Victoria is Australia's education state and Victorian government schools are respected internationally for their high quality.
The Department of Education and Training
As experienced leaders and innovators in education, the Department of Education and Training (DET) is held in high regard both locally and overseas. Policymakers and leading educators from around the world come to Victoria to learn about our education system and its inventive approach.
DET is the government agency for, and major provider of school education in Victoria.
The International Education Division
The International Education Division (IED) represents DET in the international arena. We promote Victorian school education overseas and international education in Victorian government schools. We’re located in Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria.
Substantial infrastructure and investment
Victoria has one of the most advanced education infrastructures in the world. We’ve made major investments to build this strong foundation.
Broad international experience
Our international experience ranges across:
- overseas student services
- teacher and student exchange programs
- international project work and consultancies.
A proud history
We’re proud of our bold vision for education. Our history makes us strong and confident about the future. Over more than 20 years, we’ve been welcoming international students and educators into our schools.
Strategy for the future
International education is central to our government strategies to keep our economy competitive, confident and innovative. International Education is a two way exchange of knowledge and culture that provides opportunities for Victorian students and teachers to deepen their international-mindedness, cultural literacy and global citizenship.
A reputation as trusted advisors
We’ve spent time building our reputation as key players and policy experts in international education. We regularly exchange ideas with our friends and colleagues across the world. We champion the highest level of care and support for international students.
Confidence through quality
Our programs are supported by rigorous governance and quality assurance.
Supporting students and parents
If you’re a student, we can enrol you in a school that provides quality education and can lead you to university or vocational education.
If you’re a parent, we can give you feedback and reassurance about your child’s future opportunities and progress.
If you’re an educator, we can offer tailored study tours for you, your staff or your students.