Sunbury Downs College welcomes all international students and their families to our community
Sunbury Downs College (SDC) is a year 7 to 12 co-educational Secondary School situated in the north western region of Victoria in Sunbury. The College is situated 37 kms north west of Melbourne. It is a growing co-educational secondary College, drawing student enrolments from the Sunbury and broader Sunbury and Macedon Ranges districts.
We offer a rich program in an environment with strong student management, high expectations and educational outcomes. The College regards itself as an academic school with a wide range of programs. There is a strong emphasis on core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities; complemented by programs in the Arts/Technology, Performing Arts, Physical Education/Health and Languages (Italian). We also offer a wide range of VCE subjects including some VET studies and a structured rigorous VCAL program.
The College is the only secondary school in the area that offers an Accelerated Curriculum & Enrichment (ACE) Program for academically able students; extending students through a challenging curriculum including early commencement of VCE. The ACE Program is a select entry course with enrolment from our feeder primary schools.General Safety Information
- Victorian Emergency Services - Emergency Information Portal
- In the event of an life threatening or serious emergency please call 000
- For non urgent Police assistance - please call 131 444
- Fire Safety
- Water Safety
- Road Safety
- Sun Safety
There are many legal services available to international students and their families. We advise that they seek assistance when required from a variety of sources. Some local service providers are listed below:
Sunbury Downs College is accessible via Public Transport with a bus stop directly outside the college, linking to Sunbury Station for easy access via train to Melbourne and other suburbs.
Shopping and other commercial services
Other Key Information:
- Sunbury Square - Shopping Centre adjacent to the Sunbury Train Station
International Student Program Governing Bodies
International Student obligations and entitlements - Victorian Government Schools: International Student Program - Study Vic
Victoria’s Education and Training Regulator - VRQA
Child Safe Standards - All Victorian organisations that provide services or facilities to children are required by law to comply with the Child Safe Standards.
The Victorian Government is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.
Department program: - PROTECT.
The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, or ESOS Act, establishes legislative requirements and standards for the quality assurance of education and training institutions offering courses to international students who are in Australia on a student visa. ESOS also provides tuition fee protection for international students.
Students and their guardians can stay up to date with regard to Visa conditions and their responsibilities when holding such a visa.