of information of about our city and living here.


Sister Schools

The goals of our sister school program are:

  • To strengthen relationships, understanding and appreciation between people in Australia and the people of Japan
  • To deepen the understanding of and respect for each others cultures
  • To develop opportunities for students and teachers to develop skills which enhance Australia-Japan relationships
  • To support the teaching of English in Japan
  • To develop ties of friendship through regular communication
  • To develop global perspectives and citizenship
  • To develop curriculum links and collaborative learning projects

Sister School Activities

  • The exchange of information about curriculum, school policy and school events
  • The exchange of teaching resources, course materials and teaching strategies
  • The exchange of student work, letters, photos, student newspapers, email, etc to promote mutual understanding.
  • Distance learning via information and communication technology.
  • Study tour programs between the countries, if and when possible
  • Teacher exchange programs


Motoyama Junior High School

Rowville Secondary College maintains a close and exciting sister-school relationship with Motoyama Junior High School, which is located in Aichi Prefecture near Nagoya. The relationship between RSC and MJHS is designed to foster, maintain and promote mutual understanding and positive relations between Australia and Japan.

Gallery – Japan International Tour