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International Enrolments

Tintern Grammar welcomes and invites applications from International students throughout the world.

We offer both VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) and VET (Vocational Education and Training) at Tintern Grammar to assist our students with their subject choices and pathway beyond School. Learn more about these study pathways.

Our academic results are among the best in the region with many of our students continuing their tertiary studies in Medicine and Health, Management and Commerce, Science and Engineering as well Arts, Agriculture, Education, IT and Architecture.

Our campus is located within 40 acres of treed, landscaped grounds, with extensive playing fields, a gymnasium, swimming pool and even our own farm. We pride ourselves on our exceptional staff, our curricular and co-curricular offerings, and our commitment to community and belonging. Take a campus tour

Our vision is to provide a learning environment that values relationships within our community, inspires wonder, independence and engagement with learning and allows each child to achieve their personal and academic best in preparation for life in a global world. 

Tintern encompasses the parallel learning model, which sees students educated in both co-educational and single gender settings according to their age and stage. Learn more about parallel learning.

Studying at Tintern Grammar

Tintern students consistently achieve excellence in life and study. We are committed to providing innovative learning and teaching programs that deliver personal academic excellence for each student. Please view our Course Guides, Results brochure and Prospectus.

Results 2022

Results 2022

International Prospectus

International Student Prospectus

Entry Requirements +

We welcome all International enquiries, please note our following requirements:

Tintern Grammar will offer places only if International students have gained an acceptable level of proficiency in English, for the year level requested.

This is determined by a test conducted by the Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS), or conducted by iDAT and an interview with the School (supporting evidence may also progress the enrolment).

A copy of a report from Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) or iDAT should be provided with the student’s application form.

For AEAS application requirements, please see the table below. For iDAT entry requirements, students must be classroom ready at all levels.

Tintern Grammar accepts International students from Prep to Year 12, however International Students enrolling from Prep to Year 8 are required to be accompanied and live with one, or both parents under a Guardian Visa. This condition is not negotiable.

Our preferred level of entry to senior years is Year 9, or Year 10. We sometimes accept students directly into Year 11, however this is subject to sufficient English skills to cope with the curriculum and academic results to support Year 11 entry.

We will only consider applications after receiving original school report documents, a copy of the student’s current passport and evidence of a satisfactory knowledge of English (see above).

A copy of a report from Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) should be provided with the student’s application form.

Every student applying for enrolment at Tintern Grammar will be interviewed. Places are offered subject to the result of the interview, sufficient English for year level study and suitable academic reports or transcripts.

Importantly, an applicant’s attitude, behaviour, willingness to learn and participate in school activities will also be considered. 


English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

Tintern may offer a place to a student on the condition that they undertakes additional tuition in English (ELICOS) prior to commencing formal academic studies. The following ELICOS Programs are accepted by Tintern as suitable English language preparation programs:

Entry Year LevelMinimum Application ScoreScore recommended prior to commencement
Years 4/5/645 or higher50 or higher
If not 8-12 weeks language school may be required
Years 7/850 or higher60 or higher
If not 8-12 weeks language school may be required
Years 9/1065 or higher80 or higher
If not 8-12 weeks language school may be required
Year 11 80 or higher80 or higher
If not 8-12 weeks language school may be required

Support and Care

International students who study at Tintern Grammar are provided with a comprehensive support network to ensure they are successful in their studies, feel at home in a new environment, make friends and make the most of all the opportunities available to them at Tintern Grammar.

International Student Co-ordinator +

The International Student Coordinator (ISC) provides support for the welfare and wellbeing of all international students at Tintern Grammar. The ISC has excellent cross-cultural communications skills to help international students make a smooth adjustment to their new environment and provides new student orientation as well as one-on-one consultation.

The ISC works closely with students, families, homestay providers and caregiving support personnel to ensure all appropriate support services are in place and the student’s academic performance is progressing.

Tintern also offers further support for International students including Homework Club and English as an Additional Language (EAL) support.

The ISC works together with the comprehensive Tintern pastoral staff network including Heads of Schools, Year Level Coordinators, Pastoral Mentors, Subject Teachers, Head of Learning Enhancement, Director of Studies, Careers Counsellor, VCE Coordinator, the Chaplain and School Counsellors to ensure our International Students thrive at Tintern Grammar.

Living Arrangements +

An international full fee student can live with a parent living in Australia on a Guardian visa. If this is not possible, parents can nominate a relative over the age of 25 living in Australia, who is approved by both Tintern and the Department of Home Affairs to care for the student.

A student who is not living with their parent/s is required to have an approved arrangement with Tintern Grammar in relation to matters including accommodation and caregiving support for the duration of their study at Tintern Grammar, regardless of age. The School will issue a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare form (CAAW) in this case.

