Welcome to our international program

For more than 30 years, we have hosted hundreds of students from all parts of the world on short or long term visits while they study at our College. Many have enjoyed the homestay experience with our families and have taken part in all aspects of Australian family life – dining together, outings to the beach or visiting our wildlife sanctuaries while further developing their English language skills.

International program overview
Residential boarding overview

Beaconhills College has a genuine commitment to diversity and values the breadth of cultural experience that visiting students bring to the College. We are keen to build on the growing list of international students who, during their time at Beaconhills College, have achieved both academic success and personal growth.

International students can take advantage of our diverse and extensive academic program, with more than 40 subjects offered in VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education). Many exciting co-curricular activities are available, from music to art, tennis, horse-riding or snow sports.

You will find modern facilities, spacious grounds and teachers who nurture every student to help them achieve their personal best. We pride ourselves on our strong sense of community and inclusiveness towards others. The school was founded on Christian principles and these underpin all of our programs and how we care for our students.

CRICOS Provider No. 03182J

2018 International Captain - Celine Zhou
2018 International Captain - Luke Mengfeng

Study and Stay

Beaconhills Study and Stay is for full fee-paying students aged 13+ years who wish to become fully immersed, as a long-term student, in the Australian way of life. Length of stay in Australia is usually from 1 - 6 years.

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Short term Study Abroad

Beaconhills Short term Study Abroad is a medium-term individual study option for students wanting a deeper understanding of life as a Beaconhills student. Lengths of stay usually range from 2-8 weeks. If applying for boarding or homestay students must be over 13 years of age.

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Study Tours

Beaconhills Study Tours are group tours where visiting students gain an immersive Australian experience. Tours are usually between 1 and 3 weeks duration.

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Excellent study results

Beaconhills College is celebrating excellent VCE results for 2020 across a broad range of subjects. Our senior students excelled in their 2020 Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) studies.

The College is celebrating strong results across a wide range of subjects, with 12 students achieving ATARs of 95 or more and 27 students with 90 and above. College Dux Sam Sail (Pakenham Campus) scored 99.95. Berwick Campus Dux was Jaime Watts with 98.25.

Read more about our VCE results for 2020 here.

Study and Stay – How to Enrol

You will find all the information you need to enrol in the links below. For more details about our programs, please read through our International Prospectus. We look forward to welcoming you to Beaconhills College.

Program and Fees

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Application form


Study Abroad – How to Enrol

Our short term Study Abroad Program is available for Middle and Senior School students (Years 5 and above).  The program outline with fees and information on how to apply is available at the links below. We look forward to welcoming you to Beaconhills College.

Application form


Calculate your Study Abroad
program fees.

Study Tour – Enquire Now

To enquire about Study Tour experiences please complete and submit the form below. We look forward to welcoming you to Beaconhills College.

Application form




Beaconhills College runs a boutique residential program. Our house is adjacent to the College - just a five minute walk to the centre of the Pakenham Campus.

The residence is staffed 24 hours by qualified and experienced residential supervisors and mentors. All meals (breakfast, morning/afternoon tea, dinner and supper) are provided as well as a range of weekend and holiday activities.

Supervised study and support for academic and student wellbeing is catered for by the staff, as well as the opportunity to learn a range of life skills to help students develop into modern, global citizens ready to take on any challenges that come their way.

Watch our residential boarding overview video.

Boarding Facilities Brochure



International students can take advantage of short or long-term Homestay options, from two to four weeks or longer if desired.

All Homestay families live near Beaconhills College or have access to convenient transport. For long-term stays, families provide a single, fully furnished room, three meals a day and laundry facilities.

Homestay gives international students the chance to learn about Australia in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. It is also a wonderful opportunity for all host family members to learn more about other cultures and languages. Many international students form lasting friendships with host families and stay in contact with them long after returning to their home country.

Homestay hosts must be Australian citizens and hold a current 'Working With Children' card. They are selected and approved by the College's International Department.

Homestay enquiry

To enquire about providing Homestay accommodation to a student from overseas please read our Homestay Information booklet and submit this form.

International Program Fees & Costs


*Studying in Australia on a Student visa (Subclass 500)

Year Level Tuition Fees (AUD)
Prep - Year 4 15,750
Year 5 - 8 19,500
Year 9 22,500
Year 10 - 12 25,000

* Please note: Above Tuition is only for Student visa (Subclass 500) holders. You can be an international student on local fees if your visa is a Permanent Residence visa, for example.

(Does not include health insurance, accommodation and meals, uniform, etc.)

Accommodation Charges

Description Price (AUD)
Boarding 23,000*
Homestay 15,600*

*Accommodation (Homestay) is charged per academic year. (The 2.25% discount is not applicable to this payment).
AUD 500 refundable bond, providing accommodation is left clean, tidy and undamaged.

Other Costs

Description Price (AUD)
Airport Pickup / Transfers 280
Books & Stationery 300
School Uniform 850 +GST
Non-refundable Application Fee 100
Placement & Administration Fee 250

P.O.A (Price on Application) - costs depend on subjects chosen.

We ask that parents pay six month’s tuition fees and the full visa-length overseas student health cover payment* within 30 days of an offer of a place at the College.

Where in-country visa application procedures prohibit this, the referring agent may apply in writing to the Head of Admissions for an extension to this date. Accounts for fees will be issued twice a year. Fees are subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Payment of fees in advance

A discount of 1.5% is available to families who wish to pay one full year’s tuition fee.

Please direct any enquiries regarding payment of fees in advance directly to the Finance Department on (61 3) 5945 0207.

Payments can be made by bank transfer, cheque, money order or credit card. Cash payments are not accepted.

Health Insurance

All students studying in Australia are required to be covered by Health Insurance as a safeguard against medical costs during the extent of their stay in Australia. Payment details will be provided upon application.

Goods and Service Tax

GST is not charged on school fees and co-curricular activities. Other activities, however, may attract GST. School costs and charges have been calculated on the basis that they are GST free.

Resources & Links

Orientation handbook

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Homestay Profile Expression of Interest

Online form

Homestay information

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ESOS Framework

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Study Melbourne

Victoria’s official website for international students in Melbourne and Victoria’s regional cities.


Tourism Australia

Australia’s official tourism site with link to events, media and travel information.


Dep't Immigration
& Border Protection

The Living in Australia web pages contain information and publications about life in Australia, and links to government settlement services including help learning English. These web pages also provide information about Australian values and the cultural diversity of Australia’s people.


Meeting our requirements: Australian values

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