Charles La Trobe P-12 College is situated in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne adjacent to La Trobe University and is one of Melbourne’s newest educational facilities. International students will study in modern classrooms with access to the latest technology. All students in the College have access to a Netbook computer as our curriculum has a strong technology focus.

To download more information – in English, Vietnamese or Chinese:

CLTC International Student Program Leaflet – English CLTC International Student Program Leaflet – Vietnamese CLTC International Student Program Leaflet – Chinese

If you are interested in making an Enrolment Enquiry please enquire online or complete and return the enquiry form.

Online Enrolment Enquiry Enrolment Enquiry Form

Program Management

The International Student Manager and staff have experience in providing tuition, care and support to international students. The International Student Manager is available 24/7 if assistance is required. An extensive Orientation Program that includes information being provided during the pre–departure phase assists students’ transition to their new environment and life at Charles La Trobe College. Regular feedback is provided to parents via phone, email and visits to parents in their own country. Chinese and Vietnamese assistants support students in the classroom and are available for you to contact.


A wide range of tram, train and bus services are available for students to travel to the college. These include the Route 86 Tram and the Route 548 Bus. Please refer to the Melbourne Public Transport website for more information:

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Airport Pick-up

A staff member from the college will pick your child up from the airport, take him/ her to their home stay and ensure they have settled into life in Melbourne.

Experienced Homestay Providers

We have a number of local families including Chinese and Vietnamese Australians who provide safe and secure accommodation for your child. Students will have their own room with study facilities. All meals are provided. Living in a homestay is an excellent way for a student to practise English and learn about Australian culture.

Specialist Mathematics and Science Program Year 8 & 9

This program is designed for students who have an interest in Mathematics and Science and wish to study these areas in depth. Students will participate in activities based on the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The course will run on the college campus, Quantum Victoria Specialist Mathematics and Science Centre and at La Trobe University. Refer to our website for further information and application dates.


The college offers scholarships at years 7, 9 and 11. These scholarships are awarded for Academic achievement and /or Leadership. The scholarship consists of two vouchers: Uniform $700 / Stationary $100 per year providing students meet academic requirements. Learn more about application and testing dates.

La Trobe University Partnership

Our partnership with La Trobe University enables our students to complete a range of programs with university staff on the university campus.


Translated student semester reports will be sent home to parents twice a year. The college also completes mid-term reporting where reports are made available online on our Compass School Manager.

Homework club

Our homework club provides students with individual assistance across all subject areas. This includes tutoring by La Trobe University students.


Uniform is compulsory. New students will be assisted with the purchase of uniform on arrival. Black leather shoes must be worn with the college uniform; these may be purchased prior to arrival. Learn more about the college uniform.

First Language Study

Students can study their first language at one of the Victorian School of Languages Centres located around Melbourne.

Careers Advice

Students will receive careers advice from year 7 -12. They are also assisted with their subject selection and application for tertiary study.

Wellbeing Team

The Wellbeing team provides support to students, families and teachers around issues that may affect a students academic progress and general wellbeing. It consists of the Student Welfare Coordinator, College Chaplain, Secondary School Nurse (Health Promotion) and Educational Psychologist/Guidance Officer (NM Region).

Past Students

Past students have achieved ATAR scores in the high nineties and have gone on to study at all of Melbourne’s top universities and TAFE colleges. Courses studied range from Bio Medical Science, Actuarial Studies, Commerce, Law, Business, Engineering, Design and Hospitality. A number of these students have been offered jobs in Melbourne, have married and become Australian citizens.

Local Community Facilities

The local area offers a wealth of community and health facilities including:

  • The Austin Hospital which students can access with their compulsory health insurance
  • Darebin and Banyule Council sports, leisure and library facilities
  • Access to a range of facilities at La Trobe University
  • The large Northland Shopping Centre and Preston market with ready access to Asian cuisine.

International Education Division

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For further information please contact:

Linda Arthurson
Secondary School Principal

Patricia Reivers
International Student Manager

235 Kingsbury Drive
Macleod West, Victoria, Australia 3085
Phone: +61 3 9223 1400

Contact the College to find out more.