In the absence of a parent or close family relative, all International Students are required to engage our approved agencies that will assist with Homestay and Student Support Services. The Principal or his delegate is responsible for the student’s accommodation, support and general welfare. This requirement is non-negotiable and the families must ensure that arrangements are in place prior to commencement.

Homestay and Local Support +

If a student requires Tintern to issue a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare document (CAAW) as part of their visa application, they will be required to meet the following conditions for the entire period they are enrolled at the School:

  • The student will be required to stay in homestay accommodation or with a relative (over 25 years of age) approved by Tintern and the Department of Home Affairs, regardless of their age, for the entire period they are enrolled at the School.
  • The student will be required to have an approved local support person appointed by Tintern for the entire period they are enrolled at the School regardless of age. This service is compulsory and not negotiable.

Tintern Grammar will not consider homestay and caregiving arrangements for a student under the age of 15 years old.

Homestay families are carefully selected and approved by the International Student Coordinator and are located within a short distance to the School or with access to convenient transport.

Many international students find their homestay experience rewarding and a valuable way to experience Australian culture and way of life and many remain in contact with their homestay families after they leave school.


Australia +


Level 5, 580 George Street

Tel: +61 2 9286 3799

Aida International Pty. Ltd

G01 26 – 28 Prospect Street,
Box Hill

Tel: + 61 3 9034 3125

AU EDU Express Pty Ltd

1408, 530 Little Collins Street

Tel: +61 3 9620 9864

Aus-Asia International Education Alliance Pty Ltd

Suite 1113, 401 Docklands Drive,

Tel: +61 3 8597 3046

AusRoad Education & Immigration

Suite 1006, 55 Swanston Street,

Tel: +61 3 9041 1328

Australia Visa Link

Level 5, 190 Queen Street,

Tel: +61 3 9670 6660

BMJ International Group

Suite 8B, Level 2,
221 Queen Street

Tel: +61 3 9670 2930

Eduleader International Education Services

Level 1, 29–33 Carrington Road
Box Hill

Tel: +61 407 856 426

Oz Pathway

Level 2, 407 Swanston Street

Tel: +61 3 9639 9926
WeChat: ozpathwaycs01

Beijing +

Beijing New Oriental Vision
Overseas Consulting Co

Floor 6-7, New Oriental Building
No. 6 Haidian Central St
BEIJING 100080

Tel: +8610-6260 5599

China Liuxuecity Co Ltd

Room 1603, 16/F, Block A
Dachong Commercial Center
9680 Shennan Avenue
Nashan District

Tel: +86 755 8279 4258

Hong Kong +

Aces Education Consultancy

703A, Opulent Building
402-406 Hennessy Road
Wanchai Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2122 9359

aec Education Consultancy

Room 1402, Phase 1
Causeway Bay Plaza
489 Hennessy Road Hong Kong

WeChat: aec25986166

DPV Education

Room 1302, 13th floor,
Core Pacific Center
5-19 Jardine Street
Causeway Bay Hong Kong

Tel: +852 3996 9200

Hong Kong Overseas Studies Centre

Room 1229 – 1230,
12f, starlight row
3 Sari Road
Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon

Tel: +852 2730 2068

Malaysia +

ET Education Services Sdn Bhd

Suite 308, Block C
Phileo Damansara 1
No. 9, Jalan 16/11
46350 Petaling Jaya
West Malaysia

Tel: +603 7932 4788

Shanghai +

Austar Group – Shanghai

Level 7 / 31, BM Tower,
No.500 Hengfeng Road

Tel: +021 63538052
Tel: +021 6353-6370

IES International Education

Room 1807, 18th Floor
Hanzhong Plaza
No. 158 Hanzhong Road
Jing’an District Shanghai

Tel: +021 51600158-805

Shanghai Wise Business Consulting Co. Ltd

Room 1603, Jingde building,
No. 319 Changde Road
Jing’an District

Tel: +021 6249 6695

Singapore +

Overseas Academic Link Pte Ltd

101 Cecil Street #18-02
Tong Eng Building
Singapore 069533

Tel: 6224 4775

Vietnam +

Avenue to Success (ATS)

Level 6, 55 Truong Quoc Dung Street
Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District
Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: +84 28 39 333 266


Tintern Grammar takes the care and responsibility of student welfare extremely seriously and we believe that every student has the right to receive the best possible education whilst in a safe and nurturing environment.

View our Policies and Procedures

Further Information

Tintern Grammar is bound by the National Code of Practice of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2019 (2018 National Code) and the VRQA Guidelines under the registration on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to protect Overseas students.

The laws regulating international education in Victoria are:

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (Commonwealth)
  • Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Victorian)
  • National Code of Practice for Providers of Education And Training to Overseas Students 2018